Water leaks are an all too common issue in many homes. However, they aren’t always apparent to the untrained eye. A hidden leak will cause your water bill to rise astronomically while contributing to mold problems in your home if left unattended. Taking care of a leak as soon as possible will save you a lot of money while also keeping your home protected against water damage.Continue reading “4 Places Where Hidden Leaks Love to Hide”
Do you feel the winter chill in the air? The hot Guilford County summers we know and love have come to an end. Now, it’s time to shift our focus to the holiday season and all the cold days that come with it.
Did you know that water heaters have to work harder in the winter? A lot of people don’t! As the temperatures continue to fall, the underground water supply also gets colder, forcing your water heater to work harder during colder months. This is why most plumbing companies, including yours truly, recommend that all homeowners schedule a water heater tune-up during this time of the year. At Go Green, we provide both tank and tankless water heater maintenance across Greensboro, NC, and other nearby areas, for your convenience. You don’t want to get caught in a cold shower because your water heater can’t keep up with the cold temperatures — we will make sure you won’t!Continue reading “5 Red Flags of Water Heater Failure”
Hurricane season reaches its peak between August and October for North Carolina residents and can cause incredible damage to plumbing systems. This blog will list some essential tips for preparing residential plumbing in Greensboro, NC, and the surrounding areas, to withstand the 2020 Hurricane Season.Continue reading “Is Your Home Prepared for Hurricane Season?”
Spring is headed our way, and there are a few things we think you should never ignore if you want your plumbing system to function smoothly all year long. As a first-rate provider of tankless water heater maintenance throughout Summerfield, NC, and the surrounding communities, Go Green Plumbing, Heating and Air understands winter can leave quite the mess behind and in a service area like ours — where winter conditions and older pipes can be an unpleasant combination.
Inspect Your Sump Pump
If you’ve got a sump pump in the crawl space or basement, it’s imperative that you check and test it at the onset of spring, and about every three months after that. That way, you can rest assured it will work when you need it. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t find out that their sump pump is broken or malfunctioning until after their basement has already flooded. Here’s what to do:
- Check the drain that leads outside. Remove debris that could block water from releasing from the outlet.
- Look out for any signs that your pump has tilted or the float valve has moved out of place.
- Examine electrical wires and battery for signs of damage.
- Run a test by pouring water into the pit until the float rises. Make sure your system operates as it should.
Clean the Roof and Gutters
Gutters and storm drains are critical components of your plumbing system. These need to be clean if you expect water to move off of your roof, preventing water damage and leaks. It’s paramount to clean your roof and gutters regularly, especially during the spring. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it safely on your own, call on the help of one of our professionals!
Check Your Pipes
Exposed pipes can experience a high degree of damage throughout the winter; Water expands as it freezes, and your piping is at risk of expanding and contracting. Look at any exposed pipes on your property for signs of cracking. If you notice any problems, call a plumber for a complete inspection. Right now, it might be possible to replace a section of the pipe as needed.
Test the Water Pressure
It’s possible one of your water pipes is already leaking, even if you haven’t noticed any water on your property. When you turn on a faucet in your house and see the water pressure seems to have dropped, it could be a sign of a leak or another issue that requires a plumber’s prompt attention.
For more information about how our plumbers will get your pipes ready for spring or to have them install a water filtration system near Summerfield, NC, contact Go Green Plumbing, Heating and Air today!
It’s never too early to begin preparing your home’s plumbing system for the winter. Here at Go Green Plumbing, we provide great preventative plumbing measures throughout the fall to make sure you’re not dealing with frozen or burst pipes in the winter. Learn more in the following video. Continue reading “Prepare Your Home’s Plumbing for Winter This Fall”
At Go Green Plumbing, we’re all about providing the highest level of plumbing services to the communities of North Carolina at the lowest prices possible. Whether that means offering affordable tankless water heater maintenance in High Point, NC, or finding new and innovative solutions for larger plumbing problems like burst main water lines, our team is continuously striving to do right by our customers. Continue reading “What is Trenchless Water Line Replacement?”
One of the most inopportune plumbing issues that many property owners deal with is a clogged sewer line in Summerfield, NC, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, and Winston Salem. But here at Go Green Plumbing, we have over 17 years of experience providing residential and commercial sewer and drain services, which means our plumbers in Greensboro, NC, know how to get the job done right.
When you deal with a plumbing company that owns and operates specialized equipment, you can rest assured knowing that your underground sewer issue will be perfectly pinpointed. Call us today to schedule your sewer line service. To learn more about what our team can do for you, please also visit us online at https://www.gogreenplumb.com/.
At Go Green Plumbing of Greensboro, NC, we strive to give back to the community in any way we can. Through our “Plumber’s Promise” program, we’re excited to help families and individuals who are struggling by providing the critical help they need, free of charge.
If you know a person or family near Greensboro, NC, in desperate need of plumbing assistance, nominate them online today at www.GoGreenPlumb.com/Contact-Us. Just include a brief description of their situation and mention the “Plumber’s Promise” program.
There are several benefits of owning a tankless water heater. These heaters are ideal for homeowners because of the fact that they can help them save both money and energy, have a longer lifespan, free up space, and so much more.
Go Green Plumbing offers professional plumbing services in Greensboro, High Point, Summerfield, and Oak Ridge, NC, as well as many other surrounding communities. To learn more about our services, please call 336-296-1100.
Let’s face it, no one likes to hear they have a clogged drain. But there’s good news. You can keep your drain clog free with just a little regular effort. Below are a few more ways to ensure you’re being smart when it comes to preventing drains from clogging and creating bigger plumbing issues down the road.
Remember that your toilet is not a trash can. Yes, today’s toilet’s do a great job of getting rid of whatever we put in them – at least temporarily. But if you’re putting your trash in them, it may come back to haunt you, literally. Things like wrappers, dental floss, paper towels, female hygiene items, etc. should not be flushed, ever. It’s that simple.
Collect your food waste. Whether you’re scraping your plates into the trash or a compost, your efforts will pay off – literally. If you can prevent food from even entering your sink, you are doing your drains and your bank account a huge favor. Keep up the good work.
Pour a little vinegar down the drain. Did you know that vinegar is a powerful cleaning agent? Further, it’s acetic acid makes it a great organic solvent, perfect for helping dissolve organic matter and build up in your drains. Just pour about a half a cup to a cup of vinegar down your drain, let it sit for 30 to 45 min and the run very hot water for a few minutes.
Pay attention if you have regular sewer backups. If you find that you are experiencing sewer backups every few years, you may need to have a professional take a closer look¾literally. Today’s plumbing professionals can send a camera down the line to see what the problem may be. Whether it’s tree roots or rotting pipes, this information is vital in making your entire plumbing system work more smoothly for years to come.
Have more questions? Call us—we’d love to help! Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day. If water runs through it – We Do It!