Underground Utilities – What You Need To Know

We’re going to give you a brief description of underground utilities. Why? Simply put, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you might start digging into your property without knowing what lurks beneath it. The consequences could damage your property at best, and be life-threatening, at worst.  Underground utilities are color-coded. In fact, when you know about these color codes, you’ll start seeing them everywhere throughout your city - just look for spray paint on the sidewalks and in other areas:  Red Power lines and other Electrical Infrastructure Orange [...]

By |2020-10-20T13:28:11+00:00October 20th, 2020|Commercial Plumbing|0 Comments

The Pros & Cons Of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Sewer repair is, as you can imagine, a pretty complicated process. You’ll notice that you don’t see a giant sewer line traveling through your property; that’s because the sewer line is underground. Repairing it, then, is a real challenge, because you need to get underground. Or do you? Trenchless sewer repair is very appropriately named - you don’t need to dig a trench to use this method. That means a whole lot less destruction of your property, and much less time spent actually repairing the sewer. That means you’ll [...]

By |2020-09-03T13:35:13+00:00September 17th, 2020|Sewer Line Repair|0 Comments

5 Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

Look up the title of this post on Google, and you’ll find a whole bunch of articles with some...questionable claims. According to those articles, the most common plumbing emergencies are: clogged toilets and clogged sinks! I don’t know about you, but a clogged toilet doesn’t seem to me like an emergency. Get a plunger, plunge away, and you’re usually good. If that doesn’t work, there are a ton of other methods for unclogging a toilet. Same goes for sinks. Unless they’re irreparably clogged, it’s not much of an emergency, [...]

By |2020-08-19T16:30:24+00:00August 19th, 2020|Plumbing|0 Comments

Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Cleaning

There are times when you have to rely on information from scattered sources to get the truth. Then, there are times when government agencies provide you with resources in plain English.  The EPA provides a resource on septic tank cleanings. The resource names the biggest influences on how frequently you’ll need your septic tank cleaned: The size of your septic tank The amount of solids in your wastewater The amount of wastewater The size of your household The fourth item doesn’t quite tell you how often you’ll need your [...]

By |2020-07-22T15:51:24+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Do You Do If You Suspect A Water Leak?

We tend not to think about our home’s plumbing until something goes wrong. When you suspect a water leak, there are a few steps that you should take, and by following them, you’ll save water and money. Let’s get started: Confirm the Leak The first step is to confirm that the suspected water leak is, in fact, a material water leak. There are a number of ways to do this. At the earliest stages, you might consider checking your water meter and water bill. If they’re abnormally high, it’s [...]

By |2020-06-16T13:55:24+00:00June 17th, 2020|Plumbing|0 Comments

Tips For Diagnosing Swamp Cooler Problems This Spring

We’ve finally hit temperatures hot enough that it’s a good idea to get your swamp cooler up and running. Swamp coolers are incredibly good at what they do - providing cold air in hot, arid environments. They can, however, be a bit tricky to troubleshoot if you don’t know what you’re doing. Fortunately, a lot of swamp cooler-related problems can be dealt with at home with just a little elbow grease. No Cold Air When your swamp cooler isn’t blowing enough cold air, there are usually three culprits. First, [...]

By |2020-04-28T14:08:01+00:00April 27th, 2020|HVAC|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update: Don’t Flush Wipes Down The Toilet!

Before we begin, it’s important to note that there’s never a good time to flush anything but toilet paper down the toilet. Flushing down grease and fats can clog your drain. Flushing wipes down your toilet will do the same. Yes, even the wipes that say “flushable” shouldn’t be sent down your toilet. We might not normally be inclined to make this public service announcement, but it seems particularly important given our current circumstances. Lately, we’ve been seeing and hearing stories about toilet paper running out in stores across [...]

By |2020-04-02T15:42:15+00:00March 31st, 2020|Plumbing|0 Comments

COVID-19 Preventive Measures

To our valued clients, We have been carefully monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and recommendations from public health professionals. As the number of transmissions increase, we’ve been taking extra precautions to ensure the health of our staff and community. We’ve had several meetings about best practices to combat the spread of infection. We’re listening to public health officials - staff members who are feeling sick are advised to stay home, regardless of their risk of COVID-19. Our offices are being sanitized several times a day, we are practising social [...]

By |2020-03-18T20:29:25+00:00March 18th, 2020|Plumbing|0 Comments

Do I Have To Reline Sewer Pipes?

Back in the day, a leaking sewer line often led to a whole slew of logistical problems. Sewer lines are underground, of course, and repairing them used to mean digging massive trenches near and on public roads. These trenches led to traffic being diverted - typically at the cost of the homeowner. Old trench pipe repairs could cost tens of thousands of dollars.  There are a variety of new methods for repairing sewer pipes without having to replace them entirely. These methods are known as pipe relining - instead [...]

By |2020-03-18T20:45:34+00:00March 16th, 2020|Sewer Line Repair|0 Comments

Top Reasons You Should Replace Your Water Heater

There are a lot of circumstances in which hot water tank replacement isn’t necessary. When you find the water is too cool, you may simply need to increase the temperature (though be careful not to exceed what’s safe), or you may need to replace the thermostat or the heating element. In many cases, however, water tank replacement is a good idea and here at the biggest reasons why: Your Water Tank is Old At a certain point in time, repairs stop being a viable option for your water heater; [...]

By |2020-02-20T15:04:09+00:00February 19th, 2020|Plumbing|0 Comments