Plumbing & HVAC Tips from Johns Plumbing

Plumbing

Choose A Licensed & Insured Plumber

Choosing the right plumber will increase your chances of being 100% satisfied. By following our tips, you can improve your chances of finding a professional plumber who will do your job right. Always make sure that the company you call is licensed and insured. This is especially critical in a plumbing emergency. (Full article here)

 
Choose A Professional & Experienced Plumber

Choosing the right plumber will increase your chances of being 100% satisfied. By following our plumbing tips, you can improve your chances of finding a professional plumber who will do your job right. It is helpful when you can speak to a live person when you call, especially in an emergency. (Full article here)

 
Clog Tips

Clogs are one of the most common homeowner problems. They are not only an annoyance, but can also lead to overflows and water damage. Keep your drains clog-free by implementing these easy preventative practices. Never flush sanitary napkins, baby wipes, or very thick toilet paper down the toilet. These can expand or get caught on corroding pipes and cause clogs. (Full article here)

 
Faucet Tips

Faucets and sinks are some of the most used fixtures in our homes. We use them multiple times every day and, as a result, they are exposed to significant wear and tear. Follow these tips to slow the degradation process and get the most out of your sinks and faucets. Overflow holes are, as the name implies, a way to prevent water from overflowing if the sink is accidentally left on. However, if they are clogged, they cannot do their job effectively. Thus, make sure they are cleaned out periodically to prevent water damage. (Full article here)

 
Garbage Disposal Tips

Garbage disposals are an extremely useful household tool. However, it is also an appliance we often take for granted. Sometimes we don't realize the damage we're causing it when we throw "everything and the kitchen sink" into it. Follow these guidelines to prolong the life of your garbage disposal. Never, ever put your hand in the garbage disposal to remove a clog. Always use tongs. (Full article here)

 
Group All of Your Plumbing Repairs for One Visit

Grouping all of your plumbing problems is one of the easiest ways to save money and time. Before you call a plumber, go through your home and check every faucet and fixture. Make a list of everything that drips, runs, clogs, etc. Then, when you get the plumber out, have him take care of all the problems at once.(Full article here)

 
Make Sure The Plumber Is Prepared

Choosing the right plumber will increase your chances of being 100% satisfied. By following our tips, you can improve your chances of finding a professional plumber who will do your job right. A large share of home plumbing jobs or repairs can be fixed in one trip. Most plumbers have fully stocked trucks so it's less likely that smaller jobs will go unfinished for want of a part. (Full article here)

 
Plumbing Problem: Replace Or Repair?

Water and sewage treatment cost money. When you reduce water consumption, you can save on both counts. If you have an older water-guzzling toilet and it starts to need repairs, give serious thought to replacing it entirely. (Full article here)

 
Quality Plumbing Work vs Hourly Rates

For most people, if they have heard the name of a plumber many times over the years, they feel that the company must have an established reputation. Unfortunately, this is often untrue. In the plumbing field in particular, several of the most highly promoted companies have the worst track records. A problem with the "hourly rate" is that it is difficult to compare rates because of the many ways plumbers count the hours. (Full article here)

 
Save Money With Preventive Plumbing Maintenance

A great approach to saving money on plumbing is to reduce the need to call them at all! The most common plumbing calls have to do with drains. Many homes have one or two problem drains and several that never need any attention at all. Grease tends to build up over time. You can counteract this by doing things to reduce the grease buildup. There are several products available designed to reduce grease buildup. (Full article here)

 
Toilet Tips

The average person spends about three years of his life using a toilet. This makes it one of the most important and useful appliances in a home. Prolong its life with these useful tips. The toilet uses the most water out of any household appliance. Toilet leaks only add to the water consumption and, thus, should be checked consistently. Note: Leaks are not always noticeable. (Full article here)

 
Water Heater Tips

It will happen late one night. Your hot water heater will start acting up. Maybe it will stop producing hot water or start emitting a foul smell. No matter the case, you will need to fix it, and fast. Avoid late night stress by carrying out consistent maintenance on your water heater. If you have a gas water heater, you should periodically check the pilot light. (Full article here)

 

Heating & Air Conditioning HVAC

HVAC System Tips

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is responsible for maintaining comfortable and safe climatic conditions in your home. It requires a lot of energy and is one of the most expensive appliances in the home. Thus, continuous maintenance is imperative to prolong the life of your HVAC unit and help it operate as efficiently as possible. (Full article here)

 
Remodel The Smart Way

If you are planning substantial remodeling work, make sure you get three quotes. More than likely, each plumber will have different suggestions. Listen to their suggestions and reasons, and decide which ideas make the most sense to you. (Full article here)

 
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