3 Plumbing Tips for the At-Home Chef

September 26th, 2022

It’s no surprise that since we’ve been spending more time at home, we’ve all been cooking more. It’s great! Cooking is a skill that can improve your life dramatically, making your diet more healthy, and giving you a way to entertain guests and improve the overall scent of your house. There’s just nothing quite the same as a home-cooked meal.

That being said, a home needs to be set up properly to encounter a lot of cooking. You’ve probably seen nightmare videos of home inspections where sinks and plumbing components are disconnected or falling apart, and that can be a big problem for us home cooks. Our team can help with kitchen plumbing in Cleves, OH, but a few tips can help you avoid issues and keep your kitchen in great shape.

Let’s talk about some at-home tips for those who like to cook!

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Does Hydro Jetting Really Work?

September 12th, 2022

This is a question we see posted online a lot, and one that we even get from our customers. Just using a water jet to clean a drain sounds too good to be true, and with the number of scams we deal with on a daily basis, it makes sense that smart customers would be skeptical.

Well, there are many ways to think about hydro jetting. You could think about the cost-savings as opposed to investing in a different kind of drain cleaning service. Or, you could think about the science, which is what this blog post is mainly going to focus on. Scientifically speaking, hydro jetting systems are one of the most effective ways of removing clogging material from a drain system. We’re not kidding, they’re really that effective.

But in order for us to explain our hydro jetting in Hamilton, OH, we need to talk about water, pressure, clogging materials, and explore some of the reasons why this might feel too good to be true!

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Gas Lines: Liability, Longevity, and Luxury

August 15th, 2022

We like to call these the “three L’s of gas lines,” since they’re usually the most important topics to cover when going over the installation, repair, or even maintenance of residential gas lines in Hamilton, OH. It doesn’t matter if your home already has gas lines, or if you’ve been thinking about getting one installed recently, we urge all homeowners to do their research before investing in such an expensive or complicated system.

This blog post is going to cover some important aspects of gas lines, from avoiding liability when something goes wrong, to improving the longevity of the lines themselves. You’re always better off trusting a pro for this work, and there’s an argument to be made for just exiting out of this window and calling our team right not to speak with a professional plumber.

For everyone else still here, keep reading to learn more about your home’s gas lines and how you can get them set up properly.

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When to Invest in a Sewer Line Replacement

August 1st, 2022

The idea of “replacing” vs. “repairing” is one that’s very prevalent in our culture. We’d like to assume that all the technology we purchase, from cars to computers, will last forever as long as we take good care of them. In truth, technology only lasts however long it was designed to last, and your sewer line is no different. Sewers undergo a lot of pressure and they work extremely hard to pull wastewater away from your home and towards a waste treatment plant. There are just certain occurrences that will require a full sewer line replacement in Cincinnati, OH.

From infiltrating tree roots to a sewer line that’s constantly leaking, there are various different reasons to invest in sewer line replacement services. Just know that our team has the right amount of equipment, training, and a team that’s large enough to take on any project you might have for us. Let’s talk about why you might need to call us for this work!

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3 Powerful Plumbing Solutions

July 25th, 2022

There are certain perks to calling a professional plumber when you need help. For starters, the experience and expertise of a professional master plumber is an amazing resource to have. We can spot even the most hidden plumbing problems while simultaneously giving you the best long-term solution for your home and your budget. The first and most important step towards getting excellent plumbing work done on your home is to find a pro you can trust. It doesn’t hurt if you like them too!

However, one of the hidden perks to having a professional plumber on hand is the fact that they use powerful, high-tech systems to help clear your drains and complete complex projects for you. Plumbing work has advanced tremendously in the past few decades, and this blog post is dedicated to some of the technological breakthroughs we take advantage of. Call our team to have a specialist perform drain cleaning in Cincinnati, OH, and be sure to ask about our other services!

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Galvanized Steel: An Old and Unreliable Material

July 4th, 2022

Galvanized steel is kind of like the buddy you met in college. You’ve got fond memories of all the times you’ve replaced and used that galvanized steel pipe in your basement, and you’ll always remember it well, but it’s just not as reliable as the friends you’ve made today, like PVC or copper. Galvanized steel can be great for outdoor aesthetics, or if you’re building a cool new project out of old pieces of machinery. But it’s just not a reliable material for your home plumbing.

Don’t worry, we’re not the only ones who think this. Galvanized steel hasn’t been used in homes since the 1960s, at least not by any reputable plumber anyways. If you’re wondering why that is, or you’re confused as to why you might want to replace your home’s galvanized steel pipes, then you’ve come to the right place. As your friendly neighborhood plumber in Cincinnati, OH, we’d like to set things straight.

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Turn Away Those Chemical Drain Cleaners

June 20th, 2022

It’s been a while since we’ve done our PSA on chemical drain cleaners, so we figured we’d update our blog readers on new findings and some reminders about why these chemicals are so bad for your plumbing system. After all, they’re still being purchased at grocery stores all throughout our area, so someone must think they’re a good idea.

If you’ve got a clogged drain in Hamilton, OH, it can sometimes come up at the most inopportune moment. You might be stressed from a day at work, or you might need to go to a school event for one of your kids and you just don’t have time to plunge a drain for an hour. Chemicals seem like a simple solution to rid the problem overnight while you do other things, right?

Well, not exactly. Chemical drain cleaners often do more harm than good, as we’ll get into down below.

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A New Homeowner’s Guide to Plumbing Problems

June 6th, 2022

So you’ve just bought a new home and your problems of being a “renter” are over! Congratulations! We first want to start by saying that not everyone gets to enjoy this kind of achievement in their life, and with the shape the economy is in, it’s a huge success that you should be proud of. Regardless of what shape your house is in, you’ve made an important decision and now it’s time to put the nose to the grindstone!

New homes can often be a jungle of plumbing problems. Especially with homes that are old, (and in this area, they can be hundreds of years old) you could have plumbing components that are from different decades or centuries.

So, fret not! We’re going to go over some great tips for new homeowners to analyze your plumbing system and get things back on track. This won’t replace a home inspection (which you should invest in anyways) but it can help steer you towards professional plumbing services in Cincinnati offered by our team.

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Add a Mesh Screen to Your Plumbing Arsenal

May 23rd, 2022

A lot of plumbing work has to do with having the right tool for the job. Not every sink is going to be the right fit for a plunger or a drain snake when a clog has formed, but there’s one tool that’s pretty much universal in the way it fits and the job it does. We’re talking about the mesh screen, or drain screen, and this tool is one that we implore every customer in our area to start using.

The summer is almost here, which means our gardens are starting to fill up with fresh yummy produce that’s going to make for an amazing afternoon snack. Unfortunately, if even just a few of those peels or skins fall into your drain, you might end up needing professional drain cleaning in Hamilton, OH. With the help of a mesh screen, however, you can wash your produce easily and simply without a care in the world knowing that your drain is protected.

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Garbage Disposal

May 9th, 2022

Garbage disposal systems hold an interesting place in our culture and media. They’re marketed as a wonderful solution to food waste that ends up in the sink, but the truth is that many customers think they can put a lot more in their garbage disposal than they should. While putting bones and shards of glass from a broken bottle down the garbage disposal might sound like a cool idea, in practice it can lead to some awful results that you’ll probably end up paying for.

So, this is going to be more of a PSA blog post about how to treat your garbage disposal in Cincinnati right. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with putting something in the regular garbage if you’re unsure as to whether it can go down the garbage disposal or not. Leave the garbage disposal for the softer food waste and skins or peels that can easily come apart.

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