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Arlington PlumberMost homeowners have an occasional clog in the sink that is quickly resolved with a couple of plunges or chemical drain remover. Many times plumbing problems reach farther than the homeowner’s experience and knowledge and need to be repaired by a professional. Trying to tackle difficult plumbing problems or projects can end up costing more money than hiring a professional plumber.

Chronic slow and clogging drains that are not quickly resolved need the help of a professional plumber. Stagnant water in drain lines is the perfect place for bacteria and other harmful growths to set up housekeeping. Slow drains are a sign of a bigger problem like a difficult clog far down into the system or a solid object like a toy that is lodged in the drain. Plumbing service technicians can quickly diagnose drain problems by using an advanced line camera. The camera is inserted into the drain and enables the plumber to visualize the problem and make plans for proper removal.
Leaking pipes is another plumbing problem that should be repaired by a professional. Pipe leaks can cause serious water damage to a home resulting in thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs. Plumbers use specialized methods and equipment to detect leaks, even those that are hidden behind walls and under concrete floors. Professional plumbers have the training and experience to employ the best method of repair for leaking pipes. Some repairs are fixed by inserting an epoxy liner into the pipe that runs the length of the pipe sealing small holes, cracks and joint seals that have loosened.
Sewer line problems should also be repaired by a plumber. Leaking sewer pipes are often caused by cracks and holes due to ground shifts, freezing ground, tree roots and corrosion of old materials. Professional plumbers can often replace the sewer line without digging an extensive trench in the yard or driveway. Camera lines are used to find the broken pipe and small access holes are dug at the beginning and end of the affected piece. The pipe can then be repaired by applying an inner coating of epoxy for smaller problems or the pipe can be replaced.
Are you in need of residential plumbing services in the Arlington area? Contact The Plumbing Doctor at 703-525-9280 and schedule a service call today!