Whether you are dealing with a plumbing emergency or trying to plan an upcoming bathroom remodel, our team of professionals is here to help. On every service call, we draw on our years of experience and training to provide the very best service to friends and neighbors here in the Bluffton, OH area.
Our customer-centered approach to doing business is what we’re known for. Find out what other homeowners in the area are saying about us in our latest customer testimonials and reviews!
Common Plumbing Emergencies & How to Deal With Them
Dealing with a plumbing emergency can be stressful, to say the least. But what really constitutes a plumbing emergency?
- Overflowing toilet - An overflowing toilet means the toilet can’t be used and can also lead to water damage. Thus, stopping the overflow is crucial. If you’re experiencing an overflowing toilet, turn the valve on the feedline to stop the flow of water. On older toilets without this valve, open the tank and rig the chain to flapper so the water flow stops.
- Clogged sink - While a minor sink clog can be easily cleared with a plunger or drain snake, chemicals shouldn’t ever be used. Why? These chemicals can damage the drain pipes making future clogs even more likely to occur. Plus, they weaken the pipes which can cause leaky pipes. To that, we say no thank you!
- Lack of hot water - Water heaters are an essential part of plumbing systems. Not having hot water can put a damper on your day and keep you from accomplishing daily tasks. If you’re having water heater problems, be sure to call an experienced plumber to get it back up and running as soon as possible.
- Water pipe leak - As steel and iron pipes age, they corrode and begin to leak. Frozen pipes are another culprit of water leaks. If you notice water spots on the ceiling or walls, don’t hesitate to call a plumber to pinpoint and repair the leak.
Not sure if your plumbing problem is an emergency but it’s interfering with your day? Call Beltz Home Service Co. We’ll dispatch one of our licensed and insured plumbers to your home for immediate diagnosis and repair.
Why Do I Need to Call a Plumber to Clear a Clogged Drain?
If you’re dealing with one or more clogged drains or recurring clogs, call a plumber to fix the problem. Taking matters into your own hands typically is not the best course of action as exerting too much pressure can actually crack or break a pipe.
What about drain cleaning products, you may ask. Unfortunately, drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can weaken pipes and cause them to form a porous interior. This makes it so that clogs form more easily in the future.
When you’re dealing with clogged drains, it’s best to choose a licensed and experienced plumber to make sure the work is done properly. Our expertly trained plumbers in Bluffton know how to diagnose and fix your drain problems and prevent future issues from arising.
We’d like you to be a lifelong customer! Find out more about our team then give us a call. We look forward to helping you solve your plumbing problem!
Conventional vs. Tankless Water Heaters
When it comes time to buy a new water heater, you’re left with two main choices. Tankless or a traditional tank model? The difference is fairly obvious in the name, but what are the main advantages and disadvantages of each? Here are a few things to consider when deciding between a conventional and tankless water heater:
Conventional Water Heaters
- Cheaper than their tankless counterparts
- Easier and less expensive to install and fix
- Larger and can’t be installed outdoors
- Could run out of hot water since water is not heated on demand
- Higher utility bills since more energy is used to heat the water in advance
Tankless Water Heaters
- Don’t store water, therefore save you money on utility bills
- Save space and can be mounted outside if needed
- Last up to twice as long as conventional units
- Heat water on demand so you always have hot water
- More expensive and more labor-intensive to install
- Limits on hot water flow rates means hot water can only flow from one source at a time
Still not sure whether tank or tankless is right for you? Give us a call and let our water heater pros guide you in the direction that makes sense for your budget and needs.