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Top 5 Plumbing Tips to Keep Your Holidays Clog-Free
Are you hosting an Easter meal with family and friends? You are probably planning the meal, shopping for food and cleaning the house. The last thing you plan for or want to deal with is a plumbing problem. They always seem to happen at the holidays.
Follow these simple plumbing tips so you can enjoy your Easter holiday without any plumbing surprises:
1) Never pour grease, oil or fat down the drain.
Does your holiday meal include cooking ham, bacon or other foods that produce grease? Think twice before you wash the griddle or pan in the sink. The grease will harden and clog up your pipes.
Instead, you should wait till the griddle or frying pans cools down and then clean it off with paper towels before cleaning it.
2) Don’t throw stringy vegetables or vegetable peels into the garbage disposal.
Stringy vegetables (like celery) and vegetable peels from potatoes and carrots for your holiday meals can easily get wrapped around your garbage disposal blades. This makes it hard for the motor to rotate and can lead to a tough clog.
Expandable foods like rice and pasta when mixed with water will expand in your pipes and can cause a clog. Avoid coffee grinds as well. Even though the disposal can handle the coffee grinds your pipes do not fare so well.
3) Watch out for “unflushables.”
Never flush anything down your toilet other than toilet paper and human waste. This goes for items like cotton balls, facial scrub pads, cotton swabs and even facial tissue. The worst offenders are “flushable wipes” and feminine protection products. Not only do these not dissolve, but some of them expand in water, which will clog up your plumbing.
4) Never dump all your scraps into the garbage disposal at once and then turn it on.
Even though it sounds menacing when you turn it on, your garbage disposal should not be used for large amounts of food scraps. To avoid clogs, dump scraps in the garbage and scrape plates before placing them in the sink.
Keep your garbage disposal on and the water running when you put food through it. This will make it easier for it to slice up all the food.
If you follow these instructions and still hear a humming or clicking sound coming from your garbage disposal, there is a good chance it simply needs to be reset by pressing the button on the bottom of the unit.
5) Cover your shower drains with a drain screen.
A drain screen helps filter out things like large clumps of soap or hair that can get into your pipes and clog them up.
If you don’t have a drain screen, and you’re already having pipe problems before guests arrive, make sure to call a good plumber to come fix it.
These tips will keep your holiday time from becoming a headache.
Of course, if you do need assistance clearing a clog either before or after your guests arrive, Barcena Plumbing is ready to help. Call us at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com and schedule a plumbing repair. Our technicians are on call 24/7 including holidays.
#HappyEaster #clogfreeholiday #plumbingtips
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Top 5 Plumbing Tips to Keep Your Holidays Clog-Free
Are you hosting an Easter meal with family and friends? You are probably planning the meal, shopping for food and cleaning the house. The last thing you plan for or want to deal with is a plumbing problem. They always seem to happen at the holidays.
Follow these simple plumbing tips so you can enjoy your Easter holiday without any plumbing surprises:
1) Never pour grease, oil or fat down the drain.
Does your holiday meal include cooking ham, bacon or other foods that produce grease? Think twice before you wash the griddle or pan in the sink. The grease will harden and clog up your pipes.
Instead, you should wait till the griddle or frying pans cools down and then clean it off with paper towels before cleaning it.
2) Don’t throw stringy vegetables or vegetable peels into the garbage disposal.
Stringy vegetables (like celery) and vegetable peels from potatoes and carrots for your holiday meals can easily get wrapped around your garbage disposal blades. This makes it hard for the motor to rotate and can lead to a tough clog.
Expandable foods like rice and pasta when mixed with water will expand in your pipes and can cause a clog. Avoid coffee grinds as well. Even though the disposal can handle the coffee grinds your pipes do not fare so well.
3) Watch out for “unflushables.”
Never flush anything down your toilet other than toilet paper and human waste. This goes for items like cotton balls, facial scrub pads, cotton swabs and even facial tissue. The worst offenders are “flushable wipes” and feminine protection products. Not only do these not dissolve, but some of them expand in water, which will clog up your plumbing.
4) Never dump all your scraps into the garbage disposal at once and then turn it on.
Even though it sounds menacing when you turn it on, your garbage disposal should not be used for large amounts of food scraps. To avoid clogs, dump scraps in the garbage and scrape plates before placing them in the sink.
Keep your garbage disposal on and the water running when you put food through it. This will make it easier for it to slice up all the food.
If you follow these instructions and still hear a humming or clicking sound coming from your garbage disposal, there is a good chance it simply needs to be reset by pressing the button on the bottom of the unit.
5) Cover your shower drains with a drain screen.
A drain screen helps filter out things like large clumps of soap or hair that can get into your pipes and clog them up.
If you don’t have a drain screen, and you’re already having pipe problems before guests arrive, make sure to call a good plumber to come fix it.
These tips will keep your holiday time from becoming a headache.
Of course, if you do need assistance clearing a clog either before or after your guests arrive, Barcena Plumbing is ready to help. Call us at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com and schedule a plumbing repair. Our technicians are on call 24/7 including holidays.
#HappyEaster #clogfreeholiday #plumbingtips
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Are you celebrating a graduation this month? If you need a few plumbing items taken care of at your home before the party just give us a call. We will give you upfront pricing so there are no surprises. Nothing like a party to get your home in order!
For better, faster, cleaner service contact Barcena Plumbing at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com
#grads #graduationparty #nobettertimetotakecareofthedrips
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Honesty is the best policy!
Most of us have heard that before while growing up and it's a policy we put into action everyday at Barcena Plumbing.
For better, faster, cleaner service contact us at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com
#honestyisthebestpolicy #honestplumbers #betterfastercleaner
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True or False?
A - Ice Cubes sharpen the blades on the disposal?
B - Lemons down the disposal make the drain smell good?
Answers -
A - Contrary to popular belief there are no blades in the garbage disposal. They are actually impellers that along with centrifical force push the debris onto the cheese grater like side of the disposal.
B - It can but you are just masking the smell. If you really want to put lemon down the drain cut them into very small slices first to help prevent clogging the drain. We recommend a drain maintenance to take care of the odor instead.
If your disposal is jammed or you just want a new disposal installed contact Barcena Plumbing at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com
#betterfastercleaner #disposals
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As we approach the 5th day of the 5th Month of the year we thought we would share 5 things different about our company that you will notice before we even come into your home.
#1- We answer our phones
#2- We schedule appointments around your schedule
#3- We show up in our clean company vans stocked like a mini warehouse on wheels
#4- Our technicians are in uniform so you know who is coming into your home
#5 - We wear shoe covers to protect your floors from dirt and scratches
All that attention to detail before we enter your home. Imagine how much detail we spend on your plumbing. For better, faster, cleaner service call Barcena Plumbing at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com #cincodemayo #attentiontodetail
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Parts is parts right?
If you are a do it yourself type person or trying to get the least expensive deals you need to know about this!
Parts that we use from our suppliers are not the same parts you can get at the big box stores or hardware stores. Even when they are the same brand name they are still very different. We used water shut off valves pictured below as an example but the same is true with all parts and even fixtures too. We always use high quality parts even if that means another company may beat our price. If a shut off valve fails it could flood your house. It's definately not worth the dollars you save when a part can cause so much damage to your home. For better, faster, cleaner service and high quality parts contact Barcena Plumbing at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com
#qualityparts #lookscanbedeceiving
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Top 5 Plumbing Tips to Keep Your Holidays Clog-Free
Are you hosting an Easter meal with family and friends? You are probably planning the meal, shopping for food and cleaning the house. The last thing you plan for or want to deal with is a plumbing problem. They always seem to happen at the holidays.
Follow these simple plumbing tips so you can enjoy your Easter holiday without any plumbing surprises:
1) Never pour grease, oil or fat down the drain.
Does your holiday meal include cooking ham, bacon or other foods that produce grease? Think twice before you wash the griddle or pan in the sink. The grease will harden and clog up your pipes.
Instead, you should wait till the griddle or frying pans cools down and then clean it off with paper towels before cleaning it.
2) Don’t throw stringy vegetables or vegetable peels into the garbage disposal.
Stringy vegetables (like celery) and vegetable peels from potatoes and carrots for your holiday meals can easily get wrapped around your garbage disposal blades. This makes it hard for the motor to rotate and can lead to a tough clog.
Expandable foods like rice and pasta when mixed with water will expand in your pipes and can cause a clog. Avoid coffee grinds as well. Even though the disposal can handle the coffee grinds your pipes do not fare so well.
3) Watch out for “unflushables.”
Never flush anything down your toilet other than toilet paper and human waste. This goes for items like cotton balls, facial scrub pads, cotton swabs and even facial tissue. The worst offenders are “flushable wipes” and feminine protection products. Not only do these not dissolve, but some of them expand in water, which will clog up your plumbing.
4) Never dump all your scraps into the garbage disposal at once and then turn it on.
Even though it sounds menacing when you turn it on, your garbage disposal should not be used for large amounts of food scraps. To avoid clogs, dump scraps in the garbage and scrape plates before placing them in the sink.
Keep your garbage disposal on and the water running when you put food through it. This will make it easier for it to slice up all the food.
If you follow these instructions and still hear a humming or clicking sound coming from your garbage disposal, there is a good chance it simply needs to be reset by pressing the button on the bottom of the unit.
5) Cover your shower drains with a drain screen.
A drain screen helps filter out things like large clumps of soap or hair that can get into your pipes and clog them up.
If you don’t have a drain screen, and you’re already having pipe problems before guests arrive, make sure to call a good plumber to come fix it.
These tips will keep your holiday time from becoming a headache.
Of course, if you do need assistance clearing a clog either before or after your guests arrive, Barcena Plumbing is ready to help. Call us at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com and schedule a plumbing repair. Our technicians are on call 24/7 including holidays.
#HappyEaster #clogfreeholiday #plumbingtips
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GOT ROOTS?
Mature trees add beauty and shade to landscapes, but their roots can cause extensive damage to sewer pipes. Roots grow into the pipes because they like it there! Sewer pipes contain water, nutrients and oxygen-the essential elements for trees to grow. Tree roots growing inside sewer pipes are one of the most expensive plumbing costs experienced by homeowners. Best way to prevent these back ups is for homeowners to choose small, slow-growing trees with less aggressive root systems and to schedule regular maintenance of your sewer lines. If you "Got Roots" call Barcena Plumbing at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com to schedule your sewer maintenance. #gotroots #draincleaning #sewercamera
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This video is perfect for April Fools Day. Not sure why these guys played a prank on their buddy but they definately had fun doing it. Don't worry we won't do this to your home. In fact we go above and beyond to make sure you have upfront pricing so there are no surprises! For Better, Faster, Cleaner service contact Barcena Plumbing at 805-583-8030 or www.BarcenaPlumbing.com
#aprilfools #boyswillbeboys #upfrontpricing
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