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Water is the only drink for a wise man..Here are some tips.

Water softeners help remove minerals and other unwanted materials from your water supply before the water reaches the rest of the house. The softeners salt, "softens" hard water and reduces mineral buildup on showerheads and other appliances. Since water softeners are installed at the beginning of the plumbing system they can cause low water pressure. Identify the problem First, verify that the water softener is actually causing the lost water pressure. Turn the valve on top of the softener that is labeled "bypass," ( Which will allow water to flow straight through the pipes without passing through the softener .) Turn on a faucet after turning the bypass valve to see if the performance has improved. If it has, the water softener is the cause of the low water pressure; if not, the problem is likely located somewhere else, eg: water pressure regulating valve, rusty piping, supply, hidden leak, etc. All water softeners contain a sediment filter that traps dirt and deb

The Best Seat in the House

 Here at Smartplumber & Rooters one of our customers decided it was time to get a smart toilet. Namely a Toto Vespin tech toilet. It comes with a Double Cyclone flush technology that siphons water quietly, with two powerful nozzles to maximize cleaning and saves 20% water. The ceramic glaze prevents debris and molds build-up from sticking.   Therefore, less water usage. It's Calgreen, ADA, and CEC compliant.  It also has a concealed trap that provides for a smoother and less utilitarian appearance and a built-in skirt that hides the discharge passageway from view.  Smartplumber Joey goes to work isolating the shut-off valve and removes the old toilet, adding a new flange and pvc piping.  This new design prevents the toilet leaking at the base and eliminates the chance of any nasty odors. Smart plumber tip:  All there is left to decide is wether the toilet seat is left up or down?Personally, I never really understood the toilet seat up or down debate. The solution, as I see it,

We aim to please!

 Our Smartplumber Joey was called out to the local Capitol Flea Market. Smartplumber Joey quickly learned that the main drain line had a backed up 14 urinals inside which weren't able to flush.  Joey got straight to work by whipping out his snake...The Model 100 drain cleaning machine that is! Perfect for the job at hand. Joey was able to climb on to the rooftop to snake out the  main vertical drain line. Joey also learned that there was a separate drain line to 3 of the 14 urinals.                                                                                                                             Having successfully cleaned out the blocked drain line. It is always good to remember, no job is finished until the paperwork is done...done away in the trash.  We aim to please even if you don't! :) Call Smart Plumber & Rooters 24/7 408-247-2400