It’s almost the weekend again—time for us to spend quality time with our loved ones, or maybe even get some R&R on our own. There are plenty of activities in the area to have the perfect weekend. From free yoga classes, concerts, football games, to wine-and-brew festivals, you won’t run out of things to do! You can check out this video for details on these weekend activities so you can plan ahead.
When it comes to plumbing installations, planning ahead is essential. If your plumbing is not designed well, it can lead to a lot of potential problems that can not only burn a hole in your pocket but damage your home or business as well! Whatever issues you are facing, whether it’s leaks or blockages, our team at Service Squad has the expertise, tools, and experience to overcome any of these issues.
Take a look at how we faced our plumbing challenges this week by reading on!
Cleanout Installation in a Fort Worth Backyard
This week, we got to install another double sewer cleanout in the Fort Worth area. You can learn all about how we install them in our previous blog post.
If you don’t know what cleanouts are for, they are an opening in pipes or sewers. With the way they are designed, we are able to work a plumber’s snake into the pipe in either direction. This helps our team locate leaks in the sewer system and also makes clearing stoppage issues way easier. Thanks to our quality cleanouts, we can locate every leak in the system rather than working on every leak one at a time.
A job like this usually takes around 2 to 4 hours at most. For this backyard cleanout, the whole project took a day and a half to finish. We spent half a day on the installation, and another day for the city drainage inspector to check our work. Everything went smoothly, and now we can check if there are any leaks in our client’s system!
Repairing a Fort Worth Client’s Leaking Bathroom Shower Drain
A functional shower drain is an important piece in your bathroom as it allows wastewater to drain into the main sewer pipe and it also prevents wastewater from building up in the bathroom itself. Unfortunately, the shower drain in the master bathroom for this client was leaking. We fixed this by putting in a new shower drain. Plus, we had to completely redo the old cast-iron piping under the slab because it was completely corroded.
Metal pipes will corrode over time and it is important that rotted pipes must be replaced immediately. It’s a complicated process and it could even involve a little excavating to get to the pipes. Extra care must be taken to avoid damaging structural components of the house, particularly the foundation itself.
Once the slab punch was made, the repair took a few hours with 2 guys. Now, our client can shower with ease.
Repairing a Broken Flapper Chain for a Texas Homeowner
Our next client was unable to flush the toilet properly because of a busted flapper chain. This seemingly ordinary part of the toilet is actually critical for the toilet’s function. The chain is part of the component known as the flush valve. It stops the water from draining and make sure that the reservoir is filled properly and only opens up the next time you flush.
It only took our plumber around 5 minutes to replace the chain. Here at Service Squad Plumbing, no job is too small or too big for us. We are always ready to help. The kids can now flush the toilet with ease now and won’t have to bother their parents either. That’s a win in all fronts.