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August 2018 Customer Testimonial Spotlight

“I called Re: problem with a handicapped toilet. Henry Cheely came corrected problem and went out of his way to help me put back behind the toilet cabinet. I had used another plumbing company for years and when I called they said it would not be until next week. I will be using ABC Southwest […]

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Save Money With Energy Efficient Plumbing Fixtures

Reducing water usage around the home not only helps to conserve and protect our critical water supply, it also saves energy, reducing your utility bill. Conserving water saves energy by reducing the cost of water treatment, heating water and running appliances that use water. In fact, according to the EPA, if every U.S. home had […]

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Is Your Water Heater Causing Water Quality Problems?

If you’re noticing changes to the water coming out ouf your tap – such as strange colors, tastes or odors – the cause may be your water heater. To find out if the water heater is the cause, note the following: Does the problem only occur first thing in the morning? Does it happen after […]

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5 DIY Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

Performing plumbing projects around the home can be a satisfying way to improve your home and save a little money. However, before tackling those plumbing projects it’s important to understand the potential pitfalls to stay safe and avoid damaging your home. 1. Chemical Drain Cleaners When a drain becomes clogged the first thing many homeowners […]

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Low Flow Toilet Solutions That Save Water With Each Flush

Looking for ways to reduce your water bill? Toilets are one of the most water-intensive plumbing devices in the home, using as much as 7 gallons of water with each flush. By comparison a low-flow toilet uses just 1.6 gallons. If you aren’t ready to replace all your toilets with low-flow toilets quite yet, but […]

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Protect Your Family From Hot Water Scalding

Hot water scalds account for 20% of all burns and every year more that 2,000 U.S. children are treated for scalding. Scalding can also lead to secondary injuries such as heart attacks, falls, and broken bones, particularly among the elderly. Most scalding accidents occur in the kitchen and bathroom, and the vast majority are avoidable. […]

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Identifying and Fixing the Causes of Low Water Pressure in the Home

The causes of low water pressure in the home are many, and the cure can range from simple point source fixes to more complex water supply upgrades. The following are some helpful tips to diagnose and fix some of the most common causes of reduced water flow in the home. Obstructed Faucet Aerators Hard water […]

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July 2018 Customer Testimonial Spotlight

“I called Re: problem with a handicapped toilet. Henry Cheely came corrected problem and went out of his way to help me put back behind the toilet cabinet. I had used another plumbing company for years and when I called they said it would not be until next week. I will be using ABC Southwest […]

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Aging In Place – Accessible Plumbing Design

As we age our kitchen and bathrooms can become less convenient and more hazardous. Slippery floors, hard to reach faucets and cabinets, poor lighting – all can create real challenges as we age. Thankfully, there are many ways to keep our homes safe and comfortable with plumbing fixtures that adapt to our needs rather the […]

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Plumbing System Odors – Getting Rid of Smells Inside the Home

A home’s plumbing system is designed to keep odors from building up inside the home. When you smell persistent odors it could be the sign of plumbing system problems. Here are some things to look for. Bathroom Plumbing Odors If you have a foul odor when flushing the toilet it could be caused by a […]

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