November 28th, 2016
In many bathroom plumbing systems, water pours from the bathtub faucet as soon as the water is turned on. But a simple switch or tab should transfer that water over to the shower when you need it. You expect it to transfer over completely to your showerhead, which is why it’s confusing when water continues to drip from the bathtub’s spout.
What’s the cause of this issue? And what can you do? While the answer may vary, a professional plumber is the best person to call for an accurate diagnosis. Let’s take a look at a couple of possibilities. Continue Reading
November 21st, 2016
You’ve probably dealt with your energy bills spiking when it’s extremely hot or very cold because you suddenly need to run your home comfort equipment all of the time. Luckily, you can choose how often you want to run this equipment, and at which setting. The problem with inefficient water heaters, however, is that they have to run all of the time—not just during a particular season. So your bills may be higher than they should all year long.
In order for a conventional tank water heater to work, you have to keep it running nonstop. It stores hot water in a large tank, which is a good way to ensure that you always have hot water available—but not the most efficient way. Continue Reading
November 14th, 2016
There are many things plumbers don’t expect homeowners to know about repairing things around the home. In fact, some things we don’t even want homeowners to attempt, since a plumber can do the work better and more safely.
But one thing we think every homeowner should know—something every person should know, in fact—is how to shut off the gas main in an emergency. Continue Reading
November 7th, 2016
Backflow prevention devices can be found on most commercial properties in most parts of the United States. Many residential properties have these devices outside of the property too. And if you’re the owner of a property with a large backflow preventer on site, you are usually required to have annual testing.
You may be wondering: what’s so important about this service anyway? We’ll tell you more below. Call our certified backflow specialists for more information. Continue Reading
October 31st, 2016
Do-it-yourselfers get a lot of extra help these days, with plenty of DIY projects on sites like Pinterest that help you save money on labor and products. It’s great that DIY tutorials have helped so many people to discover new hobbies, perfect their interests, and save some money in the process.
But that doesn’t mean that everything you need done around the house should be done with the help of an online guide. While we support those who build and create, our expert plumbers know that, unfortunately, DIY plumbing jobs can go very wrong. Continue Reading
October 24th, 2016
The sewer system: it’s not something that brings up a pleasant image in your head. You hope to avoid dealing with problems with the sewer line for as long as you can. But when your drains are moving along at a snail’s pace, it’s not something you can ignore.
From time to time, you’ll need the main line that leads waste out of the home completely cleared out. This helps to free up your drains, so that simply washing your hands won’t cause the sink to fill up all of a sudden, and doing the dishes isn’t such a chore. Continue Reading
October 17th, 2016
We use our water heaters throughout the year to heat water for showers, dishes, the laundry, and general cleaning or handwashing. But the time of year you probably need it the most—when a water heater shutdown would leave you shivering—is in the winter.
That’s why we often recommend residential and commercial properties alike schedule water heater services before it gets too cold. If your water heater is showing signs of trouble, call a local technician ASAP. But you should also call a technician for an inspection, no matter how well your water heater seems to be working. Continue Reading
October 10th, 2016
You’ve learned that you need to have backflow testing, but is there a way you can do it on your own? The simple answer is no, you cannot. But if you want to learn more about what it takes to test a backflow assembly, and why it’s so important that you call a technician for this annual service, read on and contact our professional team. Continue Reading
October 3rd, 2016
When you have a tankless water heater, your life gets a little bit easier. Your bills are likely to drop, since tankless water heaters don’t need as much fuel as tank models. Since they don’t need to keep water heated throughout the day, you won’t have to worry about standby energy loss throughout the day. You might even gain extra space around the home due to their small size. Continue Reading
September 26th, 2016
If you own a commercial property or if you have a large backflow prevention assembly on your commercial property, you must have the backflow preventer tested each year. Wondering why this service is so important? Learn all about backflow in the following guide, and call us for your annual backflow testing services! Continue Reading