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

How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

Monday, October 18th, 2021

One of the worst things that can happen in your home is a plumbing emergency. This is because plumbing emergencies are often completely unexpected, intense, and they can have quite the disastrous domino effect. Knowing how to handle a plumbing emergency is vital, but knowing how to prevent the emergency altogether is even better. If you’d like to avoid plumbing emergencies in the future, then you’ve come to the right place.

Of course our plumbers in Duluth, GA care about quality repair service. It’s something that’s integral to our business. Another thing that is important to us is education. We want you to have the resources you need to have a healthy home. Here are some tips you can try going forward…

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Slab Leak 101: What You Need to Know

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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For anyone who’s ever had a slab leak in their home, the term itself can send anxiety coursing through them as they remember the experience of managing it. Slab leaks are among the most insidious of plumbing problems after all, as they are hidden and often don’t show symptoms until a great deal of damage has already been done.

We don’t say this to scare you, but to urge the importance of contacting a professional, and experienced, professional the moment you suspect that your home is experiencing this problem. Read on to learn more!

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How to Check Your Sump Pump Each Season

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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Sump pumps–one of those systems that you kind of hope you’ll never need, but when you do, you’ll be glad you have it. Sump pumps effectively remove water from the lowest point of your house in the case of a flood from either stormy water or from a plumbing mishap.

Of course, sump pumps can only do their job reliably if they are well-maintained. Professional maintenance is vital to keeping the system in great condition. But did you know there are smaller maintenance steps you can take on your own each season between annual tune-ups? Read on to learn how to adequately check your sump pump each season.

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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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