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 – How To Keep Your Kitchen Drains Clean

As a drain cleaning specialist The Pipe Surgeon, whose real name is Jared Derrico, often works with clients who are experiencing issues with their kitchen drains. These are some of the most difficult drains to maintain, as food preparation and utensil cleaning often lead to a lot of things being poured down sinks and flushed into pipes that shouldn’t be there. If you wish to maintain your kitchen drains as well as possible, keep these pointers in mind.

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Be Careful With Grease

Grease buildup can be a common problem with kitchen drains, so it is crucial you know how to deal with it. While using hot water is recommended in most situations, it may melt grease. While this makes it easier to pour down the sink, it also encourages the grease to coat the inside of your pipes. If you must pour grease down your pipes, use cold water to keep it in a solid state, so it runs straight through the pipe.

Avoid Food Waste

There is no reason to allow food waste to go down your kitchen drain, as it just results in the buildup of materials that can clog the pipes. Remove any waste from your dishes before cleaning them in the sink and remember that even the smallest things can lead to problems later on.

Maintain The Sink

Your sink needs to be cleaned properly to ensure the pipes attached to it work well. Use drain cleaner and clean the sink at least once a month to ensure everything stays in top shape.

The Pipe Surgeon is a drain maintenance specialist who is based 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 – Using Commercial Drain Cleaners and Unclogging Waste Drains

The Pipe Surgeon first learned plumbing at a vocational school. He then continued learning about the craft at his first job, later opening his own business. He knows everything there is to know about cleaning drains.

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Most commercial drain cleaners have lye as the active ingredient. Lye dissolves hair and soap scums almost instantly. All you have to do is pour a few cups of a commercial cleaner down the drain, follow it with hot water, and you are done. This is an effective technique for keeping your drains clean and unclogging your sinks. However, too much of a strong cleaner can lead to potential problems. Most strong commercial drain cleaners are not safe for your pipes if used in large amounts. Make sure to read the instructions on the label and follow them carefully.

One of the easiest ways to unclog your waste drains is by using clean-outs, or access points on the waste drain line with removable caps. The National Plumbing Code states that clean-outs need to be placed at least every hundred linear feet of horizontal waste lines. The number of clean-outs is even higher when the bends of horizontal sections of pipes exceed 135 degrees.

Clean-outs in your home are located under sinks, sticking out of exterior walls, and randomly under the floor, but not hidden under the soil. If you know where the clean-outs are located in your home, you can use this knowledge to do easy waste line maintenance by yourself by using a pair of pliers or a wrench to remove the cover of a clean-out. Then use an auger to clear clogs.

It is always smart to have a professional such as the Pipe Surgeon to conduct regular inspections of your waste drains.

The Pipe Surgeon – How to Fix Tub and Shower Drains

Like the Pipe Surgeon says, if your shower or tub are not draining, the first thing you want to make sure is that it is an isolated issue. For example, if your sink also has a clog it may be a coincidence, but it also may be that your main drain has an issue. You can be 100% certain that your problem is with the main drain if your sink drains into your tub. This could mean that you need to use a drain cleaning service or that a drum trap needs to be cleaned.

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If in addition to a plugged shower and sink drain your toilet also won’t flush, then the problem definitely lies with the drain that leads into the bathroom fixtures. However, if the problem is just with your tub or shower, then you can do certain things yourself that may fix the issue.

Just like the bathroom sinks, tub and shower drain pipes can get soap and hair clogs. This combination guarantees that clogs will happen. The scum from the soap solidifies as it goes down the drain. It can also cause hairs to bind together. This mass grows bigger and bigger with every bath or shower that you take. Regularly pouring boiling clean water down the drain can help dissolve this mass, sending it down the drain.

When working with shower drains, you want to use an auger and feed its head through the drain opening. It is always better to salvage the clog than to push it further down the drain. Sometimes it’s not easy to do, and that’s when you want to use the services of a professional such as The Pipe Surgeon.

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.