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Thanksgiving kindness for your Garbage Disposal in Decatur, AL

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving, and that means lots of amazing food! From cutting pumpkins up for pumpkin pies, breads, and muffins, to draining the pans of grease when cooking meat, this season provides a number of potential plumbing problems. In fact, black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) is one of the busiest days for Plumbers all over the United States. The biggest problem is improper disposal of Thanksgiving-related wastes. If you want to prevent potential disasters, you can be thankful that Lamco Plumbing is here to give you important information and tips to keep the plumbing running efficiently for our residential and commercial Decature, AL clients.

Every family has a member who tells you anything can go down the drain or into the garbage disposal, but this is not the case. Unfortunately, trusting this advice will almost always lead to a clogged drain or damaged disposal. Three of the worst things to put down the drain are potato skins, onion peels, and rice. Potato skins and onion peels can grind together and form a paste that can expand in the pipe and cause a major blockage. Rice is just as bad; if the rice has not cooked completely, it will continue to expand in the pipes, and it can attach to other items. Some clients even experienced burst pipes from materials that expanded and put pressure on the metal.

Speaking of expanding, we all know that feeling after eating dinner. You know the one; the one that causes you to unbutton your pants and lean back in your chair; the one that makes you wish for a bigger stomach to fit all the delicious options inside. Unfortunately, this feeling often causes urgent needs to use the restroom and places a strain on your home or business’s toilet. The toilet is probably one of the greatest inventions of our time because it sweeps away our waste at the push of a button. Unfortunately, it’s not always prepared to shoulder the burden of the Thanksgiving aftermath. Plumbers often find all sorts of things in backed up toilets after the holidays: false teeth, diamond rings, children’s toys, and so much more.

In order to keep the spirit of thanks alive this season, Lamco recommends having your home’s plumbing inspected before you begin your holiday festivities especially if you are already experiencing problems. The trained experts at Lamco plumbing can inspect your home’s plumbing for minor clogs, damages, or other potential problems and resolve them before your guests arrive. You can also remind your guests what not to flush down the toilet. The best rule of thumb is not to flush anything that isn’t human waste or toilet paper. Anything else could get caught, cause blockages, and flood your bathroom.

You can count on our certified plumbers to be courteous and respectful to you and your home.  Our plumbers are ready, willing, and able to help you with any of your residential and commercial water heating and/or plumbing needs. For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit our website. And feel free to call us when problems arise or with any questions or concerns.


Different techniques to unclog drains in your Decatur, Alabama Community

Clogged drains can be one of the most problematic plumbing issues you can experience. They have a variety of causes. One family’s child wants to send their superhero figurine on an adventure to battle the evil in the sewers. Another family didn’t know that rice and other expanding foods should not be placed in the garbage disposal or down the drain. Whatever the cause, the problem still interrupts your daily life. There are a number of products available that encourage you to remedy the problem yourself; however, clogs are usually more serious than they may seem, so do-it-yourself home remedies may worsen the issue. Thus, leaving it to a Decatur, Alabama plumbing professional is definitely the way to make sure the problems get solved properly and completely to minimize the risk of future clogs in the same drain or sewer. Thankfully, help is just a phone call away, and Lamco Plumbing offers $20 off your drain cleaning service!

While most plumbing services only offer cable (snake) drain cleaning and hydro jetting, Lamco Plumbing proudly offers one additional service: Total C Drain additive.

Cable (Snake) Drain Cleaning:

One great tool that ensures the health and safety of your plumbing system is the cable drain snake. Its drain cleaning capabilities are great for drain clogs and drain blockages.

If cable drain cleaning has difficulty unclogging your plumbing system, this can also alert you to a more serious problem going on inside your pipes.  But don’t worry, our hydro jetting process is there for all those powerful problems that the cable drain can’t handle on its own.

Hydro jetting:

If cable snake drain cleaning is unsuccessful, we rely on the power of hydro jetting to blast away your drain blockages. Sewer and drain pipes may contain clogs that need more force and our high-tech tools allow us to tackle these challenges head on. The process of hydro jetting uses high pressure water combined with reverse jet systems in order to break down and expel severe drain clogs.

Total C Drain Additive:

We use the best drain cleaning product on the market – Total-C™. Total-C™  is a professional drain maintaining product for use in all household drains and septic systems.  It is an exclusive formula specifically designed to keep your drains flowing free and smelling fresh.  It’s the best way to keep clogs from reoccurring. Total-C™  combines all natural citrus-based liquefiers and active enzymes with natural oil eating bacteria keeps organic materials such as greases, soaps, fats and detergents from building up on the inside of your pipes without the use of harsh acids, alkaline or solvents.

Don’t let clogged drains get you down, contact Lamco Plumbing today to discuss your residential and commercial drain cleaning problems with an experienced specialist. We work directly with you in order to understand your needs. We have been proudly serving the Decatur, Alabama communities since 1985, and our broad range of residential and commercial plumbing services continues to expand.

For testimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web.   And feel free to call us when problems arise or with any questions or concerns.