A battery backup can save you heartache!

A properly operating sump pump calls no attention to itself. Even in this era of the Internet of Things, sump pumps do not usually have the ability to alert you to problems. They do not sound horns like smoke detectors, send messages to your smart phone via WiFi, or activate alarms like septic tanks. If, for example, the power goes out, sump pumps simply stop working, your basement floods, and your life gets miserable. The solution to sump pumps quietly failing are battery backups.

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By |January 30th, 2017|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Sump pumps|0 Comments

3 things to know about sump pumps

With all the rain we’ve gotten over the past week or so, we’re getting more and more calls from customers who have problems with their sump pump. So today we’re going to give you some basic information about how these units operate and when they are likely to fail.

Some of the most unglamorous parts of a home or business can be the most important. Sump pumps will never attract admirers, or customers, but a failing sump pump can make your home nearly unlivable, and drive away customers from your business. Three basic, unglamorous things you need to know about sump […]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Sump pumps|0 Comments

Winter tips to avoid costly plumbing repairs

Okay, all you procrastinators out there, I’ve got a tip for you! We’re going to have a stretch of somewhat warm weather for the next week or so, and that means you still have time to do some last minute winterizing of your home. Let’s face it, the job is easier to do when it’s 40 degrees outside rather than 5 below zero. Here’s what we’re talking about…

You want to keep your plumbing system in great shape year ‘round in order to minimize the chance of having a serious problem, like a burst pipe in your home. If you’re not […]

Here are some New Year’s resolutions that will save you time and money

This is the time of year when practically everyone makes some kind of new year’s resolution. You know the drill: quit smoking, lose weight, win the lottery, make peace with your brother-in-law. Of course, most of the time our efforts fail. In many cases, we probably weren’t really determined to make good on the resolution — we just thought it was something we ought to do.

Well here’s an idea that we hope you’ll take to heart. What if you made a few resolutions that were easy to do and which would actually save you time and money? Would you be […]