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HOW TO GET RID OF DRAIN FLIES

By Option One Office | April 19, 2021

What are Drain Flies? Drain flies are also known as sewer flies, moth flies or sink flies, are about the size of gnats and fruit flies—measuring ¼” in size— Drain flies can be identified by their color, typically ranging between pale gray to black and their small, moth-like wings and round, fuzzy bodies. Where Do…

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

By Option One Office | April 5, 2021

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO REPLACE MY WATER HEATER? How do you know when it’s time to replace your water heater? A water heater that receives regular maintenance and prompt repairs when necessary can last for many years. There’s a good chance the water heater that is currently in your home, is…

WHEN DO YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR SEWER LINE?

By Option One Office | March 22, 2021

Many of us don’t think twice about our home’s sewer pipes. After all your pipes are hidden behind walls and in the ground. It’s not uncommon to think that our sewer pipes will last as long as our home does, unfortunately, this isn’t entirely realistic. Although your sewer pipes are durable, they will need replacement,…

Unhappy dog in flooded home

PREVENTING WATER DAMAGE IN YOUR HOME

By Option One Office | March 8, 2021

A water leak in your home can seem like a small issue but it can cause significant damage if it’s a major leak or a burst pipe and no one is around to shut off the water. Here are some tips to help prevent a water leak in your home. Always check your water bill…

HOW TO INSTALL A TOILET SEAT

By Option One Office | February 22, 2021

Do you want to upgrade the comfort level of your current toilet? Are you looking to enhance the aesthetic and feel of your bathroom? Installing a new toilet seat is an easy DIY project that can be installed quickly, requiring basic tools found in most homes. Whether you are replacing an old worn out seat…

Limescale in your home

HOW TO REMOVE AND PREVENT LIMESCALE

By Option One Office | February 8, 2021

What is Limescale? Limescale is a mineral build up, consisting mainly of calcium carbonate, that forms a hard chalky deposit which is attributed to hard water. Hard water refers to water that runs through porous rock, such as limestone or chalk, and picks up minerals such as calcium or magnesium. When hard water is left…

LICENSED PLUMBER VS UNLICENSED PLUMBER

By Option One Office | January 25, 2021

For most of us, the most significant financial investment we make is our home. It is our sanctuary; it is where we house our belongings and where our families feel safe. That’s why when we look to hire a professional plumber, we do our research. We compare rates, check their reviews and ensure that they…

A WORLD WITHOUT PLUMBING

By Option One Office | January 8, 2021

Have you ever considered what life would be without plumbing? As long as we have running water and our toilets flush our lives move along uninterrupted. Modern plumbing as we know it today has only been around since the early 1800’s In the 1500’s London, England had an estimated population of 150,000 residents. Some neighborhoods…

4 SIMPLE WAYS TO UNCLOG DRAINS

By Option One Office | December 21, 2020

Severe blockages can result in bursting of pipes and water leakages which can be potentially damaging to your home or business. However, before you call a plumber, here are a few simple tips you can attempt when trying to clear a minor drain clog. Use a Liquid Drain Cleaner Caustic chemical drain cleaners can dissolve…

5 SIGNS YOU MIGHT NEED TO REPLACE YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL

By Option One Office | December 21, 2020

Frequent Clogs Clogging of the disposal signifies that either the disposal is the improper size (small) or the blades are not functioning well and breakdown is not fully completed. If the amount of time taken to break down the food takes longer than usual, it is time to consider a replacement. Long term use may…