Whether your toddler flushed her shoe down the toilet or a small drip in the kitchen sink won’t stop no matter how hard your crank that wrench, we all have to call in a plumber at some point.
When you need a plumbing expert, look for My Ph.D. Services (plumbing, heating and drain cleaning). My Ph.D Services is family-owned and operated by Jason Luna who has more than 13 years’ experience in the service and installation of plumbing in new homes, remodeled homes and commercial businesses.
Along with residential and commercial property repairs, My Ph.D. Services can install your garbage disposal and water heater.
Plumbing maintenance is just as important as the maintenance of your car. It’s important to know what you’re doing so you don’t create bigger issues down the road. Below are the best tips to keep your garbage disposal working properly, chrome fixtures shiny and efficient, and to properly warm up frozen pipes.
Cheat Sheet for Top 3 Plumbing Tips from My Ph.D. Services
Garage disposal care: Always use cold water when operating the disposal to solidify fatty and greasy wastes. This ensures they will be properly chipped up and flushed down the drain. Keep a strong flow of cold water running for at least 30 seconds after the noise of grinding has stopped.
Soap and lime build-up on chrome fixtures: Soak a paper towel in white wine vinegar and squeeze out the excess. Wrap it around the chrome fixture for 10 minutes. Remove the towel and buff the chrome with a new, dry towel. Do not use this on brass, colored fixtures or fiberglass.
Frozen Pipes: If your pipes are frozen – no water is coming out during the cold months – immediately shut off the water at the main shutoff valve and open the faucet nearest to the frozen pipe so it can drain as it thaws. Waterproof the area with containers in case of leaks. Gradually warm the frozen pope with a hair dryer (acting as a torch), or wrap a heating pad around the length of the pipe, or wrap the pipe (except plastic) in rags and pour boiling water on to it. For pipes behind walls, place a halogen work light or space heater eight or more inches from the surface.
Plumbers can also provide routine maintenance using their state-of-the-art tools that not homeowners typically don’t own. We know that dirt, grease, and debris are all bad for drain lines. Is this junk in your sewer and drain line causing blockages and slow draining? Watch out, these blockages can result in flooded basements, schools, or restaurants – any building! A regular sewer maintenance program that includes high-pressure water jetting can help avoid any unexpected (and gross) sewer backups.
From sewer repair to boiler replacements, My Ph.D. Services provides complete customer satisfaction at affordable prices. Their friendly dispatchers are ready for your call 24/7 with a skilled plumber always ready to help you with any home or commercial plumbing challenge or emergency.
Bryan from Auburn, WA said, “The office staff is friendly, and the plumbers usually come out earlier than expected so I never have to wait.” Another satisfied customer from Tacoma said the work provided by My Ph.D. Services can be described as “quick response, extremely professional and excellent service.”
Contact My Ph.D. Services for your routine plumbing maintenance, and keep their contact information handy for a plumbing, heating or drain emergency.