Spring Clean Your Drains With Our Plumbing Services In Fort Collins

Spring clean your drains with our plumbing services in Fort Collins. When it comes to cleaning, people often forget about household surfaces that are not in plain sight. Just like your countertops, mirrors, and floors the inside of your drains need to be cleaned too. Without proper drain maintenance, unexpected clogs are bound to pop up sooner or later.In fact, it is important to incorporate drain cleaning into all your major cleaning routines. Doing so will help keep clogs away and avoid costly repairs in the future. If you are not sure how to go about cleaning your drains don’t worry you are not the only one.

To clean your drains,  remove the stoppers throughout your home. Clean each one thoroughly, as food, soap scum, and hair can easily cling to stoppers and create problems.  Next, test each drain by running water to see if it drains slow or normal pace. If it is clear, you can use a clog prevention treatment for regular maintenance. If it is running slow you will need a more specific clog treatment to get whatever is in the drain to move through. Prevention on a monthly basis is key to clog free pipes. As you are continuing through this routine, be sure to clean all the drains in your home. There are a few that are easy to forget (laundry room drains, garage drains, guest bedroom drains). With these simple steps, your drains and pipes will remain clog free. However, there are some clogs that need professional help and we are here for you!


The Importance Of A Backup Sump Pump From Plumbing Services In Fort Collins

Even with a sump pump installed, your basement may still occasionally flood, especially in the winter months. In such an event, you need a backup sump pump system. These occur when thunderstorms cause power failure in your home. To prepare for such emergencies, your plumbing services in Fort Collins can install a backup sump pump system that works independently with its own power supply. Sump pumps fail for a number of reasons. The most common among them are:

  • A frozen or clogged discharge pipe
  • Power failure
  • A tripped circuit breaker
  • A blown fuse
  • Damaged power feed line
  • Float switch problem (stuck or broken)
  • Pump may be broken or become unplugged
  • Too much water leaking into the basement
  • A clogged intake

In instances where the primary sump pump isn’t working, you will need to depend on the backup system. That usually happens during a power failure or the pump itself is damaged. The risk of having a flooded basement is always a threat without a backup in place. The backup is easily installed almost anywhere in the basement since it gets its power from a 12 volt battery. Some models can pump for eight straight hours at full speed while you repair your primary sump pump. Most flooded basements are not covered under your homeowner’s policy and that isn’t a risk you should take.Give yourself peace of mind and protect your belongings. With our quality service and installation in Fort Collins, you won’t be disappointed. We take pride in our work.