Archive for the “Drain Cleaning” Category

Top 10 Things that Cause Drain Clogs

Plumbing problems are absolutely no fun. There’s just no better way to spin it. Well, no home problem is fun, really, but plumbing problems come with a lot of additional problems, and are just generally part of a home system that most homeowners would prefer to never think about. This is why prevention is key […]

#TipTuesday: Prevent Holiday Plumbing Emergencies

Did you know that the holiday season is peak season for plumbers? This time of year, far too many homeowners toss food scraps and grease down the drain, leading to untimely clogs. Holiday plumbing emergencies also occur in the bathroom, where improper disposal of paper waste can cause sewer problems. Prevent a holiday plumbing emergency […]

Fallen Leaves & Sewer Clogs

It seems unfair, doesn’t it? You take great care of your home’s plumbing only to find out you have a sewer clog. It’s not your fault; blame Mother Nature. Once they fall, all those beautiful leaves have to go somewhere. Oftentimes, they end up in gutters, wreaking havoc on sewer lines. They collect in pipes […]

#TipTuesday: Coupons & Specials

What better way to celebrate Tip Tuesday than by pointing you to our coupons and specials? Here at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we offer a variety of discounts for just about every service. However, a lot of these coupons expire at the end of the year — so now’s the time to cash […]

Tips for Retrieving Jewelry from a Drain

There’s almost nothing worse than losing a cherished piece of jewelry. This is especially true if it falls down the drain — a seemingly bottomless pit. Fortunately, sinks have a P-trap that comes in handy for retrieving lost earrings, necklaces, rings and knickknacks. All you need are tongue and groove pliers a a bucket to […]

The Hydro-Jetting Process

We at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing are proud to offer top-of-the-line drain cleaning services in the greater Indianapolis area. We specialize in hydro jet drain cleaning, which breaks up clogs using a high-pressure stream of water. Let’s take a closer look at the hydro-jetting process and what sets it apart from traditional drain […]

Drain Cleaning: Hydro Jet vs. Rooter

Believe it or not there are several ways to clean your drain. Many plumbers use the traditional rooting system, which simply doesn’t solve the problem like hydro jetting does. Here at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we pride ourselves in using the latest technology to get the job done efficiently. For this reason we […]

3 Plumbing Projects to Leave to the Pros

Everyone’s an expert — until something goes wrong. While we at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing certainly don’t condemn do-it-yoursrelf (DIY) projects, it’s important that you only take on tasks you can handle. Otherwise, you could end up with a bigger miss than you started with, including injury, damage to your pipes, and even […]

3 Things That Should Never Go Down the Drain

Some people treat their household drains like black holes, as if everything poured into them will simply disappear. But the truth is that certain things should never go down the drain. Some are toxic, and others can lead to clogs. 1. Cleaners “Water treatment facilities can remove a lot of contaminants, but plenty of dangerous […]

3 Reasons to Avoid DIY Drain Cleaning

Drain cleaning is no simple task. You can try using a plunger or commercial drain cleaning products, but neither is guaranteed to work. In fact, you could end up damaging your pipes. Let’s take a closer look at why you should avoid do-it-yourself (DIY) drain cleaning: 1. It’s ineffective You might be able to remove […]

How to Unclog a Toilet

When dealing with a minor blockage, unclogging a toilet probably isn’t as scary as you think. In fact, you may be able to get it done without a plunger or snake! Below, we outline a DIY (do-it-yourself) method from Angie’s List: 1. Figure out just how serious your clog is. Is the toilet slowly draining? […]

Caring for Your Drains: Tips and Tricks

A plumbing drain might look dark and scary, but it’s actually pretty easy to maintain. Properly caring for your pipes will ensure they last longer and may even prevent costly plumbing disasters down the line. Here are some tips and tricks for drain maintenance: 1. Use salt and hot water to clear clogs Don’t be […]

Here’s What a Slow Drain Means

Most of us have encountered a slow drain at home or at work. But just because it’s a common issue, doesn’t mean it’s not a serious one. In fact, a slow drain could indicate a much bigger problem that could cause major damage and broken water pipes. If you have a slow drain in your […]

3 Ways to Prevent Clogged Drains

Whenever you run into a slow or backed-up drain, you can count on the plumbing professionals of Service Plus Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for same-day service. But obviously avoiding clogs altogether is preferable. To that end, here are a few ways to prevent clogged drains: 1. Toss food scraps into the garbage, not down the […]

Benefits of Having Drains Professionally Cleaned

For most of us, drains are out of sight and out of mind — that is, until there’s a clog. However, this reactive approach can be detrimental to your drains and other plumbing fixtures. Instead, be proactive with your drain cleaning! Here are a few benefits of having your drains professionally cleaned: 1. Clear away […]

How Hydro Jet Drain Cleaning Works

We at Service Plus Heating, Cooling and Plumbing are confident that we offer the best drain cleaning services in the greater Indianapolis area! How can we be so sure? Because we use hydro jet drain cleaning technology. Here’s how it works: Hydro jet drain cleaning involves using a high-pressure stream of water to blast away […]

Tips for Troubleshooting Drain Problems

Home plumbing systems can be complicated. But if you are looking for a simple do-it-yourself (DIY) starting point, take a look at your drains. Here are a few tips for troubleshooting drain problems: 1. Foul odors Bad smell coming out of your sink, shower, tub or toilet drain? It may be due to a buildup […]

Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

Drain cleaning may seem like a simple DIY project, but it’s actually best to have your drains looked at by an expert. Commercial drain cleaning agents can damage pipes, fixtures, clothing and skin, and they often fail to serve as a long-term solution. Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing’s experienced technicians can resolve the problem […]

Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Drain Cleaning Service

With the popularity of products like Drano and Liquid-Plumr, you may think that drain cleaning is a cinch. However, the truth is that using commercial drain cleaners doesn’t always work and can actually damage your pipes. Having said that, we present the top three reasons to hire a professional drain cleaning service: 1. Superior cleaning […]