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Having a plumbing company that you can turn to for both mundane maintenance and for plumbing emergencies allows you to feel more at ease with your plumbing. At Flow-Pro Plumbing Inc., we often get questions from our clients about different aspects of plumbing and how to take care of their pipes. No matter where you live in the Beaumont area, you have the potential to have the same questions. Here are answers to many of the questions we get, so that way, if you had the same question, you can feel a bit more informed for when you call us.

What Type of Plumbing Services Should I Get for My Beaumont Property?

Since we serve residents in and around the Beaumont area, we know many of the common problems that happen to pipes in this area. We help with both residential plumbing issues and commercial plumbing problems. No matter what type of plumbing needs you may face, we can help. Here are some of the most common services we provide our clientele.

Cleaning Your Pipes - In a process known as hydro jetting, we clean out the insides of your pipes. This uses a controlled spray of water to break up any debris on the inside of your pipes, and wash it down into the sewer. This helps keep your pipes flowing properly, and allows your drains to drain quickly and efficiently.

Cleaning Your Drains - By having your drains cleaned out regularly, you avoid some of the common mishaps when drains get neglected. This can include smells that come out of the drains, clogs, and even slow drains. We recommend you make sure to get your drains cleaned at least once per year, depending in if you are a home in Beaumont, or a business which would often need more regular cleaning.

Hot Water Heaters - Whether you need to have hot water heater maintenance done, or if you need to completely replace your water heater, we can help. We can do repairs on units that are still able to function, and we can also add new hot water heaters if you need an upgrade or second unit to keep up with your hot water needs.

Pipe Inspections - It is very important to understand what condition your pipes are currently in. Do you have tree roots in your pipes? Are there any cracks in any of your pipes? Do you have a major clog forming in your sewer pipe that would result in sewage backing up on your Beaumont property? We can tell all of these things by inspecting your pipes with a camera.

Pipe Replacements - There are many things that could lead to a pipe needing to be totally replaced. It may be that you had your sewer pipe clog up, or maybe your pipe is filled with tree roots. Some pipes crack or collapse, leading to them needing to be replaced. In any case, we can come out, excavate your old pipe, and replace it with a brand new one.

What Areas and Properties Do You Service?

At Flow-Pro Plumbing Inc., we are happy to serve the residents and businesses of Beaumont, Banning, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Riverside, Henderson, Hemet, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Indio, California. We love helping both commercial and residential customers in Beaumont, Banning, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Riverside, Henderson, Hemet, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Indio. We have been helping customers all over this area for nearly ten years now, and our experience spans another decade before that! You are sure to get reliable, trusted plumbing help when you call us, any time of the day or night.

What is a Typical Visit Like?

When you call on one of the Flow-Pro professionals, you get a plumber who will come in with the tools and knowledge to help. From the moment we show up, we will exude professionalism. We will come to the door and introduce ourselves, and we will carry the tools we need to diagnose and treat almost any plumbing problem with us in our truck. First, we will want you to explain to us what is going on while you show us the area of the problem. Then, we will examine the area to diagnose the problem. From there, we will discuss the problem with you and explain what options you have to treat the problem. While speaking with you, we will be sure to answer any question that may come up, so that you can feel comfortable knowing what is going on and what can be done to fix it.

What All Goes Into Pipe Maintenance?

Many business and homeowners in Beaumont ask us about pipe maintenance. We hear that they want to know what goes into it, or if it really does them any good. The answer is always a resounding yes. Pipe maintenance has a lot of amazing benefits, plus it also helps your pipes last longer. The more you maintain your pipes, the sooner you are typically able to spot a problem. Simply cleaning out your drains and pipes annually can help you extend the life of your pipes for quite some time. In many instances, this cleaning can keep older pipes from degrading as quickly, allowing them to remain functional for many years beyond what others are getting out of their pipes. On top of pipe and drain cleaning, we also recommend that you have your pipes inspected regularly. This helps your pipes last longer as well because you can literally see a problem on the closed-circuit television feed that comes from the pipe camera. You can then monitor the problem if it is not major, or determine the best method of treatment if the problem is more major.

Why Do My Pipes Keep Clogging?

The best way to determine what is clogging up your pipes is to look at them during a pipe inspection. We take a small camera that we can remotely control, and drive it up and down your pipes. As the camera moves, we can see what is going on in the pipe live. If we see a problem, we can even adjust the camera to see what is going on a bit closer.

Common reasons for clogging include putting chemicals down the pipes leading to erosion, tree roots, and buildup on the inside of the pipe. If you are not careful about what goes down your drains, you could be adding to the clogging problem without realizing it. Pouring things like grease down the drains is going to lead to problems at some point. The same goes with putting anything caustic down the pipes. It will cause the pipes to break down and crack or potentially collapse.

Aging pipes can also be more apt to clog as they are more likely to have a lot of buildup from how long they have been in the ground. The longer pipes stay underground, the more likely they are to begin eroding and to begin to breakdown. If you have not been getting your pipes cleaned and inspected regularly, your old pipes could be leading to the issues you are currently facing.

Can Tree Roots Really Cause a Lot of Plumbing Issues?

One of the most overlooked issues that can happen with pipes on your Beaumont, Banning, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Riverside, Henderson, Hemet, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Indio, California property is tree roots. You don’t think about them much as they are under the ground. If you notice a slow drain, you may not think about tree roots in the top five things that you think the problem may be. However, they can lead to a lot of issues over both the short and the long-term. Trees expand their roots to find more water. This is especially true in the hot, Southern California area. Once a tree root gets inside of a pipe that contains any type of water, it drinks it up and expands. Plus, once the tree realizes that nutrients are coming from that area, it sends more roots that way to drink up more nutrients. This can quickly lead to clogged pipes, leaving you unable to use some, or all, of your plumbing.

Do DIY Plumbing Fixes Actually Harm Your Beaumont Pipes?

We often hear from homeowners and business owners who tried to fix their initial problem with a DIY method, like chemicals. Now, by the time they call us, the problem is not only not fixed, but actually worse. The truth is, chemicals do not belong in your pipes. They can lead to making a clog worse, cracks in your pipes, and even complete pipe collapse if put into a fragile pipe.

Using a snake the wrong way in an attempt to get rid of a clog can also harm pipes that are not in new condition. The metal end can scratch the pipe, or it can get stuck on a piece of debris hanging off of the pipe and pull a chunk of pipe off. If you have a plumbing problem, it is always best that you call in a professional to fix it. The sooner you call in someone who is able to do the job right, the sooner the problem will be solved.

What Signs Should I Look For if I Suspect a Plumbing Leak?

We regularly get calls to help fix leaks in the plumbing. Some of the leaks are incredibly obvious with water spraying everywhere, but these are not the only types of leaks that you may experience. Some of them are far subtler. You may not even notice a small water leak for months or years if you are not sure what to be on the lookout for. Here are some of the signs you need to be paying attention to.

Have you recently noticed that some of your water-based appliances are taking longer to fill than they ever used to? This could be a symptom that your water pipe has a small leak. Another slight symptom that you have a leak could be a slow increase in your water bill. If your habits have stayed the same, but your water bill slowly increases, then you may want to find out if there is something wrong with your pipes.

Another leak symptom occurs in your yard. Does one patch of grass look better, lusher, and greener than ever before, and the grass surrounding it looks the same as normal? This could be due to a leak in your sewer pipe. The grass above the leak is able to get more nutrients, hence the healthier appearance. You may also notice a random puddle on your Banning property. If you have not had any recent weather that would lead to a puddle, make sure to check for other leak symptoms.

Finally, you may notice sewage backing up on to part of your property. This is hazardous and should never be dealt with on your own. Sewage has the potential to carry with it a lot of pathogens, which could make you, your family, your employees, or your customers very sick. If you have a leak, what you want to do is turning off all forms of water in the area if you can do so without getting covered in any debris. Then, you want to call us in to help. Call on us any time of the day or night, and we will come out immediately to help with the problem. We understand that the longer the debris sits, the more dangerous it becomes, so we will rush our closest plumber to the scene to get started right away.

Call on Us at Flow-Pro Plumbing Inc. Today for All Your Plumbing Needs

Plumbing problems are not something to ignore or put off. They are going to get worse as time goes on. As soon as you notice any signs of a problem, contact us. Let us help take care of the problem right, the first time around. Don’t risk the health of your pipes. Doing the wrong thing can make the repairs far more expensive. Instead, reach out to us at Flow-Pro Plumbing Inc. We will come in, figure out what the problem is, and tell you what we can do to fix it. Schedule a time for us to come to your Beaumont, Banning, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Riverside, Henderson, Hemet, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Indio, California home or business today!

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