Month: December 2016

Texas Plumbers Q & A

Texas Plumbers Q & A

 Q: What are the top three causes of sewer back ups and how can they be prevented?

A: The most common reasons sewer back ups occur are clogged lines, heavy rain, and human interference. When waste, inorganic debris, paper products, tree roots, grease, or saturated ground build up in your sewer lines, your line will become clogged. The best way to prevent this from happening is to perform regular maintenance, or hire a professional to do it for you. We will leave you with one clog-killing tip though: Flush tree root killer down your toilet annually to stop them from ever taking hold of your pipes.When heavy rain strikes, a sewer back up usually occurs in a homeowner’s basement instead of outside in the yard. You can’t prevent the rain, of course, but you can try to avoid the flooding that follows. Have a professional come in to service your main lines so when the rain does hit, your plumbing is adequately prepared.Drain cleaning visit our website please @

Something else you can’t directly prevent is human interference with your sewer lines, causing a back up. They can result from illegal activity, like placing unauthorized items in manholes or just common vandalism. In order to keep these activities to a minimum, you can install gates and locks so unauthorized persons can’t access the lines.Q: What else should I know in terms of sewer back up prevention?

A: There are a few other devices you can use to try and avoid the headache of a sewer back up:Floor drain plug: Because most sewer back ups start in the floor drain, having this plug seals off the drain and prevents liquids from passing through in either direction.Standpipe: The standpipe, a cheaper alternative to the floor drain plug, allows water to enter through the drain, while stil keeping it in the pipe. This option, though, is really just a half-measure and shouldn’t be used if you have a severe back up on your hands.Overhead sewer: An overhead sewer has an ejector pump that moves sewage out through an appropriate exit, away from vulnerable areas of your property.

There may be more than one cause of a drain clog, but to completely and effectively clear that clog away, there’s only one solution: water jetting.

At The Twin Plumbers, we use our water jets for all those tough blockages because they are the most capable and versatile way to clean your drains out.Water Jetting Service Features

First, here’s how it works: This powerful device send a high-pressure stream of water down your pipes quickly to rid any and all obstructions.

It doesn’t matter how deep, or how big, the clog is. The water hits the stoppage with such force that it completely obliterates anything in its way.

Water jets also restore your pipes to their original condition and get them flowing like new!

And, so we don’t do any damage to your drain system, when we use this method our team promises to choose the appropriate water pressure for your specific piping.


Water Jetting vs. Cabling

In many cases, a drain snake is a good step to take to see just how big of a clog you’re dealing with. But, it won’t do anything for the particularly troublesome ones. And, in some instances, water jetting is just always the better choice.And here’s why:

Water jetting doesn’t just clear your drains, it cleans them. Snaking doesn’t have the same permanent affect.

Snakes can easily get stuck in the line and break – costing you extra money!

Water jetting removes lime deposits, softens built up grease residues, and removes sand and concrete.

Water jetting is also safe and environmentally friendly, and is an all around more efficient drain cleaning solution.

 Think it’s time to try out The Twin Plumbers water jetting service? Call us today!