Plumbing Articles

What Is a Plumbing Inspection?

March 15, 2022
Plumbing Checklist

At Eller Services, we recommend an annual plumbing inspection for your Rochester Hills home. Many homeowners pass on the inspection not realizing its importance in your regular home maintenance.

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Plumbing Problems That Cost You Money

February 18, 2019
Leaky Faucet in Homeowner's Bathroom

Even though thinking an ostrich will hide its head in the sand to avoid danger is actually a myth, it’s no myth that many Rochester Hills, MI, homeowners will ignore plumbing problems, hoping they’ll go away. That can be a costly mistake, as these problems almost never disappear on their own and typically evolve into…

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What to Do About Frozen Pipes

November 14, 2018
A person attempting to unfreeze frozen water pipes with a hair dryer

During the colder months of winter, frozen pipes can be a real concern. It’s not only about the pipes freezing and you not having water. The bigger issue is when the pipes burst, causing all levels of havoc and damage to your home. Just like everything else in life, an ounce of prevention is worth…

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

March 7, 2018
Plumber inspecting plumbing in rochester michigan

Gurgle, gurgle. Hiss. If you immediately recognize these sounds from any plumbing in your Rochester Hills home, it could indicate you’re in need of a home plumbing inspection. The whole idea of a plumbing inspection is to head off any potential big plumbing issues in your home––to avert a disaster or needed insurance claim. But…

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Sump Pump Failure

March 5, 2018
sump pump failure in michigan

Sump pumps are the silent heroes of basements, and homes in general. Without any hoopla, they quietly protect your home from flooding, and living in Michigan you know basement flooding can happen quite easily. It only takes that one major rainfall or ice storm to foil your sump pump’s success rate. Our professional plumbers at…

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Prepping Your Plumbing for Winter in Michigan

November 15, 2017
Winter plumbing in Michigan

Imagine this winter, cozily sitting at home by the fire, looking out the window at the falling snowflakes while you’re sipping your hot cocoa with marshmallows. Life is good. It’s good until you suddenly hear the loud rush of water somewhere in your home, that is. You’ve got burst pipes. Unfortunately, this scenario is all…

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What To Do if You Have No Hot Water In Michigan

August 30, 2017
technician checking a water heater in rochester michigan

There are few things more annoying than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. But don’t panic. It’s more than likely something with your hot water heater. Typically it may be something simple that you can take care of yourself. However, some things do need the assistance of a professional plumber.…

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How to Fix a Clogged Drain at Home?

March 10, 2017
Sink Clog in Rochester Hills Michigan

Common Clogs Bathroom Hair and soap residue will clog sink and shower drains and flushing large amounts of paper or other paper products down the toilet can cause a clog. Kitchen Food, grease and dirt will clog a kitchen. Utilize your garbage disposal whenever you can and don’t put grease down the sink. Washing Machine…

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6 Things to Check When Hiring a Plumber

February 27, 2017
Licensed Plumber in Rochester and Troy Michigan

Hiring a qualified, experienced and honest plumber is an important step for a homeowner. It is important to find a plumber that knows what he/she is doing. They are responsible for parts of your house that are crucial to your daily life and if they fail to execute their job correctly it can result in…

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A Brief History of Modern Plumbing

November 14, 2016
A Historical Roman aqueduct

Plumbing is the system that moves fluids around for heating, cooling, waste removal, potable water etc. Plumbing uses pipes, valves, fixtures, tanks and other things to move fluids around. Plumbing infrastructure is critical to public health and sanitation. [Wikipedia] Clean water and waste removal is long cited as one of the most important inventions in…

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5 Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

September 26, 2016
Plumbing Mistakes

In Michigan, the plumbers at Eller Services get called out to houses for many different reasons. Sometimes it is a big and serious situation, other times it is something much smaller and more common. Here is a list of the most common plumbing mistakes that we see: Using the wrong tool to unclog your drain.…

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Water Testing and Safety in Michigan

June 21, 2016
Water Quality and Safety Table

In the light of recent events in Michigan as well as across the country, many people are especially aware of any changes they have in water quality in your home. Questions about water safety and how to test the quality of our water has come up quite a bit. In Rochester, Troy and the surrounding…

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When Do I Need to Replace my Pipes?

March 22, 2016
Plumbing and Repiping

As a homeowner, it is important to know the signs and signals that the pipes in your home need replacing. The pipes in your house are used every day and also hidden from view so they are easy to overlook and forget about. Though out of view, pipes need maintenance just like any other system…

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All About Frozen Pipes

January 21, 2016
Frozen Pipes

What is a frozen pipe and why is it bad? Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes. When water freezes, it expands. As it expands it presses on the walls of what is holding it in, in this case a pipe. Pipes that freeze the most are those that are exposed to the extreme cold.…

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How to Fix a Clogged Drain at Home

January 8, 2016
Plumber

There are some home remedies you can try to clear a clogged drain. And things that you can do at home to help keep it from happening again. Try these things at home before investing in some of the harsh chemicals they sell at the store. Often these products can cause damage to your pipes…

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