Keeping Your Water Moving Can Be Draining

Few things are more irritating than a clogged sink or toilet.

Properly working drains are a central component of a properly working plumbing system. Drains, traps and vents can be complicated. That is why it is always best to call a licensed plumbing contractor to address clogged or otherwise improperly working drains. For installation or repairs, nobody can beat Lee Plumbing. We give you the right system the first time, saving you frustrating situations, time and money.

In most cases, bringing water into a home is a positive thing – a welcome reprieve from having to clean or bathe without it. But there are kinds of water that are unwelcome in your home – things like water from a backed-up sewer or sump pump.

Adequate drainage systems are the key to giving that water, whether it is “good water” (water from your fixtures) or “bad water” (water which may have leaked in someplace) a place to leave your home or business.

“Good water” from your main water line usually comes into your home’s or business’s foundation underground from the street in front. From there it is usually channeled to your water heater so it can heat what you need for baths and showers, dishes or your clothes washer. The same is true for utility sinks and other hot water needs in businesses.

From your water heater, the water is pumped to the various fixtures in your home so you can use it at your leisure. The assumption, of course, is whatever water you use you will be able to discard immediately after using. Drains make that happen.

Licensed plumbers like the professionals at Lee Service the importance of adequate drainage systems in homes and businesses. Most home and business owners are not familiar with the intricacies of plumbing systems. Even those who think they know a lot about sinks, faucets, tubs and showers often are only remotely familiar with how drains work.

Every fixture in your home or business has it’s own drain line. When they clog, the backup is usually limited to one specific fixture. When you’re talking about your toilet (who doesn’t like to do that?) sanitary products are usually the culprit. In the kitchen, it is often food products that shouldn’t have been flushed down the sink or run through the disposal. With bathroom sinks and showers, it can be hair or other things that go down the drain along with the soapy, dirty water. Utility sinks are often used for cleaning more difficult items. Sometimes the dirt or other foreign substance being cleaned off does not drain correctly and can cause clogs.

Whatever the cause, it is vital that you address the clogging as soon as you notice any of the signs that are warnings that something is amiss in your drainage system. These signals include things like foul smelling water; leaky roofs, walls or ceilings; or damage to wiring or electrical outlets. Of course, these are in addition to the obvious things like a clogged toilet (yuk!) or sink (eww!).

As we always say at Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, “a royal flush beats a full house every time”. We will not only address the clog, but assess the reason for it and fix it so you don’t have to deal with it again!

We are also experts at providing more sophisticated drainage systems with drain tiles designed to move water away from properties. Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric hires only professionals, certified in the skilled trade that they are working to be able to address every draining issue, from a simple clogged toilet to a system adequate to meet the needs of a corporate building project.

Our skilled tradesmen know the value of keeping gases out by including adequate traps and venting in your plumbing system. (That guy who knocks at your door might be able to get your poop to go away – but he more than likely doesn’t know where it is going or why…) Traps and vents are important in all repairs and installations that involve drains or drainage systems.

Another important consideration for your drain is pitch. Water has a tough time flowing uphill. There are times that pumps can be used to accomplish that, but even with those situations, having the right pipe pitch is key to the system performing the way it is designed to. There are specifications licensed plumbers use to assure adequate pitch to let gravity do its job in systems taking waste water away from your home or business. (Everybody knows we have had some of the best “pitchers” around here at Lee Plumbing.)

Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric has all the tools necessary to tackle your job confident that, on the other side, you will walk away smiling from the knowledge that you are not only getting the water you need, but also getting rid of it with a well-designed, well-installed and/or a well-repaired system.

Give us a call today to help with your drainage issues. Whether it is a new installation or a repair, Lee Plumbing is the best solution for all of your plumbing needs. We’ll fix it right so you don’t have to think about it again. Contact us today.