Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog : Archive for May, 2018

Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Monday, May 21st, 2018

pipe-wrenchWhen plumbing problems strike, they can really strike anywhere in your home. In fact, issues like leaks can even lead to symptoms in areas of the house that don’t have any actual plumbing fixtures in them or pipes running through them. All of that being said, it is a law of averages, so the bathroom, an area of your home with quite extensive plumbing, is always a likely target.

As you can imagine, with your bathtub, shower, sink, toilet, and any other fixtures that your bathroom may house, there are plenty of opportunities for plumbing problems of many different varieties to strike. When they do, it is almost always going to be in your best interest to schedule service with a professional plumbing in Des Moines, IA right away. Let’s take a look at a few possible problems, some possible causes of those problems, and some potential courses of action.

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Can’t I Just Clean My Own Drains?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

drain-bubblingIf you ask us, most if not all plumbing services really should be completed by skilled, trained professionals. Of course, we are skilled, trained, professional plumbers, so that is just what you’d expect us to say, isn’t it? Well, we’re not just trying to line our pockets. The fact is that most plumbing services really are beyond the scope of what even a handy homeowner is capable of handling his or herself. Does that cover everything?

No, not necessarily. But you know what it does cover? Effective drain cleaning. And that comes as quite a surprise to a lot of homeowners.  After all, you need only run out to the hardware store to purchase a bottle of drain cleaner, right? And you can even grab a snake while you’re there, if you’re really feeling ambitious. That may be true, but that does not mean that such options can even hold a candle to the results that you’ll enjoy with professional drain cleaning in Des Moines, IA.

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