The Importance of A Clean Shower Drain

Importance of A Clean Shower Drain By Leone Plumbing A clean shower drain is important for a healthy and efficient plumbing system. If you disregard any small clogs or pile up such as hair, it will accumulate and can become a serious plumbing concern to deal with. A clogged shower drain can disrupt the balance of the pressure in your plumbing system which causes the pipes to rupture. The obvious sign of a clogged shower drain is the presence of murky standing water pooling on your ankles. To maintain a clean shower drain, you need to identify the culprits that can clog your drain.

The Culprits That Causes Shower Drain Clogs

There are many culprits that can clog your shower drain. Hair is the most common cause of drain clog. Normally, people may shed 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. Hair can wrap itself with other items that can intensify the clog issue. When you shower, it produces soap scum which flows to the shower drain. Soap scum is a binder that holds together hair and other items in the drain. Aside from hair, other causes are loose towel thread, plastic fibers, and small toys (this can happen if you have a toddler) that could be washed down the drain and cause a clog.

Simple Preventive Methods For A Clean Shower Drain

Achieving that goal of having a clean shower drain is easy with preventive measures. Here are the suggested methods to prevent your shower drain from getting clogged.
  1. A Drain Cover Can Help
Small items and hair can easily get through your drain every time you shower. A drain cover can stop small items and hair to enter your drain. Leone Plumbing Clean Shower Drain Tips
  1. Minimize Oil And Grease Usage
Most shower and bath products contain oil and grease that can cause clogs. The residues from oil and grease every time you shower can build up on your drain over time. We suggest using these occasionally to avoid oil or grease getting into your drain.
  1. Routine Rinsing
If you see visible small items and hair, clear them out immediately and don’t wait for them to accumulate. Once you are done showering, you can let the hot shower water run for a few minutes.
  1. Baking Soda And Vinegar
These are natural alternatives that are less corrosive than chemical cleaners. They contain properties that can dissolve clogs. Regularly pour vinegar into the drain and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. After that, flush the drain with hot water. It’s also the same with baking soda. Pour some baking soda into the drain with hot running water. This can help clear the drain and stop odors.

For Persisting Shower Drain Clog Concerns, Consult An Expert

Do not tolerate a slowly draining shower. This can be a sign of serious plumbing concern. Call us for professional help! Contact us today.      

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How Are Sewer Cameras Used In Sewer Line Inspection?

Sewer Camera Inspection By Leone Plumbing Before the advent of sewer cameras, excavation was the only option to determine the sewer lines’ condition. Digging may leave a big mess and causes inconvenience not only to you but also with nearby residences or establishment. Today, the job becomes easy with sewer cameras. Doing sewer line inspection with a camera only needs a small entry point. The sewer camera is connected to a flexible cable, and the plumber can watch through a monitor as the gadget travels through the sewer line. Our licensed plumbers now have the ability to see the undetected problems within the sewage pipe.

Common Findings Of Sewer Camera Inspection

The sewer camera findings can help us pinpoint unseen sewer line problems such as:
Tree Roots Invasion
A single undetected crack in your sewer pipe can allow tree roots to invade your sewer line and grow into it. This will cause serious damage to your sewer line if not prevented.
Damaged Pipes
With the help of a sewer camera, unseen damaged pipes can be detected.
Bellied Sewer Line
When the sewer line starts to crumple, waste gets trapped which causes multiple blockages.
Accumulated Blockages
Over time, there can be a build-up of blockages in your sewer line. Items such as towels, feminine bathroom products, and dips in the underground plumbing due to settling dirt over the years can be detected by sewer cameras.

Types of Sewer Cameras

There are many types of sewer cameras available in the market. You can find a wide range of sewer cameras from RIDGID. We have been using RIDGID cameras for our sewer inspection. Here are some of the camera types you can find. Sewer Cameras Used By Leone Plumbing
Manual Feed Black and White Camera
This is the most basic sewer pipe camera. You will only see things black and white. But if your purpose is to only look for blockages in the line, then this is useful.
Power Feed with Either Color or Black and White Camera
This camera type automatically snakes its way through the drain and pipes whenever you press a button and put the camera down the pipe to get it started. It stops when it hits a blockage. You have the option to choose a black and white or full-color video to identify what the blockage is.
Power Feed with Color Camera and Recording Features
The camera system has a recording feature that records what the camera sees in the pipe. With this type of camera, we can further study and find a better solution to solve sewer line issues. This camera has an SD memory card that plugs into a special slot inside the main compartment of the camera’s handheld monitor.

Get Your Sewer Line Inspected

If you are experiencing sewer line issues but the cause of the problem is puzzling you, then you need to get your sewer line inspected. Contact us today to schedule a sewer line inspection. | Photo Credits: Leone Plumbing photos, Canva Actual Sewer Camera Inspection By Leone Plumbing
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Commercial Drain Cleaning

Leone Plumbing Commercial Drain Cleaning

Commercial Drain Cleaning by Leone Plumbing and Heating

The task of drain cleaning is such a challenge. Having slow drains or clogs in your commercial bathroom or kitchen can affect workers and customers. Commercial plumbing issues may disrupt business operations. This means losing revenue with the costly expense of plumbing repairs. Whether you are in a small or large business, your plumbing system must run smoothly. To prevent this financial loss, commercial drain cleaning services from a trusted commercial plumber can help.

Basic Commercial Plumbing Tips

You have the capacity to minimize or prevent the problem. Here are a few tips to prevent commercial plumbing issues:
  • Set up a grease (oil) disposal plan. You may coordinate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proper excess grease disposal without compromising the environment.
  • Clean floors (especially the kitchen area) using heavy-duty degreaser daily.
  • Do routine checks to find leaks on pipes. You can rub a compound stick for tiny leaks in pipes. Compound sticks are available at most hardware stores.
  • It is a good idea to hang signs in each bathroom in your business establishment. Inform everyone to flush only what is necessary.
If you are in a position that you cannot handle your commercial plumbing issues, we are here to help.

How do we handle commercial drain cleaning?

In our years of experience in the industry, we have handled various commercial drain issues such as blockages caused by soaps, grease, hair, and other debris. If not properly handled, these drain issues may not only damage your commercial plumbing system but also your business. That is why we are handling commercial drain cleaning job with utmost care and value. We ensure that the procedures that we perform encompass safety and quality standards.

Commercial Drain Cleaning Procedures

  • Sewer Jetting and Snaking

For heavy or hard blockages, our master plumbers are well equipped with high-pressure water jetters that blast through and unclog lines of any length. We also snake the lines using several snake machine tips. We perform snaking to retrieve grease and other debris that is causing the blockage.
  • Video Camera Inspection

The most challenging part of dealing with commercial drain issues is diagnosing the cause. That is why our master plumbers use specialized cameras to probe through the sewer line to determine the problem. In this way, we will be able to identify the causes of blockages like grease build-up, soaps, hair, and other waste. It can also determine if there is a crack in a line or if there is a root issue as well. A video camera inspection is also more cost-effective than digging up the pipes.
  • Regular Maintenance

We also offer regular maintenance of your commercial draining. This will help to avoid blockages due to grease, soaps, and other debris. Preventive maintenance can minimize the risks of business disruptions caused by clogged or slow drains.

Give yourself peace of mind while getting your business working

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Top 5 Most Common Commercial Plumbing Service Calls

Leone Plumbing and Heating Top 5 Commercial Plumbing Service Calls

A commercial plumbing system is more prone to deterioration than residential systems. Commercial plumbing issues may disrupt business operations. This means losing revenue on top of the costly expense of plumbing repairs. The best way to keep the commercial plumbing system in good condition is regular maintenance from an expert commercial plumber. Another way of preventing such issues is determining the most common commercial plumbing problems. For this, we have identified the top 5 most common commercial plumbing service calls.

Here are the top 5 most common commercial plumbing service calls and some helpful tips.

Clogged Toilets

Both employees and customers are using the toilet all day which is very prone to clogging. Posting signs of what can and can’t be flushed can reduce the risk of clogged toilets. Using a plunger can be a temporary fix, but not all the time. If the toilet clogs are serious, leave the problem to an expert commercial plumber.

Water Heater Issues

Water heaters are often overused which can cause malfunctioning. Not getting enough temperature is a common issue with water heaters which impacts health regulation compliance for restaurants and medical establishments. You can minimize hot water supply problems by simply insulating your water heater. Insulating hot water tanks and pipes will minimize the unit’s heat loss. Please follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on insulation. You can also do DIY insulation by using cylinder jackets and foam tubing. The US Department of Energy provides safe procedures on how to insulate water heaters.

Damaged Pipes

Due to heavy water usage in a business establishment, pipes are vulnerable to splitting, cracking, and bursting. It is best suggested to fix minor piping issues before it gets worst. Replacing or repairing pipework is a complicated and costly process. Early identification of minor piping issues can save you time and money.

Clogged Drains

A commercial establishment may have expansive plumbing systems and leakages may occur anytime. If not treated properly, leakages can progress into much more serious problems like rot and mold. At the first sign of a leak, act immediately before it gets worst! Regular maintenance can help you prevent leaks that can cost your company a lot of money and headaches.

Sewage Odors

Unpleasant odors coming from commercial plumbing systems are such a big problem. A plumbing system may develop nasty sewage odors that can impact a business. This may drive away customers and also frustrating for employees. One way to ease this inconvenience is proper ventilation. If the issue persists, a knowledgeable commercial plumber can help.

These top 5 most common commercial plumbing service calls are some of the issues we can resolve. We offer a wide range of commercial plumbing and heating services for your urgent need. Call us anytime so you can experience the best plumbing and heating service.

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I originally contacted Leone Plumbing to address a sink faucet problem we were having at our new home, plus several other items. Jamison arrived on time and he was polite, professional and did an excellent job fixing all the items. I can’t say how much I appreciate his work ethic and that he respected our home as if it were his own. So much so that we went immediately back to Leone when we decided to replace our existing toilets. Andy was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, and I greatly appreciate his patience in working me through several options until we decided on how to proceed. In working with different service providers over the years, I'd highly recommend Leone Plumbing to take care of your plumbing needs, they are honest, professional, knowledgeable, very helpful and do excellent work!

Patrick Simpson
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5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Never used them before and had a great experience replacing a water heater. Old unit started leaking, so I called a few places late in the evening, got one service that answered right away but wasn't sure if they could get someone in the next two days (to be fair the were going to try and would have let me know). Andy got back to me before 8AM the next day and said he could get someone out to me within the hour. His price was good enough - not the lowest but certainly not the highest - that I didn't mind upgrading from a 40 to a 50 gallon tank (big family, lots of showers and laundry). Jamison arrived on time, was extremely polite, answered all my questions, and was very conscientious. My vent pipe didn't meet code anymore - had to go from 3" to 4" - so he walked me through what was needed to replace it and made sure I was comfortable. It was very important to him that I knew the what and why behind the work. He busted hump to get everything done quickly and even with the added work I had a working water heater shortly after lunch. Would use them again in a heartbeat.

Johnmark Bevacqua
Johnmark Bevacqua

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Fantastic experience with Andy. When we were flooded out, though he was very busy already, he responded immediately and took the time to ask the right questions and diagnose the issue. He offered his immediate help and we are back up and running! Very professional and understanding. This will be the first place I call from now on for any work needed.