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Water Saving Tips

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Remember water is a valuable resource that shouldn’t be wasted.

Your water is clean, safe and convenient but you have to pay for its treatment and the system to deliver it to you. By conserving water in your home, you also save energy needed to heat it or run appliances.

Two thirds of the water used in an average home is used in the bathroom, and a lot of it goes into the sewer. From 2-7 gallons of water are used every time a toilet is flushed. Do not use the toilet to flush items that can go in a wastebasket or garbage can.

Be aware of toilet leaks. Be sure to check toilets at the property! Toilet leaks are the most common and are hard to see or hear. Put food coloring or laundry bluing in the toilet tank and wait 10 minutes. Do not flush the toilet during this time. If the coloring appears in the toilet bowl, there is a toilet leak. Also, if you hear the toilet refilling and no one has used it, there is a leak. A major toilet leak can waste 800 cubic feet of water a day — which would cost over $24.00 for water and over $23.00 for sewer each day. That adds up to over $1,400.00 a month!

You may have been advised to take showers rather than baths to conserve water. If you take a long shower, however, you may use more water than if you took a bath. Long, hot showers not only waste water but also energy to heat the water. Consider using reduced-flow devices for shower heads.

Don’t leave the water running while you shave or brush your teeth. You are just running clean water down the drain.

Turn down the temperature on your water heater. If you set the temperature at 120° F or below, you will save about 4% of your energy cost per 10° that you lower your thermostat.

Flush Your Water Heater.
Flushing your water heater regularly ( every six months)will help you save money and extend your hot water heaters life.

DIY Plumbing

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When you’re a homeowner, you know a plumbing horror story.

Even if you personally never had your plumbing go wrong, you know someone who has. Here are some ways to keep that story from coming home:

1. Know where your shutoff valves are. If you have a leak, you’re going to want to shut the water off before you’re floating.

a. Turn off water using the shutoff valves before doing any repairs.

b. Make sure all of these valves are in good working order before you need to use them.

2. A dripping faucet or a toilet that keeps running can cost you big money in wasted water.

a. For a leaky faucet, remove the handle on the tap that keeps leaking and check the washer. A worn washer may fall apart in your hands or be thin in some spots. Either way, it’s the reason why you couldn’t get the tap to shut off the water completely. Replace the worn washer and reassemble the faucet handle. Note: You probably want to take the old washer to the hardware store to make sure you’re getting the right size and type washer for your faucet.

b. For a running toilet, pull the lid from the tank and check the inside of the tank. The ball or flapper (located at the bottom of the tank) cover an opening, allowing the water to leave the tank when you flush the toilet.

  • The running toilet might be very simple to diagnose: The chain that lifts the ball or flapper is tangled, meaning the tank never fills with water. As a result, the water continues to run.
  • If the reason the water keeps running isn’t so easily seen, check the float. If it’s set too high, above the overfill tube, then the water in the tank will overflow into the tube, emptying the tank as fast as the water supply tube can fill the tank. Move the float down below the overflow tube so that water levels are about an inch below the overflow tube.

3. Maintain your water heater tank.

a. Drain and refill your tank at least once a year, clearing rust and other accumulated sediment out. This is particularly important if you have hard water.

b. Turn your temperature control down to 120 ͦF.

 

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Plumbing Checks You Can Do

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  1. Make sure every water shut-off valve is operational. The worst time to discover that water valvesthey are not working is when you need them. Do you have a lever-controlled shutoff? Or is it a round one? Some types of shutoffs deteriorate from the inside. This occurs when you turn or twist the handle and it moves properly but the inside operation of the valve has gone bad. You should always double check to make sure the water is turned off. Test your shut offs on a regular basis to make sure they turn the water off completely.
  2. Check the discharge hoses from dishwashers, washing machines, ice machines, water filters and reverse osmosis systems. The tubing can crack and develop slow leaks that turn into bigger problems. Catch minor leaks before you have a deluge.
  3. Replace fixture washers as soon as you notice a leak. Turn the water off at the fixture, and then remove the faucet handle. The washer is dark, round and flat, and it sits under the handle to make sure the handle has a tight grip around the shutoff post within the faucet. If the washer looks worn, it is time to replace it.
  4. Take a look at the base of your toilet. Does water seem to build up between the floor and the toilet? It may be time to get a new wax ring. The ring sits between the toilet base and the floor, creating a tight seal. Use the shutoff valves to turn the water supply off and then drain the water from the toilet bowl. Flush the toilet to drain the tank and then empty the bowl again. Remove the fastening caps from the base and unscrew the bolts. Lift the toilet from the floor and examine the wax ring. If it is very thin or worn in spots, replace it.

6 DIY Tips to Avoid a Plumbing Emergency

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Plumbing emergencies are never a good thing and always happen at the worst times. With regular maintenance from a plumbing professional and a few DIY tips, you can drastically reduce your chances of having to deal with a plumbing disaster. Try these 6 tips to help prevent potential plumbing disasters and water emergencies in your home.

Know Where the Water Shut off Valve is Located
Usually located by the front door of you home, shutting off the main valve to the house can stop a small problem from turning into a disaster. If that valve does not work call your local city water department and they will shut it down at the meter.

Fix Problems Quickly
Even small leaks can corrode pipes and cause significant water damage or mold. Re caulk showers and tubs to prevent leaks.

Never Use an Exposed Pipe as a Hanger
Hanging laundry from exposed pipes can be tempting but it can loosen joints and fasteners and cause unwanted plumbing problems.

Avoid Chemical Drain Clearing Products
Chemical products seem like a quick fix but repeated use can erode pipes and cause leaks.

Reduce Water Pressure
High water pressure stresses out your pipes and increases the likelihood of leaks. Have your home water pressure tested, go to Home Depot or Ace Hardware and buy a gauge that screws on your hose bib.

Turn Off Water While on Vacation
Use the shut off valve and turn off your water next time you go out of town. A small leak left unattended for just a few days can cause exponential water damage and even start fires if the water reaches electrical wiring.

City Wide Plumbing

Follow these 6 tips and if you ever feel like you are in over your head don’t pause to give us a call, City Wide Plumbing @ 480 966 8795. We are the local Valley plumber for over 30 years, we have all the expertise and tools necessary to handle any plumbing emergency you encounter. Licensed, bonded and insured.

Main Water Shut Off Valve

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Every homeowner should locate their main water shut-off valve and know how to use it.

There are two types of main water valves: the gate valve and the ball valve.

The gate valve is recognized by its round handle that must be turned a number of times to open or close the valve.

The ball valve is recognized by its single handle that needs to be turned ¼ turn or 90 degrees, to turn the water on or off.

City Wide Plumbing can tell you about the condition of the main water valve in your home and replace it if necessary.

 

Sewer Smell Plumbing Tip

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P-trap

A sewer smell can be an unpleasant experience and can usually be solved by a process of elimination.  Here are some tips you can do to try and resolve the nasty odor.

Drains are designed to hold water in what is called a P-trap, the water acts as a barrier to keep sewer gas from permeating the home. Start by running water down the drains and flushing toilets especially the ones that do not get used often to restore the water in the p-trap.

Check your clean outs to make sure the plugs are installed and secured.

 

Another culprit could be a bad wax ring seal between the toilet flange and the base of the toilet.

This wax ring can occasionally leak, sometimes from a rocking toilet that has broken the seal causing sewer gas to find its way out from under the toilet. If that’s the case, you’ll have to remove the toilet and replace the wax ring. If the toilet rocks, use shims between the stool and the floor and caulk the joint. This will ensure that a rocking toilet doesn’t ruin the new wax ring.

A more serious problem would be a broken or cracked sewer line or even a loose connection joint in the vent in the ceiling or wall. If you’ve addressed the three easier possibilities, contact a plumber who specializes in hunting down leaks .

Locate! Locate! Locate!

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I cannot stress enough how important it is to locate your utilities before starting a home improvement project. No matter how big or small the project, locating your utilities first will save  you spending money in unnecessary repairs later. Call Blue Stake before you dig for public utilities outside of your home. Call your local plumber or locating company for all private utilities inside your home.

This is an example of a small job gone wrong. A company came out to install a doggie door. As they cut into the block wall they got flooded with water. The tech installing the door cut through a copper water pipe. Luckily the homeowner is not out any money, the company is taking care of the repairs, but this could have all been avoided had they had the utilities located first. After the plumbing, concrete patch and paint, I’m sure the company is going to spend more on repairs then it cost to put the door in.

Water heaters replace or not to replace?

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Plumbing Tip

If your water heater tank is leaking it needs to be replaced. You cannot repair the tank. Please do not try to use duct tape or epoxy to temporarily repair the tank. Call a licensed Arizona plumber to have it replaced immediately and save yourself from thousands of dollars’ worth of flood damage. Also if you notice rust on the bottom and it’s not leaking, yet… you just might want to call a plumber to replace your water heater. Estimated life of a water heater in Arizona is 6 – 8 years for electric and 10 – 12 for gas. Keep in mind there are different factors which could increase or decrease longevity.

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Reducing, Reusing and Recycling.

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Here at City Wide Plumbing we do our best to do our part in reducing, reusing, and recycling. We only install energy star rated water heaters, recirculation pumps and use low flow toilets, faucets and fixtures. We also recycle any old and broken material.  Not only do our efforts help keep trash out of the land field, it also helps out customers save money.

The following are some additional tips from the EPA’s WaterSense Program.

Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program encourages Americans to check and replace leaky plumbing fixtures and sprinkler systems, helping households save more than 10,000 gallons of water per year and as much as 10 percent on utility bills.

“Easy-to-fix household leaks waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, which is equal to the amount of water used by more than 11 million homes,” said EPA Acting Administrator for the Office of Water Nancy Stoner. “We’re not just wasting water; families also lose money from leaks with higher utility bills. That’s why Fix a Leak Week is so important, and why we encourage everyone to take a few simple steps that add up to make a significant positive impact.”

In just 10 minutes, businesses and homeowners can:

  1. Check winter water bills and fixtures for water waste;
  2. Twist and tighten pipe and hose connections; and
  3. Consider replacing broken or inefficient fixtures with WaterSense-labeled models.

If winter water usage for a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, it’s likely that the home has a leak problem. Here are some easy tips:

  • Check toilets for silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank at the back and, if after 10 minutes, color shows up in the bowl before flushing, it may be time to make an easy repair and replace the flapper.
  • Check outdoor hoses for damage from winter frost and tighten connections at the water source.
  • For in-ground sprinkler systems, a professional certified through a WaterSense-labeled program can inspect sprinkler heads and pipes for signs      of leakage and help homeowners maintain an efficient system and healthy lawn.
  • Check additional plumbing and outdoor fixtures for leaks. They may just need a quick twist or pipe tape.Learn more about fixing leaks, find a certified irrigation professional,      or search for WaterSense labeled plumbing and irrigation products: http://www.epa.gov/watersense.

It’s the Law: Before you dig, call Arizona Blue Stake!

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Arizona Blue Stake was established by utility owners as a one-call notification system to assist local homeowners and excavators in identifying the location of underground utilities to prevent damages to facilities.

Notify the Arizona Blue Stake Center at least two (2) working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before excavating to have all underground pipelines and facilities located and marked.

Calling 811 will help save lives and protect infrastructure. Knowing where underground utility lines are buried before each digging project begins helps protect you from personal injury, expense and penalties. There may be multiple utility lines in the same area at varying depths. Even simple digging projects can damage utility lines and disrupt vital services to an entire community. Having underground utilities located can help prevent undesired consequences

Wait for the project site to be marked by all utility owners. Once all utilities have been properly located, you are officially ready to dig.

Respect and protect the marks. Have utility lines re-marked if initial markings are more than fifteen (15) days old.

Use caution when digging. Always hand dig within two feet of either side of any marked line. Some utility lines may be buried at a shallow depth, and an unintended shovel

Be Aware utility companies may not mark where the line continues into your property (anything on your property is considered privately owned and maintained.

If damage occurs, notify the appropriate facility owner IMMEDIATLY.

Each marking represents the location of the underground facilities and the color represents the type of utility (gas, water, electric, communication, etc…). These marks are temporary and fade with time.

White– proposed excavation

Pink– Temporary Survey

Red– Electric, traffic signals and street lights

Yellow– natural gas, petroleum, nitrogen, butane, and propane.

Orange– Communication, cable television, fiber optics

Blue water systems, slurry pipes, irrigation and wells

Purple– reclaimed water

Green– Sanitary Sewer Systems

 

There is a penalty for failure to comply. Owners of underground facilities must locate and mark all their facilities at that location within 48 hours. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to $ 5000. You or a contractor cannon begin excavating until all utilities have been marked or be subject to a maximum fine of $ 5000.

 

Information courtesy of:

Arizona Blue Stake

Arizona Corporation Commission

City of Mesa

City of Scottsdale

 

 

Emergency Water Shut Off

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It is important to know where your water shut off valves are located. You also need to make sure that the valves are in proper working order. Internal shut off valves are usually located behind toilets, refrigerators, wash machines, under kitchen and lavatory sinks, and above water heaters. If any of those items malfunction you can quickly shut off the water to isolate the problem and have a lower risk of water damage. There is also a main water shut off valve located outside on the main service riser. If the valves inside are not working or you can not locate the valve you can shut off the water to the entire house. Some town homes, condos, or apartments may not have service riser shut off valve if this is the case or if the valve is not working you can call your local water company emergency line and have them shut off the water at the meter.

Call your local plumber for a location and inspection of your shut off valves. Also test them regularly, after time the valves can corrode and freeze.

What is a slab leak?

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Leaking pipes inside or underneath the concrete of a house’s floor or foundations are called slab leaks.

What are signs of a slab leak?

  • Hear running water, when no water should be running.
  • Warm or hot spots on the floor
  • Cracks in walls or floor
  • Mildew, excessive moisture under carpet, or musty odor
  • High water bills

What to do if you think you have a slab leak?

Call a plumber who specializes in leak detection or a locating professional to pinpoint the location of the leak using thermal imaging, pipe locating, and sound equipment.

If a leak is detected, how does a plumbing professional repair it?

One option is to jackhammer the floor and repair the leak in the ground. A plumbing professional will take up some tile or carpet and jackhammer the concrete to reach the leaking pipe. They will then cut out the bad section of pipe and solder a new one in place, and most companies will rough patch the concrete. It us up to the homeowner to replace any tile or carpet but some home owners insurance will cover this type of repair.

 A second option is the reroute the line. This is where a plumber will run a new line from through the walls and attic to eliminate the leaking pipe in the ground. Most plumbers will only reroute one line unless you would like to re pipe the entire home. This option does cause some damage to the drywall and most insurance companies will not cover this type of repair.

When you need plumbing for your home away from home, call City Wide for all your plumbing needs.

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We have hundreds of satisfied Apache Junction Arizona customers, winter visitors, and out of state customers with property in the East Valley and Metro Phoenix. City Wide Plumbing is licensed, bonded, and insured. Call 480-966-8795 and we will help.

Our plumbers get many work opportunities due to the constant plumbing maintenance on winter vacation homes in the EastValley and Apache Junction. Our plumbers provide their services to commercial office buildings, hotels and residential homes.

Need a referral for another type of contractor?   We have names and phone numbers of tile setters, flooring contractors and air conditioning contractors that we have used for many years. This way you can hire contractors you can count on!

Drain Stoppage Prevention Tips From Your Local Tempe Plumber

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Avoid clogging your kichen drain  by not placeing hard-to-grind, stringy, fibrous waste, such as poultry skins, banana peels, carrots, celery, or cantaloupe pulp, down the garbage disposal. The disposal can’t sufficiently grind these food products and it will clog your sink drain. You need to also run cold water down the drain for about 15 seconds prior to using the garbage disposal and after to flush the waste down the main drain.

If you have a musty sewer smell permiating in areas of your home try running  water in all drains chances are the musty smell is from dried out plumbing. If this doesnt work or the smell comes back a couple days later call a professional you may have other plumbing issues.

Make sure you avoid pouring fats down the drain. Fats can solidifywhich can cause a drainage issue and clog your pipes. Pour fats and different types of cooking oils in a throw away caontainer such as an old milk jug or old coffee can and throw out with your garbage.

To help prevent hair from clogging your drains, install strainers in each tub and shower to capture the hair before it goes down the drain. When combined with soap build-up, hair can bring your drains to a complete standstill.

Service Calls

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Before You Call for Service:

  • Plan the best time for reoccurring smells or banging – it’s always frustrating if the problem doesn’t happen when the plumber arrives.
  • Locate any of the original paperwork or get the information off the appliance to help identify the model and part numbers so the plumber can come prepared.
  • Group plumbing problems together and make one call.

When Calling for Service:

  • Tell them, to the best of your knowledge, exactly what’s wrong when you talk to the office.
  • There are thousands of brands and of thousands of different parts, a plumber can’t be expected to carry them all. So, provide as much information as you can (i.e., size, part, model numbers and previous history etc.).
  • Make sure you give the dispatcher all of your information, gate codes, unit numbers, cell phones. Nothing is worse then when a tech in at the gate and is not able to reach you.
  • Don’t expect a quote over the phone. Yes sometime the issue is straight forward and you can get an average cost, but you have to remember the person on the phone can not see the problem and they usually are not a plumber. Free in home plumbing estimates.

Before the Plumber Arrives:

  • Remove or restrain pets from area. They maybe sweet and friendly to you but they may not like the stranger coming through the door.
  • Empty cabinets and sinks where work is to be performed.
  • Clear a path to water heater or crawl space entrance.

After the Plumber Arrives:

  • Explain what you see as the problem and everything that has been done previously. This will speed the work and lower your plumbing bill.
  • Ask for a quote, you should always know what to expect before the plumber starts the job.

Before the Plumber Leaves:

  • Inspect the work to ensure what you expected was done. Make sure everything every thing working properly.
  • Ask questions about this or future projects.

10 Water Saving Tips

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Here are some great ways to save water and keep some pennies in the piggy bank.

  1. Turn off then water when brushing your teeth. The average bathroom faucet runs 2 gallons per minute.
  2. Upgrade older toilets with water efficient models, not only will you save water but your local water company may also offer rebates for each toilet.
  3. Fix leaky faucets, you can save 140 gallons a week.
  4. Install water efficient shower heads, they can save you up to 750 gallons per month.
  5. Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up. Use that water for your pets or plants.
  6. Monitor your water bill. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
  7. We spend half the time in the shower avoiding the water while soaping up, for big water savings turn off the water while lathering up.
  8. Don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses for leaks.
  9. Teach your children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.
  10. Know where your main water shut off valve is located. This could save water and prevent damage to your home in an emergency.

 

6 unusual ways to unclog a drain

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I was scouring the Internet today looking for different ways to try and unclog a drain with out calling a plumber.  Let me know if you have tried any of these or if you have any do it your self tips to clear that pesky drain.

1.  Pour 1/2 cup of salt down the drain followed by boiling water. Continue to flush with very hot tap water until the clog is clear.

2. Pour 1/3 cup baking soda and 1/3 cup vinegar down the drain, it should start to bubble with foam. Cover drain with a wash rag until it stops foaming, then run very hot water  for 2 – 3 minutes.

3. Wet dry vacuum, first set it to vacuum liquids, to prevent a mess cover the vent. Then create a tight seal over the drain. With the vacuum turned to the highest setting, it can be powerful enough to draw up the clog  into the vacuum.

4. For a hair clog, if you have a Nair hair remover laying around pour it down the drain, let it sit for about an hour then pour hot water down the drain.

5. Take a wire hanger, straighten it out and bend the end to make a small hook. Then push it past the drain cover and start fishing. You may get all sorts of nasty stuff out of the drain so if you have a weak stomach this may not be for you. When finish flush the drain with some hot water.

6. Pouring a cup of plain yogurt down the drain and leave for several hour. I’m not really sure how this works but several sources on the Internet swear by it.

 

Remember if non of these work the problem could be further down the line or you can have a more serious drain issue. Give us a call 480-966-8795 we offer same day service and free in home estimates.

Top 3 Reasons To Replace Your Water Heater

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No Hot Water!

The number one reason Chandler Heights homeowners replace their water heater is when their existing water heater stops working. There are a number of reasons water heaters stop working: if the problem is with the actual heating unit or controls, repairing the water heater may be possible. However, if the water heater is significantly damaged or the tank itself is leaking, water heater replacement is the only option. Cold showers are no way to start the day!

The End is Near!

Avoid the icy cold inconvenience of having your water heater fail. Water heaters have an expected useful life of 5-7 years for an electric water heater and 8- 10 years for a gas water heater, actual performance varies with family usage, water quality, environmental conditions, and a number of other factors. If your home water heater is over a decade old, you’ll want to start thinking about water heater replacement.

Save Energy, Save Money

Water heater technology has evolved significantly over the years. The big, old heavy water heaters we remember from our grandparent’s basements is yesterday’s news! Today, water heater manufacturers are leading the way with units that are extremely energy efficient.  Environmental pressures are growing more intense every day: every little bit we can do to save the planet helps! Additionally, the less energy you use to heat your home’s water supply, the lower your utility bill is going to be. That means extra money in your pocket

Satisfied plumbing customers speak out!

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My wash machine drain backed up and I had soap and grime all over my floor. I tried everything to clean it up but there was just slime all  over my floor.  My plumber from City Wide came out and took care of the drain, poor guy almost slipped and fell. He recommend that I call the company that cleans his office. Phoenix Janitorialcame out and cleaned up the mess. No more slip n slide!! I was so happy with their service I have actually hired them to clean my house once a month. Thank you City Wide for the great referral!!div>

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How To Choose an Honest and Affordable Plumber

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How To Choose an Honest and Affordable Plumber

The last thing we want is to be taken advantage of by our service providers.  Most homeowners have no expertise when it comes to faulty or leaky water heaters, broken pipes, clogged drains, under slab leaks, sewage backing up in your house or any other horror story imaginable.

Choosing a great plumbing company before you have a plumbing emergency is the best strategy.  Then you won’t be as stressed when a plumbing problem strikes.

Let’s face it.  You are asking someone to come into your home or office to face a potentially messy situation that can possibly be quite expensive.  You want the best plumber you can hire, who can get the job done quickly and affordably.

Here are some tips to choose the right plumbing company.

  1. How long have they been in business?  If they have been around for a long time, you know they are solid citizens who are trusted by homeowners.
  2. Is the plumbing company licensed and insured?  A shady operator won’t be able to get or keep a contractor’s license or liability insurance.
  3. Do they offer free estimates?  You don’t want any surprises and either does a reputable plumbing company.  A good company will tell you what to expect before they start the repairs.
  4. Are the plumber’s service vehicles clean?  You can tell a lot about pride of workmanship by the condition of the company’s vehicles and equipment.
  5. Is the phone answered professionally or is it a “home business” where even a child may answer the phone?  You can tell if you’re working with professional technicians or just a handyman by how the phone is answered.
  6. Does the plumbing company promise fast response?  If your taking cold showers, have a broken pipe, or a backed up sewer line, you want a plumber who promises to get on the job in usually less than an hour.
  7. Does the plumbing company offer a warranty on the parts, equipment, and on their labor if something doesn’t function later?  You want to hire a company that stands behind their work.

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