Home/Plumbing Pipes and Valves

How to make your hot water heater more efficient

In this post we will cover way to save on your energy bill and conserve more hot water from your hot water heater. Improving how your hot water is distributed will go a long way to accomplish this goal. Here is a list of things to do to improve on the efficiency of your hot [...]

Greenville Plumber Answers Common Plumbing Questions

You have plumbing questions... we have answers. Below we will list some of the most common plumbing questions we receive. Plumbing Questions One of the plumbing questions we get the most is: Plumbing Questions #1: How do get my garbage garbage disposal un-jammed? Plumbing questions - answer #1: One thing you can try is to use an Allen [...]

What to do about an underground water leak.

If your water bill starts to rise and you cannot figure out exactly why, it could mean you have an underground water leak. Underground water leaks can sometimes be detected by looking for pools of water in your yard.  If you do not find any out of the ordinary pools of water in your yard [...]

Where is my water shut off valve? – Greenville Plumber Answers

Do you know where your water shut off valve is? Water Shut Off Valve One of the worst things that can happen is to suddenly have a plumbing emergency and not know how to stop the water flow. We hope you never find yourself in the situation asking - Where is my water shut off [...]

How to take care of your plumbing pipes

To ensure your plumbing pipes stay free and clear of clogs and in top working condition follow these helpful tips Properly Insulate Pipes: For pipes that can be exposed to freezing temperatures make sure they are properly insulated with inexpensive foam pipe insulation. This type of  insulation should work fine for South Carolina's moderate winters. If [...]

Modern Drain Cleaning Tools

Proper drain cleaning requires more than the a bottle of the "drain cleaner" that you will find at your local Wal-Mart or grocery store.  As a matter of fact any professional plumber will tell you that the liquid drain cleaners are usually only a temporary fix and may actually damage your drain pipes. Below we will [...]

Is the water from your faucet discolored?

Discolored water can happen for a number of reasons including mineral deposits, improper algae, pipe deterioration, and resin. To find the cause it is best to conduct a water test. Is your water sometimes black or contain black particles? If you have Magnesium in your water it will turn black once it is mixed with [...]

Do You Have a Bad Smell Coming From Your Kitchen Sink?

When you have a bad smell coming from your kitchen sink it can make doing anything in the kitchen or nearby rooms seem unbearable. Dealing with this situation is a top priority in order to get back to being able to enjoy your entire house again. If not dealt with you could end up spending [...]

Why has your kitchen faucet suddenly lost water pressure?

Has your kitchen faucet suddenly lost water pressure. The first thing to do is make sure that it is the only area in your home that the water pressure has slowed. Go through your home and turn on your faucets one by one turn on the cold and hot separately. If they all seem to [...]

5 Plumbing Tips to Lower Your Water Bill

As we get closer to the summer season it is a good idea to think of ways to lower your water bill. The water usage for most homes increases during the late spring and summer months. Sprinklers and pools are being used, more showers are often taken, cars are washed, and more water is just used in [...]