DC Cheek Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Blog: Archive for December, 2023

Old Pipe Materials in Your Home: What You Need to Know

Monday, December 25th, 2023

If you’ve purchased a home rather than building one from the ground up yourself, there are a lot of things going on behind those walls and below those floorboards that you can’t possibly know about. And depending on what year your home was built, there could be materials that you really don’t want to be exposed to, particularly in your plumbing.

You may be surprised to hear some of this information about the changing materials used in home plumbing, but it’s always better to be informed. If there are outdated pipe materials in your home, there could be unpleasant consequences you don’t want to deal with. The solution is repiping.

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How to Tell You Need Sewer Cleaning for Your Home

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Let’s be honest. Your sewer pipe is the last thing you want to have to think about. Of all the plumbing in your home, it has the most unpleasant job: carrying all the wastewater from all the drains away from your home and toward the municipal sewer line or your sewage tank. It’s not exactly a pretty picture.

But it is absolutely necessary to have a functional sewer line, or you’ll end up with an extremely ugly situation on your hands. While a sewer line can work just fine with no help for long stretches of time, sooner or later, it will need to be cleaned out. How can you tell that it’s time to have a plumber come do a professional sewer cleaning? Here are the things you should watch for.

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