DC Cheek Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Qualities to Look for in a Professional Plumber

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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Most plumbing professionals are good at what they do. The best professionals to hire also have other qualities that highlight them as genuine professionals that you can count on to handle the repairs. If you need to hire a professional plumber in Dunwoody, GA, you want to get the best in the business. A professional who not only knows what they’re doing but provides each customer with a service that is worthy of glowing reviews.

It is important that you know what qualities you should look for to ensure that you get the best possible professional for the job. Hiring the right plumber can make a world of difference in the service that you get. The best in the business will ensure that you do not need to pay more than necessary and get a job well done whenever it comes to plumbing issues.

This post will guide you so that you know about the qualities to look for in a professional plumber before you hire them so that you can make a well-informed decision.

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Do You Have a Plumbing Leak?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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As unfortunate as this might be, plumbing problems are notoriously difficult to detect without the right professional equipment or experience. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, after all, and the issues that can afflict it like to start off small and subtle. For this reason, we recommend that you have preventive plumbing maintenance done at least once a year. However, it’s also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that something is amiss with your plumbing system.

And in the rare case that a problem does happen between maintenance sessions, you’ll be able to detect it quickly and call our professional plumbers for repair. Read on to learn what the signs of a plumbing leak are, then give us a call to fix them!

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The Importance of Professional Drain Cleaning

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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When you have a drain clog in your home, what’s the easiest way to deal with it? If you’re like most people, your answer might be, “with store-bought liquid drain cleaner that I keep under the sink.”

This is a “quick fix” and we understand the temptation to use it. Buuuut, we have to urge against it. There are a lot of problems with these store-bought “solutions,” which we’re going to get into below. The fact of the matter is, if you have a drain clog then the best thing you can do is call in the professionals for a fix. It won’t be as “quick” but it will be effective. Read on to learn why this is the better option.

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Tips for Preventing Drain Clogs

Monday, February 8th, 2021
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Would you believe that drain clogs tend to be the #1 most common plumbing problem among homeowners throughout the U.S.? This shouldn’t come as a surprise—you’ve likely had to deal with one or two throughout the years. Fortunately for you, our experienced plumbers are here to help!

But, why not avoid drain clogs altogether if possible? The good news is, it is possible! Our #1 tip? Avoid store-bought chemical drain cleaners! These are caustic and will actually do more harm than good to your drains. If your drain clog cannot be resolved with a plunger and a little bit of “elbow grease” then it’s time to give our pros a call. In the meantime, read these other tips we have about avoiding drain clogs!

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How To Detect a Plumbing Leak

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Perhaps one of the most common household problems to face homeowners is that of a plumbing leak. And if you do have one, it’s oftentimes a much bigger problem than it initially looks like. Even the smallest pinhole leak can cause a lot of property damage, if it goes undetected for too long.

And that’s the thing—plumbing leaks can go on for a pretty long time before they’re noticeable. This is true whether it’s from a pipe underneath a sink and behind cabinet doors, or a pipe running behind your drywall. This is why it’s vital that you be attentive.

Of course, to pinpoint the exact cause and location of a leak, you need the help of a pro. But there are also signs you can watch and listen for that indicate leaks, so you know that it’s time to call a pro. Read on as we uncover these signs.

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Is It Time to Repipe?

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Your home isn’t fairing as well lately. Your home’s pipes are rattling, you’re dealing with lukewarm water more often than not, and you’re paying more for the plumbing services that you’re always used to. It might be time for you to repipe your home. We can be your plumber in Sandy Springs, GA.

We know that it can be difficult to find the right repiping work that you need for your home. That’s why we have a full team of professionals at your disposal. If you’d like to come to our professionals for short-notice work, we’re going to be here to help you out to get quality service.

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How You Can Avoid Clogged Drains

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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If someone were to ask you what the number one plumbing problem homeowners face is, what would you say? We would say clogged drains. That is certainly what we get called for the most!

Of course, you might be wondering why we get called for this—can’t you just use some store-bought chemical drain cleaners and call it a day?

Well, you could, but you will regret it. Sure, it may eat through whatever is clogging your drain, but it doesn’t remove the clog nor is it that great for your plumbing pipes, either! In fact, it will build up on the lining of your pipes and over time, eat through them. But while store-bought drain cleaners aren’t the answer, you can avoid clogged drains to begin with! Read on to learn how.

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Can Drain Clogs Be Prevented?

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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If there’s anything that’s more frustrating than a drain clog that stops whatever you’re doing–whether it’s taking a shower, cleaning up after cooking, or even trying to use your sprinkler system outside–we’re not sure what it is!

But it’s pretty much inevitable that every homeowner will deal with a drain clog at some point–unless of course, they take preventive measures to avoid them! But what are these measures exactly? Read on to find out!

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Drain Cleaning Tips from the Pros

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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The number one tip we will always share when it comes to drain cleaning is, “don’t use chemical store-bought drain cleaner!” It’s never a good idea.

Look, we get it, a clogged drain is one of those problems that you expect you can resolve easily. Just pour some liquid down there and voila! The clog is gone. But that’s not quite how it works. Clogs can be insidious in the sense that even though you can get rid of them for a while, they just come back. That is, if you aren’t using the right drain cleaning practices.

When you hear the term “plumbing problem” you probably think of water flooding the floors, or a persistent drip coming from one of your faucets that you just can’t seem to repair. These are, of course, certainly worth a call to a plumber in their own right, but so too is a clogged or backed up drain.

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How to Best Prevent Clogged Drains

Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Do you have your drains routinely cleaned? If not, you should be! Our plumbers will come to your home and use the best in currently technology, such as hydro-jetting technology, to comprehensively clean out the drainpipes throughout your home. This removes the buildup that leads to frequent slow drains and clogs, and also helps prevent pipes from suffering other damage as well.

“But wait,” you might be wondering, “can’t I just use liquid drain cleaner I bought at the store to treat clogs?”

You can, but this would only provide a temporary solution to the problem, and these drain cleaning chemicals are so caustic that they could be harmful to you and are definitely—perhaps even ironically—harmful to your pipes. The corrosive chemicals cause corrosion, leading to premature pipe replacement. The best thing to do is invest in routine drain cleaning, and also to know how to prevent clogs from forming to begin with, which we’ve delved into below.

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