One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for April, 2018

What’s the Point of the Anode Rod in My Water Heater?

water heater tank

If we were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home
is, what would you say? If you’re like many homeowners, you’d probably
reply that it’s your water heater. This system is, after all, a true
workhorse. It provides you with the hot water you need to shower, wash
dishes, do the laundry, and much more. And if you use a tank water
heater, then you rely a lot on a particular component that you might not
even know exists. We’re talking about the anode rod!

While the anode rod certainly isn’t a household name, it really should be in those homes outfitted with tank-style water heaters. The anode rod provides an essential function in order to protect your tank water heater from harm. The anode rod doesn’t last forever, though, so it’s important you know the condition of yours, and give our team a call for Durham, NC water heater services when you need them.

What Is the Anode Rod?

The anode rod is a component that resides in the tank of your water
heater. The anode rod …

Prevent Drain Clogs with These Tips

Plumber Unclogging A Tub Drain With An Electric Auger.

You might not be surprised to learn that the #1 most common plumbing problem is the drain clog. Everyone has dealt with a clogged up or slow drain at some time or another. Our professional plumbers offer Durham, NC drain cleaning to rid homes of these clogs all the time.

But what if you could avoid drain clogs altogether? While we’re here
to relieve your drain clogs in the most effective ways possible (liquid
drain cleaners you can buy at the store are not the answer) we
also love to help our customers out. That means sharing some tips with
you to help you avoid plumbing problems to begin with.

Use Drain Covers or Drain Screens

There are a number of things that can get stuck down in your drains.
Soap scum, hair, and objects accidentally knocked down into drains are
among the most frequent sources of drain clogs. But you can stop most of
these from going down the drain by using a cover or a screen.

These drain covers are sold at any hardware or …

How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

Woman looking under sink at plumbing leak

The plumbing system within your home is vast, with a complex network of pipes connecting to the various appliances in your home. It’s one of those systems that you depend on daily, but probably don’t give much thought to, until something goes wrong. Fortunately, you can turn to our team for 24-hour plumbing in Hillsborough, NC, when something does go wrong. But we’d like to help you avoid plumbing emergencies, if possible!

There are a number of things you can do in order to ensure that your plumbing system serves you well throughout your homeownership. Keep reading to learn more.

Have Your System Professionally Maintained

Many of the issues that could affect your plumbing system won’t even give off a warning sign early in their development. Most of the time, in fact, homeowners don’t notice that their systems are experiencing problems until they notice the damage those problems have caused.

Naturally, you want to be able to stop plumbing issues long before they reach this point, and the best way to do this is by scheduling preventive maintenance on a routine (annually) basis. This will allow our plumbing professionals to closely inspect each component of your plumbing system …