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

Gas Lines Are Not a DIY Project

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

If your gas lines are encountering problems, or you’re noticing a shortage of gas to your appliances like your furnace or stove, then you might feel inclined to repair them. After all, how complicated can this kind of work be, right?

Well, it’s actually very complicated, and the consequences of trying to do DIY gas line work can be catastrophic. We’re not kidding. Not only are gas lines fire hazards when they become disconnected or fall into disrepair, but they can also be insurance liabilities and problems for your home down the line. This kind of work is specifically designed for a professional to handle, so this blog post is going to detail why you should leave this to us.

Seriously, before you start any work, make sure you do your research and know the potential consequences ahead of time. And be sure to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about your gas pipe installation in Gloucester County, NJ!

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Plumbing Tips for the Winter Holiday Season

Monday, November 28th, 2022

It’s hard not to keep the smile off your face when you tune into the radio or your favorite TV channel to see the holiday music playing. So many of our customers have warm memories of friends, family, gifts, and good experiences that this time of year just hits differently than others. Though, the holiday season probably doesn’t feel too good when there’s a drain clog ruining it.

Your plumbing is an integral part of our holidays, whether we like to admit it or not! Without clear drains, you simply won’t be able to enjoy a convenient holiday season in your own home with the loved ones you care about, and that’s why we think it’s so important to list out a few helpful tips that will keep your home’s plumbing system in good shape.

As a homeowner, there are various things you can do right now to help keep your drains from clogging up and requiring emergency plumbing in Gloucester County, NJ.

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Upgrade Your Commercial Plumbing Today

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Commercial establishments have come a long way when it comes to plumbing. Bathrooms used to look a lot different and safety standards used to be a lot lower than they are now. Think about the amount of hands-free sinks and paper-towel dispensers you see these days, making things easy, safe, and hygenic for anyone who uses a public space.

Well, we want to take time today to talk about your building’s plumbing. How are your toilets, sinks, pipes, and drains? Is there something left to be desired? Perhaps the plumbing appliances would look state-of-the-art for the late 90s, but they’re just not as eloquent or modern as they should be. Our team can help you by providing an upgrade to your commercial plumbing installations in Gloucester County, NJ.

Here are a few ways we can help boost your commercial plumbing and bring you into the 21st century where your building belongs!

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Our Trenchless Sewer FAQ

Monday, October 17th, 2022

You’ve probably heard the term “trenchless sewer repair” mentioned before, but unless you’ve got a few friends who are licensed master plumbers, you might not really know what it is. Thankfully, our blog serves as a way to educate our customers and make sure homeowners that need this kind of service know exactly what it means.

Trenchless sewer repair in Deptford, NJ, is a service that’s basically a huge technological upgrade from how sewers used to be repair. Instead of digging “trenches,” trenchless sewer repair just involves depositing a resin into your sewer system that coats it with a new protective layer that repairs any holes, leaks, or gaps that might have formed before.

Is trenchless sewer repair safe? Is it expensive? How much time does it take to perform? Is there ever a reason to dig trenches instead of providing this service? We will answer all of these questions and more, down below!

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A Guide to Video Pipe Inspections in Sewell, NJ

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

When you have a problem with your pipes, how do you figure out the cause? Unlike other household troubles, figuring out the root cause of plumbing troubles can be tricky. That’s where video inspections come in.

Turning to a professional plumber for video pipe inspections in Sewell, NJ can help you identify the source of your plumbing issues, and find the right solution fast. Without video inspection, you might run the risk of a temporary fix that only “patches” the real problem brewing underneath the surface (or in this case, lurking somewhere in your plumbing).

Many homeowners are shocked when their plumber recommends a video inspection, but today, we’ll explain why this process is so beneficial, and why you might consider requesting one if you’ve run into plumbing problems in your home.

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Choosing the Right Plumber

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Everyone dreams of having an amazing and trustworthy plumber that knows their name and can be counted on when things go wrong. This is so sought after, that you’ve probably heard the stories of independent plumbers who provided honesty and hard work, which propelled them into being extremely successful.

While this might sound like a rare thing, or something that only used to happen, the truth is that you might be closed to a trustworthy plumber than you think. It’s not just opening the phone book and taking a wild guess at plumbing companies. You can usually tell how trustworthy or customer-friendly a plumber will be by looking at some of the things they offer and how they react to reviews.

We’d like to prepare you for your next plumbing repair in Mullica Hill, by helping you strategize on ways to choose a great plumber.

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3 Plumbing Tips for Your DIY Home Project

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Are you planning to add a pool or spa to your backyard? Perhaps you need to add or change some structural components of your home that requires digging into your yard. Perhaps you plan to add in a garden or improve a fence. Any time you plan to do anything that involves accessing more than a foot into the ground, it’s critical to follow a few basic steps to minimize a plumbing problem later. Of course, when possible, turn to a professional for plumbing in Deptford Township, NJ, instead of doing it yourself.

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Plumbing Maintenance Is Worth the Cost

Monday, November 1st, 2021

How is your plumbing system at home? We’re not trying to be nosey, we promise that it’s relevant to the topic at hand. Plumbing systems can be hard to analyze because they work behind the scenes. Unless you’re a licensed plumber, it might be nearly impossible for you to know if your plumbing system is A-OK, or if it absolutely needs pipe replacement services.

Well, we have the solution for you! Plumbing maintenance is a worthwhile service where you can invest in a professional who takes a long look at your plumbing system. If they can tell that something is wrong, something requires repiping, or if it’s in good shape, they’ll relay that information to you so you can sleep more soundly.

Today, we’re going to talk about the benefits of hiring a plumber in Washington Township to provide maintenance services, and how you can get in contact with us.

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3 Signs You Need a New Toilet

Friday, October 29th, 2021

The more bathrooms a house has, the better. Seriously, a house with three bathrooms will always be worth more than a house with two or one. They’re an essential part of living and they’re necessary for hygiene and comfort. While a bathroom might not have a shower or a tub, every bathroom in a home has one thing in common—a toilet.

Toilets are one of the most important appliances in your home and finding out whether your toilet has issues that need to be fixed is an important task. After all, when you’ve got a toilet with issues, that could be one less operable bathroom for your friends, family, and yourself!

Today we’re going to focus on toilet plumbing in West Deptford. More specifically, we’re going to talk about three unique signs that might clue you that your toilet needs to be replaced.

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Are Lead Pipes an Emergency?

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Lead has been used in pipes since the days of ancient Rome. It’s a naturally occurring mineral that can easily be formed and constructed into pipe materials for homes, but there’s a big caveat to this—it’s poisonous.

The science has been in for decades and lead pipes can cause lead poisoning when freshwater is flowing through them. If you’ve got lead pipes that are transporting water to your sinks, shower, or other appliances, then you need the help of an emergency plumber in Sewell, NJ to completely replace them.

However, not all lead pipes are created equal. While old pipes should definitely be replaced by newer, more reliable ones, you might not have to worry as much about lead pipes if they’re not threatening your clean water.

Let’s talk more about the specifics below, and be sure to call our emergency hotline if your lead pipes are leaking or endangering your family.

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