SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

What Video Pipe Inspection Can Do for You

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Video pipe inspection hasn’t been around for that much time. That means people don’t know much about the process and are actually opting out of using it. It’s simple, people fear what they don’t know, and not as many people know about video pipe inspection as we’d like.

So, if you’ve ever been approached by a plumber offering an inspection like this—it’s not a scam. This is a process for drain clogs and plumbing problems that can end up saving you a lot of money! Plumbing in Sewell, NJ can be especially expensive if the plumber doesn’t know where the clog is located. Give yourself a break and use this new technology to have a more thorough drain cleaning done for the sake of you and your pipes.

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Don’t Ruin Your Pipes with Chemical Drain Cleaner

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Your pipes are important to your home. Whether you think about them as much as we do or not, your life would be a lot different, a lot worse, without your plumbing system. We wanted to get that out of the way because a lot of homeowners who don’t think about their plumbing in Glassboro, NJ tend to treat their pipes poorly, inevitably leading to some pretty surprising and expensive repair work.

That’s why we’d like to offer a public service announcement about chemical drain cleaners. You see them everywhere on shelves across America, promising an easy process of pouring a liquid into your drain for a clear and convenient finish. However, the process is not that simple and the effects of chemical drain cleaners can be way more devastating than advertisements would like you to think. These chemicals are volatile and highly corrosive, leading to harmful effects on your health, pipes, and the environment.

Not convinced? Keep reading and we’re confident your mind will change.

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Everything You Need to Know about Frozen Pipes

Monday, October 7th, 2019

You don’t need us to tell you that pipe freezing is a problem. In fact, it’s usually homeowners who tell us how bad of a problem it is. We see these problems every winter and if we can help just one family avoid having their pipes freeze, then that’s enough for us.

For any new homeowners or those who don’t understand the gravity of a pipe freezing problem, we’d like to give you the lowdown. In this post, we’ll go into the specifics about why pipes freeze, why a frozen pipe is a major problem, and some solutions that can help keep your home from experiencing this disaster during the coming winter. We promise that after reading some of this information, you’ll be more confident about how you can deal with winter plumbing problems.

If you’re still anxious about your pipes, you can always call us for plumbing in Sewell, NJ. That being said, let’s get into it.

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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About a Backflow Preventer

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Let’s take a step back for a second. If you’re like any normal homeowner, you’re probably just wondering why you should even know what a backflow preventer is! Before you click the “x” on your browser window, let us at least tell you what a backflow preventer is and how it can help you. Once we’ve mentioned that, perhaps you’ll be inclined to read more and consider the implications of a backflow preventer in your own home.

To put it simply, a backflow preventer just allows water in your pipes to flow in one direction and never in another. That’s a pretty nifty function, especially because without a backflow preventer, some terrible circumstances could lead your drinking water to be contaminated with the sewage that gets affected by backflow. Water should only travel through your pipe system in one direction. You’ve got pipes that go inward and pipes that go outward. If you’re constantly calling for an emergency plumber in Sewell, NJ because you’re experiencing backflow problems, consider picking up a backflow preventer for the following good reasons.

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3 Signs Your Plumbing Leak is Actually An Emergency

Monday, July 15th, 2019

24-hour-serviceDo you think that the only type of plumbing leak that qualifies as an “emergency” is the type of leak that leaves you standing in 6″ of water? Think again. Sure, that is obviously an emergency situation requiring emergency plumbing services in Sewell, NJ, but it’s not the only one. In fact, there are quite a few scenarios in which we’d say that emergency plumbing services are justified and necessary. We’ll look at a few of them in today’s post.

We want to say first that assuming a problem can wait is one of the major causes of serious damages to plumbing systems and the property surrounding them. When in doubt, just reach out! Even if you don’t actually need an emergency plumber right then and there, you may need some answers right then and there. Our team can help you to determine what type of situation you’re dealing with. That way, you can take the guesswork out of your decision-making process.

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Why You Need Your Drains Cleaned

Monday, March 25th, 2019

drain-cleaningHave you ever seen the inside of your drains?

If not, we can’t blame you—it’s really dark and hard to see down there. Of course, we see them all the time, along with the dirt and sludge that we wash out of it. When left uncleaned year after year, drains can get seriously dirty, and that can lead to all sorts of inconveniences.

The problem is that many homeowners don’t understand why dirty drains are even an issue (at least, not until it’s too late). Allow us to explain:

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How to Confirm You Have a Leak

Monday, January 28th, 2019

diy-pipe-repairWhen it comes to plumbing leaks, we often imagine the annoying drip, drip, drip of a faucet, or unsightly water stains on the ceiling or wall. But those types of leaks don’t make up the majority. For every other kind of leak, you’re going to need to take some indirect approaches. We’ll explain how.

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All About Backflow Prevention

Monday, January 14th, 2019

backflow-regulatorWhen water flows into your home or property, it doesn’t seem like there’s much to it. There’s a pipe, and it brings water when you turn on the faucet. Simple, right?

Well, it only seems simple when proper backflow prevention safeguards are in place. Your relationship with water gets a lot more complicated when you consider the fact that water going the opposite direction can be a huge hazard.

We’ll explain what “backflow prevention” really means and why it’s so important to get the OK from certified backflow prevention experts.

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Why Plumbing Maintenance is so Important

Monday, September 24th, 2018

plumber-water-heaterPlumbing systems can develop issues in all sorts of ways, most of which are quite difficult to detect. By the time a plumbing problem does advance far enough to start causing some obvious symptoms, it’s probably already done considerable damage. You obviously don’t want that to happen, so what do you do? You schedule plumbing maintenance, of course! Have a look below to find out more about why plumbing maintenance is so important for the health of your system, and how often you should schedule it.

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How to Detect Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Burst-PipePlumbing leaks have the obnoxious qualities of being both very common and very difficult to detect. A lot of the water damage inflicted on homes across the country occurs because small leaks are not detected and fixed in a timely manner. Professional maintenance conducted on an annual basis is a good way to lessen the chances of a leak spending months rotting out the surrounding area undetected. However, you still need to keep an eye out for warning signs that your plumbing system is developing leaks. The following are a few different signs that can indicate that you have leaks forming in your system.

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