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The Top 5 Plumbing Myths

By webdev | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here at Zierman plumbing, we have over three generations of plumbing experience. We learned a long time ago how to avoid rookie mistakes. However, many homeowners are brand new to the plumbing world. They may try “tips and tricks” that they’ve heard, only to end up with a bigger problem. Here are the top five…

How to Clear a Clogged Drain: It Could Be the P-Trap

By webdev | February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the most common reasons for a clogged drain is a clogged p-trap. The p-trap is the u-shaped pipe underneath your bathroom or kitchen sink, and it creates a constant barrier of water in your pipes. This is a very useful thing to have, as it prevents sewer smells from coming up through the…

Can My Old Heater Kill Me?

By webdev | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

An old furnace can be a serious headache—both literally and figuratively. Older furnaces are unreliable and inefficient, meaning that they can eat up a lot more energy for the same amount of heating as a newer heater. More energy usage also means higher electric bills. The United States Energy Department warns against using an old…

Small Business Saturday All Year

By webdev | December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

In this season, families all across the U.S. are shopping for gifts. Most people are familiar with Black Friday—but a new movement gaining popularity is Small Business Saturday, where shoppers intentionally buy from smaller businesses rather than large, nationally-owned corporations. Why might so many people be choosing to shop local? Benefits to Shopping Local There…

Inspect Your Heater Before Winter Hits

By webdev | November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Winter is the perfect time to curl up, watch a family movie, and drink something warm in your cozy home. But what happens when your home isn’t cozy at all, but instead is much too chilly? If your heater isn’t in working order, a warm night at home can quickly become unbearable. Proper heater repair…

We Can See Inside Your Pipes

By webdev | September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your plumbing looks like? Have you ever been curious about where all of your water goes or how your pipes get blocked? With new technology, Zierman plumbing can now see inside your pipes. New waterproof cameras, specially designed to be lowered through piping, can offer us never-before-seen…

Is Your Sewer Pipe Showing Its Age?

By webdev | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just as your body develops wear and tear as it ages, so does the plumbing in your home. And as with your physical health, where seemingly minor symptoms sometimes indicate that there is a serious problem brewing, so too with plumbing, where what may seem insignificant or unrelated issues can actually reveal something more serious…

Keep Your Plumbing in Tip-Top Shape

By webdev | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

While it might not require the level of maintenance your lawn demands, for example, your home’s plumbing system DOES require a bit of attention throughout the year if you want to avoid a costly, destructive or potentially embarrassing situation – overflowing toilet in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner, anyone? While major plumbing issues call for…

Why Choose a Tankless Water Heater?

By webdev | May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Unless your shower turns cold halfway through your shampoo, you probably rarely think about your home’s hot water supply. But if it’s time to replace your hot water heater, then it’s time to consider the benefits of a tankless water heater (also called “on-demand” water heaters) over the traditional large-tank design. Energy Conservation: The #1…

How to Retrieve Items from a Drain

By webdev | April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Oh no! You set your rings on the bathroom counter while you were washing your hands, but accidentally knocked one into the sink and it went down the drain! Or maybe your toddler thought it was fun to watch a small toy soldier “go on an adventure” down the kitchen sink. The potential scenarios are…