SPS Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

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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Tank vs Tankless: Which Water Heater Is for Me?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

water-heaterIt’s easy to take our water heaters for granted, despite them being one of the appliances that we rely on the most (can you imagine bathing without hot water?)

When it comes time to replace your water heater—or if you’re installing one for a brand new home—then you’ll want to trust in an expert of plumbing in Sewell, NJ to help you decide.

There are many differences between the two units. The “best” unit is the one that can serve your needs best! Here’s a brief rundown on both systems:

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Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, December 12th, 2016

It can be difficult to detect leaks in your plumbing system, given that so much of it is hidden from view. This can be a bit of a problem, since plumbing issue can inflict quite a bit of damage before they cause obvious symptoms. Fortunately, if you know what to look for you can identify plumbing problems much earlier. Read on for some of the ways to tell that you have a plumbing leak.

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How Corrosion Affects Your Copper Plumbing Pipes

Monday, August 15th, 2016

During the first half of the 20th century, the majority of plumbing pipes were either iron or lead. This was changed to copper in the 1960’s for a number of reasons. Iron rusts and lead is highly toxic, but copper is both resilient and safe. Though copper doesn’t rust in the traditional fashion, it is still susceptible to a number of different corrosion types. It’s important that you be aware of these corrosion types, so that you can protect your plumbing system from them. Read on to find out more about how corrosion can affect your copper pipes.

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Why You Need Your Backflow Prevention Device Checked Once a Year

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You may not even realize it, but there is a pretty good chance that your home is equipped with a backflow prevention device. Backflow is a potentially serious plumbing problem, caused when a sudden shift in pressure sucks sewer water back up through the house’s plumbing pipes and into your home. This contaminates your household’s plumbing system with waste water, requiring that the whole thing be cleaned out. In the interest of public health, most cities require a backflow prevention device to prevent this from happening. Read on to find out why you need to have your backflow prevention device checked at least once a year.

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Problems that Lead to Repiping Your Home

Monday, July 20th, 2015

If you own a home that’s younger than 50 years, most of your pipes are probably made of copper. This is a good thing, as copper pipes are designed to last up to 100 years. This means that you probably won’t ever have to deal with repiping your home. However, there are a number of problems that can severely shorten the life of your pipe systems. It’s a good idea to be aware of these problems, and to take steps to address them. Read on for more information.

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How to Tell If You Need Drain Cleaning

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

It can be difficult to tell when your drain system is having problems, primarily because it is designed to be as hidden from you as much as possible. If you know where to look, however, you can identify a need for drain cleaning long before any serious problems develop. The sooner you get your drains cleaned after you notice a warning sign, the better shape your pipes will be in. With that in mind, have a look at these signs that you need drain cleaning.

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3 Plumbing Installations You May Need

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

You plumbing system consists of many important components that work together to provide you with all of the conveniences that go along with modern plumbing. You may feel as if your plumbing system works adequately as-is. However, there are a few plumbing installations that could greatly improve not only your plumbing system but your quality of life as well. Call the plumbers at SPS Mechanical Inc. for more information about how you can get these plumbing installations in Sicklerville and check our guide.

Water Heater

Of course, you probably already have a water heater installed in your home. However, you may not have the most efficient water heater for your particular needs. If your water heater is oversized, it will use up more energy than your family needs to use. But if it’s undersized, you may not get enough hot water in your home. We can resize your new water heater unit in order to make sure it accommodates your family members’ needs. We can also help you select between a tank and tankless model if you’re considering more options for your home.

Water Treatment System

A water treatment system can improve the quality of the water throughout your entire home. While many homeowners rely on localized filters that remove contaminants from only one area of the home, this ignores the reality that these contaminants exist throughout the entire home. Filter contaminants from the entire water supply with a filter or specialty cartridge, or a reverse osmosis system, one of the most effective water filtration systems. We also install chemical feed pumps to eliminate contaminants from the water in your well.

Garbage Disposal

If you need a new garbage disposal unit, the installation cannot wait. Garbage disposals protect your plumbing from clogs that can eventually allow waste to backup through your drains. Make cleanup and cooking easier by installing a new garbage disposal unit for your kitchen sink. You can even upgrade your existing unit to one with better horsepower if you want yours to be more effective.

Call our plumbers at SPS Mechanical Inc. for plumbing services in Sicklerville. We offer new installation or repairs and maintenance for your existing units.

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Plumbing Upgrades to Consider

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Professional plumbers aren’t just available to assist you when something goes wrong with your pipes or drains. They are also ready to help you upgrade your plumbing to a new level of convenience and efficiency. A skilled and experienced plumbing service will offer many different upgrades for your home’s plumbing that will heighten your quality of life.

Make a phone call to SPS Mechanical Inc. today and ask our knowledgeable staff about how you can improve your plumbing in Woodbury, NJ.

Here Are 4 Possible Upgrades for Your Plumbing

  1. Whole-house repiping: This is the most extensive and drastic upgrade you can have for your plumbing… because it upgrades all your plumbing. If you have a home built during the last few decades, you probably won’t require such an extensive service. But for homes built pre-1970 and especially pre-World War II, repiping is something you shoudl give serious consideration. Aging, outdated pipe materials will lead to increasing repair needs and generally inefficient plumbing; the older standards for plumbing may not meet your current water use. Although whole-house repiping is a large job, with the right plumbers the work will go fast and smoothly.
  2. Tankless water heater: You don’t have to settle for the standard storage tank water heater any more; there’s an option that will save on your energy bills and assure that you will never run out of hot water—the tankless water heater. These systems do not need to run constantly to maintain a tank of hot water; they only turn on when a tap demands hot water. You’ll spend less on energy to heat the water, and you will never need to worry about depleting the supply of hot water in a tank. Tankless systems also have longer lifespans.
  3. Water treatment systems: If you have concerns about the quality of the water coming into your home from the municipal system, then a whole-house water treatment system attached to the water main will help solve the problem. There is a large variety of systems to address different problems, from hard water to removing chemicals and bacteria. A professional plumber will help you find out what issues in your water need remedy, and then recommend the treatment system to do the job.
  4. Garbage disposal: If you live in an older home that doesn’t have a garbage disposal… it’s time to stop delaying and have one put in! It will not only make your kitchen more efficient, it will protect your plumbing from food particles and clogs.

This is only a sample of the upgrades that SPS Mechanical Inc. can offer for your plumbing in Woodbury, NJ. We are a full-service company that can handle installation, repairs, and maintenance to keep your home’s plumbing in the best shape possible. Give us a call today to schedule your next service appointment.

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3 Most Common Plumbing Problems in Cherry Hill

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Considering the extent of the plumbing systems in modern homes and the number of precision appliances attached to them, it’s surprising that they don’t malfunction more often. It’s a great credit to modern engineering that plumbing is so durable.

But durable is not the same thing as invulnerable: eventually, you will require repairs for your plumbing in Cherry Hill, NJ that will need experienced plumbers on the job. When you run into any of the 3 common troubles below, or anything else wrong with your home’s plumbing, call on SPS Mechanical Inc. We have expert plumbers ready 24 hours a day to bring you comfort at your service.

  1. Pipes leaking: Pipes can start leaking for a number of reasons, ranging from corrosion due to age (common in many homes built pre-1970) to spikes in water pressure from hard water deposits or build-up of organic material along the pipe interior. Regardless of what causes pipes to begin leaking, the leaks need to be fixed as soon as possible before the water loss causes extensive damage to building material a triggers further leaks. For leak repair, you will need professional plumbers trained in leak detection methods and armed with special leak locating equipment.
  2. Drains clogging: This is perhaps the most common and annoying of all plumbing issues. Drain clogs are sometimes reparable using the power of a basic sink plunger, but if this doesn’t work, you shouldn’t reach for the chemical drain cleaners on the grocery store shelf. The toxic and acidic nature of these chemicals makes them terrible for your pipes, your family, and you. Instead, call on plumbers to use drain snakes and hydro-jetters to remove the bothersome clogs in your plumbing safely and effectively.
  3. Water heaters failing: You depend on the hot water from your water heater much more than you realize. Water heaters aren’t invincible devices, and you might one day face a plunge in your hot water supply due to a malfunctioning water heater. Whether it’s an influx of rust, a broken dip tube, a faulty circulator pump, or failing burner, a plumber will get to the bottom of the issue in your water heater and get it working again.

These are only three of the more common repair issues that we at SPS Mechanical Inc. take care of on a regular basis. No matter the size of the repair you need done for your plumbing in Cherry Hill, NJ, you can count on our experienced team to perform it fast and right the first time. You can also give us a call for preventive maintenance on your plumbing that will help you avoid repair calls in the future.

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