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

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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Here’s What You Should Do When You Need Emergency Plumbing Service

Monday, May 8th, 2017

burst-frozen-pipeIf you decide you want to upgrade your faucet, improve your water pressure, or install a new water softener, you can set up an appointment with a plumber in advance. A quality plumbing contractor should have a time available within your schedule, so it’s often more convenient than scheduling same-day service anyway.

But when there’s an emergency within your pipes, drains, and fixtures, you need someone to show up fast. You may also need to take some action to prevent damage to your home and plumbing system, and we’re here to offer some advice. Call our team right away for emergency plumbing service in Jerome, ID.

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4 Things You Should Do to Prepare Your Plumbing for Spring

Monday, April 24th, 2017

glass-water-faucet-pourSpring is drawing near, and there are a few things our expert plumbers think you should never ignore if you want your plumbing system to work smoothly all summer long. Winter can leave a mess behind, and in a service area like ours—where winter damage and old pipes can be a dangerous combination—homeowners need to take action.

If you need help getting your home plumbing system into shape for the spring and summer, contact our plumbers. We can help clean the gutters, inspect the pipes, maintain or replace a sump pump, or do whatever you need to keep water and waste moving along smoothly!

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4 Things You Should Know About Sump Pumps

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Backup-Sump-PumpSome homeowners never have to worry about their homes flooding thanks to rainwater and high water tables. But in our area, flooding is all too common. We need the right equipment to pump water out of our basements fast, and that’s something you’ll only get from a quality sump pump (or two!).

Here, you’ll find some expert advice for homeowners. We detail the things we think any sump pump owner should know, and some of these may come as a surprise. For more information, get in touch with our friendly team, or call us for sump pump service in Ketchum, ID.

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What You Should Know about Owning a Backflow Preventer

Monday, March 13th, 2017

backflow-prevention-largeA backflow preventer is a mechanical device that protects the health and safety of the people in your neighborhood. Regulations vary from state to state and city to city, but in general, most commercial properties and any home with an irrigation system should have a backflow preventer on site.

If you have a backflow preventer on your property, there are some things you should know about how to care for it properly. Keep the potable water supply safe by doing your part and scheduling regular backflow testing. Read on for more information and call our team for professional backflow testing in Twin Falls, ID.

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How to Check Your Sump Pump

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

plumbing-flooding-homeYou expect your sump pump to work reliably when you need it. But many homeowners who feel the same way find themselves surprised when they find their basements filled with water (and their sump pumps in need of replacement).

Spring is near, which means that your sump pump may need to take on some extra work as ice thaws and rain rolls in. Make sure your sump pump is working today, or get it replaced long before you have to shell out money to pump out the water and replace valuables. Find out how to check your sump pump in the guide below, and call our team for more information about sump pumps in Twin Falls, ID.

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We Clear Up 4 Common Plumbing Myths

Monday, January 30th, 2017

faucet-water-leakWhen our plumbers show up to a home, they are often recruited to teach homeowners and help them understand how their plumbing systems actually work. People are often surprised to hear that their garbage disposals aren’t as sharp as they think, that their noisy water heater probably won’t explode, or that they could have thawed a frozen pipe on their own.

We want to help spread this information widely, and make sure homeowners can maintain their plumbing systems in the best ways possible. Here, we break down 4 different plumbing myths we hear a lot, and tell you what you should really do to keep your plumbing system in the best condition possible.

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