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Water Jetting – The Best Way To Clean Sewer and Drain Lines

Fast, Clean, Safe & Effective

High pressure water jetting is one of the best methods a plumber can use to unclog and clean home sewer and drain lines. While cable machines (also called drain snakes) are great for removing tough clogs and obstructions, they can leave residue like grease behind, which can cling to the inside of pipes, slowing the flow of water. Drain snakes also can't completely clean out the debris that they break up inside the pipe.

The Advantage of Water Jetting

The water jetting process employs high pressure pumps and flexible hoses to inject water under pressure into sewer or drain lines. The key to effective water jetting is a unique nozzle that directs water flow both forward and backward to "scrub" inside of the pipe and cut through almost any residue.

High-pressure water jetting is a safe, environmentally-friendly sewer and drain cleaning method that offers the following advantages:
  •     Penetrates and emulsifies grease
  •     Breaks up sludge
  •     Pulverizes tree roots
  •     Clears away hardened scale
  •     Thoroughly flushes out a plumbing system
Have questions about sewer and drain line water jetting? Give MR Plumbing a call, we're here to help.

Fixing Uneven Room Temperatures During the Summer

Why Is One Room Hot While Another Is Cold?

Uneven Room Temperatures

Inconsistent heating or cooling in the home is one of the most common reasons homeowners contact us for service. Hot or cold zones around the home are not only an annoyance, they’re a sign that the air delivery system is not operating correctly. Many homeowners will simply close or open vents, or adjust the thermostat well above or below where it should be to maintain a comfortable setting. This wastes energy and can shorten the life of your HVAC system

Several factors can contribute to uneven heating or cooling, but, fortunately, they can all be fixed. Here are a few things that you can do to address uneven heating and cooling in your home.

Have Your Home's Ductwork Inspected

If airflow to certain parts of the home is imbalanced, you’ll experience uneven heating or cooling in those areas. An airflow imbalance also causes your system to work overtime in order to compensate, which in turn will shorten your system’s life and decrease its efficiency.

In order to create a balanced airflow M/R Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Heating will need to inspect and assess the adequacy of your home’s ductwork. If the ducts are not properly sized, it’s important to replace them with correctly sized ones.

Identifying leaks and blockages is also important, as leaks are a major contributor to inefficiency and uneven temperatures. If blockages are identified, they will be removed to restore airflow. Once the underlying causes of the imbalance have been identified, the appropriate repairs or replacement will be made to get your system functioning normally again.

Variable Speed Motors

Variable speed motors provide more even heating and cooling, and allow for more precise control of airflow throughout the home. By moving the air more slowly through the system, variable speed motors can help make a home’s air filtration and moisture control systems more effective. They adjust the system’s output based on the home’s heating or cooling needs. They can also be helpful in situations where uneven heating or cooling is actually desired.

If there are rooms in your home that are rarely used, you can save money by keeping them at a slightly higher or lower temperature than the other rooms in your home. This involves “zoning,” which means customizing temperature settings for different areas of the home. In general, variable speed motors are the only systems that allow for zoning within the home.

Ensure Your HVAC System Is The Correct Size

Just as you’re experiencing discomfort due to uneven temperatures, your system is constantly trying to compensate, which means high utility bills and the potential for costly repairs. When a heating and cooling system is installed, it's critical that it be properly sized for the air volume in your home. If the system is too large, it will cycle on and off to frequently. If it's undersized and not powerful enough, it will need to work longer and harder to heat or cool your home.

Have questions about your heating and cooling system? Give us a call, we can evaluate your needs and offer solutions to keep all the rooms in your home comfortable year round.
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Saving Money With Efficient Plumbing Fixtures

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Saving Money With Efficient Plumbing Fixtures

Low-flow toilet

Reducing water usage around the home not only helps to conserve and protect our critical water supply, it also saves energy, reducing your utility bill.

Conserving water saves energy by reducing the cost of water treatment, heating water and running appliances that use water.

In fact, according to the EPA, if every U.S. home had efficient plumbing fixtures the U.S. would save more than 3 trillion gallons of water, and an estimated $18 billion dollars per year!

Here are some water saving plumbing upgrades to consider.

Water Conserving Toilets

Toilets typically are responsible for most water wasted in the average home, consuming as much as 30 percent of an average home’s (indoor) water. If your toilets were installed prior to 1994, there is a good chance it uses more than 1.6 gallons of water when flushed.Consider replacing older toilets with a current EPA standard 1.28 gallon model. As an alternative for older larger tank toilets, you can conserve water by placing a small water filled bottle into the toilet tank to reduce the displacement.

Low-Flow Shower Heads

Showering accounts for around 20 percent of an average homes indoor water consumption. Today's low flow shower heads can reduce water consumption by as much as 70% will still providing a strong spray of water.

Efficient Faucets

If you have older, inefficient faucets that use more than 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm), consider replacing them with high-efficiency faucets that have a flow rate of less than 1.5 gpm. Alternatively, you can add an aerator or flow restrictor to the faucet to easily reduce its water flow.

Have questions about water conserving plumbing fixtures? Call MR Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric. We're here to help.
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