Backflow is the undesirable reversal of flow of a liquid, gas, or suspended solid into the potable water supply; a backflow preventer is designed to keep this from happening.
Grease Trap Maintenance and Replacement
Grease traps need to be serviced regularly in order to prevent build-up of oils, fats and other solids that can cause bad smells or even block outgoing pipes. Accumulated grease is actually one of the leading causes of sewage pipe blockages.
It is best to schedule routine grease trap maintenance to keep your kitchen waste system functioning efficiently.
If you turn on a faucet in the middle of winter and only a trickle or even nothing comes out, it is probable that your pipes have frozen. If the pipe has not yet burst and you manage to locate the frozen section you could try to thaw it with a hair drier or using towels soaked in boiling water.
However, if you discover any signs of leakage you should immediately turn off the water at the mains and call Aqua Drain right away!
Sump pumps are generally quite reliable so long as they’re regularly maintained. If your basement or crawlspace has a musty smell or you notice signs of mold/mildew growing on walls or floors, your sump pump should be checked.
Hot Water Tanks
You know your tank needs some work if the water only trickles out or runs cold after just a short while. Sometimes all that is needed is to drain the accumulated sediment at the bottom of the tank. Remember that hot water tanks are generally designed to last only 5-10 years and after this time may need to be replaced.
There are many options available, including on-demand hot water heaters that generally consume less energy and could help reduce the cost of your utility bills.
The Water Swabber
The water swabber is our invention! This machine allows us to condense a very large sponge down to a 6” size in order to clean pipes.