Monday, October 20, 2014

Three “DIY Maintenance Checks” for Your Home

Three “DIY Maintenance Checks” for Your Home

1.     Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

·         This month check your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms and put in fresh batteries.
·         Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless by product of natural gas and it can be deadly. Always install these detectors near each potential source of carbon monoxide near living and sleeping quarters.
2.     Main Water Shut Off Valve

·         This month check your main water shut off valve located inside your home. Simply, turn it on and then back off to ensure the valve has not seized up. If the valve is older, corroded or stuck, then call us so we can help.
·         It is important that the valve is in good working condition, in case a water heater bursts and/or water line freezes or bursts. By shutting off the main source of water you can prevent your home from accumulating water damage or flooding.

3.     Exterior Gutters and Downspouts

·         This month clear gutters and downspouts of debris and leaves. After major storms, check and make sure your downspouts are free flowing. If you don’t wait for a major storm, take a 5-gallon bucket and dump it down the downspout drain to make sure it is free flowing.
·         If you are noticing water around the foundation of your home, or the downspouts are not flowing as they should, this could be a sign of your storm sewers having a clog. Call us and we can help.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Scariest Plumbing Stories Ever!

In every profession, there are tasks that can chill a soul to the bone. For example, endless hours of sitting at a desk as papers stack to the ceiling in never ending data entry. Another example might be speaking publically in front of people that you highly respect or don’t know. So with our industry, Plumbing, the scary stories that creep up are truly nightmares too. WARNING: This story is only for the strong in stomach.

Early in his career, the owner, Keith Miller remembers an account that he’ll never forget. He was learning from one of the best master plumbers from a different company, which has since retired and moved out of state (maybe partly due to this scary story). The job they were at was a home in Medina that had a backed up main sewer. Basically, the home sewer line was so backed up that traditional snaking from the main floor cleanout in the basement was not working. Luckily, the owner had another cleanout in the yard. Not knowing that the backup was of massive proportion, this highly respected plumber began to remove the cleanout cap. It was a tough one, the cap was sealed extremely tight, so the plumber positioned himself in front of the cap and began to pull, and pull till . . .

The cap popped off and out came spraying sewage and every other unimaginable disgusting thing right into the face of this plumber. Keith stood there shocked by what had just happened, as he rushed over to help, he noticed corn kernels on the face of the plumber too, probably from old food being washed down the kitchen drain that had caused the blockage. Needless to say, the plumber was able to wash and was completely fine, but it was a story for the TV Discovery Channel’s show “Dirty Jobs” with Mike Rowe. It’s a disgusting job, but somebody’s got to do it!