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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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.

Common Electrical Issues

August, 16th, 2016

You may not need a professional to help you unclog your drain or change a shower head, but when it comes to electrical issues, you may want to consult your nearest technician. Of course you can change a light bulb (however we won’t judge you if you don’t),  but dealing with electrical problems can be tricky, and dangerous. Don’t try to do it yourself! There may be some problems in your house where you believe it’s an easy [Read More...]

You may feel like your at-home to-do list is totally covered — you dust, sweep, and vacuum on a regular schedule, switch out those air filters every month, you’re careful to keep an eye on the thermostat during the hottest and coldest months of the year… what else could there be to do? Well, there are still a few tasks that not only help you save money, but are also essential to keep your home [Read More...]

If you’ve been a homeowner for quite some time, you’re aware of how high that summer power bill can skyrocket. Now that we’re right here in the mid summer season, we have some tips we want to fill you in on in order to save a little bit on that next power bill. When it comes to taking care of our customers, we want to help you in every way we can. Let’s walk through [Read More...]

Whether you’re a brand-new homeowner just moving into your very first place or you’ve owned your home for decades, there’s definitely a sense of pride in having a place to call your own. Here’s the thing, though — with homeownership comes total responsibility for every aspect of your private property, and that can leave some homeowners wondering just what they can do to keep costs down, especially in the hot summer or freezing winter months. [Read More...]