Archive for the “Plumbing” Category

When Does a Water Heater Need to Be Replaced?

Hot water heaters are something we all rely on in our Indianapolis homes—we may even take them for granted a wee bit. But with a system that is so out of sight and out of mind, it’s hard to tell when you need to replace without something going horribly wrong. Want to know when you […]

What Does a Gas Plumber Do?

Certain plumbing projects require specialized knowledge. One of those areas is natural gas line plumbing. Most Fishers homeowners understand plumbing as a line of services dealing with water and sewer systems. But in fact, there is much more to the profession—and gas plumbing is one of the specialties in the field. Now that you know […]

Top 10 Things that Cause Drain Clogs

Plumbing problems are absolutely no fun. There’s just no better way to spin it. Well, no home problem is fun, really, but plumbing problems come with a lot of additional problems, and are just generally part of a home system that most homeowners would prefer to never think about. This is why prevention is key […]

5 Fast Facts About Plumbing Leaks

Dripping faucets and other household plumbing leaks might seem relatively harmless, but in actuality they add up to a lot of wasted water. Water leaks are therefore not only bad for your wallet, but also for the environment! Check out the following eye-opening facts about plumbing leaks, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): […]

Is Your Bathroom the Germiest Room of the House?

Common sense would have us believe that the bathroom — and, more specifically, the toilet — is the dirtiest area of the home. But according to recent research from NSF International, the toilet seat isn’t even one of the top 10 germiest surfaces in most households. No, your bathroom probably isn’t the worst offender when […]

#TipTuesday: Prevent Holiday Plumbing Emergencies

Did you know that the holiday season is peak season for plumbers? This time of year, far too many homeowners toss food scraps and grease down the drain, leading to untimely clogs. Holiday plumbing emergencies also occur in the bathroom, where improper disposal of paper waste can cause sewer problems. Prevent a holiday plumbing emergency […]

#TipTuesday: Prevent Basement Floods this Winter

The seasons are changing, and our area is known for severe winter weather. With heavy snowfall comes heavy snow-melts — a major threat to unprotected basements. Here’s what to do now to prevent basement floods over the next few months: 1. Keep gutters and downspouts clear. As fall comes to a close, make sure leaves […]

#TipTuesday: Prevent Frozen Pipes

With evening temperatures dipping below freezing, it’s clear that winter is almost here. We’ve already discussed the importance of getting your furnace ready for the cold weather ahead, but what about your pipes? “Wicked winter weather can cause plumbing pipes to freeze and possibly burst, causing flooding and costly water damage to your home,” advises […]

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just one week away! Before you dig in with family and friends, consider this: Is your home’s plumbing ready for house guests? We at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing have put together the following checklist to help you get prepared for the big holiday: Give your fixtures a checkup. You don’t want […]

Plumbing Projects You Can Do on Your Own

While we certainly don’t mind if you pick up the phone and give us a call, there are some plumbing projects that even the novice do-it-yourself-er can handle. Here are a few common plumbing repairs and replacements to take on the next time you’re itching for an easy DIY project: 1. Change a shower head […]

#TipTuesday: Coupons & Specials

What better way to celebrate Tip Tuesday than by pointing you to our coupons and specials? Here at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we offer a variety of discounts for just about every service. However, a lot of these coupons expire at the end of the year — so now’s the time to cash […]

Pumpkin Carving & Plumbing Woes

Pumpkins and plumbing just don’t get along. Each year, as Americans carve their Halloween jack-o-lanterns, they mistakenly dump pulp, seeds and strings down the garbage disposal. The result? Something much scarier than vampires and ghosts — clogged garbage disposals and blocked up kitchen drains. The stringy, sticky texture of pumpkin “guts” makes it excellent for […]

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Lead in Drinking Water

It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an initiative sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency. This year’s theme is “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” and it focuses on how parents can reduce their children’s exposure to lead. Did you know that lead can still be found in some drinking water? The US Centers for […]

Water Leak Detection Tips

Did you know that repairing even minor household water leaks can help you save approximately 10 percent on your water bill? Of course, to fix a leak, you first need to detect it. The US Environmental Protection Agency recommends taking the following steps to determine whether or not there’s a leak in your home’s plumbing: […]

Where to Put Your Water Heater

Is it time to invest in a new water heater? If so, the first thing you need to determine is where you’ll put your new equipment. Here, we take a look at a few different options: 1. Close to where you’ll use the most hot water This is especially true for tankless water heaters. The […]

What Causes Clogged Sewer Lines?

When a toilet backs up or shower water won’t go down the drain, it gives homeowners a major headache. But when your sewer lines get backed up, it can cause more than just a headache. An obstruction in the sewer line will affect all plumbing components in your home. It is highly recommended that you […]

Tips for Retrieving Jewelry from a Drain

There’s almost nothing worse than losing a cherished piece of jewelry. This is especially true if it falls down the drain — a seemingly bottomless pit. Fortunately, sinks have a P-trap that comes in handy for retrieving lost earrings, necklaces, rings and knickknacks. All you need are tongue and groove pliers a a bucket to […]

Preparing for Fall Floods

With El Nino conditions expected, we in the greater Indianapolis area might just be in store for a warm, dry fall. Still, as we all know, when it rains, it pours. Are you prepared to deal with the potential for flooding? There’s no stopping a rainstorm, but there are steps you can take to prevent […]

Trending Tuesday: What’s New in Bath Design

Considering remodeling your bathroom? If so, you’re probably aiming for an updated look and feel. So what’s currently trending in bath design? Below, we take a look at the latest styles and designs: 1. Decorative floor tiles Feature floor bathrooms are huge right now. Consider adding striking tiles to your new bathroom to offset simple […]

The Hydro-Jetting Process

We at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing are proud to offer top-of-the-line drain cleaning services in the greater Indianapolis area. We specialize in hydro jet drain cleaning, which breaks up clogs using a high-pressure stream of water. Let’s take a closer look at the hydro-jetting process and what sets it apart from traditional drain […]