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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

The Benefits Of Contacting An Emergency Plumber When A Sink Is Clogged

by Madison Dean

If you have a clogged sink, you undoubtedly want to remedy the situation so you can utilize the basin as soon as possible. There are several reasons why contacting an emergency plumber to fix the problem is a preferable choice over trying to make a repair on your own.

The Job Is Insured If A Mishap Occurs

If you attempt to unclog a sink on your own, and you use methods that are not safe for the sink or piping system, damage can occur. This can cause leaking of water to happen on your personal belongings and flooring. It could also cause you to need to replace pipes or other parts of the sink. If an emergency plumber undertakes the task and a mishap does happen to occur, you are not liable for the replacement of parts or materials that become damaged. Emergency plumbers are insured and would cover any damage that takes place.

Extensive Work Is Done If Necessary

Most people will attempt to unclog a drain by using a plunger, plumber's snake, or chemical agent. If these methods do not solve the problem, the clog is likely in an area that is more difficult for the average homeowner to access on their own. An emergency plumber has several tools available to help find where a clog is located. This includes cameras, augers, and long snaking devices that are not usually in a homeowner's tool supply. If a clog is found further down into the piping system, an emergency plumber has tools available to cut through the pipe so the lodged material can be removed. They also have tools available to patch the cut pipe effectively.

Vent Systems Can Be Checked

Many homeowners do not realize that a clog can be in vents on the top of the home. These vents are a part of a plumbing system and help to push water down through pipes after it goes through the drain of a sink. If a vent becomes clogged outdoors due to a small animal nest or natural debris, the airflow becomes compromised. This causes water to remain in a sink basin rather than going through the piping system as it normally does. An emergency plumber is aware of this problem and will check over the vents to ensure they have not become full of leaves, sticks, or other nesting materials. If these are present, the plumber dislodges them so the airflow works, pushing the water down the sink effectively.