To Avoid A flooded Basement Pay Attention To Your..... Sump pump, be sure it is operating correctly today; Check that your roof gutters and drains are clean and free of debris; During heavy rain listen for a gurgling drain, that may indicate a drain or sewer that is starting to plug up; Gurgling drain can also indicate roots in sewer, and that is something you want to check into ASAP; Be sure to check the city surface grates too, they are sometimes clogged with litter which
Daylight savings time officially starts on Sunday Mar. 12th at 2AM. (Set clocks ahead 1 hour late Saturday night or first thing Sunday morning) Spring can't be far behind now...Yipee!!
What is a “Valve Tag” and Why Would You Want One? When your home or business is flooding due to a burst pipe or other sudden, unexpected water problem, you may need to shut off the main water supply coming into the building as quickly as possible. A valve tag makes it easy for you and others to locate the appropriate shut-off fast, limiting damage to your home or business. Simple click here, give us your name and address and we'll drop a free valve tag in the mail for you. Once it arrives,
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Think you have a leaking toilet, try this simple dye test; it's easy to do, it's fast and it's inexpensive. First, carefully remove the toilet tank cover, it is breakable and sometimes impossible to match if you happen to break it. Lay it on a towel or wrap it in newspapers or a small old carpet. Second, put several drops of food coloring into the water tank above the toilet (not in the toilet bowl :)), be sure to put enough dye into the tank that you can see the color change in the
Pets are wonderful companions that always find their way into our hearts, so much so that they become "one of the family." But unlike the rest of the family, our pets, especially our furry pets, bring a set of plumbing challenges that we should all be aware of: Hair & Fur: Dogs and cats are constantly shedding, it may not look like it but they are. So whenever you give your pet a bath, be sure to put a strainer over the drain to keep all that fuzzy stuff from getting into your drains. A
With single digit temperatures returning across the Midwest over the next few days, you could be headed for a frozen pipe encounter. The average claim for a frozen pipe is over $10,000 dollars...yikes! Take a few minutes to read these quick tips and you may just avoid all the headaches that come with a frozen pipe: Let water trickle out of faucets in unheated areas or where pipes run on an exterior wall. Open cabinets under sinks during severe cold spells; that lets warm air circulate
How To Operate Your Garbage Disposal (Yes, there is a method to follow...) This method works best when using your garbage disposal: Run cool water (Cool water is best, it keeps grease congealed and prevents it from sticking); Then turn on garbage disposal; Slowly feed food into the disposal; Wait approximately 30 seconds to be sure food is completely gone; Turn disposal off; BUT let the water run for 20 seconds to clear the disposal of remaining food. This simple method
Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, Nov. 6th. Daylight savings time officially ends Sunday Nov. 6th at 2AM. (Set clocks back 1 hour) Fall has arrived.... Sincerely, The Plumbing Professors Team
Now that Labor Day is history, it's time to think "fall" and get ready for winter. When the leaves start to change colors and the temperatures drop, be ready with these quick, fall plumbing tips from Plumbing Professors: After the leaves are done dropping be sure to clean the gutters, downspouts, window wells and yard drains. Compacted leaves hold water, invite bugs and critters, slow the flow of water away from your home and can plug up your sewer and drain lines and flood basements.