Slab Leak Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know

A slab leak happens when a leak develops in or near the concrete foundation of your home. If you have one, you may be surprised to learn that slab leak insurance coverage is complex. Not all homeowner’s insurance policies cover all aspects of a slab leak by default. We’ll walk you through what you need [...]

By |2019-04-04T19:28:13+00:00April 4th, 2019|Plumbing FAQs|

Is Drain Cleaner an Acid or a Base?

A drain cleaner can be an acid OR a base. Commercially available liquid drain cleaners can range from extremely base to extremely acidic. For example, Drano has a pH of 11, on a scale of 0-14, making it very basic. While many promise complete clog removal or prevention, they are rarely effective and can be [...]

By |2019-06-06T01:07:21+00:00February 28th, 2019|Plumbing FAQs|

How to Keep Tree Roots from Growing Into Sewer Lines

As far as a tree is concerned, a sewer line is the jackpot. The sewers carry water and nutrients no matter the time of year. So, trees tend to grow towards them. The problem is that some tree roots are quite strong, while some sewer lines are quite weak. Trees can rip holes in sewer [...]

By |2019-02-21T11:37:13+00:00February 21st, 2019|Plumbing FAQs|

Garbage Disposal Sounds like Grinding Metal?

If your garbage disposal sounds like grinding metal, your first thought should be to peek down there with a flashlight. Yes, grinding metal sounds, rattling sounds, or other large noises usually indicate mechanical issues. Sometimes you'll get lucky and it's just a penny stuck in your garbage disposal, but what if you can't see a [...]

By |2019-06-06T00:56:42+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Garbage Disposals|

Smart Ways to Save Water At Home

Whether you’re looking to save on your water bill, conserve in drought conditions, or lower your impact on the environment, there are many smart ways to save water at home. Share this Image On Your SitePlease include attribution to Smart Choice Plumbing with this graphic.Please include attribution to https://smartchoice.plumbing/ with this graphic. Get Low Flow [...]

By |2018-10-03T10:24:24+00:00August 29th, 2018|Water Conservation|