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|

PEX Plumbing Disadvantages: What You Need to Know

When it comes to thinking about installing or replacing your plumbing, you probably get overwhelmed by the options. Even if you are doing a smaller job, it can quickly spiral out of control as you stand at the hardware store trying to determine the right materials, sizes, and shapes. PEX plumbing is probably something you’ve [...]

By |2019-06-06T00:51:36+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Plumbing FAQs|

Why is My Tankless Water Heater Not Heating?

You turn on the shower and expect to be greeted by a hot, steamy flow of water just waiting to start your morning off the right way. To your surprise, it’s a cruel, cold stream that seems to taunt you, almost guaranteeing that your day is going to suck. Once you come to your senses, [...]

By |2018-10-03T10:24:45+00:00July 10th, 2018|Water Heaters|