Recent Posts in Plumbing Tips Category

  • 6 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    7 Dec. 2016

    With winter comes the cold weather and frosty nights! While the season may be perfect for the way it enhances the holiday vibes, it can also cause various problems in the home, some of which relate to plumbing. Because our team at The Eco Plumbers would like to help you protect your home before problems arise, we have listed 6 steps you to prepare your plumbing for the winter season. 1. Fix Leaks ...
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  • Tankless Water Heaters vs. Traditional Tank Heater

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    5 Oct. 2016

    There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new water heater. First, you should consider whether a tankless water heater or a traditional tank water heater is a better fit for your home. To begin this process, determine how much water your household uses and needs as well as the ground water temperature in your area. If weather conditions are not extreme, a tankless water heater may be ...
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  • Common Causes of Drain Clogs & How to Prevent Them

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    14 Sep. 2016

    If you notice a slow drain in your home or business, it may be time to contact an experienced plumber to handle the situation before it worsens. While many rely on devices, such as snakes, to clear clogged drains, many clogs are caused by greater underlying issues that should be remedied by an experienced plumber right away. If you detect any of the following problems in your home or business, ...
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  • Summer Plumbing: 4 Common Problems During Summer Months

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    14 Jul. 2016

    Most people may not think of plumbing problems when they consider seasonal home maintenance, but summer can actually be prime time for plumbing issues. In fact, this time of year sees a number of plumbing problems, from your common household issues to certain things that only happen in the warmer months. At The Eco Plumbers, our Columbus plumbers are committed to helping homeowners and local ...
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  • Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing This Winter

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    30 Dec. 2015

    So far we have had a mild winter, but generally winter brings with it the splendor of snow and the hazards of ice, both of which can be exciting to watch from the comfort of your own cozy home. Sometimes, however, that ice can get inside and wreak havoc. Cold winter weather can cause your plumbing pipes to freeze, burst, flood, and produce other severe and costly water damage. Taking preventive ...
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  • Tips to Prevent Plumbing Problems This Thanksgiving

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    19 Nov. 2015

    This November, Eco Plumbers is collecting cans from the homes that we service to donate to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Service with us will help your local community in need! Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to cook, eat and be thankful. Everyone spends Thursday enjoying the holiday festivities. And some people spend Friday working through plumbing issues. Thanksgiving is the ...
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  • 5 Plumbing Tips for Pet Owners

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    11 Nov. 2015

    Most people don't associate plumbing issues with their pets, but problems can crop up unexpectedly when you share your home with a dog or cat. Several common pet-related plumbing problems exist. Your pet may drink from the toilet or like to splash in the sink or bathtub. While this is fun for the pet, it wastes water and can put strain on your pipes. Additionally, pet hair can clog drains ...
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  • Why Does My Home Have Low Water Pressure?

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    21 Oct. 2015

    Discovering low water pressure in a tub, shower, or kitchen sink is frustrating. You turn on the tap and realize it's going to take you twice as long to wash your hair or rinse the dirty dishes. Sometimes, it's a community water flow problem, but there are also home-centric reasons why your pipes aren't producing the flow you expect. You may be experiencing low flow if there is buildup ...
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  • Most Common Plumbing Mistakes Homeowners Make

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    14 Oct. 2015

    Moving into a new home is always exciting, but often requires plenty of work. Plumbing is one key area in which homeowners shouldn't cut corners. Plumbing mistakes are common, but many of them are easily avoided. Our tips will help keep your plumbing in great shape so you can spend less time worrying about it and more time enjoying your home. Common Plumbing Mistakes Mistake #1: Exposing Pipes ...
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  • Top 5 Plumbing Scares

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    3 Sep. 2015

    Professional plumbers field a lot of different types of plumbing problems. The following are 5 of the most common plumbing scares homeowners face. By understanding how they start, you can take the proper preventative measures to avoid these problems in your own home. 1. Clogged Drains Clogged drains are caused by a number of things such as: hair build up, grease and fat, debris and foreign objects ...
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  • Saltwater Corrosion: Is it Affecting Your Pipes?

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    27 May. 2015

    Near the ocean, saltwater affects more than boats and homes on the coastline. Brackish water, flooding, and other sources of saltwater exposure can leave home and business plumbing in a corrosive environment. If you live near the coast, check exposed piping routinely for saltwater corrosion and invest in corrosion resistant materials for repair work. If in doubt, call a professional to look at ...
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  • Keep it Out: Things Not to Put in your Plumbing

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    21 May. 2015

    Just because an object is out of sight, doesn't mean it should be out of mind. Especially when that object is being flushed down the drain into our water system. Too often, items find a way into our toilets and drains that can cause adverse effects on our home and the environment. Improper disposal can damage home plumbing, sewer pipes, wastewater treatment plants and local aquatic habitats. ...
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  • How to Fix Common Toilet Problems

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    13 May. 2015

    The toilet is one of those essential, can't-live-without appliances. A broken toilet, especially if it is the only one in your home, is extremely jarring to your lifestyle, habits, and nighttime bladder. Protect yourself and your plumbing against these common toilet issues with these workaround solutions! Low Bowl Water After you flush, the tank water spills into the bowl and deposits a ...
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  • Must Know Plumbing Tips for New Home Owners

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    6 May. 2015

    Plumbing is something that can sometimes be overlooked but plays an essential role in many activities throughout the home. After purchasing a new house, it is wise for the owner to take stock of what devices and areas of their property utilize plumbing and to gain a basic knowledge of some steps that can be taken to keep their appliances and other water-based systems in great condition. The ...
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  • Plumbing Diagnostic: How Plumbers Figure Out Problems

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    11 Feb. 2015

    When something goes wrong with your plumbing, your first reaction may be, "How big of a problem is this going to be?" That's where a plumbing diagnostic comes in. Before your plumber can fix a problem, he or she has to run diagnostics. Most companies will offer free in-home inspections and provide you with a quote before they begin working on the problem. A plumbing diagnostic is ...
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  • Visitors During the Holiday: Keep Your Water Heater in Top Shape with These Tips

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    10 Dec. 2014

    The holidays are a great time to host friends and family for extended stays. However, a fun gathering can quickly turn into an unenjoyable situation if the water heater is on the fritz. Being without hot water is hard at any point in the year, but even more so when cold weather arrives. If a water heater is well maintained, it can have a lifespan of about 8-12 years. Here are some ways to make ...
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  • 8 Tips for Proper Pipe Maintenance

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    11 Sep. 2014

    Corroded and clogged pipes can substantially decrease efficiency, requiring more energy with fewer results. Learning how to keep your pipes in excellent condition year round is an important part of being a responsible homeowner. Pipe Talk: The Risks In addition to using more energy, damaged pipes can cause widespread destruction unexpectedly. When leaks go unnoticed or without repair for long ...
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  • What You Need to Know about Chemical Drain Cleaners

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    3 Sep. 2014

    We understand the appeal of doing it yourself for home repair projects, especially when you stand to save yourself money or when bragging rights are involved. Unfortunately, many take this approach far too often when plumbing problems arise, and reach for chemical drain cleaners without considering the dangers of making a mistake. Consumer Reports will not recommend the use of chemical drain ...
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  • Drain Maintenance Tips

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    23 Apr. 2014

    Drains are often taken for granted until the day they decide to stop working appropriately. Poorly functioning drains cause a multitude of problems to a home, including water back-up and flooding. To prevent these disasters from happening, The Eco Plumbers provides five easy tips to keep your drains working: Avoid pouring liquids down the drain You may not think twice about pouring hot oil or a ...
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  • Questions to Ask Your Plumber

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    12 Feb. 2014

    Hiring a plumber can be confusing, especially if you’ve never worked with a plumber before. As with all service professionals, it is important to conduct a thorough interview with a plumber prior to securing services. During an interview, there are a few key questions that every customer must ask. Here are seven key questions to keep in mind: Are You Licensed? Choosing a licensed plumber is ...
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  • Solar Energy Plumbing Solutions

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    29 Jan. 2014

    Here at Eco Plumbers, we are consistently working to bring you and your family more environmentally friendly solutions for your home plumbing system. Solar energy plumbing solutions are one way to ensure that your plumbing system is not only good for the environment, but also good for your wallet. With a solar water heating system, you can heat water more efficiently using energy from the sun. ...
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  • Most Common Plumbing Problems

    Posted By Eco Plumbers

    8 Jan. 2014

    Plumbing problems are not only a nuisance; they can end up costing you a lot of money. Having a sink or irrigation system that continually drips can increase your water bill and cause damage to your appliances and your landscape. Many common plumbing problems can be remedied by the homeowner, but often the problem has progressed and you will need the assistance of a professional. The three most ...
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  • The Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    20 Nov. 2013

    When it comes to ensuring the health and functionality of your home, few things are more important than a reliable plumbing system maintained by regular drain cleaning. Giving your pipes and drains the attention they need is one the best investments you can make. Drain cleaning, when done routinely, is relatively convenient and will prevent the rapid escalation of minor plumping problems. Why ...
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  • Garbage Disposal Care

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    7 Aug. 2013

    If your house has a garbage disposal, you may experience issues if you do not properly use and maintain it. Garbage disposals can be tricky, but by following these simple rules, your garbage disposal will not experience any issues. If you do find yourself with garbage disposal repairs, contact Eco Plumbers today for assistance. What You Should Do There are many ways that you can keep your garbage ...
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  • The 3 Most Common Plumbing Problems in Florida

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    26 Jun. 2013

    Florida has a number of conditions that make certain plumbing problems more prevalent. Basements are rare, poured concrete foundations are customary and the Basements are rare, poured concrete foundations are customary and the weather is warm and humid. Here are some of the most common plumbing problems in the area. 1. Piping Problems Problem : Scaling occurs when minerals build-up in your home ...
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