Here are 4 signs you need drain cleaning—and when to call Reimer

If you’re a homeowner, you know that—every now and then—you have to deal with clogged drains. Gross! But, often, the problem is more serious than a DIYer might expect. In fact, if you have a clogged drain that doesn’t clear with water or the garbage disposal, you need to call in the professionals for drain cleaning services here in Buffalo.

Signs you need drain cleaning services here in Buffalo

1. Bad odors

When a clog develops somewhere in the pipes, the odor can make its way through the sink or tub. Most of the time, the smell is a result of food or grease being trapped in the pipe, unable to be washed out. This is a good instance in which otherwise-solid DIY methods, such as putting baking soda and vinegar down the drain, might not be enough to clear a solid clog. Instead, call in Reimer to have us use our specialized tools to clear even the most stubborn clogs and odors.

2. Slow draining

Another sign you need a home drain cleaning is when it takes a while for water to completely drain from a sink. This is typically caused by a clog further down the line. You need to address this issue right away because eventually, the sink may not drain at all.

If you have multiple drains that aren’t draining, turn off your water to your home and call Reimer for emergency plumbing service. This could be a warning sign of a sewer blockage.

3. Constant use of liquid drain cleaner

Many homeowners rely on liquid drain cleaner when a clog forms. We don’t recommend using liquid drain cleaners for many reasons. First, the chemicals within them are highly corrosive. When you’re using a drain cleaner to eat away at the clog, it also has the potential to eat away at the inner walls of the pipe. Second, these chemicals are dangerous to keep around your home. Finally, they’re not always effective at clearing the most common type of clogs caused by grease.

4. Gurgling noises

Pay attention when water goes down the drain. You may hear something akin to gurgling. This is a result of a clog that is causing oxygen to bubble back up to the surface. This usually indicates a partial clog, but when homeowners are not careful, full-blown blockages can develop.

Call Reimer for emergency plumbing services in Buffalo

For nearly a century now, Reimer Home Services has been helping the people of Buffalo, New York enjoy their homes more. Contact us today to get started.

Here’s why you should consider getting a new furnace before winter

With winter right around the corner, it’s finally time to give your air conditioner a break. However, that means your furnace is in for a good workout, considering the winters we’re known for here in Western New York. If you need a new furnace, now’s the time to make the switch. In this blog, we’ll review the reasons you should consider getting a new furnace before winter.

A Reimer technician installs a new furnace in Buffalo, NY.Get the reliability of a new system

If you have a furnace that’s nearing retirement, it might be a good idea to switch to a new furnace, professionally installed by the professionals here at Reimer. After all, the last thing you want is for this to be the last winter for your older furnace, which means you’re stuck replacing the system on the coldest days and nights of the year.

It almost goes without saying, but a new furnace is far less likely to break down than an older system that is 10, 15, 0r 20 years old. Plus, if that new system does have problems, it’s covered by the manufacturer’s warranty—a guarantee that has probably long since expired for your old furnace.

Boost your energy-efficiency

The most important feature homeowners want out of their HVAC system is energy-efficiency. After all, who doesn’t love saving money? Here’s the bad news: that older furnace that you’ve been putting up with just isn’t saving you money. In fact, it’s probably costing you far more in energy costs than a new energy-efficient system would.

Improve your home’s comfort

Of course, there’s the reason you have a furnace in the first place: your comfort. Older furnaces often struggle to keep up with the demand in your home; they run constantly and noisily, but can’t keep up with your heating needs. As a result, you’ll probably see hot and cold spots in your home—places where your home is freezing even as other rooms feel like they’re boiling.

Reimer specializes in installing new furnaces that are perfectly sized for your home. Here’s what that means: a furnace that is too small will struggle to meet your heating needs, while a system that’s too large will be constantly turning off-and-on, giving you poor performance and higher energy bills. At Reimer, we work to find the “Goldilocks” system for your home: just right.

For a free in-home estimate on a new furnace, call Reimer

When you need new furnace installation, you need to contact the professionals at Reimer Home Services. You should contact us online if you have any questions related to our services or products, and we’ll get back to you shortly.