Seal Pipe Lining Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Appleton’

Drain Cleaning Chemicals: What NOT To Use for Your Drain

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Most grocery stores have an aisle dedicated to plumbing “solutions.” Sometimes these can be filled with helpful tools like plungers and drain snakes, cleaning supplies, and materials like oxalic acid that can remove things like grease and stains from your plumbing appliances. But many of them are filled with chemicals that are not very helpful when cleaning a drain.

It might sound like our drainage solutions in Appleton are from a bygone era, but we hope you’ll hear us out–the best solution to a clogged or dirty drain is a professional drain cleaning appointment. No chemical cleaners will get you the results you’re looking for, and they’ll more often than not cause problems.

Today, we’re going to talk about how drain-cleaning chemicals are a bad idea, how they cause problems, and why a professional plumbing appointment can make a huge difference.

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Trenchless Piping Compared to Digging

Monday, January 15th, 2024

We’re in a new age of DIY homeowners who are willing to do an exceptional amount of research for a job at home. This isn’t a bad thing by any means; we commend anyone willing to go the extra mile to save money and do what’s right for their house. Learning is never bad, and people who are willing to learn and apply themselves for home improvement deserve all the praise we can give.

However, sometimes a professional knows a secret that you might be missing. In the case of Appleton trenchless pipe lining, this is a process that’s been invented and refined by licensed professionals, and a DIY homeowner doesn’t really have the options that we do.

Sure, you could take a shovel and try to dig to reach your underground pipes and replace them manually, but we’re going to discuss with you today why that’s a very bad idea.

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Sewers, Drains, and the Cold Weather

Monday, December 11th, 2023

At a certain point, the holiday season provides us with a necessary break from the elements. The cold can do a number on our homes, our lifestyles, and even the plumbing systems that sit beneath our feet. That’s why it’s important to prepare your drains, sewer system, and other plumbing appliances for the cold weather.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to invest in a super-expensive service, or purchase a system that you don’t need. We’ll give you a few tips that are totally free, and steer you toward our drain and sewer services in Appleton that can help your plumbing system stand the test of time.

And if you happen to accidentally run into a frozen or burst pipe, you can always count on our team of professionals to handle it. We offer fast and reliable services for customers in need, no matter what time of year you call us.

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4 Fall Plumbing Tips for Residential Customers

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Fall is here, and we think it’s time to take a quick break. This summer has been hot, full of crazy storms and weather events that likely caused damage to our infrastructure and many of our customers’ property. Just because the fall is here, doesn’t mean we’ve got an easy winter ahead of us, but at least we’ve got a bit of a break.

Fall is a nice time to measure your priorities, take on a few projects, and prepare for the winter. Kids are finally going back to school, which means you might have more time on your hands to address some dire needs in your home plumbing. Our team has some plumbing tips that could better help you prepare for the winter.

From pipe insulation to full-on residential pipe lining in Appleton, WI, we’re going to discuss in detail these tips and why you should take advantage of them now.

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How Trenchless Technology Works

Monday, August 14th, 2023

We’ve boasted about the incredible advancement that trenchless technology provides for both customers and plumbing professionals–but we don’t often talk about why. In truth, that’s because most customers just care about the price tag and their property, regardless of what a plumbing professional does. Less digging and time means the price is lower, so customers often like choosing trenchless sewer repair in Appleton, WI.

But today, we’d like to go into detail about this service so customers know why it takes less time and is cheaper. This will hopefully help some of our readers feel better when they choose a team that does trenchless work.

It’s not magic, it’s just human innovation and technology at work in the 21st century! Keep reading to stay up to date on your plumbing terminology and so you’ll know how trenchless services work.

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3 Rules for Proper Home Drainage

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Every home needs access to fresh, clean water. And every home needs drainage to get rid of the wastewater once it’s been used. This is pretty much universal, no matter where you go in this country (or even in the world) this is going to be a major consideration for homeowners.

So, just like you’d see with any other universal aspect of homes, there are some rules that need to be followed. For instance, if you start neglecting your drainage solutions in Appleton, WI, then you’ll likely end up with problems down the line. This isn’t just us trying to advertise our drain cleaning services, it’s a real-life problem that requires preparation.

We’ve never met a homeowner who completely neglected their plumbing system, only for it to look pristine and “like new” after years of dedicated service. So let’s talk about some rules that you can follow in order to be a more proactive homeowner and extend the lifespan of your drain systems.

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3 Handy Plumbing Tools for Homeowners

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Welcome to our helpful blog! Whether you’re a new homeowner, or someone who has been living in the same place for a while, we’re glad you found your way here. For many people, it’s hard to learn about plumbing solutions because there aren’t very good resources out there.

Sure, it’s nice to have a friend who is a plumber or a contractor, but not everyone knows those kinds of people, and sometimes you’ll have to pay them for their advice. This blog post is free of charge, and the main goal is to give customers and readers information about three distinct drain cleaning solutions that will clear out clogging debris and keep things running smoothly.

Not to spoil things, but the last suggestion on our list is professional drain cleaning in Appleton, WI, because, at a certain point, a drain clog can be too stubborn for regular household tools. Be sure to call our team if you get frustrated.

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Can an Older Sewer Still Undergo Sewer Cleaning?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

This is an interesting question, and one we’d like to answer in a full blog post. An old sewer is going to be constructed out of different materials from a new one, and it’s likely prone to different problems. However, the answer is still going to be yes. An old sewer system will still benefit tremendously from sewer cleaning in Appleton, WI.

But as you might have guessed, the answer is a bit more complicated than just a simple yes. Older sewers can be dealing with problems that have spanned many years, like the infiltration of tree roots and corrosion, which means that hydrojetting is the least of your worries. But if your sewer seems to be running just fine without leaking anywhere, then it might need cleaning to remove any clogging materials.

Let’s discuss a few things to be aware of when investing in sewer cleaning services.

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The Big Problem With Drain Cleaning Chemicals

Monday, December 12th, 2022

We mentioned in our last blog how drain cleaning chemicals should be avoided if you’d like to extend the lifespan and functionality of your drains, but we didn’t really get into the details. There’s a wide variety of drain chemicals at hardware stores. Some of them are acidic, some are caustic, and others are just… well… we’re not really sure what they are. And that’s the problem.

Drain chemicals don’t take the precise, surgical approach to your drain clog that a professional plumber would. Pros are humans, people who can locate your drain clog, determine what’s causing it, and provide a solution that won’t hurt the lining or interior material of your pipes. Drain chemicals are like weapons; they operate by destroying everything in their path–without precision or discretion–whether it’s a drain clog or your pipe lining. Your best bet is to hire a plumber for drain cleaning in Appleton, WI and here’s why.

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How Can You Protect Your Drains?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Drain clogs are an inevitability. After enough time and usage, drains will start to clog. You could invest in professional drain cleaning services, but those can be thorough and more money than you might be willing to spend on a yearly basis. So, how do you extend the lifespan of your drains without doing anything invasive or destructive?

Well, this is the blog post for you! There are several things that customers can do when they’re trying to improve or extend the lifespan of their drains. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and you don’t necessarily need access to high-tech plumbing equipment like the stuff we use. As long as you eventually call us for drain cleaning services, and keep up with some of these best practices, you should be in good shape for the years to come.

So, let’s get to it. How do you protect your drains before you need to call a professional for drain cleaning in Appleton, WI?

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