4 signs you need your drains cleaned by the team at Reimer

Every homeowner, at some point, has had to deal with a clogged drain before. Even though they are very unpleasant to deal with, a clogged drain is also inevitable. There are many DIY fixes out there on the internet, but the truth is that the problem could be much more serious than you can handle. If you have a clogged drain that does not become clear with running water or—if it is in your kitchen sink—by running the garbage disposal, you might be seeing the signs you need your drains cleaned.

It’s time to call in the professionals at Reimer to handle all of your drain cleaning service needs here in the greater Buffalo area.

Slow-draining bathroom sinks are one of the signs you need your drains cleaned.

Slow-draining bathroom sinks are one of the signs you need your drains cleaned.

What are the signs you need your drains cleaned?

Here are a few things that immediately signal that you may be in need of a professional drain cleaning:

1. Foul odors

The number one sign of a clogged drain will be an odor that you can’t ignore. When the clog has developed somewhere deep in the pipes, the odor will start to make its way through and out of the sink or bathtub drain. More often than not, the kitchen sink smell is the result of food or grease trapped deep inside the pipe, unable to be washed down by the force of water out of the faucet.

This is a perfect example of when a DIY method of using baking soda and vinegar probably would not work. If the clog is that solid, the DIY mixture will not be enough to penetrate the clog and clear it. In contrast, our experienced and professional plumbers here at Reimer have the specialized tools to clear any clog, in any drain of your home.

2. Slow draining

If you start to notice that your sink or tub is draining more slowly than normal, you may be developing a clog. Even though your sink may eventually drain, clogs located further down the pipes may be difficult to clear with store bought tools. You may not think you have to address this problem immediately, but the drain or pipe will eventually become so clogged that it will not drain at all.

If you notice that multiple drains in your home are not draining properly, you could have an even bigger problem: a sewer blockage. If this is happening to you, turn off the water supply to your home and call us as soon as possible. There’s nothing worse than when sewage begins to seep up your pipes and into your home.

3. Increased use of liquid drain cleaner

If you’re a homeowner, you have more than likely used liquid drain cleaner to deal with a clog in your home. This is something we NEVER recommend using. The chemicals in liquid drain cleaner are highly corrosive and can cause serious damage to the pipes of your home. Even though the cleaner can break down and eat away at the clog, it also has the potential to harm the inner walls of the pipe. Also, these chemicals are very dangerous to keep around your home, especially if you have small children around. Finally, these cleaners are also not always effective at clearing the most common type of clogs caused by—you guessed it—grease.

4. Strange noises

If you begin to hear an unfamiliar sound when water starts to go down the drain, this could be a sign of a clog forming. It will most likely sound like a gurgling noise once the water starts to drain. The clog is causing oxygen to bubble back up to the surface of your drain, and may be the first sign of a clog forming. If you ignore this and do not take proper steps to remove it, it can quickly become a full-fledged blockage in the pipe.

If you suspect a partial or full clog in any drain in your home, call Reimer today!

We’ll start by inspecting the drain and seeing what the extent of the problem is. This may involve using either a snake tool or a small camera to inspect the clog. This will help us to determine what the best remedy is for clearing the blockage. Once we’ve reviewed this plan with you, we’ll provide you with an upfront quote for the cost of the service.

Depending on the type of clog, we’ll use either a specialized snake tool to remove the clog or a water jet tool to flush it out. We also have other equipment, such as plungers and chemicals, that we’ll use if needed. In the case of a more drastic problem, we’ll work our way up to more advanced solution to clear the drain.

Our plumbers are experienced professionals with years of experience and training. We also offer 24/7 emergency services and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our work. So call us any time, day or night, when you need plumbing help!

Here’s why you need a summer AC tune-up from the Reimer team

A Reimer technician completes a summer AC tune-up in Buffalo, NY.

Call Reimer for a summer AC tune-up here in Buffalo, NY.

Most of us don’t think about the life expectancy of our air conditioner on a day-to-day basis. However, every day you use your air conditioner means more wear-and-tear on the system, especially as it gets older. The mechanical and electrical components inside of your unit go through wear-and-tear with constant, everyday use during the hotter months of the year. If these parts are not repaired and replaced when needed, it can lead to an emergency system shutdown, resulting in no cool airflow for your home until the system is repaired by one of our experienced technicians.

Having regular AC maintenance performed on your system by our technicians will help ensure that it is working properly and cooling your home correctly and efficiently. You can schedule an AC tune-up with our team today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to make it through the summer without any unexpected breakdowns.

Here are a few huge benefits of scheduling a tune-up with the team at Reimer Home Services:

Fewer, less-frequent repairs

The number one benefit of scheduling an air conditioner tune-up is that you won’t have to deal with costly repairs as often. It has been said that every penny you spend on your annual HVAC tune-ups can save you up to a dollar in repairs. We’ll take those odds any day! With the proper care and maintenance that comes with our seasonal tune-ups, air conditioner breakdowns are way less likely to happen.

Not only does this save you money in the long run, it gives you that peace of mind knowing that you and your family will stay cool all summer with a unit that is less likely to have an emergency breakdown.

The experienced staff here at Reimer Home Services will thoroughly inspect your cooling system and perform any necessary repairs right then and there, on the spot, helping to prevent any problems from happening before your unit has a chance to breakdown from it. This ensures that small problems do not develop into bigger and costlier problems in the future. This means you won’t have to be sweating it out in your home on the hottest night of the year due to an unexpected breakdown.

Lower energy bills

Once you schedule an AC tune-up with the team at Reimer, our technicians will make sure your AC is running at its maximum efficiency. The cooling device will require less power to cool down your home. As a result, your energy bills won’t be as high because your unit is not using as much energy.

On the other hand, if you do not regularly maintain your AC unit, it will have to strain to keep up and keep your home cooled. This will likely result in skyrocketing energy bills.

Longer lifespan of your system

Another long-term benefit of scheduling regular AC checkups with Reimer is that it will more than likely result in the increased lifespan of your cooling unit. It’s no secret that a new air conditioner is not cheap, and will likely cost you thousands of dollars. For most households, a new AC unit is a major expense they are not prepared for.

If you are consistently having your system tuned-up by an experienced air conditioner technician, you can rest easy and enjoy efficient cooling for a long time ahead. Take care of your system and it will take care of you.

Get optimal cooling

Scheduling seasonal tune-ups with our team ensures that your AC unit optimally cools your entire home. Your rooms will remain cool and comfortable even when it’s upwards of 90 degrees outside. This reduces the chance for having those “hot spots” in your home. The AC unit will produce enough cooling throughout the house, resulting in maximum comfort for everyone inside.