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Bear Bums Diaper Service Reno, NV

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Stead Army National Guard – Lube Lines

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Horizon Church Sparks, NV

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Peppermill Hotel and Casino Steam Boiler

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Custom Home Remodel Northstar, California

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Beautiful job guys!

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Cowboy BBQ and O’Cleary’s

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NDI is currently remodeling the old Rack n Pins and Cadillac Ranch located at the Legends Outlet Mall next to Scheels.

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How to Prevent a Clog

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untitledOne of the most common plumbing problems for Reno/Sparks area homeowners is the dreaded clogged drain.

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.

  • Do not put grease or oil down your kitchen drain. Grease, fat, and other oils can adhere to your pipes. Other debris then sticks to the grease and creates a stubborn kitchen drain clog. Instead, throw grease, fat and oils in the garbage in a sealed container.
  • Install strainers on all drains. Hair commonly causes drain clogs, especially in showers and bathtubs. You can easily prevent these clogs by installing a screen or strainer on your drains and remembering to clean them regularly.
  • Pay attention to what goes down your drain. Things that solidify, such as paint, glue, and wax should never be put down your drain. These items will harden inside of your pipes, causing either a partial or whole blockage.
  • Remember: your toilet is NOT a wastebasket. The only thing that should ever be flushed down your toilet (besides the obvious) is toilet paper. Facial tissues, sanitary products, cotton balls, and diapers are not made to properly dissolve in water and will cause a clog if flushed down your toilet.
  • When using the disposal, run cold water. Run cold water at least fifteen seconds after you turn your disposal off. This will clear the pipes of any remaining debris and help prevent clogs.

    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

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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.

  1. Make sure everyone in your home knows where the main shut off valve is located. If you should experience a leak, your first action should be to shut off the main water.
  2. Know the location of the sewer cleanout. When the sewer starts to back up into your home, opening the main sewer cleanout will stop the sewage from continuing to flow into the home.
  3. If steam or boiling water ever comes out of the relief valve at the top of your water heater or one of your faucets – safely turn off the power to the heater immediately. Let some faucets run on the hot side until cold water runs through them. This will let you know that the water in the heater tank is no longer over heated.
  4. Garbage disposals are designed for scraps of food only & should not be used in place of a garbage can. To clean or deodorize your garbage disposal, periodically run it with ice cubes and a small amount of lemon peels. This should clear any debris from the blades and remove any foul odors from the unit.
  5. Even though some items say they are “flushable,” they should not be flushed down the toilet. Baby wipes, paper towels, packaging for feminine hygiene products and kitty litter are just a few examples of so-called flushable items. Disposing of these items in a waste basket can save you money by avoiding unnecessary repairs.

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 CONDITION TIPS

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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!!

Call NDI Plumbing Inc. 775-745-8791

 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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REMEMBER TO SHARE THIS WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND

STAY WARM EVERYONE!

 

Plumbing Emergency??

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How to Hire a Plumber for Emergency Repairs

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!