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The Do's and Don'ts of a Clogged Drain

                   Clogged drains and pipes are no fun to play with. Whether it was food, hair, or grease that clogged your drain, getting it unclogged is the main goal. The good news is that you are able to DIY most clogged drain situations, how you do it is what counts. There are a lot of "home remedies" when it comes to unclogging drains that can either work, or cause serious damage to your pipes. Because of this, at  Prestige Plumbing  we thought it might be important to let you in on some do's and don'ts of having a clogged drain.      First we will start with the Do's. When your drain is clogged it is most commonly just grease and hair build up that's the culprit. Running boiling hot water down your drain can help to weaken and break down the caked-on grease and build up, fixing the clog. You can try to safely remove the blockage if you notice that it isn't too far down into your drain. In order to remove this kind of clog safely you can use a plum
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Is Your Main Sewer Line Clogged? Here's How to Tell.

         Plumbing is easily on of the most important inventions ever made. It has allowed us to control and direct water into our homes for our own uses, as well as keep clean and dirty water separated for the sake of our health, hygiene, and well-being. So what happens when the plumbing in your home is less than par. If your drains are all clogging, slow to drain, or you smell a funny smell when water sits in your sink then you may be experiencing a clog in your main sewer line. At Prestige Plumbing we think it is important to educate everyone on what to do if they are having a plumbing emergency, so we are going to give you tips on how to tell if you have a clogged main sewer line, and what steps to take if it turns out you do.  How to tell if your main sewer line is clogged: If more than one drain in your house is running slowly, it is probably not a coincidence, but a sign that one clog is causing issues for all of them. Usually it will start on the first floor of your home, and a

How To Fix A Clogged or Humming Garbage Disposal

       Imagine you have just made a huge dinner and have thrown your little food scraps down the drain, only to find your garbage disposal is not working, or it is making a humming sound. Now what? How do you fix a broken or clogged garbage disposal? Don't worry, at  Prestige Plumbing  we have the expertise it takes to repair your garbage disposal.       If your garbage disposal starts to make a humming sound, typically that means that while your garbage disposal is getting power, the blades are not rotating. This could be a sign that the motor is clogged or jammed and that it is failing to grind. If a plumbing emergency like this occurs at your home there are a few steps you can take to fix the disposal yourself, before having to call us in.       Firstly, if you notice that your garbage disposal is making any weird sounds or is not working, cut the power to the garbage disposer by unplugging it from under the sink. This not only keeps you safe from getting electrocuted when wor

5 Plumbing Upgrades to Try

5 Plumbing Upgrades to Try If you haven't upgraded your home's plumbing system, you could be wasting money. There are many things that you can try to help you save money.  Buy a New Water Heater Traditional water heaters let hot water sit unused until it cools down. This means that you have to run the water until it gets hot, this results in wasting water. Replace your water heater with a tankless water heater from Navien.  Switch to Low Flow Low-flow fixtures provide great savings. Your shower heads and faucets can also be put on low-flow setting. This option is also more eco-friendly and lowers your carbon footprint. Take Care of Your Pipes Another way to save money and upgrade your plumbing lies in the pipes of your home. Often times, pipes aren't insulated properly and this causes pipes to freeze in the winter. And because pipes aren't properly insulated they cause the water heater to work, this results in excess water waste. It is important to contact a professiona

Drain Video Inspections

Is your home or business constantly in need of plumbing attention for clogs, leaks or slow drains? Have you called a plumber, but no matter how many times the problem is looked at no one can seem to find an effective solution? Sounds like it's time to bring out the high-tech problem solvers for your issue in the form of a video inspection of your drain or pipes!  Video inspections start with a professional plumber coming to your home with a specially designed waterproof camera that will be inserted into your water or sewage lines. This will allow your service person to be able to visibly see any problems in your drains that would have in the past been completely inaccessible, apart from tearing up parts of your building. This can include pipes that run under cement or even plumbing that runs underneath the foundation of your residence or business. Catching on to how this can truly help you find the root of your plumbing issues ?  After the plumber receives and inspects the video f

3 Reasons Why Your Dishwasher Is Clogged

          Try to think back to a time when your only option when washing dishes was to wash them by hand.  Nowadays, it's rare to walk into a home and not see some sort of dishwasher. If you have a busy household, you probably consider the dishwasher an indispensable appliance. Every now and then, the dishwasher can start acting up and present deeper problems. For instance, say you run a load but when you open the door, you find a pool of water at the bottom of the unit. It's possible you just uncovered a plumbing issue that you have to deal with.      Potential causes of water not draining properly from a dishwasher can range from clogs in the filter basket to the drain hose all the way to the garbage disposal. If those aren't the causes, odds are you have a more serious problem stemming from a blocked sewer line. Don't let the problem fester or you could end up with expensive water damage on your hands.     Common causes of a clogged dishwasher include:  Filter Basket

Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging?

    Toilet clogs are one of the most common plumbing concerns homeowners experience. Occasionally, you can DIY your way through a toilet clog, but some cases may require the help of an experienced plumber professional like those at Prestige Plumbing . Dealing with clogs requires knowing the probable causes and through prevention. Knowing what to and not to flush down your toilet. Are you tired of your toilet clogging? Continue reading to learn the possible causes of a clog and the steps on how to avoid it.      When clogging happens, there is usually an item that is keeping the waste from flowing down. Incidentally, there are several non-flushable items that people tend to keep on flushing. Feminine products such as tampons or pads are the main suspects. They expand whenever you flush them and they take a long, time to breakdown in the sewer system. Next, you have your paper towels and cleaning wipes. You may think it's safe to flush them since the packaging usually comes with a &q