Triple O Heating, Cooling, Electrical & Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

What Constitutes a Plumbing Emergency?

Monday, September 26th, 2022

At Triple O, we’re proud to offer emergency plumbing in Rochester, NY for our customers. We know how stressful plumbing emergencies can be, especially when they strike at odd hours and you must have them repaired as soon as possible.

We have true 24/7 emergency service: that means when you call our number you won’t get routed to a machine to leave a message. A real plumber will answer the phone and dispatch help to you right away. Our plumbers are great at handling crisis situations and they’ll help ease your mind and take away the anxiety of a big plumbing problem.

You may feel hesitant about calling for a plumbing emergency because you aren’t certain if what you have in your house truly is an emergency. Maybe it can wait, or maybe there’s a simple solution you can handle yourself.

Today, we’re going to look a bit deeper into what constitutes a plumbing emergency.

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Triple-O’s Plumbing Dos and Dont’s

Monday, September 12th, 2022

The plumbing system in your home is complex and it needs proper attention and care to ensure it keeps working the way it should. We understand that it’s easy to take your plumbing for granted (most of the pipes are hidden from your sight), but it’s also easy to take a few steps to help keep it in the best shape. 

Below we’ve listed several important “Dos” and “Don’ts” when it comes to your home’s plumbing. 

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5 Common Plumbing Issues for New Homeowners

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Congratulations, you’re a new homeowner. You’re probably already aware that owning a home comes with plenty of responsibilities, especially if this is an older home. When you run down your checklist of changes, repairs, renovations, and remodeling projects you want done, make sure you don’t neglect the plumbing system.

New homeowners can run into several significant plumbing issues that will require professional plumbing service in Rochester to correct. Below we’ve listed five of the most common plumbing concerns new homeowners can face.

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Trenchless Technology 101

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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You may have heard about the use of something called trenchless technology in the plumbing world. This technology has changed the way professional plumbers approach working on underground pipes, and it can make a major difference for the next time you need service on your sewer line or water main.

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Why Is My Water Bill So High?

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Nobody wants to receive a shock when they look at their monthly water bills. Most homes get in a rhythm with their water use that only fluctuates slightly from month to month, so an abrupt rise in bills will stand out. 

Why is this happening? Why is your house suddenly sucking up water like the desert sands? There may be some bad habits your household has taken on—we’ll get to those. But first, we want to look at a common source of massive water bills that many homes encounter: hidden water leaks from neglected plumbing. 

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What Is a Slab Leak and How Do I Know I Have One?

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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The slab leak is one of the most difficult to locate of all plumbing problems, at least if you’re not a trained plumber. We’ve handled slab leak detection and repair in Rochester, NY since 2003, and we can tell you that it takes special equipment and knowledge to find one of these leaks and fix it. 

If you’re scratching your head at this point, don’t worry. We’ll explain exactly what slab leaks are and how you can tell you need to call us to locate and repair one.

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Watch for These Signs of Hidden Leaks

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Hidden pipe leaks in homes can account for a staggering loss of water each year. These leaks can also cause damage to a home. Of course, because these are hidden leaks, they aren’t easy for homeowners to notice right away, which is why they can go on for months or even years.

We want you to have all of your hidden plumbing leaks fixed, and it starts with noticing the warning signs of these leaks. Below, we’re going to look at the most common signs you’ve got a “leaky house” and need our professionals to fix the leaks.

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Garbage Disposal Warnings for Thanksgiving

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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This week is Thanksgiving, and it’s a perfect time for us to address something important about your home’s plumbing—it’s at a high risk of problems this week! In fact, the busiest day of the year for a plumber in Rochester, NY is the day after Thanksgiving. While everyone else heads out to shop for Black Friday, professional plumbers are heading to people’s homes to unclog their drains and repair their kitchen plumbing. If you’re playing host to the family this Thanksgiving, you’ll already have some idea how much strain you’ll place on your kitchen plumbing.

We can give you some pre-repair help in this post about the part of your kitchen plumbing that is at the highest risk during Thanksgiving: the garbage disposal. If you know what to keep out of the disposal during your feasting festivities, you’ll have a much higher chance of making it through the celebrations without having to call us for repairs.

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