Home/Plumbing Pipes and Valves

Have you lost hot water pressure through your entire house?

If you have lost hot water pressure throughout your home it could be due to several causes. If you have galvanized pipes they may have become rusted. Another cause could be mineral buildup especially if you live in an area that has hard water. If it seems to have happened all of a sudden then [...]

Warning: Will Cause Broken Garbage Disposals and Drain Clogs.

A common problem we often run into is clogged drains due to someones kids sticking a toy or other random object down the drain. So in honor of this we have started a thread on our Facebook page entitled What is the weirdest  thing your kids or other family member has ever put down the [...]

No hot water in shower? – Greenville Plumber Tips

It is a terrible inconvenience when there is no hot water in your shower. You expect your shower to be hot when you step into it. The thing to remember is the hot water comes from your hot water tank. Usually most problems with no hot water in a shower can be traced back to [...]

Signs that you may have a sewer drain clog and what to do about it.

A sewer drain clog is one of the worst plumbing problems that can happen. When you have a sewer drain clog you should consider it a plumbing emergency.  It is inevitable that the waste water that cannot escape will come back into your home's plumbing or possibly overflowing from there. That is a mess and [...]

5 causes for a blocked drain – Greenville Plumber Tips

A blocked drain is a common and annoying problem experienced at some stage in many Greenville area homes and businesses. There are multiple reasons that drains will clog and often only the symptom of the blocked drain is treated and not the cause of the clog. The most common causes of blocked drains are: Improper [...]

How to prevent frozen pipes

If you are an Upstate SC homeowner and haven’t already taken action to protect your pipes from freezing and bursting, now may be a good time to do so. Temperatures Yesterday (January 6th, 2014) ranged from 10 to 15 degrees for lows and the low 40's for a high around the Greenville/Spartanburg area. Today the [...]

How To Tell If You Have a Sewer Drain Clog.

A sewer drain clog should be considered a plumbing emergency. If left unattended you run the risk of the water coming back up into the household plumbing. That can cause toilets to overflow and bad smells throughout your house. If you do find that you have a sewer drain clog - Do not use any [...]

Plumbing Tips from Local Plumbers: Does your Upstate SC home stink?

Tips from KT Plumbing - Plumbers in Greenville: How to handle strange smells in your home. There is not much that is worse than having terrible smells that seem to linger in your home. Not only is it unpleasant for your family but keeps you from having guests, and may even affect the health of [...]

Plumbing Tips From Your Friendly Greenville Plumbers – Part 3 of 3

Here are some more helpful plumbing tips from your friendly neighborhood Greenville Plumbers at KT Plumbing Emergency Plumbing Tips You should always know where the main water shut-off valve is located in case of a leak or an emergency. You should also know how to turn off your water heater. If it's a gas water [...]

Your Friendly Greenville Plumbers Bring You Plumbing Tips – 2 of 3

More Plumbing Tips... In part two of our plumbing tips series we tackle ways to avoid drain clogs and how to keep your garbage disposal operating effectively. Avoid Drain Clogs Check all drains to ensure they have strainers to keep soap, debris, and hair from clogging them. Fats or cooking oils will harden in the [...]