10 Spring Plumbing Tips for Northeast Ohio

Have you ever noticed that once we go onto Daylight Savings Time, we seem to have more  energy? Spring has arrived in Northeast Ohio, and it feels like our time of hibernation is ending. Since that’s the case, we thought we’d share with you the 10 spring plumbing tips that will make your spring and summer uneventful – at least in terms of emergency plumbing repairs.

Make sure your main shut off valve is labeled and that everyone in your house knows where it is and how to shut off the water. You would be amazed at how many people […]

Plumbing New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

Where has the year gone? It seems like Thanksgiving was yesterday, and here we are talking once again about New Year’s resolutions! Most of the time, we start a new year with plenty of resolutions to change or improve our lives – things like losing weight, eating better, being more patient, etc. This blog post is about being more responsible, especially when it comes to your plumbing system.

It makes good sense to do this, because so many plumbing problems can be avoided with a little discipline. And any time you avoid a plumbing problem, you’re keeping your own money in […]

Winter plumbing tips to head off disasters

Winter is almost here, and if you’re like so many people, you’re really not quite ready for the cold and snow. It’s okay – we’ve all been guilty of procrastination. But now it’s time to get serious. Here are some winter plumbing tips to take care of before a really bad Cleveland winter hits us hard.
Easy-to-do Winter Plumbing Tips
Disconnect your garden hoses and put them away for the winter. Then drain your outdoor pipes. Water left in pipes can freeze, and when the water expands, it can burst a pipe. This is among the worst plumbing disasters you can have. […]

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 […]