Proper drainage is critical when it comes to using the plumbing fixtures in your home. Dirt, soap scum, hair, and other debris can find its way into your drains. As these items accumulate over time, the drainage pipe servicing your sink or tub can become clogged. A clogged drain is cause for serious concern and should be addressed right away. These problems can be conveniently fixed by a local handyman service like Bill Rhiner's Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, but if you would prefer to take care of the problem yourself, you can try using a plunger to help push any blockages clogging your sink's drain through the drainage pipe to restore proper flow once again.
9 July 2018
A failing water heater can cause all sorts of problems, from higher gas bills to colder showers. Replacing an old, dying water heater can alleviate many of these problems, but while you're spending the money to get an entirely new heater installed, it's a good idea to take a look at some other components to make sure everything is in working order. Taking these extra maintenance steps now is more efficient, and has the added benefit of potentially saving you money in the long run.
19 June 2018
Dealing with clogged drains can be a pain in more ways than one. Not only can drain cleaning be time-consuming, but it can also prove costly depending on the severity of the clog. For example, a complete sewer drain cleanout via hydro jetting can cost upwards to $1,300 according to national estimates. Fortunately, it only takes a little prevention to preserve your drains, along with your wallet. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your drains clear and your household repair budget intact.
25 May 2018
Have you recently moved into a new home? Did you get the plumbing checked out before you bought the place? Although it's a good idea to do so, it's not uncommon for people to buy a home without having the entire plumbing system inspected beforehand. Although this can work out fine in the end, sometimes it turns out that there is an issue of some sort that needs to be fixed in order for you to live comfortably.
2 May 2018
Planning an outdoor wedding is not without its challenges. You have to be prepared for inclement weather, and finding the right venue that will accommodate all your needs, such as electricity, can be difficult. Portable restroom facilities are another concern, and thankfully, many sanitation service rentals now offer more than the standard one-piece molded plastic shell. Instead, deluxe models, complete with premium hardwood flooring, porcelain sinks, toilets, urinals, LED lighting, and oak vanities and trim throughout will make your rustic outdoor wedding feel like a black-tie affair.
3 April 2017
Water is becoming scarce in many parts of the country, and for many homeowners, this has lead to increases in water rates. This has made many property owners to consider what can be done to reduce water consumption. If you're curious about lowering your water bill, the following are only a few ways that a plumbing company can help you. Install a programmable sprinkler system If you already have a sprinkler system that turns on and off manually, it is easy to forget once it is running, and too much water is used.
28 February 2017
Have you noticed a growing pool of water underneath your garbage disposal? Sadly, this means you have a leak. While a leaky garbage disposal may seem like a serious issue on the surface, the truth is, this issue usually has a simple fix. You may not even have to call your plumber! Here's a look at the three most common causes of leaky garbage disposals and how to address each one.
24 February 2017
A critical appliance for any home is the hot water heater. It's an appliance often ignored, but when it breaks down, it will disrupt the routine of your household as you try to do without hot water until the problem is fixed. Instead of waiting for the appliance to completely break down, have the unit serviced when you experience any of these 3 problems. The Water Is Not Getting Hot Enough
30 September 2016
If you have children, it's hard to tell what they're going to put in the toilets. Unfortunately, some of the things they'll flush down the toilet will lead to clogs, which means you're going to be faced with some messy situations. While you can't stop all clogs, you can help reduce the number of incidents you have to deal with. Here are four steps you can take to reduce the number of clogged toilets you're faced with.
30 September 2016
Do you suspect that you have tree roots growing in your sewer line? Perhaps you have done a bit of online research, or you may have been given advice from a trusted friend or family member who "knows about these type of things." If there is a blockage in your sewer line, there are a number of things that could be causing it. Examples of other things that can cause blockages are grease and bellied pipes.
30 September 2016