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Don't Put It In Your Plumbing!

One of the most common calls plumbers get is to "get rid of this clog." So this blog is here to help you know what not to put down your drains so your pipes will run clean and you won't have to call a plumber!
Your toilet is the last thing you want to have clogged and backed up, so avoid flushing these things: Baby WipesCotton SwabsFeminine Hygiene Products (even if they say they are flushable)Paper Towels and Facial TissuesDiapersMedicationKitty LitterCleaning/Disinfectant WipesYour garbage disposal is something that is so useful, you can sometimes forget that it does have limitations. Many of these things will gum up the gears (or break them), clog your pipes, or stick everything and the rot will cause a horrible smell! These things are a "no go" when using your disposal: Grease & OilRice, Pasta, Anything That SwellsEgg ShellsNon-Edible Food ItemsAnimal BonesHarsh ChemicalsFibrous Vegetables like celery, asparagus, etc.Coffee Grounds This one is controversia…
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How Plumbing Problems Can Add Up!

You are just going out to the mailbox on a nice day. You see that your water bill came. As you open it up, you see a number that could absolutely NOT be how much you owe!?!? What happened? Turns out, there are quite a few tiny problems and bad habits that you could have that add up to a lot of water being used (and wasted!).

1. Any tiny drip. Yes, so you have that faucet in the bathroom that drips, but how much water can it really be letting out? You would be surprised. A faucet that drips once a second will release over 5 GALLONS of water every DAY! If you are handy, change the faucet. If not, a plumber can help you with that.

2. Toilet leaks can be silent. Make sure that you have your toilet checked yearly to make sure there are no leaks.

3. Water is vital for your body, but you know what you do when you fill up the glass. You let it run a little bit so that it will get colder. Instead of doing that and wasting water, try filling up a pitcher and put it in your refrigerator so that…

Spring Plumbing Tips

It is finally starting to turn the corner towards warmer weather and sunshine in Ohio. Spring cleaning gets on the minds of many. If that's you, don't forget about taking care of your plumbing too! Taking the time for these tips can save you a lot of hassle in the future!

In the basement:

Check the temperature setting on the water heater. It should be set no higher than 120°F to prevent scalding and reduce energy use.Carefully drain several gallons from the water heater tank to flush out corrosion causing sediment, which reduces heating efficiency and shortens the life of the heater. Check your water heater manufacturer 's website for specific instructions concerning your make and model.Consider replacing a water heater more than 15 years old. (The first four numbers of the serial number represent the month and year it was made.) Newer water heaters are more energy efficient. Consider going tankless!Make sure flammables are …

How an Emergency Sump Pump Can Save Your Life

Spring is just around the corner! In fact, it’s only 40 days away. We all know that along with spring comes rainstorms. Some spring days seem like it might never stop raining. This constant rain will create a very real risk of your basement flooding.

 Imagine this. You are coming home in the wee hours of the morning from a long vacation. You are exhausted from traveling a long way. You head downstairs to put your dirty laundry from the trip in the washer. You’re almost to the bottom of the stairs when you realize your basement is completely flooded. This is probably the last thing you want to happen. You were hoping to take care of the essentials and get some sleep. Now, you must call the electrician, plumber, and insurance. You’re sitting up making these calls for emergency services and hoping that someone is available to help.
Prestige Plumbing, LLC knows how to help you avoid this worst-case scenario. Let our team install an emergency sump pump to take over if necessary. This can b…

Benefits of a Navien Tankless Water Heater

Are you sick of taking cold showers? Have you had it with high water bills? Are you tired of your water heater taking up too much space in your basement? Are you worried about the negative effect your traditional water heater is having on the environment? You will find that a tankless water heater has incredible benefits and is more than likely the solution to all these problems.

We are confident that you will notice the following benefits when using a Navien tankless water heater

Tankless water heaters take up less space. It’s true. We have found that our tankless water heaters occupy 80% less space than traditional 50-gallon tank-type water heaters. When you choose the tankless water heater, you don’t have to worry about not having enough space in your basement for storage anymore.

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How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

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The first step can be a little tricky, you'll need to locate where the freeze is actually at. The most effective way to do this is to test each faucet. If no water or a very small amount trickles out, chances are the pipe leading to that spot is frozen. A majority of the time if one pipe is frozen, there are others also affected. If you are able to see pipes, like in the basement or under sinks, you may be able to identify it that way as well. Frozen plumbing will oftentimes result in a white frost and bludge at the problem area. If you are able to access the frozen area, you're in luck and have easier thawing options. 
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Little Known Plumbing Facts

We use plumbing every single day, oftentimes in more way than one. Despite the importance and prominence of modern plumbing in our lives, many people don't know very much about it. Prestige Plumbing strives to educate our clients on plumbing, how it works, and the best ways to care for your residential and commercial plumbing. Are you interested in knowing more about your plumbing? If you answered yes, here are a few little known facts about modern plumbing.

1. If you have a leaky faucet that drips just twice an hour, in one week you will have wasted OVER one gallon of water.

2. There is a long time saying that if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, water will flow the opposite direction of here in the Northern Hemisphere. This is false! Water is free moving and can flow in either direction wherever it is in the world.

3. Standardized plumbing can be traced back to around 3,000 B.C. to the Indus River Valley civilizations.

4. The flushing toilet wasn't invented until 1596 by …