Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saturday Afternoon Curve Ball

It's Saturday afternoon and you are enjoying some well needed downtime. You have been watching your favorite show on TV for a while now and realize you haven't heard a peep from your 2 year old and their play mate in the last 5 minutes; definitely a bad sign. You hop out of your chair to seek out your lovable little terror. As you head down the hall you spot a trail of toys leading to the bathroom and think to yourself, "Oh boy". As you walk through the door, you are just in time to see your child flush the toilet and their accomplice throw, what you later find out to be, yet another toy into the bowl. You rush in, somehow hoping to stop the inevitable, and get there just as water starts pouring over the rim. Water rushes over the edge for a few seconds and stops. Needless to say, you have a bit of a problem on your hands. After you clean up the water, toys, and shreds of soaked toilet paper you attempt to remove the blockage in the toilet. Though you try everything you know it's all in vain and finally decide to have a plumber come and fix it for you, but who do you call late in the afternoon and on the weekend? Preferred Plumbing is here for you! We know life throws you some curve balls and are ready to help you 24/7. Give a call at 209-846-2008 and we will help you with what ever plumbing problem you are facing.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Modesto Plumbing 209 846-2008

Modesto Preferred Plumbing Services
  • Leak Detection
  • Leak Repair
  • Sewer Inspection
  • Sewer Replacement
  • Slab Leaks
  • General Inspections
  • Outdoor Drains
  • Pressure Tank
  • Root Destroyer
  • Water Heaters
  • Valve Repair
  • Washer Hook-Ups
  • Dryer Installation
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Pumps
  • Hot Water Dispensers
  • Drainage Systems
  • Code Violation
  • Moving Water Lines
  • Pipe Alterations
  • Process Pipe Fittings
  • Code Violation Inspection
  • Drain Cleaning Services
  • Drainage Systems
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Ejector Pumps
  • Pipe Locating
  • Excavations
  • Fountain Plumbing
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Line Repair
  • Gas Pipe Natural LP
  • Roof Drains
  • Floor Drains
  • Pipe Cleaning Services

Call The Best Modesto Plumbers Preferred Plumbing We Work 24 Hours 7 Days Call: (209) 846-2008 Serving Modesto, Ceres, Salida, Riverbank, Ripon. If you have any plumbing problems or need help with a plumbing emergency at any time give us a call. We work evenings weekends and even holidays if you have a problems with a sewer or drain overflowing we can help even in the middle of the night.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Water Heater Plumbing Maintenance:

Water Heater Maintenance: You can protect the floor under the water heater from water damage by painting the area with a water sealant. If you do, be sure you've turned off the heat source to the water heater. Otherwise, you may create a fire hazard.

Since particleboard may be damaged if it's soaked, consider replacing it with plywood flooring. You can install a specially designed drip pan under the water heater. These pans are available at most building supply stores for about $10. Make sure the pan you select has a drain out the bottom.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: If your water heater doesn't have a temperature/pressure relief valve, install one. This is a safeguard every water heater should have - it's an inexpensive attachment that can save you thousands of dollars. After you have installed the valve, test it. Open the lever on the valve. If water spurts out, the valve is working.

Lastly, set your water heater at a fuel efficient temperature to save fuel costs and life time expectancy of your unit. Call The Best Modesto Plumbers, Preferred Plumbing We Work 24 Hours 7 Days Call: (209) 846-2008

Friday, April 9, 2010

Modesto Plumbing Tips

At Preferred Plumbing Sewer and Drain, we believe in assisting clients as best we can, on call or via our website. We're here and in your area to server you! Check out our preventative tips for items around your home or business.

Cleaning your P-Trap: We don't suggest home owners using chemical cleaners as it is unsafe and not environmentally friendly. Also the clog is typically in an area where the chemical won’t come in extended contact with the material when simply poured down the drain and if chemicals do not work you will have caustic chemicals within pipes that will eventually need to be disassembled. We recommend (if you have the tools and have the proficiency level) for sinks to either use a small snake or simply take the P-Trap pieces apart and clean them manually. Modesto Plumbers Preferred Rooter & Plumbing We Work 24 Hours 7 Days Call: (209) 846-2008, Ceres, Turlock, Ripon, Waterford, Riverbank CA.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Modesto Water Heater Maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance: A leaking water heater will do a lot of damage to your home. Even a small, slow leak can soak into the particle board sub-flooring and cause the sub-floor to decay. Leaking water may also seep into carpeting, create mildew and permanently stain your walls. As awful as this sounds, a faulty water heater can cause even greater damage. Fire or toxic fumes from a water heater that is not properly installed or maintained could pose a real threat to you and your family. Fortunately, most water heater problems can be avoided with proper maintenance. All water heaters should be frequently checked for leaks. It's important to check the pipe connections, the valves and underneath the unit. Simple preventive maintenance will help you avoid lasting damage from a leaking water heater.

Take time to test the temperature/pressure relief valve once a year to make sure it's working. Be careful when you do. The water in the tank is HOT and can cause scalding burns. Pull up or push down on the valve handle; hot water should come out of the overflow pipe. If it does, the valve is working properly.

Periodically drain a bucket of water from the drain faucet at the bottom of the water tank. Again, take care not to get burned by the hot water. Draining a bucket of water will remove sediment from the tank bottom that could corrode the unit as well as reduce its heating efficiency.

Check all water lines, connections and valves for signs of leakage, especially where connections have been crimped. With a flashlight, check under the tank for small leaks that could be caused by rust and corrosion. Call The Best Modesto Plumber Preferred Plumbing We Work 24 Hours 7 Days Call: (209) 846-2008