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Plumbing Emergencies To Watch Out For

When a plumbing disaster strikes, don't panic and stay informed.  Unfortunately, plumbing emergencies are more common than most of us think, and that can be distressing for homeowners, especially those of us who are less prepared than we'd like to be. However, knowing about 2 of the most common emergencies can help you to take action should the time come. Here's what you should look out for:  Sump Pump Failure  A damaged sump pump can really put a damper on your day (no pun intended). A sump pump functions as an emergency device that  redirects water away from your home. So, what do you do if your emergency backup plan isn't in order? Your best shot at saving your home from a flood is to practice prevention. Make sure your sump pump isn't clogged, and if so, do some internal cleaning before the weather calls for heavy storms. Double-check that it can power on properly and that the switch isn't jammed. And, for tips on how to handle a flood, check out our most re
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What is Plumbing Excavation?

We're moving the Earth and tackling your exterior plumbing needs! When you think of the term "excavation," you probably think of construction work: contractors might use an excavator to level out the ground for home, deck, or pool building. However, plumbing excavation serves a bit of a different purpose. Although we do need to use excavation equipment to achieve our goals, those goals are not the same. Plumbing excavation refers to the process of digging into the ground to either repair or install sewage lines, water lines, or gas lines.  Do you have trees planted close to your home? If you do, you may eventually consider our plumbing excavation services. Why? Because tree roots can grow on-top of or around pipe lines underneath the soil, and they can puncture the pipes, disrupting the supply of water or gas to your home. Blockage in general is a main reason for excavation. If a pipe is blocked, it can cause major damage to your building. Another key reason for excavatio

Prevent Basement Flooding: Prestige Plumbing

  Prevent basement flooding with these tips from Prestige Plumbing. They say April Showers bring May flowers, but the change in weather conditions is not all daisies and tulips for some. This is because, from here through summer, we're in the prime season for flash floods. That means potential basement flooding and repair costs, not to mention hours of cleanup. However, the good news is that there are a few preventative measures you can follow that might save you from the consequences of excess rain and thunderstorms.  First of all, if your basement has flooded, don't panic. Turn off your water valve and call an experienced plumbing service immediately . If this requires you to completely shut off your plumbing, make sure not to use your washer, dryer, dishwasher, or other machines that rely on water as the main energy source. Shut off electricity, but if the water in the basement is blocking your path, do NOT pass. There may be open circuits that could cause electrocution. If

Should You Repair or Replace Your Laundry Faucet?

Leaky water faucets may require an experienced plumber.  Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if your faucet needs attention, and this is especially the case with laundry faucets, which are built differently than the average system. You may be wondering if it's appropriate to repair or replace the unit; where's the line, and when should you call in a professional? Take a look below as we expose two areas of evaluation: Water pressure When water releases, does it come out slow and weak? Or does it shoot out with high pressure? Whatever the case, neither are good scenarios. Abnormal water pressure can have many causes and is not always a faucet issue. You'll first want to decipher the cause. Doe the pipes need tightening? Do you need to check your pressure regulator? If you evaluate these concerns and the results are still unsatisfactory, you may need a plumber to address seam and fixture issues. You will also need to contact a plumber should the direction of the water point at

The Best Option to Prevent Leaks

Flood and Leak Protection With the amount of rainfall we collect in Ohio, it is the safest option to invest in a flood and leak prevention tool to prevent water damage before it occurs. As you collect water damage in your home, you are risking weakened structure, the potential growth of health-threatening mold, or high costs to fix the problem. It is better for you to invest in our LeakSmart tool to give you the peace of mind you deserve. This tool has the ability to detect leaks within your home and stop water damage before it even begins. At the first sign of leakage, the LeakSmart tool will shut off your water, give you alerts through the system, and send a message to your phone, letting you know what happened. Also, with this tool, you have the ability to turn your water off from anywhere at any time, just for added security that your home is safe from the dangers of water damage. Our complete LeakSmart system consists of the valve, the sensor, and the hub. These three powerhouses

Why Tankless Water Heaters are The Best Choice For Your Home

  Tankless water heaters are a newer type of heating system compared to the more traditional water heater tanks. However, they provide a host of benefits:  1. They are more attractive than traditional heaters . This may seem like a silly reason to go tankless, but it’s true. They have a more modern design and take up much less space than a tank. Given their massive appearance, traditional heaters are usually closeted away, but tankless heaters can sit on a wall. 2. They save money in the long run.  Tankless water heaters are more expensive upfront in comparison to those with tanks. However, the Department of Energy estimated that this purchase has a return investment of up to $108 per year in energy bills. This is likely because tankless water heaters don’t follow the same heating process as traditional heaters. Unlike a tank that constantly reheats water and uses energy throughout the day, tankless water heaters provide instant hot water at the ready. So, this means that they don’t ru

The Do's and Don'ts of a Clogged Drain

                   Clogged drains and pipes are no fun to play with. Whether it was food, hair, or grease that clogged your drain, getting it unclogged is the main goal. The good news is that you are able to DIY most clogged drain situations, how you do it is what counts. There are a lot of "home remedies" when it comes to unclogging drains that can either work, or cause serious damage to your pipes. Because of this, at  Prestige Plumbing  we thought it might be important to let you in on some do's and don'ts of having a clogged drain.      First we will start with the Do's. When your drain is clogged it is most commonly just grease and hair build up that's the culprit. Running boiling hot water down your drain can help to weaken and break down the caked-on grease and build up, fixing the clog. You can try to safely remove the blockage if you notice that it isn't too far down into your drain. In order to remove this kind of clog safely you can use a plum