Where would we be today without the modern conveniences of indoor plumbing? This is not something most homeowners think about on a regular basis, particularly since much of your plumbing is hidden beneath floors and behind walls away from plain view.
Plumbing fixtures and pipes are not simple systems, and the overall functionality of your plumbing system relies on various factors. Fortunately, when you schedule your plumbing services with Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration, you can rest assured that no matter what your needs are, the job will be done quickly and accurately.
From the initial installation or replacement of a plumbing system, to repair or maintenance, we can handle all the plumbing work you need. Our professional plumbers will precisely diagnose any issues you may have with your plumbing system and work with you to find solutions that meet your needs.
We are a full-service plumbing company offering customer service that exceeds expectations provided at a fair and reasonable price.
Our Plumbing Services Include:
Water Treatment Systems
Video Pipe Inspections
Plumbing Maintenance Plans
One of the main areas of your home that would need the most, as far as plumbing replacements go, is your bathroom. Aside from perhaps your kitchen, this room uses the most water of any location in your home. New plumbing installations in your bathroom can greatly enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of the room. There are a variety of different sinks and other bathroom fixtures on the market. You should be completely satisfied with both the design and layout of your bathroom but also with its operational quality.
The bathroom in your home is typically the one place where plumbing is most obvious, as much of it is exposed under your sink, behind your toilet, etc. Whether you need a new shower head, toilet, sink, bathtub, or any other type of piping, our plumbers are experienced enough to do the job. We will work closely with you to ensure that your new bathroom plumbing fixture is installed correctly and meets your functional and aesthetic needs.
Warning Signs That You May Need New Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures
When installed correctly, your bathroom plumbing fixtures can, and should, last for many years; however, due to natural wear and tear, you may eventually need a bathroom plumbing replacement. While the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom is important, so is its functionality. If you start to notice leaks or other signs that indicate your pipes are aging, then it may be time to replace certain bathroom plumbing fixtures. The last thing you want to happen is a toilet leak rendering the appliance unusable, or a slow sink faucet leak leading to wasted water, and thus wasted energy and higher utility bills. Our team is available to handle all your bathroom plumbing replacement needs. If you suspect that you need bathroom plumbing repairs, do not delay having it repaired. Ideally, your plumbing problems will not result in a full-blown emergency, but even the most minor of plumbing leaks can quickly and quietly lead to serious water damage if neglected for too long.
Your kitchen likely serves a central role in your home. This may be where your family members gather at the end of a long day to talk and prepare for the next meal. It is where you get ready for big events like holiday meals and celebrations. To fill up a pitcher, rinse fruit, wash plates and clean up the kitchen, you have several plumbing components that all work together, so this room does just what you need it to. Kitchens depend on a strong plumbing system to run smoothly. From your sink and appliances, to your pipes that run beneath, everything needs to be installed and maintained properly.
At Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration, we specialize in kitchen plumbing repair and installation services. Choosing a trusted plumbing company who has proven skills and experience is essential when you are making upgrades or renovations to your kitchen. We understand that issues with your kitchen plumbing can be frustrating, and we strive to resolve leaks or clogs quickly. No matter the size of the job, you can rely on us to help.
Kitchen Plumbing Services Include:
- Sink replacement/repair
- Garbage disposal repair/replacement
- Water treatment system installations
- Leaky faucet repair
Kitchen Plumbing Installation
If you are looking for a new addition to your kitchen plumbing system, such as a garbage disposal or a brand new double-bowl sink, we can make all the necessary changes to your plumbing to accomplish this. We will make sure your new fixture is installed correctly and that it meets all the local building codes. We want to see to it that your kitchen sink, faucet, and all the plumbing fixtures you need daily meet all your standards. We can install or extend your pipes so that you can put in a sink that is higher up for greater storage space or a sink that contains more room in the bowl. Contact our experts with any kitchen plumbing installation or replacement needs you may have.
Kitchen Plumbing Repairs
It is tough to go for long without any component of your kitchen plumbing working properly. If there is a major problem with your plumbing system, we can get there quickly to fix a sudden pipe leak or unclog backed-up drains. We can also repair a smaller problem with your faucet or garbage disposal. We take pride in the work we do, so we will give you the same attention for a small garbage disposal repair as we would for a repiping job.
Garbage Disposal Installation and Repair
Some issues can arise with regular garbage disposal use. Like any mechanism, garbage disposals are subject to routine wear and tear. They may also become damaged when unsuitable items fall into them. Be mindful of these common garbage disposal issues:
- Disposal Does Not Turn On
We can determine why this has happened, reset the disposal, check the circuit breaker box, or replace the disposal if the motor no longer works.
The disposal may become jammed with food or other items. We can clear jams, and help customers know what they should not put down their disposals.
- Unusual Noises
The unit might make noises such as whirring or clicking. The motor may need to be replaced, or we may need to tighten or replace screws, bearings, lugs or blades.
The disposal may leak into the cupboard area below the sink, leading to potential water damage and other issues.
- Humming Noise
The disposal may only make a humming noise when the switch is flipped. This might indicate a clog in the pipe or in the flywheel that we can safely remove.
- Disposal Does Not Turn On
Often, an improperly functioning garbage disposal will only need a repair, such as a new seal or new bearings. Many problems can be fixed with a simple call to Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration; we can send a professional to clear out clogs and repair jammed blades. If a problem is repaired as soon as it is noticed, it may not require more costly repairs in the future. Because a garbage disposal is only expected to last between ten and twelve years, a replacement will eventually be necessary. This is especially true for disposals that are used frequently because their blades will quickly get dull. Replacement is also necessary when the motor stops functioning. If just one component of the garbage disposal is not working, a repair could be all you need. Finally, if there is food or other material stuck in the pipe, you may just simply need someone to unclog your garbage disposal.
Risking garbage disposal installation and repair on one’s own can lead to a variety of problems. Faulty wiring can cause unfortunate accidents, constant circuit breaker tripping or even a fire. Loose plumbing collections can even cause water damage and mold growth. Knowing whether the system is simply clogged or a major problem with the system’s motor can be the difference between wasting time and proper troubleshooting for repair. The best course of action is to ensure that your home is well taken care of by a qualified plumbing service.
Garbage Disposal Maintenance
Never put non-food items in garbage disposals because these can get stuck on the blades and clog the pipes. Only small items should be put through the disposal because larger pieces may get stuck, clogging the drain. Large items, such as whole fruits or vegetables, should be cut into several smaller pieces before putting them in the disposal. Cooking oil and other greases should never be put down the garbage disposal because they can impede the blades. Cold water should be running when the garbage disposal is on and should continue to run for thirty seconds after the disposal is turned off to ensure all food particles have been rinsed through the pipes. Disposal blades can be cleaned by running lemon or other citrus peels through the disposal regularly to create a pleasing aroma.
Sump pumps take the water that collects around a home’s foundation in the home’s sump basin and pumps it away from the home. If your home’s foundation is below the water table, or if you frequently have water problems/heavy rains, then you need a sump pump to pump the water away from your home before it damages your basement or foundation. A sump pump is a great way to protect your basement, your belongings and your home.
Sump Pump Installation
There are a variety of sump pumps to choose from. Our team of plumbing specialists can assist you in picking the right one for your home and install it with precision and care. Here are four common types of sump pump options you may want to consider:
- Pedestal Sump Pump
With a pedestal sump pump, the motor is mounted at the top of a shaft that is placed in the water basin. This type of sump pump is economical and appropriate for smaller sump pits. Pedestal sump pumps can be adjusted with specific on and off points. They last for five to fifteen years.
- Submersible Sump Pump
With a submersible sump pump, the motor is submerged under water in the water basin. This type of sump pump is quieter and great for homes with children. Submersible sump pumps can last for twenty-five to thirty years.
- Municipal Water Pressure Powered Back-Up Sump Pump
Like any other home electronic, sump pumps break down sometimes. Installing a municipal water pressure powered back-up sump pump is a great way to make sure that your water level is still taken care of if your primary sump pump gives out.
- Battery Powered Back-Up Sump Pump
If your back-up sump pump is powered by your home’s electricity, it will not be helpful if your power goes out in a big storm. If you have a battery powered back-up sump pump, it will kick in instead.
- Pedestal Sump Pump
Sump Pump Repair
Sump pumps are very handy when they work correctly; however, they do fail at times. Watch for these common sump pump problems:
- Stuck Switch
If your sump pump has a tethered float, it is not uncommon for the float to get stuck, preventing the machine from turning on.
- Failure Due to Old Age
Sump pumps do not last forever and wear out eventually. Unfortunately, you may not know that your pump is due to be replaced until you find that the pump has completely stopped working.
- Inadequate Pumping Power
Not all pumps or all storms are created equal. If you have a particular big storm approaching your area, your sump pump may or may not be up to the challenge.
If your home uses well water for drinking water and more, you are in good company. According to a 2017 U.S. Census American Housing Survey, over thirteen million residents around the United States use private wells, so a reliable well pump is critical to your daily activity. Our experienced plumbers will guide you through determining the best possible option for your home. Here are the most common types:
- Submersible Pumps
The most common type of well pump is a submersible pump. Submersible pumps can be mechanical, rotary, electric, or solar powered. Regardless of their type, submersible pumps operate beneath the surface of the water in your well. Submersible pumps are often designed to last many years in your well, but it is important that you do not forget about them, and you continue to carry out yearly inspection and maintenance.
- Jet Pumps
If your well pump is above ground or in your basement, it is most likely a jet pump. Jet pumps supply your home with well water by pulling water up from the well using large amounts of pressure. The “jet” power allows the pump to pull water from depths of up to 200 feet. Just like submersible pumps, jet pumps require yearly maintenance to ensure efficient operation.
- Submersible Pumps
Well Pump Installation
Installing your well pump can be a complicated process and involves working with both your electrical system and plumbing. Well pumps require special equipment that most people do not have on hand. Depending on the type and depth of the well and the terrain of your property where the well sits, it could become an even more complicated and costly process. Let the pros at Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration help you with your well pump installation to avoid any hiccups in the process.
Well Pump Replacement
One of the most common reasons homeowners replace their well pump is because it has become too small to provide water to their entire home. For example, when your teenager is showering while you are running the dishwasher, you may notice that the water pressure decreases substantially. When deciding how to replace your well pump, we measure the peak water demand of your home, or how many gallons of water are being used during peak hours, such as early in the morning when your family is getting ready for work and school. Another factor we consider is your preferred water pressure. Older model pressure tanks and well pump setups offer a minimum water pressure; however, we can now install a new, constant-pressure pump that creates water pressure like what is experienced on a city system. Most people will require professional water system installation. Even those who want to do it themselves often need a plumber to inspect the pump initially to confirm that it is what needs to be replaced.
Well Pump Repair
The average lifespan of a well pump is generally around eight to fifteen years; however, where your pump will fall in that wide age range depends on many factors. The single largest factor in your pump’s life expectancy is the frequency of your pump’s duty cycle. The number of times a day your pump runs can increase wear and tear on the motor, which will inevitably shorten its life. Your pump may have to run more if your water tank in the house is too small, making it harder for your pump to keep up with demand. Other factors that can determine how long your well pump lasts include the level of motor quality, the levels of sediment in the water and how high your water table is.
Your well pump might not show you a lot of signs that something is going wrong until it fails altogether, but there are a few signs you should be aware of to protect your water supply. Your home’s water system is made up of two important components: the well pump and the pressure tank. The well pump draws the water from the well near your home; the pressure tank stores the water and regulates your home’s water pressure. When you shower, wash the dishes, or run the washing machine, that water comes from the pressure tank. If you think your well pump is going bad, it may be your pressure tank causing the problems. Some of the most common indicators of a faulty well pump and pressure tank include:
- Dirty Water
If you see sediment in your water, your water pump might be at risk. Pumps are not designed to handle sediment particles. If sediment is in your water table or being pulled in because your pump is too large or located in the wrong part of your well, it will damage your pump as it cycles through and shortens the pump’s life.
- Fluctuations in Water Pressure
There are several reasons you may experience changes in water pressure throughout your home. They may not always mean your well pump is going bad, but it is good to check with a professional to be sure. Well pumps run on electric motors, so if the motor fails, you will notice a difference in your water pressure.
- Noisy Pressure Tank or Clicking Sounds
Pressure tanks house a bladder full of air, like the inner tube in a bike tire, and the bladder can leak or lose air. When this happens, you may notice a constant or rapid clicking noise coming from the pressure switch near the pressure tank. Air from the bladder that has escaped into the pressure tank causes the well pump to start and stop frequently, straining the motor. A failed pressure tank bladder can be very hard on the well pump’s electric motor over time, and it can drastically reduce the pump’s life expectancy, so as soon as you hear a noise, call a qualified plumber to inspect your well pump.
- Spitting Faucets
A leaking pressure tank bladder may also cause sporadic air spurts in your water or “spitting” faucets. The air is getting into the waterline causing bubbles to surface and your faucet to spit. This may occur intermittently, but if left unchecked, it could shorten the life of your well pump.
- Scalding Shower Water
If you are showering and someone flushes a toilet, causing you to jump or scream from unexpected scalding hot water, that is most likely an issue with your pressure tank as well. This is because some homes are equipped with two- or three-handled tub and shower valves, which do not have pressure-balancing spools like most new, single-handled valves. The drop in pressure from your malfunctioning pressure tank will allow more hot water than cold water through creating surges of scalding hot water.
- Rotten Smells
If your water faucets start to smell like rotten eggs, you may have a problem with your pump. Often, the smell is due to sediment getting pulled into your water system from the well.
- High Electric Bills
Pretty much all the well pump and pressure tank problems described above can reduce the efficiency of your home’s water system and raise your electric bills. If you start to see your bill creeping up month after month, you might want to consider inspecting your well pump and pressure tank or calling a professional.
- Dirty Water
The best way to ensure your pump runs well for as long as possible is good maintenance. There are several things you can do regularly to keep an eye on your well pump. First, keep the manual that comes with it, and look at any special maintenance instructions it includes. It is also good to have the pump checked by a professional on an annual basis. You should also keep an eye out for any leaks and broken or dried-out seals, keep the cooling fan clean of dirt and debris, and make sure to lubricate any moving parts occasionally.
Whatever your plumbing replacement needs are, our expert plumbing team at Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration is here to provide you with comprehensive plumbing replacement services for a wide variety of plumbing products. Replacing plumbing pipes should not be a stressful experience, and your plumbing should be built to endure the years of use it is intended for. The overall performance of your plumbing system is reliant on whether it was professionally installed and how well it was maintained, but it is important to remember that even if the system has been well taken care of, it can and will, occasionally, run into trouble. Sometimes a broken plumbing system is simply unavoidable.
Over the years, your plumbing system is used more than any other device, appliance or system in your home, but how do you know when you need to call for professional plumbing repairs? Keep an eye out for the following indicators:
- Decrease in Water Pressure
Since most of your indoor plumbing is hidden from view, leaks can be difficult to detect, but if you have noticed a sudden decrease in your water pressure, this could be indicative of a leak or underground break in your main water line. This is at least one issue that should be taken care of right away.
- Increase in Water Bills
Have you noticed a spike in your water bills despite normal use? If you are paying considerably more than you used to and more than even your neighbors with comparable use, then you may well have a leak that is resulting in water loss, and thus, energy waste.
- Water Heater Noises
Your water heater makes noise; that is an inevitable fact; however, if the system starts to make strange sounds you have not heard before, or if it seems louder than usual, this could be a warning that something is wrong.
- Decrease in Water Pressure
Emergency Plumbing Services
Find yourself in a plumbing bind in the middle of the night? Don’t worry; Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration is here to help! We provide emergency plumbing services 24/7. We provide same-day service and will always be there for you when you need it most.
When it comes time to replace your plumbing system, a few fixtures, or even just partial repiping, you can count on the professional plumbers at Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration. Our staff has the training, knowledge and licensure to appropriately manage your plumbing installation and replacement needs.