<![CDATA[Drain Cleaning Las Vegas - Blog]]>Sat, 27 May 2017 12:48:20 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Las Vegas Sewer Camera Inspection]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 04:10:22 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/las-vegas-sewer-camera-inspectionsewer cameraSewer camera
Have a stoppage in your sewer line? Our sewer camera inspection in Las Vegas can help determine the problem.

MG Drain Cleaning Services offers a sewer camera inspection that will show the inside condition of the main sewer line for residential system.
Las Vegas drain and sewerClogs in the drain pipes may require the digging up of the lawn or breaking down the concrete slab. This is a labor intensive process and can cost a lot of money.

Our video camera inspection is the only absolute solution to finding the root of the problem that you are having. Instead of doing a blind inspection or simply guessing, our techs will know exactly what the problem is and where it is exactly in the line. Not only does this save time, but it also saves you from having to dig up your yard to find the problem. We always work with a sense of urgency to make sure we take care of each and every one of our clients.

During a video inspection, a camera is inserted into the interior of the sewer pipe and sends back live video feed of the condition and blockage in your sewer line.
Our video inspection equipment is also equipped with locators to determine the location and depth of the sewer line damage from above ground. This allows to pinpoint the problem and  repair if required. Video inspections can tell many things including if you have root intrusion, collapsed pipes, offset pipe joints, or a broken pipe.


Give us a call today to schedule a video camera inspection.
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<![CDATA[Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service Las Vegas]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:28:05 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/sewer-and-drain-cleaning-service-las-vegasroto rooter
I get so many questions about drain problems, there is not a standard or simple answer to any drain problem you may be having. But this is kind of a guide to the warning signs and a "what not to do" plan.

Most people will say "I have this clog and I used every kind of drain cleaner from Drano to liquid plumber and I even cleaned out the trap and ran a snake down the drain and nothing, it is still clogged". Let me say this first "CHEMICALS DO NOT WORK" .
If you have a small amount of hair in the trap, yes it will clean that but a plunger will do the same. 

Please, save your money and don't buy that junk. Cleaning out the trap is great if the clog is in the trap. Sometimes it is, most times it is further down the line than in the trap. So what do you do?
If the clog is persistent it may not be a DIY situation. You should find an affordable plumber to complete the job for you.

Let's start with a kitchen Sink clog.

In a single bowl sink, (with water in the sink) put the plunger in the sink over the drain and push and pull without letting the plunger come away from the sink until you pull it away to see if it worked. Don't spend more than 5 minutes on this. If you did not clear it in 5 minutes, you will not clear it with a plunger. In a double bowl sink you will need to have someone hold the stopper down tight in one bowl while you plunge the other bowl. If you have a disposal, plunge the side without the disposal because if you have a dishwasher without an air gap you may be plunging this dirty water into your dishwasher and if you used chemicals this can be a bad thing, another reason not to use chemicals. As with the single bowl, if you don't get it in 5 minutes give up.

Now it's time to deal with the fact that this clogged drain is more than just a dirty trap. You have two choices:
 1.- Call a plumber.
 2.-  Go rent a snake from the local tool rental store.
 In the long run, for many reasons, you would be far better off, just calling a plumber. But if you are willing to take the risks and possible end up calling a plumber anyway, go rent the snake. Maybe you should not try this yourself, have it done by a professional drain cleaner.

Note: drain cleaning machines can be very dangerous; you can be badly injured with it. You will need a snake long enough to go from under your kitchen all the way to the main drain line in the house. So a small hand snake may not do anything, because it did not reach the clog. If a drain line goes 50 feet and the clogged section of the pipe is between 20 and 30 feet down the line a 25 foot snake will not clear the clog.

When I run water down my sink, water comes up in the sink or tub down stair.

This happens when the two drain lines are tied together before they run into the main drain. When the drain gets clogged passed the lower fixture, the water from the upper fixture has no place to go so it backs up in the lower fixture. To solve this you will need to run a snake from the lower fixture to the main drain.

When I run my washing machine, water backs up in the tub and my toilet bubbles. 

This may be a local stoppage, or a main line stoppage, If you have a septic tank, it may be full. I know you want to try to fix this yourself, but you are much better off calling a Plumber and or a  septic contractor. This is why:

1.- If your septic tank is full, there is nothing you can do, but have it cleaned.

2.- You may need a large powerful drain cleaning machine, running a machine like this is extremely dangerous, the snake can get stuck in the pipe, costing you thousand of dollars and damage to your home to remove it. Not to mention you may damage the pipe under the ground or your septic tank.

3.- The snake may go the wrong way in the pipe and destroy one of your toilet.

4.- You can spend the whole day fighting with this and still end up having to call a plumber.

MG Drain Cleaning Services
(702) 480-8070
​"The experience makes the difference"

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<![CDATA[Hydro Jetting Las Vegas]]>Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:26:11 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/hydro-jetting-las-vegashydro jetting service
Hydro Jetting Main Sewer Line Service.
Hydro-jetting is the latest technology that uses extremely high-pressure jets of water to literally “blast” out clogged pipes, destroy sludge accumulation and slice and dice through intruding tree roots like a precision laser beam.

At 3,000 to 4,000 PSI the water pressure is enough to blast away the central blockage. At the same time the surge of high-pressure water from hydro jetting equipment flushes out debris from the point of obstruction and out of the premises.

Initially the intense pressure may give cause to concern. However, hydro jetting is known to cause the LEAST trauma to the interior walls of pipes because there is no heavy-duty snake or metal cable involved as with other methods.

Our Hydro jetting system successfully clears and cleans all drains from 1-1/2 inches home drains to large restaurants sewer lines.

Hydro Jetting Las VegasOver time drains can become clogged. Debris, such as grease and soap, can stick to the insides of the pipe causing your drains to not work properly. Often times drain cleaning can remedy clogged pipes, however not all clogs are the same and some require a more specific type of cleaning such as hydro-jetting. Hydro jetting, also referred to as water jetting, is a useful tool for drains and lines needing a more aggressive solution.

What is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting is a type of professional plumbing procedure that is used to remove stubborn debris from plumbing and sewage pipes. A high pressure blast of water is shot through the pipes and continues to move rapidly through the piping system scouring all the debris from the drain lines. This process uses up to 3,000 PSI water and delivers up to 4 gallons of water per minute through nozzles specifically designed for this type of water pressure.

Benefits of Hydro Jetting
Highly Effective: Hydro jetting is extremely effective in removing debris that regular drain snakes are unable to get to. It is often used to remove tenacious obstructions such as tree roots.
Thorough Cleaning: The high pressure water is also effective in removing gunk, mineral, and bacteria build up.
Environmentally Friendly: Unlike other drain clearing methods, hydro jetting uses only water to clear drains. No harsh chemicals are used making this method extremely environmentally friendly.
Professional Hydro Jetting Services
MG Drain Cleaning Services is specially trained to deal with complicated drain and pipe clogging issues. We have serviced hundreds of drain lines in the last 16 years and have a wide variety of equipment to accommodate all drain and sewer line sizes.
Our professional drain cleaners will also perform a camera inspection to make sure your drain is clear and flowing properly. Contact us today to learn more about our hydro jetting service.

MG Drain Cleaning Services
(702) 480-8070

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<![CDATA[Detectando fugas de agua]]>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:31:33 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/detectando-fugas-de-aguaPicture


Las fugas silenciosas en nuestras casas pueden ser difíciles de detectar. Una llave de agua o sanitarios goteando donde constantemente está corriendo el agua son problemas obvios, pero a veces existen fugas que están escondidas y pueden desperdiciar
más de 100 galones de agua por día.  Mire un video de como localizar fugas de agua en su hogar.



La siguiente prueba se debe de conducir cada seis meses para detectar fugas de agua:

  1. Para identificar las fugas no aparentes, asegúrese de no estar consumiendo agua adentro o afuera de la casa. También, apague los siguientes aparatos electrodomésticos: filtros automáticos para piscina, llaves de lavabo, lavadoras de ropa y lavaplatos.
  2. Observe el marcador del medidor de agua y registre la lectura y la posición de la flecha del marcador. Espere unos 10 minutos y observe el medidor. Cualquier movimiento indica una fuga.
  3. También puede observar el indicador de flujo (con forma de triángulo), el cual está localizado en la parte superior de la carátula del medidor. El indicador de flujo se moverá cuando esté pasando agua por el medidor.
  4. Si su medidor no tiene un indicador de flujo, observe la manecilla de registro (similar a la segunda manecilla en un reloj de pulso). Su movimiento indica que hay una fuga de agua.
Si identifica una fuga de agua, corrija el problema, algunas reparaciones pudieran requerir de un plomero certificado.

Su sanitario pudiera tener una de las fugas más fáciles de rectificar. Si su sanitario tiene más de un año de que fue instalado, el tapón de corriente del tanque pudiera estar dejando escapar el agua.

Para probar si existen fugas, agregue una pequeña cantidad de colorante para alimentos al agua del tanque. Espere unos 10 minutos y observe la taza del sanitario. Si observa colorante en la taza, existe una fuga. Un tapón de corriente del tanque es económico y fácil de instalar. Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame a la línea de la conservación del agua al (702) 258-AGUA.


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(702) 480-8070
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<![CDATA[Las Vegas plumber (blog)]]>Sun, 08 Jan 2017 02:41:47 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/las-vegas-plumber-blogPlumbers protect the health of the nation
​Can your Las Vegas plumber or plumbing contractor handle your specific plumbing problem?


Before you hire a Las Vegas plumber, you may want to keep in mind the area of plumbing service they specialize in.


You may find a plumber in Las Vegas that can also handle your sewer lines.


Some Las Vegas plumbers are also able to handle your homes Air Conditioning service issues as well.


Whether you live in Henderson NV, Las Vegas or North Las Vegas, you should be able to choose from many different experienced and licensed Las Vegas area plumbers.


To find the right Las Vegas Nevada plumbing company, look for which plumbing contractors in Las Vegas have the most experience for the particular plumbing service you need.


While some Las Vegas plumbers may be able to handle a bathroom remodeling projects, others may only deal with service and repair. Most plumbers will be able to take care of water heater issues.


For plumbing problems like sewer repairs and blocked drains, does your Las Vegas plumber have the proper equipment necessary?

From drain cleaning to plumbing construction, plumbing installation or plumbing service and repair, some Las Vegas plumbing companies do it all.


Would you need to contact a Las Vegas plumbing company if you had a clogged drain? What about a clogged toilet? If You are a do it yourself homeowner, you might give it a go, but there may be a bigger plumbing problem causing what may seem to be a small problem.

An experienced professional Las Vegas drain cleaner should have sewer and drain camera equipment to find the cause of the problem or blockage. Imagine a sewer problem backing up into your home. You need to know what is causing that.


For other issues like a leaking pipe or other major plumbing repairs, you would probably want to call in a licensed Las Vegas plumbing contractor. A licensed residential Nevada plumber should have the proper plumbing tools and plumbing experience to handle most plumbing issues like the installation and repair of items such as: Toilets, garbage disposals, water heaters and sump pumps.


When it comes to building a new home or a remodel, you may require a separate plumbing permit and inspection for the job.


There may also be special insurance, licensing or zoning requirements in Clark County. Check for local regulations and ask your Nevada plumber if they are aware and in compliance.

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<![CDATA[How to Turn Off a Residential Main Water Valve]]>Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:34:50 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/how-to-turn-off-a-residential-main-water-valvewater meter valveWater meter box

​Main water valves are usually located near the sidewalk.

Earthquakes, unexpected frosts and even basic wear and tear can cause your pipes to burst or spring leaks, and in the time it takes for a plumber to arrive, huge quantities of water can flood your home. In the event of an emergency, knowing where your main water valve is and how to turn it off can save you thousands of dollars in damage. Locate your main water valve, point it out to your family members and test it every few months to make sure it is still in working order.

1.-Locate your water meter. If you live in a warm climate, it is probably either attached to an exterior wall of the house or in a compartment in the ground beside the house. If you live in a cold climate, the meter is probably inside the house, generally in the basement if the building has one.

2.-Look for valves attached to the water meter. If there are two valves, select the one closest to the house or farthest from the street. If the meter is outdoors and there aren't any valves beside it, follow the pipe that extends from the meter to the house. If there is no valve anywhere along the line, go inside and locate the place in the basement or on the ground floor where the pipe enters the house. Continue following the pipe until you find a valve, which should be near the wall and easy to reach.

3.-Turn the valve clockwise to close it and shut off the water. If the valve is a gate valve, with a handle shaped like a small wheel, this may require several full rotations. If you can't turn the valve by hand, use a crescent wrench. If the valve is a ball valve, with a handle shaped like a Popsicle stick, its full range of motion is 90 degrees. Turn it so it is perpendicular to the pipe.

4.-Test the water flow by turning on a faucet somewhere in the house. Water should flow briefly while it drains from the pipe, and then the flow should stop. If it doesn't, you've turned off the wrong valve. Return to the water meter and look for another valve earlier on the water line.

MG Drain Cleaning Services
"Sewer and drain cleaning Las Vegas"
(702) 480-8070
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<![CDATA[Baking Soda as Drain Unclogger]]>Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/baking-soda-as-drain-uncloggerDrain cleanerNatural drain cleaner

To get your drain running again (without resorting to chemicals worthy of a hazmat suit) pour ½ cup soda, then ½ cup vinegar, down a
clogged drain. Cover it with a wet cloth, wait 5 minutes, uncover, and flush with steaming-hot water.


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<![CDATA[Cómo arreglar un inodoro]]>Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:30:00 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/como-arreglar-un-inodoroPicture
El tanque del retrete es donde tiene lugar toda la instalación sanitaria más importante del retrete. El propósito del tanque es contener el agua necesaria para descargar el retrete y ocultar los aparatos de plomería que llenan y vacían el tanque.

Destape cualquier tanque de retrete y en el interior encontrará a menudo componentes muy diferentes. ¿Por qué? Bien, las nuevas tecnologías y los nuevos materiales han evolucionado durante las últimas décadas, pero finalmente, hay sólo dos componentes principales con diversas variaciones. Los dos componentes principales son:

La válvula de llenado y la válvula de descarga

La válvula de llenado es el mecanismo que llena el tanque de agua. También se le conoce como válvula de flotador o a veces como válvula de reabastecimiento. Se presenta en cuatro variaciones:
  • Válvula de llenado tipo émbolo.
  • Válvula de llenado tipo diafragma.
  • Válvula de llenado tipo taza.
  • Válvula de llenado tipo sin flotación.

Válvulas de llenado de retrete / Válvula de flotador

La Válvula de descarga es la que libera el agua almacenada en el tanque, cierra el flujo de agua en el retrete y permite que el tanque se llene para usarlo nuevamente. Es el ensamble que cierra al llegar a lo alto del tanque e incluye el tubo de desagüe y el asiento de la válvula. La válvula de descarga tiene dos variaciones comunes que se usan para sellar el asiento de la válvula:

Asiento de caucho de flotador o Flotador (asiento de válvula)

Válvulas de descarga

La válvula de descarga puede causar el estrechamiento del hule del flotador o del flotador para controlar el flujo del agua al retrete.
Los flotadores son comunes en las válvulas de descarga nuevas y se conectan al brazo de la manija mediante una cadena.

Flotador del tanque del retrete

Los flotadores son más comunes en en las válvulas de descarga de los estilos antiguos y están diseñados para salir y entrar en la abertura de la válvula. El flotador está conectado al brazo de la manija mediante un brazo guía unido al tubo de desagüe.

Tanques de retrete con flotador

Son dos tipos de válvulas de flotador son las más usadas. Son la válvula de llenado y el diafragma tipo válvula de llenado válvulas de flotadores.

La combinación de flotador y de válvula o diafragma de llenado o flotador se han usado en los retretes durante muchas décadas. El flotador está hueco y flota en la superficie del agua mientras se llena el tanque. Cuando el agua llega al nivel deseado, el flotador mueve el brazo del flotador y cierra el flujo de agua de la válvula del flotador. Doblando el brazo del flotador puede “ajustar” el punto en que el agua se cierra y deja de llenarse el tanque.

Problema: El retrete pierde agua constantemente

Posibles soluciones:

La cadena de descarga está desconectada de la manija o está retorcida impidiendo la debida posición de flujo del flotador.Suelte el cable o cadena.El flotador está rozando la pared del tanque.El tipo de válvula de flotador o diafragma no cierra completamente. La curvatura del brazo del flotador ya no lo empuja al agua lo suficiente.El nivel de agua del tanque es demasiado alto y el agua sale por el tubo de desagüe. Ajuste el nivel de agua en el tanque.La válvula de descarga no sella. Revise el flotador o la ranita y reemplácelos si están usados o blandos.Asegúrese de que el cable o cadena está estirado y que el flotador del tanque entra en el centro de la abertura de la válvula de descarga.Reemplace el flotador propenso a producir fugas.Reemplace Reemplace la válvula del flotador que falla.

Problema: La manija del retrete está suelta

Posibles soluciones:

Conecte nuevamente el cable o cadena de la manija.Ajuste la tuerca de la manija en el interior del tanque. Tiene varias vueltas, así que gire en el sentido de las manecillas del reloj para ajustarla.

Problema: Agua en el piso

Posibles soluciones:

Apriete en el tanque la conexión que tira agua.Apriete los pernos del tanque.En verano se crea condensación, aísle el interior del tanque.Reemplace el anillo de silicona en la base del retrete.

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<![CDATA[¿Porque se tapan las tuberias?]]>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:37:21 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/porque-se-tapan-las-tuberiasPicture
¿POR QUÉ SE TAPAN LAS TUBERÍAS?

EL TAPONAMIENTO DE TUBERÍAS ES MUY FRECUENTE, ALGUNOS DATOS SOBRE ESTO:

Una de las razones principales por la que se tapan las tuberías es por el mal uso, tal como, botar la grasa o el aceite de cocinar por la tubería y peor aún el uso del triturador de desperdicios.
El triturador de desperdicios es el mayor causante de que se tapen las tuberías. Si las personas fueran más cuidadosas con el uso de las tuberías se evitarían muchos dolores de cabeza. Pero en el caso de que su tubería ya esté tapada o tenga acumulación, hay solución para su problema.
No todo el que tenga una máquina de destapar sabe o entiende como se debe de utilizar eficazmente para que no solamente destapen la obstrucción si no que limpien la tubería para que ésta no se vuelva a tapar en 6 meses o un año.
Hoy en día hay más tecnología para destapar y limpiar las tuberías. Cuando se utiliza la máquina común de destapar que tienen todos los plomeros solamente se está destapando la tubería pero no se está limpiando.
Si la tubería solo se destapa y no se limpia, la acumulación de los desperdicios que están pegados a las paredes de la tubería causará que la tubería se tape frecuentemente causándole un gasto a usted innecesario de cada 6 meses a un año.
Con la máquina Hydro Jetter para destapar y limpiar las tuberías con agua a presión, usted tendrá la tubería tan limpia como cuando la casa fue construida de nueva.
Esta máquina limpia las paredes de la tubería utilizando agua, no químicos que dañan las tuberías permanentemente. De igual forma con presurizado de tuberías obtenemos el mismo resultado eficiente a la hora de destapar.

MG Drain Cleaning Services
(702) 480-8070
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<![CDATA[Low water pressure]]>Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMThttp://draincleaning.vegas/blog/low-water-pressurePicture
Low Water Pressure

If you're experiencing a decrease in water pressure at your property, the issue is typically within your plumbing system. The list below may help you identify the cause of the low pressure at your property.

Water Softeners

In many cases, the cause of a sudden change or decrease in home water pressure is the result of a water softener. If it has been a while since your water softener was serviced, you may want to consider having a professional service technician evaluate your water softener’s condition.

Depending on the type of water softener and plumbing configuration at your property, you may be able to troubleshoot low-pressure issues caused by your water softener. One option is to temporarily put the softener on by-pass and see if pressure increases. If it does, the low pressure is probably caused by the water softener and it may need to be serviced or possibly replaced.

Pressure Reducing Valve

If the low pressure is at every faucet in the home and you have a pressure reducing valve (PRV) installed on your home plumbing system, you may want to verify that your PRV is set appropriately. Most PRVs are bell-shaped devices that may be installed near the water heater, water softener or outside on the inlet water line between your home and water meter. PRVs should be adjusted by a certified plumber.

Clogged Aerators

If the low pressure is not affecting every faucet, the problem may just be a clogged or blocked faucet aerator. Check the aerator screens for rust, debris, scale or other particles that may be restricting flow. Simply clean or replace the aerator altogether.

Hot Water, Low Pressure

If the low pressure is only affecting the hot water at your property, there could be a problem with your water heater. Check the shut-off valve near the water heater and make sure it is fully open. You may need to consult a certified plumber to evaluate the condition of your water heater and determine if it is affecting your water pressure.

On-site Water Valve

Most homes in Southern Nevada have an on-site water valve located near other on-site fixtures, like a water heater or water softener. The valve may also be located in the garage or on the inlet line between your home and water meter. This valve, which may be utilized to make plumbing repairs, allows you to shut off the flow of water to the home. Make certain that this valve is open completely; even the slightest closure can restrict flows and decrease the water pressure.

On-site Leak

Low pressure also can be caused by a water leak somewhere on the property


Source: http://www.lvvwd.com/custserv/service_pressure_low.html


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