Did You Know?

  1. Most of the popular, do-it-yourself, drain clearing products on the market are usually a temporary fix and can harm your pipes, and damage the environment. Never use them on a drain that is completely clogged, because the caustic ingredients are then trapped in your pipes, and can severely damage them.
  2. Fats and oils that are rinsed down the sink will eventually solidify in the cold pipes and create clogs.
  3. Not everything can go into a garbage disposal. Here are some items that can jam your disposal and/or clog your drain:
    • Rice and pasta, both items swell when they are in contact with water, so the small pieces will eventually gather in the trap and swell until it is closed.
    • Any kind of stringy or tough vegetable including asparagus, lettuce, celery, and potato skins.
    • Egg shells.
    • Animal bones.
  4. A home plumbing inspection can help you to avoid unexpected surprises by identifying present and potential problems. You may not realize that your piping system or plumbing fixtures are faulty until major problems occurs.
  5. Replacing the old piping in your home or office will:
    • Increase your water pressure.
    • Improve hot water delivery.
    • Make your plumbing system more efficient.
    • Significantly reduce the possibility of leaks which can cause costly water damage.
  6. Having your sewer lines cleared professionally in early spring to flush out tree roots and other potential blockages may help you avoid spring sewer back up into your basement. Once tree roots have been cleared, use a root destroyer product annually to kill the remaining vegetation.
  7. Sewer odors in the basement or rarely used bathrooms can often be resolved by pouring a gallon of water into the drains (including floor drains) to fill the trap and prevent odors from entering the house.
  8. If your basement floods, installing a sump pump is generally remedies this problem. We can work with you to design the best system for keeping your basement dry.
  9. If you are having problems with the plumbing in your basement backing up, installing an ejector pump generally remedies this problem.
  10. We can send you a reminder to help you take care of scheduled maintenance items such as:
    • Grease basin clean-out.
    • Outdoor water turn on/ shut off.
    • Boiler inspection and system turn on/ shut off.
  11. Installing water saving devices on your existing faucets, and toilets can reduce your water usage, and your water bill, by as much as 30%.
  12. Your old toilet can easily be converted to a water saving, dual flush toilet.
  13. A single faucet dripping 30 drips per minute will waste about 2 gallons of water per day and over 700 gallons per year. Multiple faucets, faster drips or larger faucets will waste as much more.
  14. Leaking toilets are common and you might not even know your toilet is leaking. A leaking toilet can waste between 2 gallons of water per day to more than 100 gallons per day and over 300,000 gallons per year. Here are some things to look for to identify a leak:
    • Your toilet handle needs to be jiggled to make the toilet stop running.
    • You regularly hear sounds from a toilet, or it runs on occasion, even when it's not being used.
  15. Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, reducing energy and money losses from the hot water stored in the hot water heater tank. Tankless heaters typically last about twice as long as standard heaters. We customize the system to fit your needs and budget.