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

Do You Have Hard Water in Your Home?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

water-pouring-into-cupWe can help you find out if you do. Hard water is a common problem here in Twin Falls. If you have hard water, it will manifest through dry, itchy skin, brittle hair, frequent appliance repair, and stiff laundry. Hard water isn’t something that affects your personal health, but it is an inconvenience that negatively affects your plumbing system over time. If you have hard water, then you should think about installing a water softener. Our team here at Evans Plumbing Inc will detect the hard water in your home and help you find the perfect water softener for your home.

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What You Can Do to Ensure Proper Backflow Prevention

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

backflow-prevention-largeBackflow used to be an enormous problem for homes and businesses alike. It could result in harm to the pipes, and even generate a biohazard for those who live in the home on rare occasions. Fortunately, the vast majority of new homes and businesses constructed in the last several decades are automatically equipped with backflow prevention devices. These systems are designed to ensure that any backflow that occurs will not make it into your home’s plumbing system. Those systems still need to be maintained, though, if they are to remain effective. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of steps you can take to ensure that your home remains properly protected against the effects of backflow.

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Why an Automatic Shutoff Valve is a Good Idea

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Burst Pipe Have you ever had a ruptured pipe flood an entire floor of your home? If not, trust us when we say that it’s an all-around horrible experience. Any kind of plumbing emergency can cause all kinds of water damage if it isn’t dealt with as quickly as possible. You’re probably going to need a professional plumber to handle most emergency plumbing problems, but that doesn’t mean that you are completely helpless when it comes to preventing them. One of the best way to make sure that your home is protected from plumbing problems is to install an automatic shutoff valve in your water line.

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How to Keep Your Plumbing System Healthy

Monday, August 27th, 2018

PlumberPlumbing systems are prone to all kinds of issues, most of which are actually pretty difficult to detect without professional services. A lot of people think they can notice a plumbing issue before it has the chance to cause a lot of damage, and maybe sometimes they can. Most of the time, though, if you have obvious symptoms presenting themselves, it’s too late to prevent a lot of the damage. If you want to keep your plumbing system healthy throughout the years, there are a number of steps that you can take.

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Common Problems with Sink Plumbing

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Sink-RepairOf all the various plumbing appliances in your home, you probably use the sinks the most. Whether it’s your kitchen or bathroom, you likely use it several times a day to get water for a variety of uses. You likely don’t think too much about the sink itself, unless something goes wrong with it. If your sink is acting up for some reason, we recommend that you call a professional plumber to deal with it rather than trying to fix it yourself. While you’re waiting, though, here are a number of factors that might be the cause of your particular sink problems.

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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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