How can I prevent clogs from forming?
Clogs form when organic and inorganic matter get stuck inside a pipe. Cooking grease, soaps, body washes, toothpaste, human hair, pet hair, toilet paper, and even children’s toys can all form blockages in your drains and pipes.
Can I use a liquid drain cleaner to fix the clog?
We advise against using liquid drain cleaner as it cannot clean out the clogs that lie beyond the p-trap in your sinks. Also, if you use drain cleaner and then take a plunger to your toilet or sink afterward, you could run the risk of having acid come back up and get all over your skin and clothes.
Does Combat Drain Cleaning Offer 24/hour Service?
Yes! We offer 24 - hour emergency drain cleaning services. This means that if it’s 2 am on a Sunday morning, and your drains suddenly back up and start pouring water all over your kitchen or bathroom floors, give us a call, and we will come out immediately to help get the situation under control.
Do sump pumps need maintenance?
YES. Bi-annually the pump needs to be removed and cleaned of any debris and floats checked to ensure they are working properly. All water and debris must be removed from the sump basin as well. Once the pump has been replaced, water is poured into the basis to help evaluate if the floats are at the proper height. If they are not, adjustments will be made to ensure proper function of the sump pump.
How often should you check your sump pump?
How much does it cost to service a sump pump?
We are available to service and repair sump pumps. We offer free onsite estimates to provide piece of mind to our customers. Prices will always be agreed upon in advance and no hidden costs added to their invoice.
What are the signs that your septic tank is full?
Common signs that your septic tank is full are:
- sewage backing up into showers at the lowest level in your home
- foul (rotten egg) smell coming from the home when using large quantities of water
- water surfacing above the septic tank
- regular septic tank pumping will help ensure your system is working properly.
What happens if you never pump your septic tank?
Over the years, thick layers of sludge will build up inside your tank. Sludge will then leave your septic tank and enter your leach field causing permanent damage that cannot be fixed. This will lead to your leach field failing and requiring a new and expensive leach field installed.
Do you really need to pump your septic tank?
YES. Family size will determine how often a tank should be pumped. Over the years, thick layers of sludge will build up inside your tank. Sludge will then leave your septic tank and enter your leach field causing permanent damage that cannot be fixed. This will lead to your leach field failing and requiring a new and expensive leach field installed.
What to do after septic is pumped?
If everything in your home is draining properly, then your system is running smoothly and nothing more needs to be done. However, if you are still suffering from backed up drains, you may have a clog in your line that can be easily remedied by calling on us to take care of that problem for you.
Can excessive rain cause septic problems?
ABSOLUTELY! Excessive rains can saturate the soil around your leach field causing the water leaving your septic tank to have nowhere to go. This can result in toilets and showers backing up within your home. The easiest solution is to minimize water usage until the ground has a chance to drain naturally. However, if you must continue to use your water at the normal amount, please feel free to call us so that we can pump out your tank, giving you instant relief from oversaturation.