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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Is Your Septic Tank Leaking? 3 Signs to Watch Out For

April 25th, 2022

Septic tanks play a highly valuable role in our homes in eliminating wastewater. Despite their importance, they are often out of sight, and therefore out of mind most of the time. It’s therefore difficult to notice when the septic tank has issues such as leaks. Most people suffer for several weeks before identifying the source of the problem.

The more you wait, the worse the problems will get, and the more difficult and expensive they will be to resolve. You, therefore, want to get the issue repaired as quickly as possible. Reach out to us today for sewage pump services in Cincinnati, OH, and avoid long-lasting damages and inconvenience. 

In this guide, we discuss some signs you should look out for to know if your septic tank is leaking.

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Avoid Major Problems With Your Spring DIY Project

April 11th, 2022

Springtime is the best time to start working on those projects that have been on hold. Seriously, there’s no time better than now to start planting the seeds in your garden, building that fence, and even spreading the gravel for the firepit that you’re excited to use. Soon temperatures will be hot, and you’ll be grasping at every excuse to stay outdoors and enjoy the other areas of your property.

However, there are some important things you should think about before you start excavating your property and preparing your home projects. Remember, there are things located underneath your property that you should be very well aware of. In the worst case, you could strike a water line or your sewer line and require trenchless sewer line services in Cincinnati, OH!

Don’t worry, regardless of your situation, we can help.

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Call a Pro for Your Water Heater Flushing

March 28th, 2022

Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink! You might not drink water from your water heater, but you sure don’t want to see water everywhere, especially if it’s coming from the nozzle of your water heater. There are a lot of gallons of water contained in that hot water tank of yours, so a small mistake when trying to flush the system could lead to a pretty major leak and some issues down the line.

Look, we’re not here to stop anyone from learning about their water heaters in Mason, OH. In fact, we’d love to talk you through the process of flushing a water heater. The important thing is that we want homeowners to save money and defer to experts when professional services are required, and that’s exactly what we’re talking about when we discuss water heater flushing.

Let’s talk about why yearly water heater flushing is important, and why you should defer to an expert.

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Is Your Water Heater Insulated?

March 14th, 2022

Water heaters are designed with insulation in mind. The interior of most tank water heating systems are built with glass and a metal shell to keep as much heat inside as possible. However, with insulation saving energy, more homeowners are taking this process into their own hands with varying results.

So, we wanted to talk about the specifics of water heaters in Fairfield, OH. We want to talk about some of the pros and cons that come with insulating your water heater, and most importantly, we wanted to talk about why water heater insulation is a task better left to the pros.

While there are many online tutorials that talk about nifty ways to insulate your water heater, they rarely talk about some of the mistakes that can come from an untrained person taking on this work themselves. We want to inform our customers as much as possible so nothing is left in disrepair.

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PVC Is a Great Option for Water Lines

February 28th, 2022

One thing that plumbers throughout the country can all agree on is that PVC works exceptionally well. While homeowners might not like the aesthetics of PVC as much as galvanized steel or copper, they quickly change their minds when they see the long-term effects and the price tag. The truth is that PVC is becoming more popular and apparent in homes throughout the country, and our area is no exception!

Today, we’d like to inform our readers about this material in regards to site utilities in Hamilton, OH. Regardless of whether you’re getting new excavation done for new pipelines, or you’re just replacing your old water line pipes, PVC is an excellent option that can help transfer clean water into your home.

Let’s talk about why PVC is becoming more common in homes and what exactly you get when you pay for this kind of pipe installation.

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Plumbing Maintenance Is Always a Smart Move

February 14th, 2022

Plumbing maintenance is a great way to deal with your clogged drain in Hamilton, OH before it happens. Sometimes it’s necessary to approach clogged drains as an eventuality, something that you can’t really stop without professional help. No matter how many times you plunge your drains or use a drain snake, you’ll never quite be able to alleviate all of the contaminants that are solidifying in your drain.

We’re not trying to tell homeowners that their DIY fixes aren’t warranted, they absolutely are. But what we will say is that DIY solutions to clogged drains is only delaying the inevitable. Your drain will clog someday, so why not invest in our maintenance services to nip this in the bud?

Today, let’s discuss why plumbing maintenance is such a smart move and how it’s going to help alleviate your problems in the future.

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