A backwater valve can save your basement

You’ve seen it on the news more often than you’d like: A storm rips through greater Cleveland, and some unlucky homeowners have raw sewage flowing into their basements from the floor drain.

Let’s face it, you’d do anything to prevent this, wouldn’t you? There is a solution. It’s called a backwater valve.

What is a backwater valve? It’s a device in the water pipe that prevents sewage from flowing back into a home or building. When street sewers back up, it’s possible for the sewage to flow upstream and get into your home. In most cases, the raw sewage will come through […]

Now is the time to tie into city water

Thousands of homeowners in Northeast Ohio have well water. Of these, many could tie into city water lines, but for one reason or another have decided not to do so. Perhaps you are one of these homeowners who is satisfied with your current setup and not looking forward to digging up your yard just to get city water.

We understand! Many people have considered tapping into city water lines but have put if off because of inconvenience or cost.

Summer is here, and now may be the best time to tie into city water! The Plumbing Source has more than 30 years […]

Simple plumbing tips for those who are buying a home

Here are a few simple plumbing tips for anyone looking to buy a home this summer, whether it’s your primary home or a vacation getaway.

As you know, the real estate market is sizzling hot right now. In many communities, sellers receive multiple offers within days of listing their property for sale. Some realtors report that homes are selling for nearly 97 percent of their list price. When the market is hot, there is a tendency to move quickly for fear of losing out. But moving too quickly on a purchase can bring a lot of headaches.

Among other things, you’ll want […]

Time to replace or repair your leaking outdoor faucet

Now that we’re heading toward summer months and warmer temperatures, it’s time to get out the garden hoses and connect them to your outdoor faucets. Most of you will do this without a hitch, but some of you are going to find out that your faucet won’t work anymore.

One of the most common causes of faucet failure is the damage done by years of exposure to freezing and thawing. We’ve seen plenty of cases where an ageing faucet stem breaks over the course of a winter, even a relatively mild one like the one we just had in Northeast Ohio.

You […]

A French drain can dry out your backyard wet spots

Sometimes April showers bring more than May flowers. They also bring swimming pool-size wet spots in backyards throughout Northeast Ohio. These wet spots occur for a number of reasons — most often it’s because of poor landscape grading. Adding fill dirt to low spots won’t solve the problem: all you’ll end up doing is pushing the water to a different location.

Of course, you’re lucky if the wet spot in your yard is away from your house. Water pooling alongside your foundation is never good, and the problems than ensue are plenty. We’ll tackle that in another blog post. For today, […]

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