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Sewer camera inspection in Dallas

Find blockages for the Dallas sewer camera scan and other possible issues. For drain-line cameras, our team at Public Service Plumbers saves you time and can quickly identify problems. Snaking parts of the pipe have been blocked unintentionally for days. Sewer camera inspection in Dallasteam discovers and solves problems more easily through advanced technologies, saving you time and money.

What the testing of a sewer system can not do

Given the many benefits of an inspection by a sewer camera, the camera can show some drawbacks inside the sewer pipes. The sewer camera can’t detect leaks one thing.

Although they are helpful in leak monitoring as secondary tools, a sewer camera itself can not be used to locate a leak or decide whether you leak—many of the reasons why an inspection of the sewer camera can not detect a leak.

A leak is a water that passes through a crack, hole or break from the drainages. Since the camera is inside the tube, it can’t see outside the tube. This makes it difficult to detect if anything leaks outside the pipe.

While you may think about something like a fall, a hole or a spill, it’s important to note that with all the garbage and waste that usually move through the pipe, it can be challenging to say if there is an emitting leak based just on what you see on the monitor. The panorama shows the camera’s view or apertures what the camera is “doing.”

PVC or cast iron are the most common sewer tubes. They are both large pipes with a wall. Therefore, even anything like a crack, a break, or a hole does not move through the pipe because the pipes are thick.

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Carrie Morris

Should I repair or replace my water heater?

Water Heater Lifespan and Life Expectancy

Like any other appliance, water heaters do not last forever.  The average lifespan or life expectancy is about 8 to 12 years, although this may vary based the location and design of the unit, past maintenance on the unit, and the water quality in your area. Proper preventative maintenance can help extend the life of your water heater, but eventually something will go wrong.  What problems can be easily repaired and when should you just buy a new water heater?

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Carrie Morris

Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts

A garbage disposal has become one of the most popular and convenient kitchen appliances.  And, with proper care, they can last trouble free for many years. But, there are a few things you need to know to get maximum life, proper performance from your disposal, and to avoid plumbing problems. First, a garbage disposal is not meant to consume anything and everything you can fit into your drain. Like any piece of equipment, it has limitations.

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Carrie Morris

How To Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

Prepare your plumbing for winter

There is never a good time to have a plumbing problem, but having a problem in the winter is especially hard. Drain troubles, frozen pipes, and hot water heater problems all become bigger problems in winter, especially around the holidays and vacation times.  But, there are a few things you can do now to prepare your plumbing for winter.    

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Carrie Morris

What Is a Hydrostatic Sewer Line Inspection?

What is a hydrostatic sewer line inspection?

Hydro (water) Static (not moving) simply means “standing water”.  This means the test does not use high pressure. Unlike testing gas cylinders or boilers, the only “pressure” on your drain system is that from gravity of the water in the drain. The hydrostatic sewer line inspection cannot actually cause a leak.  It can only detect a leak. 

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Plumbing
Carrie Morris

Repair Your Sewer Line Without Destroying Your Yard

How to Know if You Have a Sewer Line Problem

Do you have a sewer line problem? There are many ways to tell. First, look for the obvious. Inside the house, suretale signs are slow running drains, drains backed up, slow toilets, or water that bubbles up in your bathtub. Other ground level or basement drains may also back up. Outside, signs include unusually green and taller grass in one area of your lawn, a spongy wet area, or a sewer smell. If you suspect a problem, look for these signs or contact a professional plumber.

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Gas Lines
Carrie Morris

What To Do if You Suspect a Gas Leak in Your Home

Gas is Safe and Serious

When properly installed, gas is a safe efficient way to heat your home, heat your water for cooking, or taking a shower. It is also used for a gas fireplace or BBQ grill. Gas leaks are a common but serious issue that require professional service. There are many do-it-yourself projects you can do around the house to save money, but gas line repair is not one of them. There are safety codes to follow, special considerations in installation, specific testing, and special tooling. There is absolutely no room for error, so hoping you have done it right is not an option. And watching a YouTube video is not a substitute for experience and training. For your own safety, and the safety of your family, please use a professional plumber!

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Plumbing
Carrie Morris

Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Well With These 6 Tips

A garbage disposal is a great kitchen appliance to have if you’re trying to easily get rid of expired food like old fruit and vegetables. However, many people take this equipment for granted until it breaks or clogs. How do you keep it n good working order? Here are six easy tips to help you take care of your garbage disposal, prevent jams and clogs, and even extend its life.

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Plumbing
Carrie Morris

Common Residential And Commercial Plumbing Services

An experienced plumber should be able to easily determine any issues you experience with your plumbing system and provide repairs. Your plumber should have the education, experience, and tools needed to work with the pipes and equipment that support your water system. There are many services that your plumber can provide that you should be familiar with. The following are just some of the services that these experts provide for residential and commercial plumbing systems.

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Plumbing
Carrie Morris

Common Main Water Line Issues That Should be Repaired

It is almost impossible to live without water, especially with the way it is delivered to homes and businesses throughout the United States. People depend on a readily available supply to do things like practice personal hygiene, clean the house, and cook. Having a broken water line to your home can create big problems for you and your family.

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Carrie Morris

4 Steps You Can Take If Your Water Heater Breaks Down

It is not uncommon for water heaters to break down or fail. Over time, they can build up sediment or suffer from lower or hotter temperatures. You usually won’t know this equipment has an issue until you use it. If your water heater breaks down, there are a few steps you can take to help. These include turning off the water supply, draining the unit, turning off its power supply, and contacting a plumbing company with a good reputation.

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Finding A Plumbing Company
Carrie Morris

6 Ways to Know You Need Sewer Line Repair

Sewer line repairs are daunting to most homeowners. This is because repair or damages to the portion of the sewer line running from the street to your house are typically paid for by you. However, like any maintenance problem, the earlier you catch it, the sooner you can repair it and the less it will cost to fix.

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