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    • What is Backflow Testing?

      Larger properties – like retail stores, schools, hospitals, office buildings, etc. – see a pretty large number of people every day, and just about everyone is using water in that structure at one point or another each day. All of this water use can be a real strain on a building’s pipes and valves, as well as the entire system as a whole. In the best case scenario if something goes wrong, you …

    • The Importance of Backflow Testing

      Protect Your Family’s Health with Backflow Testing Most people don’t give a second thought to the cleanliness of the water that comes from a faucet. The expectation is that if it comes from a clean source, it will remain that way. While this is mostly true, it is possible for water from a clean source to become contaminated when it comes in contact with dirty water. How does this happen? It …

    • 10 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

      Every industry needs to know how to adapt to the changes of the day. Small businesses need to know how to use the internet. Plumbing companies need to keep up with all of the bathroom remodeling upgrades. Homeowners everywhere and especially in Lexington implement many of these new changes in their bathrooms. There are several reasons for homeowners to do some bathroom remodeling . 1 – You do not …

    • THE TOP 3 BATHROOM TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2016

      Remodeling a bathroom can give your West Columbia home a fresh, new look. There are many things you can do to make your bathroom look larger and more inviting. A new coat of paint can add visual appeal to your bathroom. The bathroom is the place to remove clutter from countertops and shelves. A cluttered room makes it look smaller than necessary. You want this room to be the place where you can …

    • 5 INVENTIVE WAYS TO REMODEL YOUR BATHROOM FOR THE NEW YEAR

      When it comes to people’s Columbia homes, remodeling is one of the biggest tasks. Yet with the new year rapidly approaching, many people are turning their attention to how they can give their homes the makeover it deserves. While some people will choose to redo their kitchen or bedroom, more and more people will instead decide to do their bathrooms. A growing trend among homeowners, today’s …

    • The Benefits of a Camera Sewer Inspection

      One of the leading plumbing expenses for property owners stems from unmaintained storm drains and sewers. From clogged toilets to potentially catastrophic floods and sewage leaks, many of these plumbing emergencies can be avoided through preventative maintenance and inspections. Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or have owned your home for years, it is important you schedule a video …

    • Why You Should Install Plumbing Cleanouts

      There is an old rule in engineering, construction, and other hands-on sciences that redundancies in a system are always a good idea. If you are building a rope bridge, for example, use twice as much as rope as you need to get the job done and reinforce the supports. It is linked to the adage that it is better to be safe than sorry. In plumbing, one of the most important yet often forgotten …

    • Is your drain clogged?

      Over time, grease, oils and fats can coat and thicken while accumulating inside pipelines. This can lead to a costly and hazardous waste grease flow into sewage lines, drainage lines or sewage treatment plants. This type of clogging can become so severe that it causes a major disruption in your business operations. There are a number of solutions to address this problem, with one of the most …

    • Instructions for DIY Wet Wipes and Why Flushing Regular Wipes Will Clog Your Drains

      While everyone should know that you can’t flush disposable wet wipes down the toilet, many people still insist on doing it. Disposable and flushable wet wipes are too thick to be flushed down the toilet. They’re not safe for septic systems like many brands advertise. In New York, they have such a problem with wet wipes being flushed down the toilet, that they have had massive clogs, which has …

    • The 5 Most Common Clogs in Toilets

      People, sometimes unknowingly, sometimes accidentally and sometimes foolishly, flush all kind of things they shouldn’t down the toilet . Televisions commercials can be comical, when a toilet overflows, but a real-life sewer backup is no laughing matter. Here are the five most common clogs in toilets: Paper Products 1) Toilet Paper: Yes, the most frequent type of clog in a toilet is caused by the …

    • Clogged Toilets

      The toilet is one of the few systems in our home that is vital to daily life. It is important to maintain the toilet bowl and keep it free of bacteria that can grow and cause sickness for our family. Cleaning it regularly and taking the necessary precautions will allow not only foster a clean environment, but a pleasant aromatic and stink-free atmosphere, as well. Following are a few simple steps …

    • The Benefits of a Camera Sewer Inspection

      One of the leading plumbing expenses for property owners stems from unmaintained storm drains and sewers. From clogged toilets to potentially catastrophic floods and sewage leaks, many of these plumbing emergencies can be avoided through preventative maintenance and inspections. Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or have owned your home for years, it is important you schedule a video …

    • Commercial Backflow Testing

      What Is the Importance of Commercial Backflow Testing? Backflow is the contamination of drinking water either at the commercial level or in the municipality’s infrastructure. Backflow prevention devices prevent this contamination from contaminating these systems. They are so important that they are often mandated at the commercial level. They also prevent contamination from lawn contaminants like …

    • The Benefits of a Camera Sewer Inspection

      One of the leading plumbing expenses for property owners stems from unmaintained storm drains and sewers. From clogged toilets to potentially catastrophic floods and sewage leaks, many of these plumbing emergencies can be avoided through preventative maintenance and inspections. Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or have owned your home for years, it is important you schedule a video …

    • Why You Should Install Plumbing Cleanouts

      There is an old rule in engineering, construction, and other hands-on sciences that redundancies in a system are always a good idea. If you are building a rope bridge, for example, use twice as much as rope as you need to get the job done and reinforce the supports. It is linked to the adage that it is better to be safe than sorry. In plumbing, one of the most important yet often forgotten …

    • Instructions for DIY Wet Wipes and Why Flushing Regular Wipes Will Clog Your Drains

      While everyone should know that you can’t flush disposable wet wipes down the toilet, many people still insist on doing it. Disposable and flushable wet wipes are too thick to be flushed down the toilet. They’re not safe for septic systems like many brands advertise. In New York, they have such a problem with wet wipes being flushed down the toilet, that they have had massive clogs, which has …

    • Tips for Dealing with a Plumbing Emergency

      The best way to deal with a potential plumbing emergency is being proactive in your approach. This means taking small steps well in advance of any problem so that if the situation were ever to arise, you can minimize the damage and get help as quickly as possible to your premises to make the repair. Follow these three simple tips for dealing with a plumbing emergency and you will be in the best …

    • EMERGENCY PLUMBING 101

      One of the most common mistakes that many homeowners make, is that they do not give them self ample enough time to store the numbers of emergency contractors within their homes. As such, when an emergency situation arises they are usually left stranded as they struggle to find an emergency contractor after the damages have been done. Here are some advantages you’ll gain from utilizing a plumbing …

    • PLUMBING 911

      It seems like when you are running late or it is the middle of the night or a weekend or holiday is when something goes wrong with your plumbing. Realizing that you need an emergency plumber is essential for your home. For one and the most important advice there is, never try to fix the problem yourself. You would never perform your own surgery in a crisis but leave it to a trained medical …

    • How Low-Flow Fixtures Help You Save On Water

      The average water pressure in a residence is 40 to 80 pounds per square inch (psi). That pressure could be reduced to as little as 20 psi and increased to as much as 125 psi. Low-Flow Rate A low-flow rate fixture will use anywhere from 1.25 GPM from a shower head to 1.6 gallons of water per toilet flush and 1.5 GPM from a low-flow sink or tub faucet. Choosing a low-flow rate fixture cuts down on …

    • HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME ENERGY EFFICIENT THIS SPRING

      Once winter lets go of it’s cold grip, warmer weather means more homeowners can tend to take tasks around the home they have been putting off for many months. Taking the time in the spring to make certain the home is more energy efficient next winter will not only improve the conditions in your home, it will also help you to save money throughout the year. Here are three tips on how to make your …

    • Winterizing Your Hot Water Tank

      Winterizing Your Hot Water Tank With the cold weather returning it may be time to consider winterizing your Columbia home in order to save some money on your electricity and water bills while you are away. Utilizing home winterization services from a local company in your area can ensure the job is done right and professionally. When you return again your home will be safe and ready to be turned …

    • Fixing a Faucet and Why a Plumber is Needed

      Faucets are a wonderful thing to have. They are good for washing hands and dishes. They are very helpful when it comes to keeping clean. However, water faucets come with its own set of problems. One common problem is a dripping, leaking faucet. When a faucet is dripping and leaking even though it is turned off, then this is a sign that there is an issue with the faucet. This is when you may need …

    • Annual Maintenance on Fixtures

      Why is annual maintenance on faucets and fixtures important? Just like anything else, they work their best when they receive regular maintenance, even when if is just in a preventative sense. Without annual maintenance, faucets and fixtures eventually begin to lose their integrity and when they do, they can end up costing a great deal of money. Imagine having a faucet that develops a significant …

    • What causes my faucets to drip?

      A dripping faucet is both annoying and expensive. The steady drip can keep people awake at night and their water bill rising. Left unaddressed it can cause a host of other problems. There are several common causes of dripping faucets. Identifying them can help you stop the drip and prevent it from returning in the future after having a faucet repair conducted. Worn or Damaged Parts One of the most …

    • Faucet and Sink Fixture: When is it Necessary to Replace my Faucet?

      The vast majority of Americans take for granted their use of free flowing water from their faucets whether they are inside the home or outside. The issue of water problems manifests itself when the faucet that is turned on either does not provide the water, the water provided comes out at a much reduced flow than before, or comes out discolored. When is it Necessary to Replace my Faucet? The first …

    • What Do I Need to Look For When Hiring a Plumber?

      If you are suddenly faced with that dreadful emergency of discovering that you have to hire a plumber , the last thing you want to do is panic. This is not the time to have a nervous breakdown because there are three important things that you must consider before selecting a plumbing service. So calm down, and listen up! License The very first thing you absolutely need to investigate is whether or …

    • Six Signs it May Be Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

      As much as we would like them to, appliances unfortunately do not last forever. In the case of garbage disposals, it can be difficult to know if a unit needs to be repaired or completely replaced. If your disposal displays any of the following signs, it may be time for a replacement. Frequent clogging: If your unit clocks often even with normal, manufacturer-approved use, it is probably time for a …

    • Prevent a Garbage Disposal Disaster During Thanksgiving

      Garbage Disposal Emergency Holiday time is a wonderful time to have family and relatives gather, and it goes without saying that a central aspect of this time is the traditional dinner with all the trimmings! However, nothing can quite put a damper on the festivities as quickly as a plumbing emergency. One of the more common plumbing emergencies that can occur is the use of the garbage disposal in …

    • Tips to Have a Functioning Garbage Disposal

      How to Treat Your Garbage Disposal Right As a plumbing company, we see lots of things. We certainly have our fair share of “Seriously?” moments. With that being said, we try to educate our Columbia customers the best way we can. We try to help them see the light. This is Not Always a Possibility Our clients are going to do what they are going to do. All we can do is try to point them in right …

    • How Do I Know if I Have Gas Line Leak?

      What To Do If There Is A Gas Leak At Home When you have a gas leak at home , you need to have a plan of action to protect your family. The steps in the program below show you how to make sure that your family is safe during a gas leak. This is not something that you can fix on your own, but it is something that you can get a handle on before it gets out of hand. Each tip below will show you how to …

    • 5 Home Winterization Tips

      Though we haven’t reached the freezing temperatures in the Columbia area, it’s always good to stay top of mind on these certain aspects. It seems like the winter season approaches faster and faster each year. Though schedules are tight, it’s absolutely necessary that the home is properly winterized. If each job is planned over the course of a few weeks, the stress won’t be overwhelming. Having a …

    • Top 3 Fall Home Maintenance Disasters

      A lot of times, you will have a situation in which a plumbing disaster is inevitable, yet you have absolutely no idea when this disaster will occur. When you know there is a disaster coming your way, it is only smart to take preventative measures to stop these issues from becoming something that could completely destroy you or your Columbia home at the most inopportune times. So, you hear a …

    • Stains on Tile and How to Remove Them

      Why Are There Water Stains on my Tub and Tile? How Can I Remove These Stains? There are no doubts about the fact that a homeowner’s property is considered as being one of the most valuable assets an individual, partnership or family can have ownership of. Therefore, it will always be in their greatest interests to make the appropriate adjustments necessary to retain the value of their building’s …

    • The Benefits of a Camera Sewer Inspection

      One of the leading plumbing expenses for property owners stems from unmaintained storm drains and sewers. From clogged toilets to potentially catastrophic floods and sewage leaks, many of these plumbing emergencies can be avoided through preventative maintenance and inspections. Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or have owned your home for years, it is important you schedule a video …

    • Why You Should Install Concrete Slab

      Slab homes, also known as patio homes, are built upon large concrete slab foundations, rather than stilts and crawlspaces. This style of home foundation is gaining popularity in certain areas due to its unique advantages. For example, a concrete slab is easier to install, allowing construction projects to begin sooner than later. There is also considerable insulation benefits to have your home sit …

    • Sump Pump Service Benefits

      Owning a home requires regular maintenance. Most of the maintenance can be kept up right with preventative measures in place. A sump pump is an essential aspect that every home must have. Without a sump pump, your home could face serious water damage, causing more repairs than your bank account can handle. A sump pump is a fairly inexpensive product you can find at any retail or hardware store. …

    • Hydrojetting: Discuss 5 Benefits of Hydrojetting

      Hydrojetting is a magical process that will clean the plumbing in your house. You will get five major benefits from the hydrojetting process, and you must consider how each benefit changes the face of your home. The Benefits It is a fast process It cleans all your pipes It can be done when you are not home It can be done regularly It increases the value of your home Each benefit listed above makes …

    • What is Hydrojetting?

      Hydrojetting is the latest in drain clearing technology for both homes and businesses. The old methods involve metal “snakes” that most often just break a clog up leaving debris. Later the clogs rebuild. Another method uses spinning metal blades, a “rooter,” that can damage pipes. Hydrojetting uses high-pressure water in one or several jet streams with enough force to break up clogs and cut roots …

    • Six Signs it May Be Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

      As much as we would like them to, appliances unfortunately do not last forever. In the case of garbage disposals, it can be difficult to know if a unit needs to be repaired or completely replaced. If your disposal displays any of the following signs, it may be time for a replacement. Frequent clogging: If your unit clocks often even with normal, manufacturer-approved use, it is probably time for a …

    • Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for Your Home

      Remodeling is something that is familiar to every Columbia area home owner. At some point, everything needs to be replaced, and renewed. For people who are looking to fix up a recently purchased home, remodeling can be necessary to make the home livable. For all homeowners, remodeling in inevitable. In the course ten, twenty, or thirty years living in a home, many things will eventually need …

    • Why Do I Need a Plumber to Remodel My Kitchen?

      Before you start to remodel your kitchen , while you are still in the planning stages, that is the time to call in the professionals. You must make sure a plumber is one of them. Even if you do not have to pass a plumbing inspection, get a professional. Any building contractor will call in a plumber when water is involved in a job they are responsible for completing. So even if you do not need a …

    • Fixing a Faucet and Why a Plumber is Needed

      Faucets are a wonderful thing to have. They are good for washing hands and dishes. They are very helpful when it comes to keeping clean. However, water faucets come with its own set of problems. One common problem is a dripping, leaking faucet. When a faucet is dripping and leaking even though it is turned off, then this is a sign that there is an issue with the faucet. This is when you may need …

    • Ways to Detect a Water Leak in Your Home

      If you are a Columbia home owner, you want to be very aware of the amount of water that your house is consuming, and regularly check to make sure that there are no leaks. A lot of Columbia homes end up with small leaks somewhere in the piping systems of their homes, which can end up leading to a massive amount of damage, which can ultimately end up costing tens of thousands of dollars. In order to …

    • Signs You Have a Hidden Water Leak

      While no homeowner wants to experience a water leak , they can occur when pipes age, the ground shifts, or the weather changes precipitously, leaving you with a short-term mess and some options to consider. One of the keys to limiting the cost of the cleanup is to actually detect and locate the leak as soon as possible. That way, there will be less standing water or water damage for your plumbing …

    • Why You Should Install Concrete Slab

      Slab homes, also known as patio homes, are built upon large concrete slab foundations, rather than stilts and crawlspaces. This style of home foundation is gaining popularity in certain areas due to its unique advantages. For example, a concrete slab is easier to install, allowing construction projects to begin sooner than later. There is also considerable insulation benefits to have your home sit …

    • Five Benefits of Purchasing Plastic Pipes

      Plumbing with plastic pipes has gained considerable popularity within the United States over the past two decades and now accounts for more than half of the plumbing pipes bought by consumers each year. Used for both water supply and drainage, plastic pipes such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) have several advantages over traditional copper or galvanized pipes. …

    • Reasons to Use PEX or Copper Pipe

      There are a number of reasons that you may choose to use PEX or copper pipe in your Columbia area home . In order to make the right decision, you should understand the advantages and disadvantages of each of these materials. Here is a brief rundown of the basic differences between PEX and copper pipe before setting up your plumbing repairs. The Benefits of PEX Pipe PEX pipe is a type of plastic …

    • The Benefits of a Camera Sewer Inspection

      One of the leading plumbing expenses for property owners stems from unmaintained storm drains and sewers. From clogged toilets to potentially catastrophic floods and sewage leaks, many of these plumbing emergencies can be avoided through preventative maintenance and inspections. Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or have owned your home for years, it is important you schedule a video …

    • Prevent a Burst Pipe in Your Home

      Fall is here in full swing and winter is not but a month or two away. In some areas, water is already freezing . The winter might be a great season for most people because you can wear all the clothes you want, football season is in its prime right now, and there are many holidays when it is cold outside. Some people don’t like the cold, but houses sure do not like the cold. Many houses actually …

    • What are the Dangers of DIY Trenchless Sewer Repair?

      Trenchless sewer repair is a complicated process that involves using a very small hole to get at the problems that you are confronted with on your property. The sewer line itself can leak into your yard, and you need to make sure that you are not having these leaks come to the surface. However, you cannot go out and repair the line on your own. You might think that it is easy, but you need to …

    • Five Benefits of Purchasing Plastic Pipes

      Plumbing with plastic pipes has gained considerable popularity within the United States over the past two decades and now accounts for more than half of the plumbing pipes bought by consumers each year. Used for both water supply and drainage, plastic pipes such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) have several advantages over traditional copper or galvanized pipes. …

    • What is Backflow Testing?

      Larger properties – like retail stores, schools, hospitals, office buildings, etc. – see a pretty large number of people every day, and just about everyone is using water in that structure at one point or another each day. All of this water use can be a real strain on a building’s pipes and valves, as well as the entire system as a whole. In the best case scenario if something goes wrong, you …

    • Six Signs it May Be Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

      As much as we would like them to, appliances unfortunately do not last forever. In the case of garbage disposals, it can be difficult to know if a unit needs to be repaired or completely replaced. If your disposal displays any of the following signs, it may be time for a replacement. Frequent clogging: If your unit clocks often even with normal, manufacturer-approved use, it is probably time for a …

    • Five Benefits of Purchasing Plastic Pipes

      Plumbing with plastic pipes has gained considerable popularity within the United States over the past two decades and now accounts for more than half of the plumbing pipes bought by consumers each year. Used for both water supply and drainage, plastic pipes such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) have several advantages over traditional copper or galvanized pipes. …

    • Six Signs it May Be Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

      As much as we would like them to, appliances unfortunately do not last forever. In the case of garbage disposals, it can be difficult to know if a unit needs to be repaired or completely replaced. If your disposal displays any of the following signs, it may be time for a replacement. Frequent clogging: If your unit clocks often even with normal, manufacturer-approved use, it is probably time for a …

    • The Latest Toilet Technologies

      The bathroom is important to West Columbia homeowners. It is one room in which we spend a lot of time and need it to maximize comfort. Our bathroom experience needs to be complemented by technology, efficiency, and high function. When there are new toilets or amenities for the toilet on the market, the rational consumer can hardly be blamed for seeking them out. Many plumbing companies are finding …

    • How Low-Flow Fixtures Help You Save On Water

      The average water pressure in a residence is 40 to 80 pounds per square inch (psi). That pressure could be reduced to as little as 20 psi and increased to as much as 125 psi. Low-Flow Rate A low-flow rate fixture will use anywhere from 1.25 GPM from a shower head to 1.6 gallons of water per toilet flush and 1.5 GPM from a low-flow sink or tub faucet. Choosing a low-flow rate fixture cuts down on …

    • Stains on Tile and How to Remove Them

      Why Are There Water Stains on my Tub and Tile? How Can I Remove These Stains? There are no doubts about the fact that a homeowner’s property is considered as being one of the most valuable assets an individual, partnership or family can have ownership of. Therefore, it will always be in their greatest interests to make the appropriate adjustments necessary to retain the value of their building’s …

    • What are the Dangers of DIY Trenchless Sewer Repair?

      Trenchless sewer repair is a complicated process that involves using a very small hole to get at the problems that you are confronted with on your property. The sewer line itself can leak into your yard, and you need to make sure that you are not having these leaks come to the surface. However, you cannot go out and repair the line on your own. You might think that it is easy, but you need to …

    • Saving Money With Preventive Plumbing Maintenance

      “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Ben Franklin said that and he was right. Ben was always right! Investing just a little bit of money in making sure your home’s plumbing system is kept up-to-date and in top working order, will save you money in the long run. When old pipes become corroded and burst, that’s a problem that is both expensive to fix and a tremendous inconvenience that …

    • The Top 5 Plumbing Myths

      Many myths have arisen around plumbing over the years. Such myths can make it harder for Columbia consumers to maintain their plumbing systems and get the best possible service should something go wrong. Plumbing is Not Complicated Many people think plumbing is a relatively straight-forward system. In many instances, this is simply not true. A plumbing system can be just as complex as any other …

    • Popular Plumbing Myths Debunked

      Everyone has heard how to fix a plumbing problem one time or another. While some of these methods may work, others may not. In fact, be very wary of any advice that did not come directly from a professional plumbing company. Some of these popular myths could end up doing damage to your appliance or plumbing system and cost you more in the end. Placing a Lemon in the Garbage Disposal Lemons smell …

    • What Are the Benefits of Plumbing Inspections?

      Functional plumbing is essential to the natural flow and function of any home. With this understood, it is easy to see why homeowners should invest in a complete plumbing inspection prior to moving into a new home. Some new home owners will postulate that the plumbing in their new home is functioning probably; however, this could be a significant mistake that ends up costing them money and …

    • What are the Dangers of DIY Trenchless Sewer Repair?

      Trenchless sewer repair is a complicated process that involves using a very small hole to get at the problems that you are confronted with on your property. The sewer line itself can leak into your yard, and you need to make sure that you are not having these leaks come to the surface. However, you cannot go out and repair the line on your own. You might think that it is easy, but you need to …

    • Looking to buy a home? Get the plumbing inspected before you do!

      Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. Knowing what you are buying is critical in order making sure your dream home dose not quickly turn into a nightmare, this is why a plumbing inspection is a must. Part of understanding your home purchase is to know the condition of your plumbing. Because most of the plumbing is located inside of the walls and underneath the home …

    • Five Benefits of Purchasing Plastic Pipes

      Plumbing with plastic pipes has gained considerable popularity within the United States over the past two decades and now accounts for more than half of the plumbing pipes bought by consumers each year. Used for both water supply and drainage, plastic pipes such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) have several advantages over traditional copper or galvanized pipes. …

    • How to Extend the Life of Your Piping System

      The plumbing system in your house is often only thought of when something goes wrong, such as a clogged drain, a faucet stopped working, or the toilet won’t flush. Become familiar with basic maintenance of your plumbing system not only will you save money, but will you’ll help prolong the life of your pipes and fixtures. Know the Basics Get to know every fixture in your house and the type of water …

    • Repiping Services: What to Know About Repiping

      When it comes to your home, one of the most important elements is the plumbing and piping fixtures. However, this is usually out of sight and out of mind. In fact, you probably do not even look at the plumbing or worry about it unless there is some sort of a problem with it. All of this causes all sorts of problems later on down the line if you do not do anything with the plumbing and you just …

    • Six Signs it May Be Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

      As much as we would like them to, appliances unfortunately do not last forever. In the case of garbage disposals, it can be difficult to know if a unit needs to be repaired or completely replaced. If your disposal displays any of the following signs, it may be time for a replacement. Frequent clogging: If your unit clocks often even with normal, manufacturer-approved use, it is probably time for a …

    • Stains on Tile and How to Remove Them

      Why Are There Water Stains on my Tub and Tile? How Can I Remove These Stains? There are no doubts about the fact that a homeowner’s property is considered as being one of the most valuable assets an individual, partnership or family can have ownership of. Therefore, it will always be in their greatest interests to make the appropriate adjustments necessary to retain the value of their building’s …

    • Reasons to Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaning Solutions to Unclog Your Drain

      Clogged drains are annoying, let’s face it. There is no easy way to put it. They can be tiresome, tedious, exhausting, and really put a damper on someone’s day. When something like this happens, one might look for a quick fix or a simple way to remove the problem so one can resume normal living and have it be a thing of the past. Nobody wants to sit around on their weekend, thinking about this …

    • The Benefits of a Camera Sewer Inspection

      One of the leading plumbing expenses for property owners stems from unmaintained storm drains and sewers. From clogged toilets to potentially catastrophic floods and sewage leaks, many of these plumbing emergencies can be avoided through preventative maintenance and inspections. Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or have owned your home for years, it is important you schedule a video …

    • Precautions to Take to Prevent Slab Leaks

      If not properly addressed, slab leaks can cause expensive property damage . They can be difficult to locate, because they are the result of pipes leaking underneath your Columbia home’s foundation. Signs of a Slab Leak Signs of a slab leak include an unexplainable increase in your water bill, low or no water pressure, visible signs of water damage in the ground-level flooring and water coming from …

    • Corrosion, Abrasion, and Pressure? Might Be a Slab Leak!

      Understanding Slab Leaks And How To Deal With Them You may have heard a family or friend talking about it, but unless you stuck around for the entire conversation, it is possible to walk away more confused than you started. They are called slab leaks and have been known to wreak havoc in many areas of the home or business. What starts off as a wet spot or a hot area on your concrete floor may end …

    • The Dangers of Slab Leaks

      Slabs, or otherwise known as part of the foundation of a home can suffer from leaks due to broken, or dented piping underneath the foundation structure. Slab leaks can cause catastrophic damage to your Columbia home if not repaired. When the piping of a home is installed within the foundation, it may not always be pipeline that is up to standard code. Sometimes weaker piping materials such as …

    • What is a Sump Pump?

      Probably the very worst thing that can happen to your home and that easily could – as in not a hurricane rolling over it – is water damage soaking into the foundation. If water pools up under your home or in the basement, and you don’t notice it there, the foundation can be soaked and ruined. Your house could be sitting atop an unstable, unsafe slab of dirt or concrete. Events that can cause …

    • Things to Consider When Shopping for a New Water Heater

      Shopping for a new water heater can be an intimidating procedure. Due to the myriad of different models and prices of heating units, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your family’s needs. To help clear up some of the confusion and point you towards a purchase that is right for you, it is important that you ask yourself the following questions when making a selection. 1. How Much …

    • Why Should I Go with a Tankless Heater?

      When shopping for a new water heater, you may want to consider going tankless this time around. As opposed to a traditional gas or electric heater that stores heated water in a massive reservoir, tankless heaters heat water on demand through the use of specialized heating coils. While these units have a higher up front cost, choosing a tankless heater can prove to be a beneficial investment in the …

    • Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters: What Is the Difference?

      If you are currently in the market for a new water heater in your home, the buying options that you face can be overwhelming at first glance. One of the main dilemmas that prospective buyers face is whether to purchase an electric or gas heater. Both types of heaters have their own positives and negatives to them, though they operate in relatively similar ways. Before you make a decision, it is …

    • The Latest Toilet Technologies

      The bathroom is important to West Columbia homeowners. It is one room in which we spend a lot of time and need it to maximize comfort. Our bathroom experience needs to be complemented by technology, efficiency, and high function. When there are new toilets or amenities for the toilet on the market, the rational consumer can hardly be blamed for seeking them out. Many plumbing companies are finding …

    • 3 Challenges of Using and Maintaining a Toilet

      The plumbing in the average home is fairly durable. Durable is good, but durable never means something is indestructible. Those who want to make sure the toilet(s) at their Columbia residence always remain working and without unnecessary plumbing mishaps have to take steps for properly maintaining the unit. Unfortunately, this is harder than it sounds because – once again – no plumbing system …

    • Common Causes of a Toilet Not Flushing Properly

      The toilet in your Columbia home is widely used and under-appreciated. No one pays much attention until it stops working properly. There are several reasons why a toilet may not be flushing correctly or not flushing at all. Here are some common causes of a toilet not flushing properly. Pipe is Clogged This is one of the most common reasons a toilet stops flushing correctly. One reason a pipe will …

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    • What Are Some Common Water Heater Issues?

      Like any type of household appliance or fixture, water heaters can experience malfunctions and problems over time due to regular wear and tear. While some of these issues can be fixed with basic maintenance, others can be an indicator that it may be time to have your water heater replaced. As always, it is best […]

    • Five Easy Ways to Cut Water Usage

      In this environmentally conscious era, many people are realizing the importance of conserving natural resources. This includes water . If you’ve recently become aware of the importance of conserving water in your West Columbia home, you may be looking for strategies that can help you realize the objective. Here are five tips and tricks that can help you cut your water usage significantly: 1. Take …

    • Appliances in Your Home that Waste Water

      If you are a homeowner of a Columbia home, you likely are aware of the amount of water that your household is consuming on the regular basis and you likely are also trying to cut down on that as much as possible. It is great to be aware of the appliances in your home that may be using more water than necessary and to make upgrades if possible. The reality is there are a ton of things in our homes …

    • 10 Benefits of an Advanced Water Filtration System

      Water is an essential constituent of human life. Without water, a person will lose life in a few days. Apart from the importance of water to the body, people use water for bathing and cleaning. However, the latter does not necessarily need water to be filtered. The quality of water we use for drinking and cooking is important to our body’s health. In recent years, concerned organizations have …

    • Why is Your Water Discolored?

      Question? You go to your Columbia home kitchen sink, grab a glass from the cupboard, turn on the water – then yikes! The water you wanted to drink is discolored; sort of cloudy or milky and, on occasion, the color of a rainbow -yellow, red and brown. Next, you become so concerned that you begin to check the water on a frequent basis to make sure it’s clear when doing laundry, using your dishwasher …

    • Reap the health benefits of having a water filtration system in your home

      When you are concerned about the water your family is drinking, washing in, or just being exposed to, you may be concerned over many other aspects of using water in your home as well. From the water that you drink to the water that you bathe with, there are many health benefits of whole house water filtration system for you and your family. Whole house water filtration means less clogging and …

    • Do You Need to Repair a Leaking Water Heater?

      You have just walked into your garage to grab a few tools when all of a sudden, you feel your foot turn cold and wet. You look down and see a puddle of water that has pooled around the base of your water heater due to a leak. While a leak is never a good sign, your first though is to gauge the situation and find out if it is a problem that is serious enough to warrant calling for repairs. Is this …

    • How to Light Your Gas Water Heater’s Pilot Light

      Is cold water coming out of the hot tap in your home? If you have a gas water heater, chances are good that your pilot light has gone out. Tank-type gas heaters use a small, constantly burning flame known as a pilot light to ignite the gas burner when the water in the tank needs to be heated. Whether it be due to mechanical failure or sudden changes in gas main pressure, this light can extinguish …

    • How to Light A Water Heater

      If you have a gas water heater installed in your house, and you notice water running out from the hot water faucet is cold, it is likely your heater flame has gone out. You do not have to worry since you can relight the heater flame without calling a water heater repair professional. Be it an old or a new house in the Columbia area, the process of lighting the pilot light is the same. You may need …

    • Do You Need to Repair a Leaking Water Heater?

      You have just walked into your garage to grab a few tools when all of a sudden, you feel your foot turn cold and wet. You look down and see a puddle of water that has pooled around the base of your water heater due to a leak. While a leak is never a good sign, your first though is to gauge the situation and find out if it is a problem that is serious enough to warrant calling for repairs. Is this …

    • How to Light Your Gas Water Heater’s Pilot Light

      Is cold water coming out of the hot tap in your home? If you have a gas water heater, chances are good that your pilot light has gone out. Tank-type gas heaters use a small, constantly burning flame known as a pilot light to ignite the gas burner when the water in the tank needs to be heated. Whether it be due to mechanical failure or sudden changes in gas main pressure, this light can extinguish …

    • Tips to Keep Your Water Heater Performing at its Best

      There are several ways you can help extend the life of your water heater and ensure it is working at top efficiency. The following tips can help your unit last longer, lower your energy bills, and avoid having to pay for costly water damage repairs. 1. Know where your heater is located: Do you even know where your water heater is? It is important you know where your water heater is located in your …

    • Ion-Exchange vs. Salt-Free Water Softeners

      According to the United States Geological Survey, roughly 85 percent of American homes have issues with hard water. Simply put, hard water is water that is rich in minerals such as magnesium carbonate, calcium, and manganese. Over time, hard water can leave scale deposits in water-using appliances and water heaters, clog plumbing, and make tasks such as washing dishes, clothing, hair, and skin …

    • Difference Between Hard Water and Soft Water

      When you turn on the tap in your Columbia home, you see water coming out, and probably think nothing of it. But did you know that the actual type of water coming out of the tap will vary from place to place? There are actually two water types – hard water and soft water. What determines if your water is hard or soft? It all depends on the mineral content of your water. Hard Water Hire a plumbing …

    • Stains on Tile and How to Remove Them

      Why Are There Water Stains on my Tub and Tile? How Can I Remove These Stains? There are no doubts about the fact that a homeowner’s property is considered as being one of the most valuable assets an individual, partnership or family can have ownership of. Therefore, it will always be in their greatest interests to make the appropriate adjustments necessary to retain the value of their building’s …