Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Potential Problems with Your Water Heater

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterHot water in your home is not only a convenience, but a necessity. We use hot water every day, and we tend to take it for granted. When your water no longer runs hot, you will notice. When this happens, it is time to call a trusted professional.

We know that many homeowners wait until their hot water heaters break down completely before calling for repair. Homeowners may also not realize how serious a problem really is. We understand that scheduling a repair might be the last thing you want to do today, but trust us, waiting will only make matters worse. Waiting until your water heater breaks down will make for a costlier repair bill.

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3 Tips for Keeping Drains Clear

Monday, October 8th, 2018

annoyedIf you are wondering why we bring up clogged drains so frequently, there are a few reasons for doing so.

  1. It’s a very common problem.
  2. It’s a very common problem, often caused, at least in part, by user error.
  3. It’s a very common problem, often caused, at least in part, by user error, which we can help you to avoid!
  4. It’s a very comm—just kidding, we’re done with this part.

Now, we are going to warn you, some of these tips may seem a bit annoying. Not for you, the homeowner or resident of a living space, necessarily, but for the individuals that come to visit your home and who are also using your plumbing system. Ultimately, however, it really is your responsibility to ensure that rules regarding your plumbing system are followed. Giving gentle reminders to guests is a whole lot less annoying than dealing with frequently clogged drains.

And, remember, we’re here when and if you need professional drain cleaning in Des Moines, IA.

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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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