Plumbing Services in Millsboro, DE

Is the drip coming from your leaky pipe getting worse and worse? It’s time to get help from a professional. Call us for 24-hour plumbing services in Millsboro.

When you need a plumbing repair at your house, is your first instinct to go to YouTube and see if you can do it yourself? Wrong! This is not the right solution. DIY plumbing projects can lead to more extensive - and expensive - damage if not done correctly. Instead, call Hancock & Son Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning for 24-hour plumbing services in Millsboro, DE. Our technicians are licensed and insured!

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We offer complete plumbing services to the Millsboro area, including:

  • Emergency services
  • Water heater services
  • Tankless water heater services
  • Drain cleaning services
  • Water leak detection
  • Gas leak detection
  • Toilet repair services
  • Sump pump services
  • Backflow protection services

Ways To Avoid a Clogged Toilet

When your toilet clogs, it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible. Not only does this create an inconvenience at your house or building, but it can also lead to a plumbing emergency if water is seeping out -- putting your property at risk for water damage and health issues. Fortunately, you can avoid clogged toilets by following these tips:

  • Never flush disposable diapers or wipes.
  • Avoid placing big wads of toilet paper into your bowl.
  • Never dispose of paper towels in the toilet.
  • Don’t flush Q-Tips, beauty aids, or hygienic products.
  • Avoid flushing hair trimmings or nail clippings.

Keeping a wastebasket near your toilet can serve as a good reminder to throw these items there instead of into the bowl.

Estimated Lifespan of a Water Heater

Unfortunately, when you buy a new appliance, there is no guarantee as to how long it will last. The same goes for a water heater. However, while experts can’t give you an exact lifespan, they can provide some estimates. If properly maintained, electric water heaters can last between 10 and 20 years. Gas-powered units might not last as long.

Don’t delay plumbing repairs until your next payday. Instead, call us and ask about our financing options .

Signs You Need Drain Cleaning Services

When there’s a blockage in your drains, it can quickly escalate from a slow drain to a full clog. To avoid this, you can schedule regular drain cleaning services with a professional at the first signs of a blockage. These symptoms can include:

  • Slow drains: These 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 grading of your drainage system.
  • Recurring clogs: If you have to remove a blockage from your drain frequently, chances are you’re not succeeding in removing the entire clog each time. It can be time to hire an expert.
  • Multiple drains that are clogged at one time: This could indicate a severe blockage deep within your mainline.
  • Foul odor: This could be due to a couple of issues, either food that is trapped inside your drain or a larger problem, like an issue with your sewer line.
  • Flooding: One of the worst problems associated with clogged drains is a sewage backup. If you notice evidence of flooding in your basement and/or near a floor drain, this could indicate a clog and it may just be a matter of time before the drain stops working completely and you end up with contaminated water all over your floor.

Do you need a new water heater installed, or a leaky pipe repaired? Call Hancock & Son Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning at 410-749-1000 for plumbing services in Millsboro, DE. We are the expert company you can trust!