Are You Wasting Water Without Realizing It?

While you may not plan to waste water, it is easy to do so unknowingly and then continue to do so. Yes, you are probably using more water than you should right now and are not even aware of it! Even higher water bills may fail to warn you because, if the problem has been…

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What Could Be Causing Your Plumbing to Smell?

Smelly plumbing

Nobody wants the stench of a sewer wafting through their homes, but it can sometimes happen to even the cleanest abodes due to plumbing issues. If you notice foul odors in your home, you will want to identify the source and correct the problem.  This blog will look at the five most common causes of…

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What You Should Know About Drain Cleaning

If you have ever had a clogged drain, you know how quickly things can move from slow sink drains to a complete clog. This problem is as inconvenient as it is costly. If you want to keep your drains clean, you should become acquainted with the drain cleaning services available to you. When it comes…

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4 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Leak Detection and Repair

Leak detection

At Option One, one of the most important plumbing services we provide is leak detection and repair. Leaky pipes or fixtures in a home are undesirable since they waste a tremendous amount of water and contribute to mold growth and structural damage. Because much of a house’s piping is hidden, detecting leaks can be tricky…

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How to Ensure Safe Reliable Plumbing in Your Bathroom

There are a number of things that you may be missing in your home. You may get away with leaving certain things out in other rooms of your home, but the bathroom is one of those rooms where you should take extra care.  Your bathroom is not the entertainment zone of the home, but it…

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Say No to Chemical Drain Cleaners!

Chemical Drain Cleaners

You noticed that your drains were emptying unusually slowly a few weeks ago. You waited long enough for this to turn into a full-fledged drain clog. The clog showed up at the worst possible time, and you are trying to fix your plumbing problem on your own. The only issue is that you are considering…

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Is Winter Weather Harmful for My Water Heater?

We have been accustomed to having hot water throughout the year that we often fail to notice how the difference in temperature affects our home plumbing. The reality is that your water heater works significantly harder to provide hot water in the winter.  Not only is the water coming into your system colder than usual,…

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How & When To Change A Toilet Flapper Valve

How do you know when you need to change your toilet flapper valve? The most common inexpensive sign is a weak flush in your toilet. The signs can be more expensive when you hear running water in your toilet due to frequent refills.   Common toilets have a diameter of 2”, but be sure to…

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Warning Signs of a Foundation Leak

Foundation or slab leaks are leaks that occur in the concrete or hard rock slab that homes are built on. Detecting these leaks early could help you avoid significant costs for repairs. How can you tell if you may have a foundation leak?  Unexplained Spike in Water Bills Homes without foundation leaks usually receive an…

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IS HYDRO JETTING WORTH IT?

One of our favorite investments in our plumbing business is the hydro jetter. Hydro jetters are able to do the tough jobs that traditional drain cleaning methods simply cannot. That said, it’s not always the first choice for all drain clogs. And sometimes, you might think this method is unnecessary.   Is Hydro-Jetting Drains Really…

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