The Do’s & Don’ts of Drain Cleaning

A drain line has only one purpose in life. To move water and waste material from point A to point B. But when all that stuff returns to point A, or bursts through an underground pipe to points C, D, E and beyond, the result can be downright catastrophic! Such a dire situation can only…

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The Benefits of Hydro Jetting a Drain

Most plumbers come equipped to battle a clogged drain with a plunger, snake and auger.  Most of the time that’s up to the task…but not always. That’s because some clogs are so deep inside a drain line – maybe even underground – that they simply can’t be reached by conventional means. That’s where and when…

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How to Prevent Clogged Sewer Pipes

You may not be so fond of what flows through your sewer pipes, but to tree and shrub roots, it’s mother’s milk. That’s right:  human waste is chock full of life-enriching nutrients that roots not only thrive on but seek out.  Roots actually grow towards your underground drain lines sensing the presence of what could…

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How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Life without a garbage disposal would be, hmm, messier?  A little less convenient?  “Yes” on both counts. So, doesn’t it make sense to take the best possible care of yours so it can keep doing its job so you do a little less?  No doubt about it. That’s why we offer you these time-tested methods…

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How to Prevent a Clogged Drain Problem on Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, no doubt you’re busy with pre-holiday arrangements, especially if you’re hosting the main event. If so, here’s one little item you should add to your “to do” list: “be careful not to clog the kitchen sink drain or garbage disposal when doing the post-dinner clean-up.”  To plumbers across the…

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How to Disinfect Your Garbage Disposal

When someone enters your kitchen, you want to hear: “Wow, what’s that you’re making?!”  And not: “Eww, what was that you made yesterday?”  The focus of the latter comment?  Your garbage disposal, that wonderful home appliance that makes shorter work of after-meal clean up. By taking a few extra minutes during and in between clean…

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How to Prevent Clogged Drain Problems

A household drain has only one purpose in life: to move water from point A to point B.  But when water starts returning to point A, or bursting through an underground pipe to points C, D, E and beyond, the result can be unpleasant, to say the least.  So how can you prevent drain clogs…

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How to Clean & Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

Like all mechanical things, garbage disposals don’t last forever – not even close. So to enhance its useful lifespan, here are some simple steps you should learn and follow: Feed the disposal a little at a time. Take care to keep utensils and your hands out of the drain. Corn husks and other fibrous foods…

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Low Water Pressure Could Signal Bigger Plumbing Problems.

“Okay, so the water’s flowing a little slower than usual from your kitchen faucet or showerhead – what’s the big deal?  It’s not like anyone’s getting hurt, is it?  Let’s just all stop complaining and get on with our lives!” This is Connor Plumbing speaking, and we didn’t mean any of the above.  It was…

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How to Choose the Right Drain Cleaning Company.

Let’s say, for the sake of discussion and comparison, that you hired a carpenter to build a new deck for your home.  You’ve saved your money for the occasion, got a great price on the project from a local carpenter, and now it’s time to get down to business. On the morning the project is…

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