Evans Plumbing Inc Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Do You Need New Kitchen Plumbing?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

kitchen-sink-faucetThe kitchen has one of the highest concentrations of plumbing appliances in the average home, second only to the bathroom. It’s also one of those places that you probably use on a daily basis, which means lots of wear and tear on those various appliances. Plumbing systems can last a long, long time if they’re properly taken care of. Still, they won’t last forever. If you’re not sure when the best time is to replace some or all of your plumbing appliances, there are a number of different factors to take into account. Let’s go over those factors below.

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3 Qualities to Look for in Commercial Plumbing Systems

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

PlumberCommercial plumbing systems are a big investment, one that you don’t want to make frivolously. Not just any system will work with your commercial building, both in terms of physical dimensions and in terms of abilities. If you’re in the market for a new commercial plumbing system, there are a number of different qualities you should consider before making a permanent decision. Let’s go over some of the most important qualities you need to look for when it comes to installing a new commercial plumbing system.

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Do You Need New Kitchen Plumbing?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

kitchen-sink-sudsThe question above is not “if” you want new kitchen plumbing. After all, when water comes out of the faucet like it’s supposed to and goes down the drain the way it should, why worry? Then again, you can’t afford to ignore the warning signs of kitchen plumbing issues as those problems will only become more severe over time. Instead of waiting until you have a real crisis on your hands, keep an eye out for these signs you need new kitchen plumbing.

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3 Signs of a Plumbing Leak That You Should Watch For

Monday, May 28th, 2018

plumber-woman-fix-leaky-sinkWhen people imagine a plumbing leak they envision water spraying wildly from a pipe. The truth is that most plumbing leaks are much more subtle and may continue for days, months, or even years before the homeowner is able to discover the problem.

Plumbing leaks can become expensive problems very quickly. The longer they go unnoticed, the longer the costs can continue to add up.

Watching for the signs of a plumbing leak can help you catch and manage the leak quickly while reducing damage and repair costs. Here are a few signs of leaks to keep an eye out for in your own home.

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Never Put These Items Down the Kitchen Drains

Monday, March 12th, 2018

kitchen-sink-faucetThe garbage disposal is an innovation most homeowners are grateful for. Maybe you’ve been stuck with a sink with no garbage disposal in the past, and you know the struggle of the smelly garbage can, the sludge built up in a sink drain cover, and the annoyance of clogged drains. But with a garbage disposal, these are all in the past…as long as you use yours properly.

That means caring for your disposal properly and ensuring that it’s running smoothly. Unfortunately, many people think they are properly caring for the disposal, when instead they are allowing harmful items to make their way into the drain or block up the disposal. Here are some items you should never allow to pass down the drains (if you can help it).

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Dealing with a Jammed Garbage Disposal

Monday, February 12th, 2018

kitchen-sink-faucetYou’re rinsing off the dishes from dinner, scraping the leftover peas and carrots into the drain, when you notice the sink is filling up. Naturally, you flip the switch off to the side of the sink—only to be disappointed. Have you ever been in this situation? It can be extremely frustrating when the garbage disposal jams and you’re in a bind.

What can you do to get the garbage disposal unit up and running again? We’ve got the dos and don’ts of dealing with a clogged disposal in today’s guide.

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What to Do If Your Wedding Ring Falls in the Sink

Monday, November 6th, 2017

plumber-under-sink-toolsLet us start off by saying that, if you’ve come to this page due to a specific online search, we’re sorry! We hope you’ve not been panicking too much, because when a wedding ring or another item falls into the sink, it is often retrievable. If you have little expertise with the plumbing and basic tools, we recommend calling in a plumber. Otherwise, it may be possible to do a quick DIY find.

Follow our expert tips on what to try if your wedding ring falls into the drain of your kitchen or bathroom sink. Call our team if you get stuck on any step, if you don’t have the tools or expertise to do the work, or for any other plumbing need!

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How to Fix a Leaky Sink

Monday, October 9th, 2017

plumber-woman-fix-leaky-sinkDespite the fact that plumbing pipes run throughout an entire home and underneath your property, with the potential for leaks and blockage to occur along several hundred feet of piping, plumbers tend to get called in for the same pesky problem over and over—a leaky sink. Leaks from the sink can range from a minor inconvenience to something that causes serious damage.

You want to get that leak fixed fast, but you likely don’t want to call in a plumber if you think you can fix it first. In some cases, this is true! An advanced knowledge of how to use common household tools could provide the help you need, as long as you do it right. For everything else, call our plumbers if you’re in Shoshone, ID!

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What to Do When Your Toilet Clogs

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

plunger-woman-toilet-phoneThis isn’t exactly a topic everyone enjoys talking about. That’s why, when your toilet clogs, you might still feel in the dark about what to do. In fact, some people think they know the right way to unclog a toilet, only to find their method makes matters worse if the clog is not dislodged fast enough.

We’ve got some good advice for you today on how to make sure you’re doing things the right way the first time around. If you’re wondering about any part of the process, from choosing the right plunger to assessing whether your toilet needs replacement, check out our guide or give us a call!

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New Plumbing Technologies You Should Know About

Monday, June 19th, 2017

pipes-valvesFor the most part, the plumbing system in your home is based around the same designs that have been in place for over a century. Water pressure is what allows water to get up to the faucets in your home, so a pressurized water system guides the indoor plumbing supply. Gravity is what helps move wastewater along, so the sewer pipes in your home are quite simple indeed.

However, beyond the basic concept of sewer lines and water supply pipes, plumbing has advanced a great deal over just the last couple of decades. There are new technologies in plumbing we think any homeowner should know about. That way, when the time does come to call in a plumber, you’ll know that you have someone on the job with the right tools and equipment to make your home run smoothly.

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