Frequently Asked Questions

What Size of Water Heater Is Best for My Property?
When the time comes to replace your water heater, you’ll need to decide what size is right for your family. If you’re installing a storage tank water heater, it will have to hold enough water in the tank to meet your needs. Modern water heaters have a first-hour rating (FHR), and you can use it to determine if a tank is large enough to meet your hot water demands. A tankless water heater’s capacity, on the other hand, is measured in flow rates rather than gallons. The flow rate of your tankless water should equal the peak demand you’re likely to place on the system.
What Type of Water Heater Is Best for My Home?
There’s plenty of research to do before deciding on the perfect type of water heater for your home. Choosing between a conventional storage water heater, on-demand water heater, solar water heater, heat pump water heater, or otherwise will depend on factors such as:
  • Energy efficiency
  • Design preferences
  • Tank/tankless
  • Size/storage capacity
  • Budget
  • Warranty
Once you have a well-rounded understanding of the options available to you, and their respective pros and cons, you’re in a better position to make an informed decision.
How Often Should You Get Your Sewer Lines Cleaned?
Your home’s sewer line is the pipe that connects your home to either a septic tank or the city’s main sewer. It’s a crucial part of your plumbing system and is subjected to a decent amount of wear and tear annually. Still, the line is designed to handle this kind of stress. As such, you shouldn’t have to schedule sewer line cleaning more than every two or three years. That said, problems can develop that may require more frequent professional attention.
What Can I Or Can’t Put Down a Garbage Disposal?
The basic rule of thumb when it comes to what you can put down the garbage disposal is anything that’s biodegradable food. Some of the things that are safe to put down the garbage disposal include:
  • Most vegetables and food scraps
  • Citrus rinds
  • Small bits of ice cubes
  • Cooked meat scraps
  • Small bones
Just as crucial is knowing what you can’t put down your garbage disposal, which includes:
  • Rice, pasta, and bread
  • Coffee grounds
  • Nuts and shells
  • Potato peels
  • Eggshells
  • Grease, oil, and fat
How to Choose Between a Sewer Line Repair or Replacement Service?
Experts recommend sewer line repair when your sewer line has holes or cracks, and sewer line replacement if the damage is severe. Sewer pipes can sometimes be difficult to locate, so you’ll want to hire an expert plumber who will get to the root cause of the problem. Our plumbers can run a pipe leak test by examining the pipe with video cameras and hydrostatic pressure tests to determine the cause of the pipe leak. We’ll then present the results and recommend a course of action.