Is Trenchless Sewer Line Repair For You?

Do you need to have work done on your Santa Cruz sewer line but you dread the mess that it can cause and the hassle of replacing parts of your yard afterward? At Rosenthal Plumbing, we can do trenchless sewer repairs in Santa Cruz and the surrounding areas to help you get things fixed without having to dig up your yard. This method often allows us to repair things like broken pipes or pipe bursts faster and with less stress. Call us to speak with an expert plumber from the trusted Santa Cruz plumbing company for over 35 years!

How Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Work?

  1. We start with a sewer line camera inspection, sending a cable down through your pipes via an access point inside your home. This way, our sewer experts can see what needs to be done. The camera has a sensor that we can use to locate your pipes and determine exactly where the repair needs to be made, or if you may need sewer cleaning instead.
  2. We will talk to you about your options for trenchless sewer repair or replacement. If we need to dig a small hole or go in at one place for part of the repair, we’ll let you know and show you exactly where. If you have options for trenchless or non-trenchless repairs, we’ll give you all of that information, too.
  3. If trenchless repairs are right for you, we’ll tell you and get to work as soon as possible. Our plumbers in Santa Cruz will work hard to get the job done right, so you don’t have to worry about your sewer anymore.

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When you need sewer repair, don’t be in despair. Call us at Rosenthal Plumbing and we will get started on your trenchless sewer repairs. Save your yard and save yourself the hassle when you choose us. Call us now for residential or commercial plumbing, sewer and drain help in Santa Cruz!

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Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

If you want to keep your garbage disposal working for you for as long as possible, there are certain items you should avoid putting down it. Certain kinds of food waste should not be dumped there and should be composted instead. These can clog it, get tangled in the blades, or block their rotation so it can’t chop up refuse effectively or require drain cleaning. Here are a few of the worst offenders when it comes to putting things down your garbage disposal:

Grease

Most people think of grease as a liquid because that’s the state it’s in when they put it into their garbage disposals. However, grease cools at relatively warm temperatures, becoming sticky and then a hard mass. Neither of these is good for your garbage disposal! When it hardens into a solid blob it can block the disposal, or if it is sticky it will catch other materials that pass it by, eventually creating a massive, messy drain clog.

Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds might look like they are going down easily, but they can actually become a solid clump in your garbage disposal. They are particularly hard to remove because it’s difficult to get all of the grounds. Over time, coffee grounds can harden like sediment, too, which makes them even more difficult to get out of your disposal.

Bones

Large bones will either spin around with your blades or jam them up so they can’t spin. If these get down into your pipes whole or in large chunks, they are likely candidates to cause clogs there, too. Toss them in the trash instead.

Eggshells

Some people will tell you to put eggshells down your garbage disposal because they will sharpen the blades but we are here to tell you to beware of this myth! The membrane inside the shell is tougher than it seems and it can wrap around the shredding mechanism, causing it to jam up.

If you do have problems with your garbage disposal, contact us at Rosenthal Plumbing right away. We’ll have a expert Santa Cruz plumber inspect the issue and get it shredding away for you again in no time. Give us a call!

The Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Flush Down the Toilet

With some people hoarding all the toilet paper, pipes across the country are overflowing because people are using TP substitutes and still trying to flush them. Avoid this problem and having to call a plumber for emergency drain and sewer services by not putting any of the following items down the toilet!

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1) Wipes of Any Type

Baby wipes, cosmetic wipes, any type of wet wipes…your plumbing isn’t made to handle them. They don’t disintegrate like toilet paper and they get stuck a lot more easily. They also clump together over time to form clogs you don’t even want to think about.

2) Paper Towels

It’s paper, right? Wrong! Paper towels (and napkins, for that matter) are more robust than toilet paper and so they don’t get as small to fit through your pipes. Bag them up and throw them away if you have to, but don’t put them down the toilet!

3) Feminine Hygiene Products

Pads and tampons can actually expand when they get wet, which makes flushing them a total no-go. Wrap them or bag them and put them in the trash can instead!

4) Q-Tips and Cotton Balls

These don’t break down at all, so they’re great if you want to have something clump together in your pipes to create massive clogs. Once again, put them in the trash where they belong or don’t use them at all. In fact, we don’t really care what you do with them as long as they don’t go in your toilet!

5) Hair

Hair might be organic but that doesn’t mean that it’s not going to cause clogs. Since hair actually doesn’t break very easily, it can form massive clogs. When it combines with things like grease or dental floss, it makes for massive problems that are costly to remove.

Don’t create a plumbing problem for yourself. Dispose of these items in the proper way and avoid a major clog in your pipes so you won’t have to call Rosenthal Plumbing for drain cleaning anytime soon! If you do get a clogged toilet or it just won’t flush, try the tips in this blog post, or give us at Rosenthal a call.

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