Monday, December 9, 2013

How to Prep Your Plumbing System for Fall and Winter

Fall has arrived and winter isn’t far behind! It’s important to know what you should do to prep your plumbing system for the cooler seasons. Below are a few tips and suggestions that we have for you.
  • Fix any leaky sinks or faucets that you might have around your home. If you wait until the cold weather has arrived to fix the leaks, the pipes could freeze causing additional issues.
  • Be sure to insulate any exposed pipes in or around your home. Exposed pipes will mainly be located in your attic, crawl space and garage.
  • If you have outdoor hoses be sure to disconnect them from the outdoor faucets. Store the hose in your shed or garage to protect it from the cold weather.
  • Do you know where your water main is located? If not, figure it out BEFORE the cold weather hits. If your pipes freeze and burst this winter you’ll want to be able to shut off the water quickly in order to minimize further damage.

    • Contact Shelton Plumbing to request a service call, and make sure your plumbing system is ready for the cold months that lie ahead.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Common Summer Plumbing Issues and How to Protect Your Plumbing System

Summer is here and it’s time to talk about summer plumbing issues and how you can protect your plumbing system. The tips listed below will save you both money and energy!

  • During the summer Americans spend A LOT of time outdoors, so that means clothes get dirty faster! You will probably be using your washing machine a lot this summer. Be sure to check your washing machine hose for leaks, cracks and bulges. The hose should be replaced every three years.
  • When it’s humid outside it isn’t uncommon for ductwork to sweat, which creates condensation. This can backup drains. Keep an eye on the ductwork and make sure it’s up to speed. If isn’t, call us and we will fix it for you.
  • DO NOT put banana peels, cornhusks, celery or other fibrous foods in the garbage disposal. It will just clog the system, and cause you major headache.
  • While you’re on vacation turn down the temperature on your water heater.
  • When trees grow during the spring the new tree roots can mess with sewer lines. Call us so that we can inspect your sewer line, and prevent any future issues.

Call Shelton Plumbing today and let us know if you have any questions! We look forward to hearing from you!


Friday, May 31, 2013

Shelton Plumbing’s RSVP Plan

The RSVP Program stands for “Rick’s Service Value Plan.” The RSVP Program allows members to automatically receive the RSVP rate, which is a lower rate in our “Customer Assured Price Manual.”  In addition, you will receive an extended warranty, free quotes, and annual inspection and safety checks.
As an RSVP Member you will receive the following:

1.    Emergency cut off tags will be placed on your incoming water service valve and on your water heater.
2.    RSVP pricing on all service calls – an approximate savings of 15% on labor and material.
3.    Guaranteed pricing – in writing – on all recommended repairs.
4.    Specials and promotions, just for RSVP members.
5.    Priority scheduling – for emergencies or routine service calls – our next appointment is yours.
6.    Never pay a service charge or quote fee when Shelton Plumbing provides the service.

Visit our website for more detailed information!

You’re probably wondering how you can become an RSVP member.  Call Shelton Plumbing today and we will give you the details! We can be reached at (254) 751-9655.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How to Shut Off Your Water Supply in an Emergency

The answer to this question is rather straightforward! What you will want to do is locate the internal stop tap on your property, and turn it off. Your next question probably is, where is my water shutoff valve located? Water valve placement is different for each property, but we can give you a few general tips on where it could be located!
  • Turn the water off using the main valve.
  • If you live in a mild-warm climate there is a good chance the valve is on an exterior wall of your home, or in an underground box.
  • If you live in a cold climate it is likely the valve is located in your basement.
  • Typically, there is also a main valve near the front curb. This is intended only for city workers when turning off water in a general area.
  • If you’re having trouble locating the valve give us a call!
  • Important note, we recommend finding the valve BEFORE you have an emergency.
    Please give us a call or send us an email if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you!