For emergency clog clearing in Hayward, call our plumbers

During this time of uncertainty and mandatory business closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are still providing essential HVAC and plumbing services here in Hayward and the East Bay. This includes our emergency clog clearing and drain cleaning service. If your home has a clogged drain, our team is here to help.

The team at ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing is standing by and ready to help address your home’s urgent plumbing repair needs. If you have a clogged sink, shower, or toilet, call us right away for fast, 24/7 service here in Hayward and the Bay Area. Our team specializes in drain cleaning.

Why hire a plumber?

Some toilet, sink, or shower drain clogs are just too tough for your ordinary plunger. If you have a clog that just won’t come out, you’ll need to have a plumber take a look. Our team of plumbers has the experience and equipment needed to clear even the toughest, most stubborn clog.

Here are just some of the professional-grade tools of the trade:

  • Snake Tools: Our plumbers carry a wide variety of snake tools for reaching and removing obstructions deep inside of drains.
  • Drain Augers: These are specialized snake tools that are motorized and can quickly cut through a clog deep in a drain or pipe.
  • Hydrojets: To clean out the pipe and completely remove any remnants of the clog, we use a high-pressure water jet that flushes debris off of the pipe’s interior walls.
  • Endoscopic Cameras: In some cases, our plumber may need to scope out the source of the obstruction to best figure out how to clear it. To do this, we use specialized snake tools with small cameras attached at the end. This allows our plumber to see deep into the pipe and view the obstruction.

Avoid using drain cleaning chemicals

While many of the drain cleaning chemicals available in stores advertise themselves as safe for your drains and pipes, it’s generally not a good idea to turn to these highly corrosive chemicals for regular drain cleaning purposes. Over time, the extreme acidity of these chemicals can eat away at older metal pipes and harm PVC ones, as well. Additionally, drain cleaners are dangerous to have around your home—especially if you have small children.

As a general rule of thumb, our plumbers will avoid using drain cleaning chemicals to clear household clogs. Most clogs are more effectively and safely cleared using professional tools than with a chemical mixture.

We are here for your home

Our team of expert plumbers and HVAC technicians at ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing is here for your home throughout the current COVID-19 outbreak. Read more about the precautions our team is taking to protect you and your home, and be sure to call us for all your 24/7 emergency service needs here in Hayward and the East Bay.

We’re taking steps to protect you and your home during the COVID-19 outbreak

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Hayward, the Bay Area, and the state of California has impacted everyone. As of this blog being published, experts remain unsure of what path the outbreak will take, and local, county, and state emergency orders remain in place. At ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we are taking precautionary safety measures to protect your home and business. In this article, we’ll review what COVID-19 is, how we’re doing our part to prevent its spread, and how we’re here for your 24/7 emergency cooling and plumbing needs.

What you should know about COVID-19

COVID-19, or “novel coronavirus,” is a respiratory virus that can be easily spread from person-to-person by inhaling microscopic water droplets expelled in a sneeze or cough from an infected person. The virus can also be transmitted by touching infected surfaces and then touching one’s nose, mouth, or eyes. Due to its “novel” nature, no one has pre-existing immunity to COVID-19.

The virus has a prolonged incubation period of several days, where infected people can be contagious but not have flu-like symptoms. In fact, experts now believe up to 80% of those with COVID-19 either have light symptoms or no symptoms at all. However, in a wide variety of patients, COVID-19 can be life-threatening and require hospitalization. In some cases, it can be fatal.

There are two recommended ways we can all participate in slowing the spread of the disease and preventing our hospitals and medical personnel from being overwhelmed. The first is by taking precautionary measures to prevent its spread. This includes washing your hands regularly, sanitizing surfaces and objects such as your phone, and wearing a protective face covering when going into supermarkets. The second way, when possible, is staying home. While not everyone can stay home, reducing the people in public spaces and at job sites can slow the spread and—ultimately—help save lives.

As of April 6, many of the services we provide are exempt under the state’s list of essential services and service personnel. For further guidance and the latest up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please refer to the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Call us for 24/7 service

With so many people working from home and sheltering-in-place, your home’s plumbing and cooling systems are needed more than ever. That’s why—for the duration of this crisis—we are offering 24/7 emergency plumbing, heating, and cooling services here in Hayward and the East Bay. If you need fast and reliable emergency service, call us. We’ll send one of our dedicated and experienced technicians out to your home as soon as possible.

Protecting you and your home

We understand that this is a scary time to have technicians and plumbers visit your home. However, we want to assure you that our technicians are taking all the necessary precautions for your safety. If you have any questions about our safety measures, please give us a call.

Thank you

In the coming weeks and months, the COVID-19 crisis will continue to have a profound and unprecedented impact on our community and its local businesses. We are proud to stand with the people of Hayward and the East Bay during these hard, difficult times. We also thank our first responders, healthcare professionals, and everyone else who is going above-and-beyond for our community at this time.

As always, thank you for your support of local businesses like ours. Like many other businesses in our community, we owe everything to you: our customers. We’re going to get through this—together. #HaywardStrong