Greenwood Plumbing & Heating

Servicing Rhode Island and Southern MA
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Keep Your Drains Clean and Your Pipes Happy

The last thing any homeowner wants is their basement to flood after heavy rain or rising waters. Your home’s foundation is most likely well beneath the waterline, which makes it susceptible to excessive water build-up and flooding. A sump pump is used to remove that excess water away from your home, keeping you and your home safe from unwanted, avoidable water damage. They’re also used to remove moisture to prevent the buildup of mold and mildew. Not only is it important to have a sump pump, but it is also important to keep it serviced to ensure optimal water removal efficiency. At Greenwood, we offer professional installation and repairs to make sure your sump pump is working to the best of its ability!

What is Hydro Jetting? Hydro jetting is in fact one of the safest and most effective ways to remove debris from your plumbing lines. This method of cleaning uses a hose that forces a continuous stream of highly pressurized water through your pipeline to remove buildup and clear any clogs from the entire diameter of the pipe. There are many signs to pay attention to that could mean you have a plumbing blockage. These include:

Slow Draining: If it takes minutes for your sink, bathtub, or shower to drain after use, this is a sign that there could be a potential buildup.

Frequent Clogs: If your toilet is constantly getting clogged daily, you may need a drain line cleaning.

Water Backup: If you witness water bubbling up through drains after flushing a toilet, that is a clear sign that there is a buildup in your pipeline.

Mysterious Odors: Whether you smell waste or something else coming from your plumbing fixtures, that means there is a blockage trapping those odors inside.

If you have any concerns, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your pipes with a video camera to pinpoint exactly where the blockage is occurring before any action is taken. After the hydro jetting process is complete, they will re-survey your pipeline to make sure everything is clean, and the problem is dealt with. Considered the next generation of sewer line cleaning, hydro jetting will rid your pipes of any unwanted debris, including grease, roots, dirt, and sand, all while saving you time and money.

We also offer amazing 24/7 emergency septic tank services! Septic tanks are used as your very own onsite sewage treatment facility. They are odorless and out of site to minimize clutter. A durable and reliable septic tank should offer you up to 20 years of use. It is imperative that as a homeowner you try to avoid any emergencies by scheduling professional help for maintenance every two to three years. Maintenance includes water treatment and pumping raw sewage. Luckily, aside from this, it is a maintenance-free piece of your household. One question you may ask yourself is, when does my tank need to be pumped? There are a few telltale signs, such as:

What’s That Smell?

Once your septic tank is full there is nowhere for the odors to go other than back where they came from. If you notice odors coming through your drains, that could mean it is time to get pumped out.

Pooling Water

If you notice marshy areas around where your septic tank is located, that could mean there is a leak due to a drain blockage or from a tank that is too full.

Weak Flush

If you notice a lack of power when flushing your toilets, or if the waste has trouble going and staying down, pumping your tanks could fix this issue.

And the Final Red Flag…

Sewage backs up through drains! This normally happens after the above signs and is a sure sign it’s time for your tank to be pumped!

If you experience any of these issues, it is extremely important to contact us immediately here at Greenwood Plumbing & Heating. Our team will find a solution to any of your septic tank dilemmas. Call (401) 738-9245 today to schedule your inspection!