Monday, December 17, 2012

How Video Inspection Works for Sewer Line Diagnosis

Video sewer inspection is a great way to detect issues in sewer lines without having to dig or rip anything apart. Instead of having your back yard disrupted your plumber can easily inspect the sewer line and diagnose the problem.
Now, you are probably wondering how this works! Basically, plumbers snake a flexible fiber optic video camera through the sewer line and record everything that is going on in the sewer line. Once the video has been viewed you and your plumber can discuss the proper procedures for fixing the problems within the sewer line. Typically your plumber will be able to diagnose the area that is having a problem and from there they can go about fixing the problem without disrupting the entire sewer line.
Give us a call today for more information! We can be reached at (254) 751-9655.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Work with Your Plumber to Save Money

Do you want to save money, and have healthy plumbing in your home?

You can! 

When you work with your plumber to proactively maintain your home's internal plumbing, you can save yourself lots of time, energy, and money. 

We all know that plumbing problems are a nuisance, and at times can be expensive. If you take the time to work with your plumber they can give you tips on fixing simple things, and let you know when the issue is something a professional should handle. These things will help prevent long term plumbing problems.

Below are some helpful tips that will keep your pipes in working order:

1.    Grease: Keep a grease cleaning product on hand. Periodically use it in the kitchen drain to help clean out the excess grease that has built up over time.

2.    Pipe Banging: Have our service technician install shock arrestors or air chambers.

3.    Hair Buildup: Put a strainer in each tub and shower in your home. This will catch all of the hair before it clogs up your bathroom drain. After each shower empty the hair out of the strainer.

4.    Outdoor Frozen Faucets: Prevent outdoor faucets from freezing by detaching all hoses from the faucets before Winter begins. Also, be sure all water is drained from the faucet. When Spring arrives you can re-attach the hoses to the faucets.

5.    Washer Replacement: When replacing the washer in your sink be sure to remove the current washer and bring it in to Shelton Plumbing and we will help you find the correct replacement, which will help prevent a headache for you when you’re replacing the part!

Preventative Maintenance with Your Plumber

In this economy we are all working extra hard to save money, and by doing this we attempt to fix many things ourselves. Here at Shelton Plumbing we want to give you the techniques to fix some things on your own, but also give you the knowledge to know when you should call us for fixes or for preventative maintenance.

1.    Keep in mind, all of our plumbers are trained professionals. They know how to fix things both properly and in a safe manor. If you have a plumbing problem in your home or business, we’ll fix it. There’s a long list of things that can go wrong in any home and we have seen just about everything!

2.    If you have a clogged pipe you might try to snake it yourself. While this can work, chances are you should give us a call. There could be things going on in the drain that you are not aware of, and in the long run could just cause larger issues, and bigger bills!

3.    Leaks! Sure, you might think they are simple to fix, but there could be an underlying issue you are not aware of. We have a device called a Rigid Camera that is able to pinpoint leaks, both their depth and location. We can get to the source of the problem before the issue gets out of control!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Home Water Conservation Tips

Water conservation is extremely important. Below we have listed some tips on how YOU can conserve water in your home. These are simple things that can be easily incorporated into our daily lives.
  1. Make sure the sprinkler is only watering your lawn and flowerbeds, not the street and sidewalk.
  2. When you wash fruits and veggies wash them in a bowl, instead of using running water.
  3. Take shorter showers! Decreasing your shower by just a minute or two will save up to 150 gallons of water a month.
  4. Collect rain water from the roof of your house and use it to water your garden.
  5. Fix the leaky faucets in your home. It is quick, easy and can save up to 140 gallons of water a week!
  6. While brushing your teeth turn off the water.
  7. Kill two birds with one stone. When the kids want to play in the sprinkler put it on an area of the lawn that needs to be watered.
  8. Wash your face and brush your teeth while you are in the shower.
  9. If your toilet was installed before 1992 you can reduce the amount of water that is used while flushing by inserting a displacement device in the tank of the toilet
  10. Replace your toilet flapper if it doesn’t close after flushing the toilet.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tankless Water Heaters

Now you might be wondering, what is a tankless water heater? A tankless water heater only heats water when you need it to. It is beneficial because it supplies continuous hot water while keeping energy costs down.  Money and energy are easily saved because the water is heated only when it is needed. In addition, you do not have to prompt the tankless water heater to heat up the water, the water heats up automatically as it flows through the unit. The tankless water heaters can be powered by natural gas or propane.

Why do we recommend tankless water heaters? Well, they provide the following benefits:
  1. Endless hot water
  2. Lower energy bills
  3. Space savings
  4. Clean and fresh water
  5. Longevity
  6. Sustainable and energy friendly
Our most popular brand of hot water heaters is Rinnai.  They have been in business since 1964, and in 2010 were awarded Builders' Brand Leader. For more information please call us as (254) 751-9655.