Natal's HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing Posts’ Category

Does Your Kitchen Sink Make a Sound?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Strange sounds are not good when it comes to plumbing systems and drains. They tend to be a sign that something isn’t good and might actually be getting worse under the hood. Sure, your garbage disposal can make a noise, and the actual sound of the faucet running should obviously make a noise, but we’re talking about the drain.

Sounds like gurgling, dripping, and bubbling are noises that a clog might be forming and that you need professional drain cleaning services. As fall approaches and we start cooking holiday meals for our families and friends, kitchen plumbing in Metairie, LA becomes more and more important. Let this blog serve as a reminder that your plumbing should be in good shape to handle the tasks ahead!

Let’s discuss drain noises and what they mean. We want all of our potential customers to be confident that they can call us when they detect a problem.

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Do Your Pipes Need to Be Upgraded?

Monday, July 25th, 2022
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Pipes can come in all shapes and sizes, but not all materials. Since the 1960s, different types of piping materials like lead and galvanized steel have been phased out due to their detrimental health effects and their inability to properly bring us water (or deposit wastewater). We’ve made some serious changes to the way we offer plumbing in this country, and using materials like copper, PVC, and PEX is just the start.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, we need to talk about the basics. How do you even begin to know when your pipes need to be replaced or upgraded? Sure, you could just call a plumber in New Orleans, LA like the ones on our team–but that might not be right for everyone. Some people want to know the signs of a degrading or outdated plumbing system, so they feel confident and know when to call for help.

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The Changing Perception of Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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When you think of drain cleaning, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? Is it the frustration and memories you have of that time your drain clogged up so terribly that you were at your wit’s end? Or perhaps you think of something that you know you’ll need to call for eventually, but you’re not sure when?

Well, everyone has their own ideas about drain cleaning, and we’re here to hopefully curb some misconceptions about the service itself. Drain cleaning doesn’t have to be a last resort or something that you only invest in when you’re struggling. In fact, you can call us for drain cleaning in Metairie, LA on a regular basis to help ease the burden on your plumbing system and make your life easier.

Let’s talk about some strategies to fix your perception of drain cleaning and make your life a little bit easier.

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Your Plumbing Leak Could Contaminate Your Water

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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It’s easier for a homeowner to think of their home plumbing system this way: water in and waste out. There’s a line of clean water going into your house known as the main water line, and then there’s the line of wastewater heading out of your house, known as the sewer or septic line. Every single home requires both of these sets because we make water dirty by default and must send it off to be processed or cleaned.

So, you can tell why we’d be concerned if someone’s main water line was getting contaminated from a leak in a drain or sewer line. Contamination is no joke, and our plumbers in Gretna, LA take it very seriously. If you’ve got a leak in your sewer drain, drain pipe, or another wastewater pipe, then you’re going to want a professional to take a look and ensure it’s not contaminating your freshwater line.

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3 Holiday Plumbing Tips

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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A repairman with tools working in a kitchen.

So, the new year is right around the corner and you’ve got some excellent plans. Perhaps you’re doing a close-knit gathering due to COVID restrictions, or maybe you’re planning on seeing family that you haven’t seen in years. Regardless of whether or not you have new years plans, we hope you have a great time and take a second to relax and enjoy yourself. You deserve it!

However, if you’re looking at inviting family or friends over for the holiday, you might be nervous about the state of your plumbing system. With a plumbing system that’s as old as your home’s, anything can happen, right?

Well, our team of local plumbers in Marrero, LA can help you. We’ve got a list of three great tips that can help you get through the holiday in one piece. Just don’t forget to call us for help if you encounter a drain clog or some other plumbing concern!

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Get Rid of Your Lead Pipes

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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Every plumber in Metairie, LA would probably tell you to replace your lead pipes. There are various different reasons to do this, which we’ll get into down below, but the moral of the story is that lead pipes just aren’t used in plumbing systems anymore. Most lead pipes have already been replaced, and the few that are still in use are way older than functioning pipes should be.

However, the longevity and efficacy of lead pipes aren’t the first things that homeowners think of when they discover that their homes have lead. The most concerning issue that comes to mind with lead pipes is safety, like the effects that can come from lead poisoning over several years or decades.

Today, we’re going to go into specifics about lead pipes and how they can be unsafe. We’ll also talk about lead pipes that might not be a health risk, but can be a plumbing risk when looking towards the future.

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You Should Never Be Afraid to Call for Help

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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When you’re encountering pipe leaks, corrosion, and issues with mold it can be hard to call for help. You might be embarrassed at the mess this plumbing issue has caused, and you might also be unsure as to what the cause of the problem is. While we understand the sentiment, we’re the experts who can help you with plumbing in Mandeville, LA when you need it.

The truth is that professional plumbers don’t really care about the state of your home, nor do they care about whether or not a homeowner can pinpoint the source of a problem. As plumbers, we need to be able to diagnose a problem on our own, which is why we have specialized equipment to help us do so. Our main priorities are as follows:

  1. Fix your plumbing issue at its source.
  2. Keep your home safe and hygienic.
  3. Make sure you’re comfortable and happy after our work is complete.

Keep reading to see how we achieve all three of those goals.

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Plumbing Part Increases: Our Guide on What to Do

Monday, July 12th, 2021

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news lately, you’ll have noticed by now that plumbing parts have started increasing in price. It’s not just plumbing parts, it’s practically every component to every machine or building system! This is due to a nationwide shortage in supply that’s starting to bleed into every single industry. Don’t worry, as long as you’re prepared and working with the right team, you’ll be fine.

We’d like to guide those homeowners that might be worried through some safe practices during these difficult times. We understand the urgency to purchase expensive plumbing parts when you need them, especially when you’re not as familiar with the plumbing industry, but we’d urge you to contact us first.

As plumbers in Mandeville, LA we know exact prices, how long it will take to get certain parts, and we can clue you in to the market on when this will subside.

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Plumbing Maintenance Can Help You Save Money

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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We know that it’s probably the first time that many homeowners are hearing the term “plumbing maintenance.” It’s not thrown around very often and many people think it’s just some additional cost if you want to be “extra safe” with your home plumbing system. While we understand the sentiment that homeowners have, and we love the headstrong nature of our customers who think they can maintain their plumbing systems on their own, we need to do our due diligence.

No, you can’t perform plumbing maintenance on your own. And no, plumbing maintenance services aren’t reserved for those homeowners who are just exceptionally “unlucky.” Calling a plumber in Slidell, LA for plumbing maintenance can be a proactive move to avoid repairs down the line and keep your system in good shape.

Yes, plumbing maintenance can help you save a lot of money in the future—and here’s how.

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Why We Do The Right Thing for Plumbing Systems

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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When it comes to quality plumbing services there are two options—service that works completely and service that doesn’t. The reason why our team focuses on “service honoring the golden rule” is because we’re committed to treating your plumbing system as if it were our own.

Sometimes homeowners get caught in a loop where they’re constantly paying a plumber who they think is helping them with quick plumbing fixes. What’s actually going on, is that this plumber is doing the bare minimum in order to score a few extra bucks from a homeowner that they really don’t care about. It’s despicable, and it’s ultimately why we got into this business in the first place.

When it comes to things like Metairie, LA drain cleaning services—there should really only be one team to call. We’re going to explain why we do the right thing every time, no matter what plumbing work you need to be done.

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