The Pipe Surgeon – The Key Elements of A Strong Work Ethic

The Pipe Surgeon, who is also known as Jared Derrico, developed a strong ethic from an early age, not least because he knew that his parents often woke up at 2:30am so they could go to work and put food on the table. He has carried this forward into his own career, which is why he has experienced success as a drain maintenance professional. There are a number of ley elements that demonstrate somebody has a strong work ethic, including the following.

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Going Above And Beyond

Many people are happy to just do the jobs they are paid for without showing any initiative to provide more or be more productive. Those with strong work ethics will go above and beyond to ensure the people they work with are happy and they deliver the best service possible. They do not allow their output to stagnate and are always looking for ways to improve.

Professionalism

Those with strong work ethics understand that they are expected to act in certain ways when in the professional environment. They will wear clothing that is relevant to the work they do, in addition to developing the skills required to communicate with clients and fellow professionals alike. The way they treat others is a sign of the respect they have for the work they do.

Reliability

If people with strong work ethics say something is going to get done, you can feel sure they are telling the truth. They work as hard as possible to keep their promises in order to maintain professional relationships.

The Pipe Surgeon is a drain cleaning specialist based in Saugus, Massachusetts.

 

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The Pipe Surgeon – Signs Your Sewer Pipes Need To Be Cleaned

As a drain maintenance specialist, The Pipe Surgeon tries to help all of his clients with the issue of pipe maintenance. Unfortunately, there will be times when your pipes need to be cleaned properly, but it is often difficult to spot the signs. Blocked sewage pipes, in particular, can be unpleasant at best and damaging to your health at worst, so it is crucial that you understand the signs they offer that tell you they need to be cleaned. Look out for all of the following.

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Water Backing Up

If you start to find that water is backing up in any of the drains in your house, this is a sign that your pipes have become cluttered and the water is finding it difficult to navigate through them. Inspect your drains regularly and take action at the first signs of water getting backed up.

Slower Drainage

While checking your drains regularly is something that you will have to remember to do in your own time, keeping an eye on how well water drains in your sinks and toilets is something you can do every time you use them. Pay attention and consider contacting a professional if you find it takes longer than normal for water to drain.

Gurgling Noises

Have you ever heard gurgling noises coming from your drains when they are in use? This is another sign that they may be getting clogged, so take action as quickly as possible.

Jared Derrico is The Pipe Surgeon and he provides drain cleaning services in Saugus, Massachusetts.

The Pipe Surgeon – How to Maintain a Private Septic System

The Pipe Surgeon knows that if you live in a rural area, you are likely to have a private septic system. Private septic systems are a must when a municipality does not have a sewage system. For example, many homes in Alaska are located off the grid and rely only on solar electricity and private septic systems.

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In short, a septic system is your own sewage management facility. A septic system is usually located in a basement or behind a home, out of sight, and doesn’t emit any odors when property maintained.

Modern septic systems are easy to maintain. A well-constructed septic tank should last a lifetime. This being said, the area where the septic system waste pipes are located will most likely need a treatment or replacement about fifteen years after installation.

To keep your septic system problem-free, you will need to follow several simple rules.

Be careful about what goes into the system. Your septic tank needs to sustain a delicate biological balance, which can be easily upset.

Make sure to not put too much water into the septic tank. A septic tank works because of a natural separation of lighter waste and solid debris. The solids settle on the bottom of the tank while lighter waste, such as oil, eventually moves to the top and forms a scum layer. The liquid between the two layers clarifies and flows out through an outlet pipe. Putting too much water into the tank may cause it to back up.

Also, avoid putting excessive amounts of any chemicals, coffee grounds, cooking oils, paper towels, cigarette butts, or other materials that will not decompose. If you start having issues with your septic tank, call the Pipe Surgeon for help.

The Pipe Surgeon Introduces You to Waterjet – Using Water to Free Water

Many of the tried and true methods of cleaning clogged drains have been in use for decades now. The Pipe Surgeon has had great success freeing up blockages with the use of a snake tool, chemicals, or even just good old fashioned hot water. Interesting enough, there is a method for drain cleaning and unclogging that is gaining a lot of popularity in the industry – the use of a waterjet.

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It makes sense really, use high pressured water to free up and clean out pipes. After all, your home’s plumbing is designed for water in the first place. A waterjet is much safer than using chemicals that may cause damage to pipes, fittings, and other plumbing components. Here is what waterjet use is specifically and some of my most common uses for the service:

1. What is it? – with pumps and hoses water is pressure fed through your home’s plumbing. Special nozzles and pressure adjustments can be used depending on the complexity of the job.

2. What does it Do? – water jets are used to penetrate grease, break up sludge, cut out hardened scale and even break apart tree roots. It also by proxy flushes out the system.

The Pipe Surgeon is one of few plumbing specialists using the water jet in the surrounding Saugus area. Please give me a call for more information about this amazing service.

 

Using Heat on Frozen Pipes – Cautionary Tales from the Pipe Surgeon

The Pipe Surgeon recommends taking as many precautions as possible to avoid frozen pipes. It may sound like a no-brainer, but there’s really no such thing as being too prepared for inclement weather when it comes to your home’s plumbing. Unhooking any outdoor hoses, running the water when the temperature is below freezing, turning water off when you’re out of town, and insulating pipes should all be part of your Winter plumbing routine.

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Of course, there are times when either a lack of preparation or ungodly low temps and wind chills result in the unfortunate event of frozen pipes. The obvious solution would be to heat up the pipes to get the water moving again but even this is a very delicate endeavor and one that should be handled with care and caution.

  1. Be Gradual – you want the water flow of your pipes to slowly come back to operation not all at once where a surge could occur.
  2. Use Light Heat – part of being gradual involves using light heat from something like a hair dryer. Putting a space heater near the pipes can thaw them too fast.
  3. Turn off the Water – this is something that should have been done as the cold weather was approaching but still needs to be done now. You don’t want excess pressure in the system.
  4. Unplug Outdoor Hoses – believe it or not your garden hose could be the source of your frozen pipes as it creates an unsafe pressurization in cold conditions. Unhook it all Winter and especially when thawing.

When all else fails, the first solution is usually the best. Call the Pipe Surgeon to avoid any risk of further damage from the big thaw.

 

The Pipe Surgeon Tips on How to Clear Main Drain Blockage

It goes without saying that the main water pipe entering your home is kind of a big deal. The Pipe Surgeon would like to reiterate that not only does the main drain allow water into your home, it is also the source of water leaving your property as well. It could be argued that the ability for water to be dispersed from your home is even more important than it entering when you consider toilet waste and gray water from showers, laundry, etc.

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The main issue surrounding main drain maintenance is access. Your kitchen or even bathroom area pipes are in relatively close quarters but the main drain extends out into your yard and the nearby property. It’s always best to hire a professional when dealing with the main water supply to your house. Some of our most tried and true methods of solving main drain blockage includes:

Boiling Water – sometimes it takes nothing more than scolding water to start to break down debris and create a clear path through your plumbing system.

Chemicals – whether it be baking soda and vinegar, sodium hydroxide, or household drain cleaner many times chemicals are needed to start to break apart blockages.

Snake Tool – This ‘plumber’s best friend’ uses a more physical approach to clean out a drain.

Water Jet – high-pressured water is great for clearing the gunk off the walls of the pipe.

The Pipe Surgeon recommends professional use for all these methods to avoid risk of plumbing damage and personal injury.