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Those Commitment Issues Won’t Get in Your Way This Valentine’s Day!

Those Commitment Issues Won’t Get in Your Way This Valentine’s Day!

It is officially the worst time of year again for people with commitment issues! That's right- it's Valentine's Day! While all your friends are about being lovey-dovey with each other and posting cute couples pictures on social media, the anti-commitment crowd is home eating snacks and watching Friends on Netflix.

That's not necessarily a bad way to spend Valentine's Day, but when your commitment issues get in the way of your home's plumbing health, then you have a problem.

Knight Plumbing Inc. wants to help. That's why we've come up with a way for you to maintain your plumbing without needing to commit to a long term maintenance plan! All you need to do is keep up with your drain cleaning.

Commit to Frequent Drain Cleanings!

draincleaningWhile drain cleaning shouldn't be the only plumbing maintenance you do, it may well be the most important. That's why we're suggesting that, if you can't commit to a full maintenance plan, you should at least commit to professional drain cleanings every six to twelve months.

Scheduling regular drain cleanings can reduce odors, eliminate slow drains, lower your risk of facing a plumbing emergency, and give your plumbing contractor a chance to identify potential issues before they become serious.

It is generally recommended that you have your drains professionally cleaned every 6-12 months, depending on the size of your household and how much you use your drains.

Hydro Jetting Service Can Save You From More Commitments

hydrojettingIf you don’t feel comfortable committing to even biannual drain cleanings, you can opt for a hydro-jetting service every 12-18 months instead.

Why are hydro jetting services less frequent than traditional drain cleaning methods? Think about it like pressure cleaning. Hydro jetting uses a high-pressure water stream to clean the insides of your pipes, much like a pressure cleaning machine uses to clean floors and walls.

If you pressure clean the outside of your home, you probably wouldn’t need to do it again for a long time. Hydro jetting works the same way on your pipes. It cleans them more thoroughly, so you need them cleaned less frequently.

You Can DIY (Sometimes)!

cleanathomeThe last option for low commitment plumbing maintenance is to clean your drains yourself in between annual appointments for a professional cleaning. This can be done by purchasing an auger from your local hardware store and snaking your drains yourself, about once every three months.

Do not attempt to clean your drains with Drain-O or another liquid cleaner. These are more damaging to your drains than they are helpful. Just remember that you’ll still need professional cleaning at least once a year.

What we really mean to say is that your commitment issues shouldn’t stop you from keeping your drains clean. You can just DIY your drain cleanings, and just call Knight Plumbing Inc. once a year to give your pipes a thorough cleaning.

Now, that’s not all the maintenance you should be doing on your piping system, but it sure is a good start! And whenever you are ready to commit to more plumbing maintenance services, you can always give Knight Plumbing Inc. a call at (414) 269-4975 to speak with a plumbing professional in Milwaukee, WI.

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Why Do Your Sinks and Drains Stink?

Why Do Your Sinks and Drains Stink?

Clogged plumbing is one of the most common residential plumbing issues you can deal with. While some can easily be removed with a plunger or drain cleaner, others are more serious.

If left unchecked, you can quickly find yourself with foul odors and bacteria, which can be harmful to your health and a drag for your comfort.

Although there are plenty of ways to resolve the problem - including drain cleaning - it’s important to know how it can affect your health in the first place.

How Can a Contaminated Sink Affect Your Home?

“contaminatedsink”A clogged sink isn't just an inconvenient; it may also open your home to the risk of contamination. While it may sound like an exaggeration, anytime wastewater is unable to flow through your plumbing, it’s staying in your sinks and tubs, contaminating your water.

If your sink is contaminated with this bacteria, it may eventually end up in your system, as you use the water in your home for plenty of things like brushing your teeth, washing dishes, and even cleaning veggies and fruits before eating. Whether you know it or not, you’ll be interacting with these bacteria, and opening up your home to plenty of issues including:

  • Plumbing leaks.
  • Slow drains.
  • Stains on fixtures.
  • Foul smelling drains.
  • Low water pressure.

Before you start breaking out the chemicals to fix the problem, consider that these chemicals can also damage your already weakened plumbing, leading to even more issues.

Could Sulfur Be the Problem?

“sulfur”Not sure why your drains stink? Sulfur may be the problem, or more specifically, sulfur gasses. When there’s a buildup of sulfur in your drains or some rotten materials, you’ll find yourself with something akin to the smell of rotten eggs.

Not only will this make things uncomfortable in your home, but it could also be an indication of something more serious. Sulfur in plumbing tends to relate more to hard water issues.

These take the form of mineral deposits that clog up your plumbing, leave stains on your fixtures, and make using appliances difficult. Have you noticed a constant yellow ring in your toilet or tub? That means the water entering your home is not the cleanest and needs to be treated at the very least.

Schedule Work with Your Local Plumber

“whattodo”If you’re dealing with these issues and aren't sure where to turn, your best bet is to rely on our reputable staff at Knight Plumbing.

We are your Milwaukee plumbing and drain cleaning specialists. Rotten smelling plumbing is generally caused by two things; rancid food stuck in a drain or hard water issues.

Either one will leave you with clogged plumbing and a nasty smell in your home. When you work with our plumbers, we locate the source of the problem and provide you with quality drain cleaning solutions. This will not only remove the blockage and the source of the smell but also it’ll help your plumbing system perform a little better. You can also schedule regular inspections to avoid being surprised by an emergency situation down the line.

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Take 2018 by Storm With Professional Drain Cleaning Services

Take 2018 by Storm With Professional Drain Cleaning Services

How was your 2017? Want to make 2018 even better? You’ve got to take charge and make a list of what you’d like to get accomplished in the New Year. There is no more effective place to start than with your home maintenance tasks. The chances are that holiday obligations mean no time to tend to home maintenance.

Now that 2018 is upon us take this opportunity to proactively manage your home. You’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment, and you’ll save money too. Ready to make that list? We recommend that you start with a professional drain cleaning because of the low cost and time commitment that gets you great results.

Here is what you need to know:

Get Rid of Noise

Unwanted NoiseIs there a cracking and squeaking sound in your drain pipes? You can thank buildup for that.

While this is a nuisance, it is easily fixed with a drain cleaning. The noise is created when water is forced through the narrowed passageway in the pipes and pressure is applied.

The noise gets worse if the water is hot, because of expansion.

Help With Saving Money

Save MoneyOne of the most alluring benefits of drain cleaning is the cost benefits. Although it may seem like a good idea at the time to deal with a clog by using a commercial drain cleaner, it isn’t.

That’s because the toxins that are in these commercial drain cleaners are good at dislodging clogs, but they also weaken your pipes. Eventually, the pipes will break. You’ll be looking at repair and replacement costs.

The other thing that you have to worry about is plumbing leaks which are more common in pipes with residue buildup. Those leaks will jack up your water bills. A professional drain cleaning here in Milwaukee, WI will help you save money on both counts.

Clean Your Home Properly With Flowing Water

Clean WaterWant to take 2018 by storm? Clean your home. Like really clean your home.

If you are just vacuuming, cleaning the tubs, toilets, and sinks and mopping, you are leaving an important part of your house cleaning undone.

That’s because dirty drains will make your home dirty, no matter how clean it appears to be.

Clog Prevention for You

Clogged PipeQuestion: is it easier to get rid of a clog or to prevent a clog in the first place? Prevention, and that’s exactly what you are doing with drain cleaning.

When you get your drains cleaned, clogs don’t have time to form, which means that you can count on quick drains and no mess.

Drain cleaning is a great way to start the year. Book your appointment in and check it off your list.