SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Installation’

Plumbing Installation Ideas for Your Kitchen

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Often, when kitchen appliances like sinks or garbage disposals need repair, homeowners begin to consider whether or not it would be cheaper just to replace them. That depends largely on your individual situation, how old the appliance is, what condition it’s in and so on. If you do decide to replace part of your kitchen, however, let us recommend a few additions we think you’ll like.

Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are a great way to make your after-dinner clean up much easier. If you don’t have one, you should consider calling us over for an inspection and recommendation on which garbage disposal will fit your needs best. If it’s time to replace your old disposal, we’ll be sure to install one that performs even better. There are also several additions that can be made to improve the operation of the disposal you already have. A grease trap is highly recommended, if you don’t already have one. Grease traps will prevent grease and other oils from solidifying in your drain lines and clogging them up.

Give us a call even if you want to remove your garbage disposal completely. No use keeping it if you don’t intend to use it. We’ll remove it quickly and safely, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Water Filtration

In many areas of the country, hard water is a plague upon peoples’ houses. Hard water is called such because of its high mineral content. Over time, that mineral content gets deposited on the inside of pipes, forming lime scale that eventually blocks the flow of water. A water filtration system is a good idea if your home happens to have hard water issues. We could install a filter on your kitchen faucet, to remove that nasty taste from your drinking water. Honestly, though, you would garner a much greater benefit by having it installed in the main water line. That way, your whole home can benefit from cleaner water.

If you’re renovating your kitchen, call SPS Mechanical Inc. We provide plumbing installation services throughout the Sewell area.


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Considerations When Expanding Your Plumbing System

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Here in Sewell, plumbing installation is a common feature offered by most contractors, often used as a part of a kitchen or bathroom remodeling. Expanding your existing plumbing system can solve a number of logistical problems as well as enhancing the space in question. But like any large project, you need to prepare things carefully before proceeding. It will help clarify you goals and save you a lot of heartache during the operation. Consult closely with a professional, who can advise you about the specifics of your situation. In the meantime, here are some basic considerations when expanding your plumbing system.

In the first place, make sure the piping can conveniently run from your existing plumbing system to whatever fixtures and outlets require them. That usually means being able to place them in a wall or similar unobtrusive location. In some cases, the pipes may need to be run through the floor or ceiling, which can be a bit more complicated than running them through the walls. Make sure you have the path marked out and all of the stages set before embarking. Otherwise, you may end up laying down floor tile a second time, or rerouting plumbing through a new set of walls because the first proved incompatible.

Along those lines, it’s important to consider the practical applications of whatever outlet you are expanding. For instance, if you are installing a new sink, make sure you plan for enough room to comfortably stand, as well as counter space to accommodate food and washed dishes. Similarly, make sure you plan for enough space when installing a new bath or shower, and that those kinds of expansions can work in conjunction with other nearby appliances (such as the toilet).

Your plumber can discuss other key considerations when expanding your plumbing system. Plumbing installation and other plumbing services in Sewell, NJ doesn’t get more reliable than SPS Mechanical Inc. We’ll sit down and plan each step of the operation with you, and ensure that we can meet your goals within the space and budgetary guidelines of your project. We have years of experience to bring to the table. Call on us today and let us help you make your project a reality!

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Plumber’s Tip: Types of Water Treatment Systems

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Here at SPS Mechanical, we get a lot of questions from customers in the Sewell, NJ area about water treatment systems. If you are thinking about which water treatment system is right for your home, call us. We can go over the different types of systems that we can install for you to find which one is right for your home.

Here are a few of the water treatment systems available:

  • Whole home water filtration systems – With a whole home water filtration system, you get more protection than just using a faucet filter. If you have hard water, this could be a good option for your since it can protect all of your water pipes from mineral build-up, such as magnesium and calcium build-up.
  • Reverse osmosis – A whole–house reverse osmosis system targets many of the more common contaminants found in our area. These systems only require a small amount of basic maintenance, and they can provide you with pure drinking water right out of your tap!
  • Chemical feed pumps – Chemical feed pumps work by using salts and minerals to remove arsenic, calcium, iron, sulfur, and other contaminants in your fresh water supply. These systems also neutralize acidic water, and they are safe and cost-effective.

Get the clean, pure water in your home that you deserve. Not only do contaminants in your water supply cause build-ups and plumbing problems, but they also cause strong odors and a bad taste, which can be harmful to your health depending on what’s in your water. When minerals build up in your plumbing system, it can make everyday tasks, such as washing clothes or dishes, difficult to complete.

Don’t hesitate to call SPS Mechanical if you would like to speak with one of our Sewell, NJ plumbers about the water treatment system that’s right for your needs.

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