Three Services You Didn't Know Plumbers Provided


Plumbers are so often under-rated. Most homeowners call them when they need a toilet fixed or a water leak patched, but very rarely are they considered for larger, more specialized types of projects. In truth, the services provided by residential plumbing companies are as diverse as the homes that they service; they take great pride in working on everything with your plumbing setup, from running a new pipe installation to fixing a slow-running faucet.

15 September 2020

Situations When You Should Invest In Hydro Jetting For The Drain


If you have some serious plumbing clogs in your home, then you may need professional help. And, professionals will often use a high-pressure water technique to break away clogs. The process is called hydro jetting, and there are some circumstances where this is the best option for your home. Keep reading to find out more about this. You Have Already Tried Everything Else If you have tried plungers, snakes, concentrated air devices, and other products to dislodge or dissolve your plumbing clogs, then it is a good idea to schedule a hydro jetting appointment.

27 August 2020

How To Maintain Clear, Clean Drains


It is suggested that your drains are cleaned every few years, but it is possible to ensure your drains remain in good working order with a few preventative measures. Keep reading to learn how you can ensure your drains are clear and clean in between your septic system cleanings, minimizing the need for in-between cleanings and unnecessary repairs. Flush the Drains You can save water by having low-flow faucets and toilets installed, but what you may not realize is that they are easier to clog than standard water appliances.

21 August 2020

The Elements Of A Great Plumbing System


When your plumbing system is functioning properly, you will probably not notice it. However, when your plumbing system becomes defective, you'll become very aware of how this essential utility operates. But to have a healthy plumbing system in your home, you'll need to understand the characteristics of great plumbing. Safe Drinking Water Most residents assume that the water that comes out of the tap is safe to drink. A plumbing system does not contaminate the drinking water so that it remains potable.

6 August 2020

Residential Vs. Commercial Plumbing: What's The Difference?


To many people, a plumber is a plumber, and the same one that installs the plumbing in your home can install the plumbing at your place of business. That may or may not be true, but the difference between a residential plumber and a commercial plumbing contractor boils down to one big separator: expertise. A plumber who specializes in residential plumbing may be an expert at laying pipes and installing showers, but a plumber who does commercial plumbing has a totally different skill set, like the ones listed below.

29 July 2020

How To Properly Care For A Residential Septic Tank


Septic tanks are pivotal structures for those that live out in the country and don't have access to traditional plumbing. If you have one on your property, then you need to keep up with the following maintenance steps.  Pump Tank Regularly Your septic tank isn't going to hold an unlimited amount of waste. There will come a point when your tank needs to be pumped before it overflows and causes a lot of headaches that you don't want to have to deal with.

20 July 2020

Five Plumbing Updates For New Homeowners


If you just purchased your first home, chances are it was built some years ago. In this case, some of the plumbing could be outdated and an accident just waiting to happen. The following are five plumbing updates you need to consider. 1. Replace the Garbage Disposal An outdated garbage disposal is more of a pain than it is useful. Dull blades and word grinding wheels can make it more prone to jams and blockages.

16 July 2020

How To Prevent Corrosion In Hot Water Tanks During Installation


Hot water tanks are one of the most popular choices for water heating and storage in homes today. These large steel tanks hold hundreds of gallons at a time and store heat on a day-to-day basis. However, the water itself and any oxygen or other water softeners can cause corrosion in the tank, which leads to leaks over time. Here is how to prevent corrosion in hot water tanks. The Anode Rod

8 July 2020

Residential Issues That Plumbing Contractors Can Resolve


If you own a home, you'll eventually run into plumbing issues over the years. Some you can fix and then others need to be looked at by a professional plumbing contractor. Here are a couple of situations that qualify for professional assistance. Broken Water Pipes Any time one of the pipes burst in the kitchen or bathroom, you need to hire a plumbing contractor right away. Otherwise, water damage could happen and that can be stressful and costly to deal with.

29 June 2020

Reasons To Re-Pipe Your Old House


Do you have an older home with its original plumbing? If the plumbing is still functioning, you may assume nothing is amiss and that it's safe to leave things as they are. But indeed, many plumbers would recommend you still tear out and replace the old pipes. Here's why this can be a good idea. 1. Galvanized pipes start rusting. Most older homes built in 1960 or earlier have galvanized steel pipes.

24 June 2020