February 2015

Plumbing Tip February 2015, turn off that leaky faucet

Every have that leaky faucet that just won't shut off?  What if it becomes a steady stream, or even a gusher?  You'll need to shut off the water suppy, and it may be that you have to get it shut off quickly.  An emergency has just occurred.  Next question, where do I find the shut off?  Some may think the shut off is outside, at the point of entry for the water main.  More than likely, though, it's directly below the sink, in the cabinet.  Behind those cleansers and towels.  When you have time, take a look below your sink and see if your situation is similar to the picture here.  If correct, hot should be on left and cold on the right.  The shuts offs work like screws and bolts, or "righty tighty and lefty loosy".  Turn to the right to shut off, and left to turn on.  To be safe, know where your shut offs are before an emergency catches you unaware.  When the water is safely shut off, then you'll have time to assess your situation. 

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landscape protection and a sewer line install

Need to replace that old, clay sewer line but your concerned about protecting your lanscaping?  Alot of the time  a trenchless sewer line can be installed and your yard will be saved the large trench in the yard.  There are times, however, when a trenchless line is not a possible option.  When that happens you need the right equipment.  Many companies have very small excavators that dig straight and precise trenches, without creating a large footprint.  When you choose a plumbing company for your new sewer line, be sure they are prepared for all circumstances.  Especially protecting your landscape.  See the photo. Like we were never there.   

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