Crown Group Ohio Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Signs You Have a Dying Water Heater

Monday, June 6th, 2022
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Do you need a new water heater?

We understand why many people would want to avoid asking this question. Much like having to replace an air conditioner, replacing your water heater is no small job. The system is pricey and the job of replacing it takes a good amount of time.

The reality of it is that if you can’t rely on your water heater anymore, your money is better spent on a replacement system. You can come to our team for this vital plumbing service in Hartville, OH. Just reach out when you notice any of these warning signs.

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What Should Never Go Down the Toilet

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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Do you have occasional nightmares about your bathroom toilet breaking down or overflowing? You aren’t alone. Toilet plumbing is a major concern for many people since the consequences of a broken toilet are unpleasant.

If you have any issue with your toilet or you need another kind of bathroom plumbing in Uniontown, OH, you can reach our Crown Group plumbers 24/7 for emergency repair assistance. We know you’d rather not have to make that call, of course, so to help you out we’ve written down a guide of objects never to flush down the toilet. Knowing what goes in the bowl and what doesn’t will help prevent the majority of repair troubles.

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Know How to Shut Off the Water to Your House in an Emergency

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Knowing how to turn off the gas, power, or water in your home or business during an emergency will save money in repairs and damages. If you and your adult family members learn where the emergency switches and shut-off valves are, you will quickly fix the challenge before calling plumbing services.

There is no specific place in every house where these water supply valves are located. If you and your adult family members have not learned the procedure, you will spend a lot of time finding them, and sadly the time is never available during an emergency. Therefore, listed below are tips on completely shutting off the water during an emergency.

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Frozen Pipes: What to Do About Them, How to Prevent Them

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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A frozen pipe can not only bring a home to a standstill and cut off water flow to tap and appliances, but it also threatens to cause the pipe to burst. Handling frozen pipes is one of the major plumbing services in Akron, OH we offer during the season, and we’re available 24/7 when you’ve got plumbing trouble like this. 

If you want to know what to do about a frozen pipe in your house, this post can help. If you want to prevent frozen pipes in the future, this post can help even more, so stick around… 

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What Are Slab Leaks? Are They Major Problems?

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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One of the most important jobs that plumbers do for homes is to locate hidden leaks. Leaking pipes not only waste water, but can also cause significant damage to building material and lead to the growth of dangerous molds. Unfortunately, many homes experience hidden leaks, and these leaks often remain disguised for too long.

And no type of hidden leak is trickier or more potentially damaging than the slab leak. So to answer the second part of the question in the post title first, yes, slab leaks are major problems. You’ll need the help of expert plumbers with the best tools to locate and repair them. 

Now we’ll go deeper into what slab leaks actually are … as well as how you might tell if your plumbing in Green, OH has them.

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Reasons Your Home Has Low Water Pressure

Monday, July 12th, 2021

You turn on a faucet one day, or maybe you’re getting into the shower in the morning, and you discover that the water is only coming out in a trickle. The water pressure has dropped and this isn’t a situation you want to deal with for long. It will interfere with many basic tasks around the house.

In this post, we’re going to look at some of the reasons you’re encountering low water pressure and what can be done about them. You may need the help of a professional plumber in Green, OH, and we have a team of experts who can help. We’re family-owned and look out for our customers, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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Proper Care for Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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The garbage disposal in your kitchen sink is an easy piece of equipment to take for granted—until it stops working. Then you’ll find how much more cumbersome kitchen tasks are. Any garbage disposal will run down with time and need a replacement, and it’s difficult to avoid all repair issues. But you can give your garbage disposal a long service life with few repairs if you know how best to care for it. And a lot of that is knowing what doesn’t go into the garbage disposal.

We’ll get into the ways to properly take care of your disposal below. When you need help with your kitchen plumbing in Stow, OH, whether it’s to fix or replace the disposal or any other job, count on our experts. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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We Offer Backflow Prevention Testing

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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The backflow prevention device is a critical part of the plumbing of a commercial building. It does the job of stopping the flow of water from the sewage system into the freshwater system and the creation of a public health hazard. But backflow preventers wear down over time and will eventually fail. Because it’s hard to detect the decline of backflow prevention devices until they completely fail, they must have routine testing done to keep a building up to code.

If your commercial facility receives a municipal notification that you must have your backflow prevention device tested and the results reported, you can’t do the test on your own. The work must be done by a plumber with a special license. We’re the local contractor who handles commercial plumbing in Medina, OH you can trust for this service. 

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Pinhole Leaks Sound Small, But They’re Big Trouble

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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Last year we wrote a post about hidden leaks in homes and how they can lead to major trouble with high water bills and water damage. There are many ways leaks can begin in residential plumbing and remain hidden from sight for a long time. One of the most common is the pinhole leak, and we want to shine a spotlight on this problem in today’s post. The more you know about this insidious problem in your plumbing in Medina, OH, the easier it will be for you to spot the signs and call us to take care of it.

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“Water Hammer”: The Weird Knocking Sound from Your Pipes

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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We would wager that 90% of the time someone believes their house is haunted because of strange noises coming from the walls, the problem is actually with the plumbing. Old or faulty plumbing can sometimes make weird or startling sounds. The most common of these noises is known as water hammer, a fearsome sounding name but appropriate because it sounds like a hammer striking against the pipe metal.

What is it, and should you be concerned about it?

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