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

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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Thawing Frozen Pipes: What to Do and What You Absolutely Should Not

Monday, January 9th, 2017

We know that you want to thaw out your frozen pipes fast, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do so. We’re here to offer our experts’ advice, so that you can get water back to your faucets quickly and safely. Be sure there is insulation around exposed pipes and leave your heater on when you go on vacation—you don’t want to come home to frozen or burst pipes.

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What to Do about Burst Pipes in the Middle of the Night

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Of course, plumbing issues don’t typically wait until it is convenient for you to call a plumber. They can happen in the middle of a work day, late at night, or while you are on vacation. You can prevent pipes from bursting by shutting off the water while you go on vacation and making sure heat can reach the pipes when it is freezing outside.

But, overall, what’s important is that you know how to act fast in case a pipe does burst in your home at an inconvenient time. What would you do with burst pipes in the latest hours.

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How Our Team Can Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Monday, December 26th, 2016

This year, don’t miss an opportunity to make those New Year’s resolutions a reality. Call your local plumbers and heating technicians for even more ways to enjoy the new year, budget, and make the most of 2017. We are ready to help!

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Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Low water pressure may not stop you from doing certain tasks around the home, but it certainly is an annoyance. When you don’t have enough water pressure in your plumbing system, basic tasks like rinsing dishes suddenly become much more difficult, and a shower with low water pressure is certainly unpleasant.

If you have low water pressure in your home, you may need to do an investigation first. Ask yourself some questions, and be prepared to explain the answers to a plumber.

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