Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

The Benefits of Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, November 11th, 2019

When you’re dealing with a broken rib, do you stick your hands down your throat and start fiddling around with your bones? Do you head directly into surgery without knowing which bone is broken? Absolutely not! That’s why we have X-Ray machines, so you can see precisely what’s going on inside your body without having to do something invasive.

Plumbers in North Wales, PA should treat your pipes with the same amount of care as a doctor treats you. Anything that’s invasive can likely lead to the destruction of your lawn or property, while also costing you a fortune in labor, parts, and equipment.

Introducing the plumber’s version of the X-Ray Machine! Video pipe inspection is all the rage these days for good reason. It’s a way to check the exact condition of your plumbing system without the invasive procedure of opening your pipes up or digging up your lawn.

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FAQ: Do You Need a Backflow Preventer?

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Backflow is a word that we rarely like to hear in the plumbing industry. “Backflow” is anything that has to do with contaminated water flowing backwards into the main water line or into a water supply. A problem with backflow can be anywhere from a minor inconvenience to a catastrophic contamination problem that costs a ton of money to fix. Backflow preventers and other plumbing equipment can help you ensure that you never have to deal with a backflow problem.

Chances are, you’ve already got a backflow preventer hooked up to your main water line that connects to the municipality’s water supply. If there’s a massive flood or some plumbing problem that immediately reduces water pressure, you’ve got to make sure that you don’t contaminate your clean water with waste-water. So, take a gander at our breakdown of a backflow preventer and make sure you ask your Ambler, PA plumber if your plumbing is ready to stop backflow.

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The Problems of Household Drain Cleaners

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Unclogging your drain with a household drain cleaner is an easy solution. However, as I’m sure your parents have told you plenty of times in your life, the easiest solution isn’t always the best. If using household drain cleaners means a detriment to your health and home, it doesn’t matter how easy of a solution it is.

Store-bought drain cleaners can be an extremely hazardous mixture of chemicals that will disintegrate practically anything sometimes. These chemicals often leech fumes that you wouldn’t want your kids anywhere near, and those fumes tend to linger for days on end. What’s easier than pouring a store-bought cleaner down your drain? Why, calling your local plumbing company (that’s us) for a Lansdale, PA plumber!

Still not convinced? Let’s get into it.

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Bathroom Plumbing Upgrades You Never Knew You Needed

Monday, August 19th, 2019

When you hear the word spa, what do you think of? Maybe a nice hotel, some pedicures, detoxing in a steam room while you relax. While that definitely sounds like a wonderful experience, what if we told you that there could be a spa in your own bathroom?

No, your neighbors don’t have a personal spa crew that operates out of their bathroom—they just paid for the perfect bathroom renovation that suited them. Bathroom renovations and upgrades can be both aesthetically pleasing but also incredibly affordable when you contact the right Doylestown, PA plumber. We have got all different sizes of shower, tub, and faucet installations that could make your bathroom feel like a real spa. Just remember that underneath the pretty sinks and ceramic tiles needs to be a foundation of stable plumbing that we can help you set up.

Well, prepare to be amazed!

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What Is a “Plumbing Trap”? (It’s Actually a Good Thing!)

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

plumber-with-sink-p-trapNo, a plumbing trap isn’t when a low-skilled plumbing contractor does a bad job on your repairs but still charges you an exorbitant rate. That is a kind of trap, and one we hope we can rescue you from with our excellent services. But the term plumbing trap refers to a specific piece of plumbing. It’s one you see often but think little about. As long as the trap does its job, there’s not much reason for you to think about it.

But when a plumbing trap doesn’t work, kitchens and bathrooms can go wrong in a hurry.

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Hidden Leaks Cause More Problems Than You May Think

Monday, June 10th, 2019

pipe-copper-leakingOne of the big problems with hidden leaks in a home’s plumbing is that they’re … hidden. People often won’t know they’re there until they begin to cause trouble. And make no mistake, hidden leaks can cause plenty of trouble—probably much more so than you imagine.

We strongly recommend you have occasional leak detection for your plumbing in Lansdale, PA to uncover these hidden spots. We also recommend scheduling leak detection as soon as you notice an abrupt spike in your water usage or you see physical evidence of leaks, such as staining on the walls or ceiling and warped wood floors. No matter how small you might think the leak is, the consequences can be steep for your home and maybe even your health!

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Damaged Water Line? A Few Warning Signs

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Leaking-Pipe

Without a functioning water line to your home, life comes to a standstill. This underground pipe is a literal lifeline connecting your home to the municipal freshwater system.

What could go wrong with this line? You may be thinking that this line is indestructible and doesn’t age. Of course, as soon as you have thoughts like that, you’ll realize how silly they are. Any pipeline can sustain damage, and any pipe material will age. The bigger question is, “How can I tell I’ve got a water line that’s in trouble?” You don’t want to find out about a damaged water line only at the point when you lose all the water to your house!

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Reasons to Consider a Bathroom Remodel

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Luxury-bathroomYou can look to a professional plumber in Ambler, PA to help with most types of bathroom plumbing needs: repairs, installing new fixtures, drain cleaning, etc. But not all plumbers provide full bathroom remodeling services to transform an old bathroom into a bright new space.

At Carney, we’re proud to offer complete bathroom remodeling. We’ll put in new sinks, tubs, showers, tiles, vanities, cabinets, and more. We can even add a bathroom to a space such as a basement. We combine our superb plumbing expertise with the best in modern bathroom design concepts.

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What to Do If Your Toilet Overflows

Monday, March 18th, 2019

toilet-with-button-flushThis is one of the most common plumbing problems we get emergency calls about. We understand—it’s alarming to have a toilet suddenly start spilling water onto a bathroom floor with no signs of stopping!

We have good news for you! An overflowing toilet doesn’t have to be a major disaster for your home. First of all, we can fix it—and we provide same-day service so you won’t have to go with an unusable bathroom for long. We know how important this room is to your household’s daily life, and we’ll be there fast to have the toilet fixed.

Second, if you take the right steps, you can prevent further problems from the overflowing toilet and stop water damage. Below are guidelines for what to do when you encounter this sudden plumbing trouble.

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Low Water Pressure in Your Home—Possible Reasons

Monday, December 24th, 2018

faucet-drippingThe water pressure in your home’s plumbing system is probably something you assume will always remain the same. When you turn on the shower, run the kitchen faucet, or use a hose in the backyard, you expect the water to come out with enough force to be useful.

But nothing is guaranteed when it comes to water pressure. You may discover one day the water is only trickling from the showerhead, making your daily shower much more difficult. Cleaning the dishes in the kitchen sink becomes tough as well with low water pressure. What could be causing this, and does it mean you should call for a Doylestown, PA plumber?

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