To help you avoid the annoyance and inconvenience of a clogged drain, NDI Plumbing Inc. compiled some tips on how to both prevent and clear a clog.
How to Prevent a Clog
Toilets, kitchen and bathroom sinks, and bathtubs and showers are the most common places for a clogged drain. Use the following tips to prevent these occurrences.
Remember if you have a clogged drain, call the experts at NDI Plumbing today and set up an appointment 775-745-8791!
Mention this tip and you will receive the 1st Hour of Service for only $59.95!!
BASIC PLUMBING INFORMATION EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD KNOW
Knowing the basics of your home plumbing system can minimize any potential damage and/or unnecessary cleanup if an emergency occurs.
At NDI Plumbing Inc., we have plumbers available 24 hours a day for life’s unexpected emergencies. The next time our plumber visits your home for a plumbing repair, he will be glad to assist you in locating your shut off valves or cleanouts if you are unable to find them.
Call us at (775) 745-8791 to schedule an appointment.
EMERGENCY WEATHER CONDITIONS
Good afternoon everyone with the severe cold temperatures starting tonight and at least lasting for 2 weeks, NDI Plumbing Inc. would like to offer some of our best cold weather tips to help you and your home plumbing stay warm through these harsh winter temperatures.
NDI Plumbing Inc.’s Best Cold Weather Tips
1) Make sure all your outside hoses are disconnected from the hose bibb.
2) Make sure your sprinklers are winterized and all shut off valves are 1/2 way open to allow any water to escape.
3) Wrap any exposed pipes. If you are on a well make sure your well house is heated.
4) Make sure all your vents around your home are closed.
5) Make sure to put an insulated cover over your backflow device.
6) Make sure your furnace has been serviced. NDI Plumbing Inc. is running a special for furnace service for $59.95!!
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to do a full winterization or to help make sure it’s done correctly.
Just case of an emergency with frozen pipes NDI Plumbing Inc has a pipe thaw machine and will be available 24 hours on call.
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STAY WARM EVERYONE!
When a pipe bursts or some other piece of plumbing malfunctions, our first instinct is to get the problem under control as soon as possible. The longer such an issue goes on, the harder it will be to repair. Not only will the issue be harder to fix, if left unaddressed, the problem could result in hundreds to thousands of dollars in property damage and water usage fees. Because time is of the essence during a plumbing emergency, we feel pressured to make a repair decision as soon as possible, without giving ourselves time to weigh our options completely.
Stop. Take a deep breath. Relax.
The truth is you really do have time to make an informed decision about the best way to handle your plumbing problem. There are some simple, but effective preventive measures that you can take to safeguard yourself and your home against damage and loss. Knowing what to do and what to look for are key to getting the kind of service you’d expect from a plumbing professional.
The first and possibly most important step that you can take to minimize damage is to turn off the water supply at the source of the problem. If your problem is a busted pipe spewing water, you can turn off the water supply to the house by using the shut off valve provided by your water department. This valve is usually located somewhere in your yard, under a rectangular shaped lid that also contains your water meter. You will need a wrench to do this. If you have a more localized problem, such as a toilet or water heater that is leaking, you can turn off the water supply to these separately. A toilet shut off valve is usually an oval shaped handle, located near the base of the toilet. A water heater’s shut off valve is located next to the water pipes.
After you’ve shut off water to the problem, locating a reputable plumber is the next step. You might want to make a quick call to a few friends or family members to see if they can recommend anyone to you. An online search with review sites like Customer Lobby and other local directories can help turn up more prospects. Ideally, you want to find a plumber with plenty of positive reviews. Remember that in most states, plumbers are required to serve an apprenticeship prior to getting their own license, so years of experience might be harder to ascertain based on years licensed alone. Ads you find may advertise certain specialties which will help you narrow the field. Once you have a few names, give them a call and get quotes on the repair in question. It’s a good idea to inquire about warranties on their work as well as satisfaction guarantees.
Be aware that most plumbers charge a hefty fee for working after hours and on holidays. Some charge mileage and other fees on top of their hourly fee. Inquiring about all this beforehand can help avoid expensive surprises when the bill comes.
Of course, in an ideal world, you’ll already have the names of a few trusted repair professionals that you can call on before an emergency happens. A little foresight can go a long way in these matters. After all, it’s your house and you don’t want to trust it to just anyone – especially when botched repairs can cost a lot of money and cause a lot of heartache down the road.
If you need an plumber in a plumbing emergency please call NDI Plumbing Inc. 775-745-8791! We have techs available 24 hours a day 7 days a week!