Plumbing Emergencies

No matter what you do, there are always going to be those times when some unpleasant and unexpected thing happens, and plumbing always seems to go awry at the worst time possible. Just last night, an anxious client phoned me with a water main break.

The worst part about having one of these emergencies is that some plumbers, and especially the bigger companies, take advantage of your tight spot and charge lots of extra money if your emergency happens at night or on a weekend.  And often, the homeowner is so upset about the plumbing crisis, that they will just pay whatever it takes to get it fixed. You can avoid this happening to you by having someone you can depend on if an emergency arises.

If you get caught in a tight spot with your plumbing, I can be there for you, and I never charge my clients extra money for evening or weekend work. I'm not a dentist, after all, I am a plumber!

Why not fill out my "Contact" form and I can send you my phone number to keep handy, just in case the unexpected ever happens!


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Winterizing Your Plumbing

I realize that with the hot, humid summer we have had it's nearly impossible to imagine freezing temperatures, but it actually isn't that far away! Plumbing is especially vulnerable in cold weather and one of the first things that go wrong - and the last thing that you want to go wrong! It's better to get started now and get everything in your home ready for the winter season, then to wait until something goes bad and you're stuck in the middle of winter with no plumbing. As Benjamin Franklin so wisely said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."'

So, what kinds of things should you be taking a look at? Here's a list to get you started:

Insulate Exposed Piping
Any exposed water or drain piping in places like outside walls and crawlspaces need to be insulated before winter weather sets in. Leaving them uninsulated could mean that you will end up with frozen pipes when the temperatures drop, or even worse, the pipes could burst! And that means lots of extra time and cost to get these things working again.

Exterior Faucets and Spigots
Any outdoor faucets, such as hose bibbs, need to have the water supply turned off and also have the water drained from them. Insulated covers are also a good ideal.

Outdoor Water Lines 
Any outdoor water lines, such as outdoor bathrooms, irrigation systems, or sprinkler systems need to be blown out.

Outdoor Plumbing Fixtures
Any outdoor plumbing fixtures that will not be in use during the winter need to be winterized.

Water Heater
Last, but certainly not least, you should always have your water heather checked before winter sets in.

These are just some of the things that should be taken care of well before cold weather arrives. I am starting this month to schedule appointments for winterizing suggestions. If you would like to fill out the form on my Contact Page, I can set up a time to look at your property and together we can make a plan to get your home or business ready for the winter. Brrrr! 

Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels

If you've been thinking about a bathroom or kitchen remodel and you are undecided, here are some things to consider:

*The bathroom and kitchen are the two rooms that most people start their day in. The look and feel of these rooms can have a huge impact on how your day goes!
* The bathroom and kitchen are two of the most used spaces in your home, and they both make use of moisture constantly. If there is damage or excessive moisture, this can be causing unseen structural damage to your home and decreasing the value of your property!
* A bathroom remodel is the #1 rated home improvement project, as far as a return on your investment.
* With the homes industry not doing so well lately, it makes sense to remodel. It is more economical to give your current home a fresh, new makeover, rather than purchase a new home. And, if you do decide to sell and relocate, your home will be much more appealing to potential buyers if the bathrooms and the kitchen are updated.

If you have further questions about doing a remodel, or if you are ready to get started and would like an estimate, please use my Contact Page and contact me. I have lots of great ideals and I can help with everything from the initial brainstorming, to pulling out the old and putting in the new! I look forward to helping you with your remodel!