Plumbing / Plumbers -vs- Drain Cleaners

Most people don’t know there’s a difference between plumbing and drain problems. They are often equated to the same thing.

So what is the difference between plumbing issues and sewer & drain issues?

Plumbing = Fresh Water In

Plumbing issues involve the fresh water that comes into your home and the water that runs through your pipes.

Drain = Waste Water Out

Drain issues involve water going out of your home, from flushing the toilet, water draining from your sink or shower and water draining trough floor drains.

Plumbing Problems vs. Drain Problems

Common Drain Problems

  • Slow or clogged drains from your sink, toilet, shower, kitchen, or washing machine. Usually causing water to back up. Odor is often a side effect.
  • Sewer line issues such as leaks, breaks, tree roots, etc…
  • Full grease traps

Common Plumbing Problems

  • A leaking faucet
  • Low water pressure
  • No water at all
  • Sprinkler system leaking
  • Water heater problems
  • Leaking shower head
  • A toilet that runs continually
  • Overflowing toilet
  • Frozen or broken pipes

Why go to the right person for the job?

Depending on the company you hire, many plumbers may also take care of drain issues;  but know that not every plumber works on drains. Ajacks Sewer & Drain specializes in draining systems, and because this is what we do daily, our technicians are experts in their field. Our drain machines are up to date and functioning at the highest level. A plumber who does drain work in addition to their regular plumbing duties may not have the same level of expertise or equipment. Often times you will pay considerably more to a plumber for the same service that a sewer and drain expert does for less.

Also, it’s in your best interest if the company has a drain inspection camera on hand. This technology is used to inspect your pipes and to help us visually diagnose the problem. It is beneficial to have a professional who can appropriately recognize these issues, saving you time and money.

Save Time, Money, and Headaches

Knowing the difference between plumbing and drain issues will save you time and money because you’ll know the right questions to ask. Because not every plumber performs drain work, you wouldn’t want to call a plumber out to your house thinking it was a plumbing issue, only to find out that the plumber doesn’t perform drain work and now you have to pay him a trip charge and start over finding someone to fix your issue. Drain issues aren’t the sort of thing that you want to have to deal with for several days. When you use a company that specializes in drains, you’ll know that you’re getting the right person for the job and someone who is trained to diagnose the problem and get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Need a Plumber for a Plumbing Problem?

Call us if you do specifically need a plumber. You can tell us about your situation and we can recommend the right plumber for the job.