Failing to Prep Crawl Spaces for Winter can Cause a Flood

Already missing those summerlike autumn days? We are too.

Although it seemed like it might never get colder in the Greater Richmond area, temperatures are finally dropping. With the changing weather comes potential complications in plumbing systems. Unfortunately, our homes are vulnerable to damage if we don’t prep our pipes for the winter months.

How to Fix an Outside Spigot Leak

Even though the spigot leak is outside, it’s crucial to fix because it can eventually waste a ton of water and damage the foundation of your house. Whether the spigot is leaking when the water is turned on or off, fixing the problem turns out to be pretty simple.

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How Long Does it Take to Repipe My Plumbing?

Depending on different factors, it could take anywhere from two days to a week to repipe one bathroom. Having over 30 years of plumbing experience, you can trust we will do the job right and in a timely fashion.

Prior to giving us a call, we suggest you prepare to answer the following questions:

On what story is the bathroom located?
What types of flooring and walls do you have in the bathroom?
What would be the length of the new pipe in the bathroom?
Is it easy to access where the new pipe will be installed?
What type of pipe do you want to put in?
Is there drywall or paint that will need fixing after we repipe?

The way we repipe will depend on how your home was built.

Toilet Plumbing Tips

If you experience a major toilet plumbing problem like a flooded bathroom, call Mike Wilson Plumbing at 804-641-6570 or visit online at our website for all your plumbing needs. However, if you experience minor plumbing troubles, a common household item will probably do the trick.

Plumbing Innovation

Plumbing Innovation Technology
Plumbing innovation has developed tremendously over the last 100 years, especially in the environmentally and eco-friendly department. Environmental products are not only affordable, but they also save money by reducing water over time without compromising homeowner’s day-to-day water usage.

How to Install a Tankless Water Heater

More and more Americans are switching to tankless water heaters. With the switch we hear about more and more growing pains on how to switch from a tank water heater to a tankless water heater. Properly installing a tankless water heater requires hiring a professional like Mike Wilson in Midlothian, VA with experience to get the job done right.

5 Fall Plumbing Tips

Plumbing Tips #1 - Turn Off Your Hose Bib

This fall season you will need to properly turn off your hose bibb and inside your water supply line. If you notice that your hose bib was leaking this summer, invest in a frost-proof hose bib before the first frost occurs.

Water Conservation Tips

We can all do our part to conserve water. Follow these tips to contribute to water conservation and green plumbing.

Use biodegradable soaps and laundry detergents
Use adequate amounts of detergents and do not go overboard. Do not use harsh chemicals and bleach that may kill natural bacteria in your septic system.

5 Mistakes That Will Make You Call a Plumbing Services

1. Using the Garbage Disposal Like a Trash Compactor

Not all garbage belongs in the garbage disposal, despite its name. Some homeowners want to shove their waste down into garbage disposals until the blades stop working. Potato peels; watermelon grinds, and pumpkin carvings are common items that plumbing services have had to remove to repair the blades.

Money Saving Spring Plumbing Tips

Spring is a time to renew our commitment to our quest to save money for the year and look at our home as an investment. Below are 15 money saving plumbing tips that will help you throughout the year if you start early this spring!

Ensure toilets flush properly.