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

Everything to Learn About a Pinhole Leak

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Leaks come in all shapes and sizes. It’s really important to get this across to our customers. We know that you’re used to seeing leaks in media like movies and television shows, but they’re not all gushing leaks that pour out all over the floor. These are mostly the exception to the rule.

Most leaks are drips, small amounts of water dripping slowly bit by bit. While they might not sound like a big deal, they can happen behind the scenes and in a place where you don’t notice them. Then, after weeks, months, or even years, the water bill can cause you to panic as you notice a high cost and mold forming in your basement.

The most insidious of these types of leaks is the pinhole leak. For the reasons we’ll describe below, these leaks almost always require professional plumbing repair in Gloucester County, NJ, and you’re better off getting them fixed as quickly and effectively as possible.

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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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Video Pipe Inspection Saves the Day

Monday, July 1st, 2019

pipe-flowThere are a lot of reasons why you should always hire a professional plumber in Washington Township, NJ. Professional plumbers have the tools and training that they need to get the job done right the first time, and in a timely fashion. They also have the diagnostic skills to recognize and define problems accurately in order to resolve them promptly. And, they understand that certain issues may not seem like an emergency, but they may require more advanced solutions than homeowners realize.

One of the greatest tools that modern plumbers have at their disposal is video pipe inspection equipment. While a clogged drain may not sound all that complex, the information gathered through a video pipe inspection is invaluable in many instances. If you’re having trouble with your drains or suspect an issue with your sewer line, you want a member of our team equipped with video pipe inspection equipment at your home ASAP! Contact us when trouble is brewing.

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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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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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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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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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Be Careful of These Symptoms That You Have a Plumbing Problem

Monday, August 14th, 2017

burst-pipePlumbing problems can be difficult to detect without professional equipment and experience. Most of the system is hidden from view, and the problems that typically afflict it are subtle to begin with. This is part of the reason why we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance at least once a year. However, you should familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing system is having some kind of issue. On the off chance that a problem does occur between maintenance appointments, you can detect it quickly and have it repaired. Be aware of the symptoms below, and what they mean.

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Ways to Avoid Emergency Plumbing Repair

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

When a plumbing leak or sewage backup from a major clog threatens to damage your home, you may be left searching for a plumber in the late hours of the night. Luckily, many plumbers offer 24-hour emergency service for these types of events. However, this is not an ideal situation for any homeowner, especially if the damage is already done. Avoid emergency plumbing repair and costly reparations by following a few simple steps.

Watch What You Put Down the Sink

One of the easiest ways to avoid emergency repairs is to pay attention to what goes down your drains. Drain clogs are not only an inconvenience, they can also sometimes cause waste to backup into your drains. This risks damage to your home and prompts health concerns, which is why you should take care to protect your drains from major sources of blockage. Purchase an inexpensive drain trap from a hardware store for your shower. And always put the following food items in a separate trash receptacle instead of the garbage disposal: hard foods (popcorn kernels, meat bones), expandable foods (pasta, rice), non-food items, fat, oil, and grease.

Know the Early Signs of Leaks

Another way to avoid an emergency is by knowing what signs to look for that could indicate a leak in your plumbing. A major plumbing leak can cause flooding, structural damage, and the development of mold and mildew. Keep these types of emergencies from occurring by catching leaks early on. Look out for any of the following signs:

  • Low Water Pressure
  • High Utility Bills
  • Water Spots on the Walls or Ceilings
  • Water Spots in the Yard

Schedule Plumbing Maintenance Every Year

Finally, you should schedule plumbing maintenance with a skilled professional every year. During plumbing maintenance, a technician will check every portion of your pipe for leaks, corrosion, or clogs, as well as an inspection, cleaning, and/or adjustment of additional plumbing fixtures and faucets. This may include your water heater, toilets, washing machine hoses, and water treatment system. Maintenance keeps the components of your plumbing running smoothly and helps alert you to any early warning signs.

SPS Mechanical Inc. offers a maintenance program which includes two maintenance visits per year and covers your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems as well as discounts on parts and services. To schedule annual maintenance for 24-hour emergency plumbing repair in Sewell, call now!

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