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Horizon Services: The only full-service plumbing, heating, air conditioning, drain cleaning and sewer and water line replacement company


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Common Questions About Hiring A Drain Cleaning Contractor

Got a clogged-up or slow running drain? You’re not alone. Each year, more than one-in-five Americans find themselves with a blocked-up toilet, sink, or tub. These clogged-up or slow running drains can cause a major disruption in the home. When this occurs many people try to solve the problem themselves. Instead of spending time and effort to unclog the drain using a plunger as that sometimes makes the problem worse, contact an experienced Drain Cleaning Contractor, like Horizon Services, to do the job for you. You can try one of those store-bought chemical products to dissolve the blockage, but they can damage pipes, fixtures, clothing, and skin.

 

The information below will answer your questions about hiring a professional drain cleaning contractor:

Q.) What types of problems can a slow drain moving drain be indicative of?

As a homeowner, you should


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$37.50 Off Any Plumbing Service Call (Expires September 30, 2015)

Click the button below to view and print your plumbing service coupon. Clip and present to your Horizon Services technician, and enjoy big savings!

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Horizon Services: The only full-service plumbing, heating, air conditioning, drain cleaning and sewer and water line replacement company in Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Gloucester, Camden, and


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Discover 5 Common Drain Problems

Visit any hardware store across the country and you’ll see plenty of chemical drain cleaners and other similar products on the shelf that make it seem as if drain cleaning is a simple DYI (do-it-yourself) job. While it’s true that minor clogs can be cleared simply by using a plunger, often home-based drainage issues indicate a larger problem that needs professional attention.

If you notice the following 5 warning signs with a drain or drains in your home, you need to contact a professional right away for drain repair services.

Slow Drains

As a homeowner, you should never underestimate the seriousness of drainage problems. A clogged or slow-moving drain might seem like a small problem, but it can quickly escalate into a much bigger issue Slow drains can indicate a variety of problems, including the early stages of a clog, pipes that have been narrowed due to mineral or grease buildup, or even improper


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Mark Aitken, the Co-Owner of Horizon Services, Featured in The Women’s Journal

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(Wilmington, DE / Audubon, PA / Mount Laurel, NJ; May 22, 2013) — Horizon Services, Inc. — the premier residential plumbing, heating, air conditioning services and equipment installation company in Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Northeastern Maryland — was featured in the April/May 2013 edition of The Women’s Journal.

Mark Aitken is the co-owner and driving force behind the growth of Horizon Services, a full-service residential plumbing, heating and air conditioning company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, with additional offices in Audubon, Pennsylvania and Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

With over 330 full-time employees, including 26 customer service representatives (available 24 hours a day), and 195 service trucks, Horizon Services is the largest and most trusted home


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“Fast & Convenient” (:15 seconds)

In this TV commercial, see how Horizon Services is ready to meet all of your needs and surpass all of your expectations for plumbing and heating!

Horizon Services: The only full-service plumbing, heating, air conditioning, drain cleaning and sewer and water line replacement company in Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Gloucester, Camden and Burlington County New Jersey and Maryland that guarantees on-time service, up-front pricing and the job done right and clean the first time!


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Prevent Costly Problems and Repair Work

Clogged and slow running drains are most definitely a nuisance and can cause serious damage to pipes, fixtures or appliances if left too long. Grease, hair, food, soap waste and other materials can easily accumulate in pipes and drains. If detected and addressed early, removing these common clogs can be an easy fix for even the most inexperienced do-it-yourselfer. And regular cleaning and maintenance of your drain systems is a simple, effective way to prevent costly problems and repair work down the road.

Utilize A Common Household Plunger

The most popular tool for removing blockages is a common plunger, which you can purchase at just about any home improvement, hardware or discount store for less than $10. Put the plunger over the drain and press down firmly. Pull straight up with gentle force. Repeat the pushing and pulling a couple of times. Adding a little water to the sink, toilet or tub can help to create


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Tips and Tricks for Free-Flowing Sewer Drains

A clogged sewer drain is no picnic. Chemical drain cleaners can be effective, but they emit harsh fumes and can actually damage your plumbing if not used properly. Here’s a quick guide to help you with drain cleaning without the use of chemicals.

Understand The System

The most important part of clearing a blocked sewer drain is identifying which part of the drainage system is clogged. Inside your home, there are several small waste removal pipes that feed directly into the larger main sewer line. This main line takes waste water out of your house and deposits it into your septic tank or municipal sewer. Most homes have a line that carries waste from the kitchen sink and toilets and a line that carries waste from showers, tubs and bathroom sinks.

Clearing a Slow Drain

If you’re dealing with a slow-moving drain, it’s likely that whatever is blocking the pipe is caught in the drain trap


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Risks and Dangers with Chemical Drain Cleaners

Chemical drain cleaners are useful for clearing all sorts of tough clogs. However there are a variety of risks and dangers with using these chemicals to clear your drains. Many of these chemicals emit harsh fumes that can be harmful if they are inhaled. Many can burn and scar if they come in contact with your skin. And they can damage clothing, floors, counters…even your pipes themselves if not used properly. The following tips will help you use these drain cleaners safely..

Avoid the Most Harmful Cleaners

Some chemical drain de-clogging agents use lye or acid. These harsh chemicals are not only harmful to your health, but they can also contaminate waste water and cause damage to PVC piping. If you must use a cleaner with acid or lye, be sure to wear gloves and a protective mask. Ventilate the room as much as possible, and store them properly when you’re finished—opt for cleaners with a child-proof


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We Separate the Minor Inconveniences from the Major Headaches!

Got a backed up or slow moving drain? A toilet that won’t flush? Waste water that comes back up your sink, shower or tub drains? A foul smell in your yard or basement? JOIN THE CLUB! As the weather gets cooler, we at Horizon Services usually begin to see an increase in drain, sewer and water line service calls. For many homeowners, the recent intense rainfall and flood conditions in the Mid-Atlantic states — particularly our service area of Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Gloucester, Camden and Burlington County New Jersey and Northeastern Maryland — have brought latent drain, sewer and water line problems that have been lurking invisibly in the shadows out into the open in a very dramatic fashion.

Face it…there are many things that can go wrong with your home’s drain, sewer and water line system. For example, years of accumulated waste can cause major obstructions in pipes and


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