Plumbing Tips

Try these quick & easy do-it-yourself tips before you schedule service.

Help! I've Got a Flood!

Hopefully you donít but in case you do try to find the leak source and isolate it by turning off the emergency cut off for the fixture. If the leak is from a pipe in the wall, ceiling or floor go to your water meter, shut off the water then give us a call to come out and repair it. If you are unable to shut it off and your neighbor isnít home, call us or your water department and we or they will come out and shut it off for you. Hopefully this never happens to you but it is a great idea to know where your water shut off is located, what tool it takes to access the shut off and close the water valve. Our technician would be happy to show you how to do this procedure on our next trip out.

My sewer is backing up into my home!

What a mess! Again, preparation before hand is best. Immediately stop all water usage. Go to your sewer access or ì CLEAN OUT(S)î (the one in the ground that has a plug or cap, usually 2 to 3 feet from the edge of the outside of the home) and remove the cap, this will provide temporary relief to the messy stuff inside your home if the blockage is in the main line. It may be a city issue and you can contact them to come out and check their portion of the sewer line, if it is in most cases they will take care of it. If not give us a call and weíll be happy to help you get up and running again.

Don't let the water run while you brush your teeth or shave.

Turn the faucet on briefly to rinse. An electric razor saves the most water.

Put a stop to leaky toilets!

That trickling sound you hear can waste as much as 50 gallons a day! To do a leak test: Add several drops of food coloring in the toilet tank. If it is leaking, the coloring will appear in the toilet bowl without flushing. Change the flapper on the flush valve and in most cases you are good to go.

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