Performance Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘St. Peters’

Is Your Sewer Line Blocked?

Monday, August 1st, 2022

plumber-checking-web-cam-that-has-been-fed-down-pipeFacing a slow or clogged drain line in the home is something that no homeowner wants to deal with. Not only is it annoying, but it can bring simple tasks in your home to an indefinite standstill until it can be fixed. Fortunately, clearing out a clog is not a tough job for our team, and depending on how superficial of a clog it is, you may even be able to manage it on your own with a basic plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake.

We’ll mention here, that it’s never a good idea to use those store-bought drain cleaning chemicals–they can actually do more harm than good for your plumbing system.

What about when you can’t clear that drain clog on your own though? or something seems different about it? Clogged and slow drains, especially when it’s multiple drains in your home, may indicate something a bit more sinister. It could be that your home’s sewer line has a clog–which is more serious than just a simple drain clog, as it can cause backflow into your home of wastewater, and other problems.

So how do you spot the difference between a basic drain clog and a sewer line blockage or some other sewer line problem? Read on to find out!

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What You Need to Know About Your Water Heater’s Anode Rod

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

water-heaterWe don’t typically get too technical in our blog posts. You don’t need to know all the ins and outs of your plumbing system, or all the lingo–that’s what we are here for! Still though, it is helpful to know some terms. If for any reason, to be aware of the importance of professional services, like water heater maintenance!

There is a very important component in your tank water heater that we check on during your maintenance appointment, and that’s the anode rod, which is sometimes referred to as the “sacrificial anode rod.” Read on to learn why it’s earned this nickname, and what you need to know about this component of your water heater.

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5 Reasons Your Toilet Might Keep Running

Monday, May 9th, 2022

open-toilet-with-low-flow-buttonOne of the most frustrating issues you can face in your home, particularly with your bathroom plumbing, is a toilet that doesn’t stop running, no matter how long you wait. Not only is this annoying to listen to, but it will cost you in wasted water, and therefore wasted money.

A running toilet also means you may not be able to flush your toilet. Of course, you’ll want to call for repairs if you discover this issue, but in the meantime read on to learn 5 reasons this might be happening.

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What’s the Role of the Anode Rod in your Tank Water Heater?

Monday, December 6th, 2021

rusted-out-anode-rod-next-to-water-heater-tankIf we were to ask you to name one of the most important appliances in your home, that you likely take for granted, what would it be? If you said water heater, we’re bound to agree! The water heater in your home works pretty much 24/7 to allow you to shower whenever you want, wash dishes, do laundry, and more. If you’re using a tank model water heater, then you rely pretty heavily on one particular component–the anode rod.

The anode rod isn’t exactly a household name, but it has a really important role in a tank water heater. It provides an essential function to protect your tank water heater from harm. It also doesn’t last as long as the water heater itself, so it’s important that you know what kind of condition yours is in. Read on to learn more!

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This Holiday Season, Protect Your Kitchen Sink Plumbing By…

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

family-making-meal-in-kitchenAs you cook your holiday meal this season, please hesitate before throwing certain cooking and food byproducts down your kitchen sink drain, and take a moment to read this blog post.

While garbage disposal systems are of course very convenient and easy to use, many homeowners give them a little more credit than they might deserve. Look, we aren’t against using a garbage disposal–we could write a whole new blog post about the benefits of these systems! But it is possible to overuse them, or trust them a bit too much, especially in the season of extra cooking and extra kitchen use.

This holiday season, we want to help you protect your kitchen sink plumbing by…

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Yes, Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance—Here’s Why!

Monday, December 7th, 2020

smiling-technician-standing-in-front-of-water-heater-and-holding-wrench

The thing about scaling, is that it’s easy to clean out and off of facuets and drain openings. But it’s not so easy to clean out when it comes to your water heater—for that you will need professional maintenance.

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Holiday Plumbing Tips for a Happy Home

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

couple-cooking-holiday-dinnerIt seems like we blinked and then the holiday season was upon us, right? Like it or not, it’s time to start making plans—and of course this year those plans are going to look a lot different than we thought they would. Still though, whether it’s your adult children coming over or a few people in your “quaranbubble” the fact is that you might be having guests over for the holidays. And with guests comes an increased demand on your plumbing system, believe it or not.

Read on as we uncover some of the most common plumbing repair calls we get this time of the year, and learn what to do about them.

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Don’t Let the Sound of Knocking Water Heater Haunt Your Home

Monday, October 28th, 2019

residential-water-heaterKnock-knock-knock. “The trick-or-treaters aren’t here yet, it’s too early for that, right?”

Knock-knock-knock. “Oh great, my house is haunted!”

While we can’t solve a haunted house, we can tell you that it’s probably not the cause of those knocking sounds you’re hearing. The knocking may be faint, and it could be otherwise easy to ignore if you just assume it’s coming from outside, but the truth is, it’s very likely coming from your water heater.

And no sound coming from your water heater should be ignored, especially not knocking! This type of sound can indicate issues that can accelerate faster, the longer you let it continue. Keep reading to learn more about what this sound may be and what you should do about it.

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How to Keep Your Plumbing System Healthy

Monday, February 18th, 2019

family-washing-hands-at-kitchen-sinkThe number one way to keep your plumbing system healthy is by hiring professionals to work on your plumbing system. The standard of which professional plumbers work is in place to ensure that homeowners are left with systems that work as efficiently and effectively as they should for as long as they should. So, if you do find yourself in need of plumbing repairs or want to look into a new plumbing installation, be sure to call on our pros!

A licensed professional plumbing company will know how to do any job with utmost safety. Plus, we are licensed for plumbing work in our area. Keep reading for more benefits of professional plumbing services.

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Call for Repairs if You Notice These Plumbing Symptoms

Monday, November 26th, 2018

leaking-copper-pipeWithout the right professional experience or plumbing equipment, problems with your plumbing system can definitely be hard to pinpoint. Most of the system is hidden from view, after all, and the issues that usually impact it are subtle to start. This is part of the reason we stress how important it is to schedule routine preventive maintenance with a professional plumber in St. Peters, MO each year.

However, even with maintenance, you may run into a plumbing problem, which is why it’s so vital for homeowners to know what signs to look for that indicate a problem. This way, if something does happen between maintenance appointments, you can get it managed sooner rather than later, which is always a good thing when it comes to plumbing and water damage! So, what symptoms should you watch for?

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