Plumbing FAQs

How do you pick a good plumber? Is buying a house with PEX plumbing a good idea? Our plumbers are happy to help you better understand your plumbing and the plumbing industry, so you can always make a smart decision.

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|

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|

Hiring for Help Around the House: A Licensed Contractor vs. a Handyman

You’ve reached an impasse. You have exceeded your own ability to DIY a repair in your home, so what’s the next step? In today’s world of Craigslist and online referrals, your first instinct might be to call a local handyman because they can do anything, right? Is this really the best solution? There are plenty [...]

By |2018-10-03T18:14:40+00:00March 5th, 2018|Plumbing FAQs|