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Live without love but not water!

Good Day readers! 😄A common problem that many household customers face is corrosion with their water heaters. 😖 Not a problem for our Smartplumber Joey. After draining the waterlines and isolating the connector valves, Joey went straight to work. As seen in the before photo the 3/4" galvanized nipple piping had visible signs of rust where calcium and oxidation had accumulated over a few years.
Joey replaced the nipple piping with a Heat Trap nipple. The purpose of the Heat Trap is to prevent humidity and heat from rising out of the water heater by convection. 
😉  Tip: (Not needed on this job as an internal gasket was used.) Teflon tape is often overlooked by many DIY home users but when used helps free threads from debris, aids in lubrication, and prevents pipes from sticking if needed to be replaced several years later. Here at Smartplumbers, we're here for you 24 hours a day 24/7. 365 days a year. Call 408-247-2400.
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Please do take a seat!

Here at Smartplumbers, we tackle all jobs great and small. Recently, our Smartplumber Joey was called to do a relatively routine toilet repair which was leaking at the floor base.  Joey quickly got to the task in hand and saw that the reason for the leak was that the flange was damaged.
 It was old and cracked and whoever did the work prior did not remove the damaged flange. Instead, a new flange was placed on top of the old one.
 This type of shoddy work created an uneven surface for the toilet which was raised a little too high off the floor allowing leaks, mold growth, and unpleasant odor to manifest.
In short, our Smartplumber completed the task with a durable carbonized iron flange and threw in a free wax seal..nice one Joey!
Our customer was very pleased with Joey's professional work. We are Diamond Certified for  good reason. We pride ourselves on the expert work that we do. Please check out our reviews! Please call 408-247-2400 24/7days a week for all your plumbing needs!

Shower faucet installation? We got it covered.

Here we have our senior plumber Joel installing a new shower/tub faucet for a customer. In general, a shower faucet is more complicated a job than simply putting in a new kitchen or bathroom faucet since getting access to the interior of the wall is necessary. By calling a licensed and bonded plumber, you'll ensure the job is done by professional standards with a warranty. Our company is always reachable at (408) 247-2400 to take care of your plumbing needs.

THINK SMART..Think Smartplumbers & Rooters.

Get the security and peace of mind you need with chrome-plated, brass manual control water flow and pressure valves specially designed for your washer machineDesigned to efficiently and quickly shut off the water supply and reduce the flood risk in the event of a burst washing machine hose.  Be Smart and think like a Smartplumber. We're here for you 24/7. Call 408-247-2400

Like To Save Money? This Customer Does. Cleanout Installation Underway

In an earlier article we broke down what a property-line cleanout is and the function it serves in allowing easy access to your drainage system. Here is the process of installing a cleanout in action, courtesy of Smart Plumber Patrick.


This will save any homeowner substantial amounts of money in the future should they ever have to call a plumber. Without a cleanout, removing the toilet for drain-access or going on the roof to access the vent can amount to a job totaling twice as much or more than simply running a cable through the cleanout.

Preventative Maintenance saves time and your dime..Smart Plumbers & Rooters is here for you!

Preventative maintenance is key for optimal cost efficiency and longevity. Illustrated below is "Before and After" photos by our Smart Plumber Joel. The vertical main ball valve is corroded and is incorrectly fitted, notice the galvanize and copper piping are fitted together. Please note: galvanized pipes should not be connected directly to copper pipes due to the connection causing galvanic corrosion which consecutively is a source of an electrochemical reaction. Hence causing rust, clogging, and leaky pipes, both externally and internally.  
Here's a Smart Plumber Tip:You can make use of a dielectric union to ensure metals do not have direct contact.

Smart Plumber Before and After

Here we see a job where chrome brass piping was used and incorrectly positioned and is off-center to the tailpiece. The householder then used cheap flex drain piping as a short cut in his error to offset the gap. In doing so, debris and can easily collect and hasten to corrode and clog up internally leading to cracks and leaks. 
Our expert plumber Joel, keenly set an AVS PVC elbow 45-degree angle to fit directly beneath vertical piping for effective flow feeding to the P-trap leading to wall exterior where a flange may be fitted for the finishing touch.