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Hydro Jetting Drain Cleaning

Efficient, Economical & Environmentally Safe

The better option for removing clogs and cleaning your pipes is Kellermeier Plumbing’s hydro jetting drain cleaning. Using state of the art equipment and flexible hoses, Kellermeier Plumbing’s expert technicians will shoot highly pressurized water through your pipes.

During the cleaning process, forward and reverse jets direct the powerful cleansing water to break through even the toughest blockages. Pressure washing the inside of the pipes, hydro jetting drain cleaning penetrates and emulsifies grease, breaks up sludge, pulverizes debris, crushes tree and shrub roots, and even washes out pipe scaling.

Because your pipes are made to handle water flowing through them, high-pressure water jetting is the most efficient, economical, and environmentally safe way to clean your pipes.

We wash dishes, shower and bathe, brush our teeth, and use the restroom every day without ever giving a thought to our plumbing.

Underneath our houses, sanitary branch lines flow from the restrooms into a large drain pipe, the main line. Kitchen lines from sinks and dishwashers generally flow through a grease trap before they also feed into the main line. Food particles and grease create sludge.

Sludge and paper products build up slowly in your pipes. And one day, a clog forms.

Common Clog Causes

The most common causes of backups in your pipes are paper products, tree and shrub roots, and sludge. Generally, the first solution you turn to when drains are clogged is a chemical drain cleaner. But while it may dissolve the sludge, it is also harmful to the environment.

Unfortunately, chemical drain cleaners are just a stopgap measure. Paper products and roots are not affected by the chemicals. Eventually, the blockage returns, and it’s usually worse than the first clog.

Snaking Works Better Than Chemicals

At this point, the conventional way to open the drain is snaking it with a metal cable.

By forcing a cable back and forth through the pipes with a spinning motion, snaking breaks up the blockage and opens the pipeline. More effective than chemicals, snaking the pipes can do a good job of removing soft stoppage and paper products. But the metal cable can also get stuck and bind up with the roots.

And when the cable hits a pipe fitting, it can damage your plumbing.

Unfortunately, even though snaking the pipes opens them, a lot of debris is left behind. The blockage is not gone. It’s just spread out. And sooner or later, generally within a few months, you’ll have to snake the lines again.

When the sink or shower doesn’t drain and you’re afraid to flush, it’s time to completely flush out your system with Kellermeier Plumbing’s Hydro Jetting Drain Cleaning.

After all, a straight flush is better than a full house. Call Kellermeier today.

Drain Cleaning Services

Drains Drain and Drains Clog – It’s What They Do

If we could invent a clog-proof drain, believe us, we would. Until we do, you can trust Kellermeier Plumbing for taking care of your drain cleaning services.

Nobody talks much about drains these days, and there’s a good reason for that. There’s just not much to say. Drains drain. It’s what they do. And as long as they’re working, there’s not really much to talk about. It’s a different story when your drains clog – and nobody wants to talk about that either. But drains clog. It’s also what they do.

It doesn’t matter what’s gone down the drain

Kellermeier’s cleaning professionals will clean it for you. We provide state of the art drain cleaning services for both residential and light commercial business locations. With video inspection and line location, we are able to find and fix a clog anywhere in your drainage system from the kitchen sink to the main sewage line and everywhere in between.

Clogged drains are works in progress

And they’re always in progress. Soap scum accumulates. Food debris goes down the kitchen drain. Dust, dirt, and lint drain along with the soapy water from your washing machine. And, then there’s the bathroom. Over time, it all builds up on the inner walls of your pipes. After a while, your drains start running slower and slower and s-l-o-w-e-r… But you don’t need to wait till for a backup to call Kellermeier. Regular maintenance is essential to keeping your plumbing working properly, and the best time to fix your drain problem is before it is completely blocked.

At Kellermeier Plumbing, we strive to provide our clients with same day service. So, whether you need drain cleaning services for a single drain or sewer cleaning services for your entire house or business, give us a call. We will evaluate the problem, locate and remove the blockage, and clean your pipes. By the time we’re done, your drains will be fully functional once again. The only difference will be that the next time someone mentions a clogged drain, you’ll be talking about Kellermeier Plumbing!

Get Rid of that Stinky Kitchen Sink

Get Rid of that Stinky Kitchen Sink

Do you have a bad smell coming from your kitchen sink? This most likely is caused by food stuck down in your garbage disposal or drain. While it doesn’t often happen, sometimes residue builds up or you accidentally put something down it that you weren’t supposed to. Regardless of how it happened, it’s time to get rid of it! Below are three different methods you can try in order to remove the smell.

1. Hot Water and Dish Soap
Perhaps the easiest option is to create a soap and water mix and have it run through your drain while the garbage disposal is turned on. Rather than just letting the faucet run though, put a stopper in the drain and allow the sink to fill up with hot water. After you add in the dish soap, turn on the disposal and remove the stopper. This allows the disposal to actually fill up with water instead of running right through it.

2. Vinegar and Baking Soda
You likely have these ingredients already in the house, making this another easy option. For stinky sinks a two-to-one ratio of vinegar to baking soda might just do the trick. First, pour a half cup of baking soda down the drain and let it sit for a couple minutes. Follow that with a cup of vinegar and watch it foam, but this time let the solution sit a little bit longer—around 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, wash the mix down with hot water.

3. Commercial Cleaner
Another option to consider is a commercial product designed for cleaning out drains. This could function as a backup option if nothing else works, or you can pass on the homemade remedies and go with the stronger stuff.

(Bonus) Ice Cubes
By themselves, ice cubes won’t necessarily remove a smell from a drain. However, you can use ice cubes to knock stubborn food particles off disposal blades. Put some down the disposal and chop them up, but follow this method with one of the above in order to fully clean the drain.

If you have tried numerous times but still can’t get rid of the smell, it may be time to bring in the professionals, and we would love to help. Give Kellermeier Plumbing a call anytime at 616-866-5134.

Top 6 Things to Look for When Hiring a Plumber

Top 6 Things to Look for When Hiring a Plumber

Have you ever had a drain that you just couldn’t get unclogged? Even with the strongest of clog removers the water just sits in your sink or tub. That may be a sign that it is time to call in the professionals! Before you hire someone though, make sure you check that the company you are considering meets the criteria listed below.

Price
Price should not be the number one determining factor when hiring a plumber, but you don’t want to get ripped off or sacrifice in the quality of work. Discuss the cost up front to identify if you’ll be able to stick close to your budget. Tip: Make sure you get a written estimate ahead of time. If they don’t offer one, you might want to look elsewhere as they might try and charge you more than initially quoted.

Experience
The more experience a plumber has, the more likely they will do the job well and get it done right the first time. It usually means the company has a strong track record.

Knowledge of Problem
A good plumber should be able to identify your problem and come up with a solution. They should also be able to explain to you what the issue is and how they plan to tackle it.

Guarantee/Warranty
If a company does not offer a warranty or guarantee with their work, you should move on to the next one. Plumbers should stand behind their work!

References
What do past clients have to say? What type of ratings does the company have? If a company has only bad reviews or doesn’t have any at all, you may want to seek an alternative. This could be a sign that they provide bad service or don’t have much experience.

License and Insurance
In Michigan, plumbers need the proper license to work in homes or businesses. In addition, they should have insurance to cover you and themselves in the event of any accidents.

You don’t want to rush into hiring a plumber if you don’t have to. Do your due diligence to ensure that the company you might hire meets the criteria on the list above—like us! At Kellermeier, we have been proudly serving West Michigan as licensed, insured, and bonded plumbers since 1996. We work with you to make sure that we are always on the same page and guarantee the work we do, but if anything goes wrong, we will make it right. Give us a call today at 616-866-5134!

Your Local Grand Rapids Plumbers – Kellermeier Plumbing and YULEYS!

Your Local Grand Rapids Plumbers – Kellermeier Plumbing and YULEYS!

The team at Kellermeier Plumbing always strives to leave your house and/or business just as clean as we found it. One of the tools we use to keep things clean and speed up our service times is YULEYS. Odd name, great product. This is a short video promotion that YULEYS’ produced spotlighting how the team at Kellermeier Plumbing uses YULEYS to keep your home and business clean and to shorten the amount of time we need to spend at your location.

If you are looking for professional plumbing or drain cleaning services make sure that your chosen professional has the experience, knowledge and support to provide you the highest level of service with integrity.

We would welcome the chance to chat with you to show you how Kellermeier Plumbing can amaze you with our professional, timely and courteous service. Please contact us!

Kellermeier Plumbing is located in Rockford, MI and our goal is to be your choice when it comes to Grand Rapids plumbers. We service the entire Grand Rapids metro area and regularly service clients and projects through out West Michigan. We know you have a number of choices in Grand Rapids plumbers and we thank you in advance for considering Kellermeier Plumbing!