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.

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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, […]

By |April 28th, 2017|French drains, Plumbing tips, Sewer & Drain Cleaning|0 Comments

On baseball, plumbing and building a winning team

Today is opening day at Progressive Field for the 2017 Cleveland Indians! After coming so close to winning the World Series last year, we all know that fan interest will be off the charts all summer long.

In many ways, there is a great correlation between baseball and the plumbing industry. Take a look at baseball, for example. Statisticians today know that games are won by scoring runs, and runs are scored by players who can get on base. In fact, baseball statistics have become incredibly complex: teams today are able to calculate a precise value on hitting a single, double, […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Company News, Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips|0 Comments

Call The Plumbing Source for emergency plumbing repairs

Greater Cleveland has been under a barrage of storms in the last few days. According to WKYC Channel 3 Meteorologist Betsy Kling, we’ve received well over an inch of rain in many areas. When that much rain comes down, it’s very common for homeowners to have their sump pumps fail. The pumps burn out trying to keep up with the water flow caused by the rain.

Needless to say, without a sump pump, your basement will flood, and that’s a costly problem to clean up. So if you haven’t heard your pump come on, call us immediately. We’ll replace your sump […]

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

Six plumbing tips for first-time home buyers

A good friend of ours in the real estate business told us that 2016 was a good year for first-time home buyers in Northeast Ohio. That got us to thinking! What advice would we give to first-time home buyers to help them avoid plumbing problems in their new home. Around the lunch table, we probably came up with about 20 or more tips. We whittled the list down to a more manageable number and one that new homeowners would be more likely to follow.

So here are six good tips to help you get the full enjoyment out of your home […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing tips, Water Heaters|0 Comments