7 Tips For Hiring A Commercial Contractor

There are all kinds of reasons you might want to hire a contractor, from building-wide remodels to emergency repairs. The work they do could take a matter of hours, or a matter of months. Optimally, you’ll want to establish a network of contractors who you know and trust to work on commercial projects. When you’re in the hiring phase, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Check the paperwork You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: make sure your contractors are licensed, bonded, [...]

By |2021-04-08T18:12:35+00:00January 31st, 2021|Commercial Construction|0 Comments

When Would You Need To Hire A Commercial Plumber?

There’s something of an obvious answer to the question posed in the title: if you own a business, and you’re looking for plumbing solutions, you should hire a commercial plumber. The more pressing questions: what are the advantages of a commercial plumber over a residential plumber, and in what circumstances might you need to hire a commercial plumber? We’ll answer both of these questions - right now. Residential vs. commercial plumber Again, there’s a pretty straightforward distinction here: residential plumbers are trained in solving residential plumbing problems, while commercial [...]

By |2021-04-08T18:13:49+00:00December 18th, 2020|Commercial Plumbing, Plumbing|0 Comments

What To Do About A Clogged Sewer Line?

To understand what you have to do about a clogged sewer line, it’s first important to do some diagnostic tests. A lot of the time, people will think they have a clogged sewer line, but it’s actually just a clogged fixture. Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line The signs of a clogged sewer line are a lot like the signs of a clogged fixture, but you’ll see them throughout your home. That’s because clogged sewer lines are a systemic issue that will affect all of your plumbing. If your [...]

By |2021-04-08T19:05:07+00:00November 18th, 2020|Sewer Line Repair|0 Comments

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 |2021-04-08T18:20:46+00:00October 20th, 2020|Utility Contractors|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 |2021-04-08T18:22:32+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 |2021-04-08T19:07:45+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 |2021-04-08T18:30:46+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Plumbing, 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 |2021-04-08T18:32:28+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 |2021-04-08T18:35:00+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 |2021-04-08T18:37:07+00:00March 31st, 2020|Plumbing|0 Comments