July, 6th, 2018
Garbage disposals are meant to do away with food particles by grinding and pulverizing them so that they can easily be washed down the drain. This device is not meant for hard objects such as fruit pits and chicken and meat bones or fibrous materials such as potato or banana peel, broccoli stalks or cornhusks. Unfortunately because of lack of knowledge instead of disposing this trash properly, they get stuffed down the garbage disposal, until [Read More...]
April, 29th, 2018
Have you ever heard your plumbing system make weird noises? Gurgling in your drains, banging pipes, or whistling are just some of the odd noises that you may hear from your home’s plumbing system. We know that these noises are not only irritating, but they could be an indicator of a much larger issue. To put your mind at ease, we’ve gathered tips and solutions for the most common plumbing noises so you’ll know exactly what [Read More...]
June, 23rd, 2017
Plumbing problems can strike any home at any time. While some are easy to handle on your own, others require the expertise of a professional plumber. Here are four scenarios in which you need to call a plumber. Your Faucet Won’t Stop Dripping A slight leak from your faucet may not seem like a serious problem, but it is actually something that should be fixed right away. Dropping faucets are more than just annoying; they [Read More...]
December, 14th, 2016
Temperatures are dropping around the Upstate, which means your home’s plumbing system may become suspectible to a variety of common plumbing issues that are caused by the colder months. As a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of these potential issues and take matters into your own hands to prevent potentially serious home damage. Hot Water System Failure Cold winter days (and nights) take a toll on water heaters, but sometimes a quick fix can [Read More...]
November, 23rd, 2016
The drought here in upstate South Carolina may be over, but this year home and business owners will begin seeing more effects from it — primarily clogged sewer pipes. Tree roots that didn’t get enough rain over the last couple of years went anywhere they could to find moisture. And oftentimes, that meant breaking into the nearest sewer line.
November, 15th, 2016
No one ever enjoys the chore of having to clean the bathroom. Scrubbing the toilet, bleaching the tub, and wiping the toothpaste off the mirror are just a few of the tasks involved when cleaning a bathroom. Not only is your bathroom the place that you become clean, but it’s also the place that bad germs tend to hang out. It’s a dirty job, but having a clean and organized space is a great way to kick [Read More...]
November, 3rd, 2016
As plumbers, water is sort of “our thing.” With Greenville and Spartanburg Counties in one of the worst droughts since 2009, we wanted to share with you our list of the top water saving tips you can implement today. The average person uses about 100 gallons of water per day. It’s eye opening when you use this Water Use Calculator to estimate how much water you’re using. Here are some some of the most impactful tips [Read More...]
November, 1st, 2016
Most people don’t give plumbing a second thought when it’s working right, but when emergencies happen, you have no idea where to even start. A basic understanding of your plumbing system and the components that affect it will help you troubleshoot, do small repairs yourself, know when to call a plumber, be better prepared in a crisis, and make informed decisions.
September, 13th, 2016
You never know what kind of emergency might pop up unexpectedly in your home. That’s why it’s important to keep basic tools in your home to stay prepared.
May, 31st, 2016
You can think of your septic tank as being a little bit like the water filters many people use in their homes today. They basically separate solids and scum from wastewater and pretreat it before it flows out into the drain field for final purification. This process can take between 1 to 2 days, and any system that isn’t properly cared for could rapidly become a health hazard to both your home and neighborhood. Rather [Read More...]