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

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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Bathroom Remodeling Options to Consider

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

BathroomThe bathroom is one of the most popular rooms in the home when it comes to remodeling. It’s an important part of people’s daily routine, and who doesn’t want to spend their morning and evening rituals in a comfortable bathroom environment? If you’re looking to have your bathroom remodeled in the near future, you probably have a range of ideas about what you want to go in it.

There are a lot of different options to sort through on the market today for each kind of bathroom appliance. We recommend consulting with a professional technician before making any permanent decisions on things like plumbing appliances, just to make sure that everything will work well together. Still, there’s nothing wrong with taking a look at some of the options out there.

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Careful of These Nasty Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

plumber-water-heaterPlumbing systems are built to last. Many can survive for decades and decades with only a few pipe replacements here and there, provided you take proper care of them.

That’s the most important thing, though: taking proper care of your plumbing system. In order to do that, you’re going to need to know what kinds of issues your plumbing system is likely to run into, so you know when to call for repairs if you spot their warning signs. We’ve outlined some common plumbing problems, their symptoms, and what you should do about them below.

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Tips on Keeping Your Plumbing System in Top Shape

Monday, April 9th, 2018

plumber-water-heaterIt can be tough to keep your plumbing system healthy, especially since we’re willing to bet you don’t think about it that often. Most of the system is hidden from view, and most people take it for granted until something starts to go wrong with it. If you want to keep your plumbing system in the best possible shape for as long as you can, though, you’re going to need to take a couple of proactive steps.

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Got a Plumbing Emergency? Don’t Panic!

Monday, March 12th, 2018

burst-pipeNo one likes waking up at 3 am to find that their second floor is flooded due to a burst pipe. Hopefully, that has never happened to you. If you do have a plumbing emergency of some kind happen in your home, though, you should know what steps to take to make sure it does as little damage as possible. If you act calmly and quickly, you might be able to salvage the situation before it really gets out of hand.

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Neat Tricks for Detecting Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

Monday, February 12th, 2018

burst-pipePlumbing leaks are among the most insidious and subtle problems that can affect a home. They may not be that threatening at first, but they can cause quite a bit of damage in the long run if they aren’t caught as early as possible.

The best way to catch plumbing problems early is to have a professional examine your system. In between maintenance appointments, though, you can still have a good chance of detecting leaks yourself if you know what to look for.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, December 4th, 2017

burst-pipeOne of the worst things about winter is having various things freeze on you that you’d really rather had stayed thawed. Pipes, for example. Ice may be a perfectly lovely thing out on a lake, where you can go skating. In your plumbing system, not so much. Frozen pipes can cause quite a bit of damage to your plumbing system, leading to pipe replacement and other expensive remediation services. If you want to avoid the cost and headache of dealing with those kinds of issues, read on to find out how to prevent frozen pipes over the next few months.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Schedule Pipe Inspections

Monday, September 11th, 2017

water-lineOne of the biggest problems with plumbing systems is how difficult it can be to keep them in good condition. When an air conditioner or heater malfunctions, it can become pretty clear early on that you need to call for repairs. If nothing else, you can always give the system a quick look if you’re concerned that it might be malfunctioning in some way.

The plumbing system, though, is hidden throughout the house. You aren’t going to be able to really inspect it without professional equipment, which is why it’s a good idea to schedule a pipe inspection appointment at least once a year.

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