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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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The Benefits of a Water Heater Expansion Tank

Because water expands when heated, excess pressure inside a water heater tank needs to escape. In the past, the pressure would force water in the tank to drain back out into the water supply where it came from. Today, the water main is designed to prevent the backwards flow of water, known as backflow, by […]

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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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Water Heater Leaking? Here’s What To Do

A leaking water heater can range from a small, barely noticeable drip to a full-blown flood. Either way, the damage to your home and property can be expensive; ranging from damage to walls and floors, to unhealthy mold and mildew. If you see water accumulating near your water heater, it may not actually be coming […]

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June 2018 Customer Spotlight

“Johnathan showed up on time and quickly analyzed my situation and arranged for the needed part to be ordered. He inspected my visible plumbing and discovered a leak onto my water heater caused by a rusted out fitting. After giving me several options, we agreed that he would replace the bad fitting and associated piping. […]

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Garbage Disposal Not Working? Here’s What to Check

Garbage disposals are a great invention, saving time and keeping our kitchens clean. They will dispose of just about any kind of food waste we put down them. However, they can sometimes break down. Here are some things to check when your under sink disposal is not working correctly. First, for your safety never place […]

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The Importance of Home Sewer & Drain Line Inspections

Sewer lines can fail for many reasons, and the older the line, the greater the risk of damage from tree root intrusion, ground shift, and cracks. Because the connection from the house to the main utility connection in the street is the homeowner’s responsibility, and is not covered by most homeowner’s insurance policies, it’s important […]

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