October 2016

Save Every Single Day With Kohler Water Saving Products

by raleigh plumbers on October 21, 2016

In the continuing effort to help you, the customer, become more aware and less wasteful with your household water usage, the name you can always trust in Raleigh NC plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing is an authorized dealer of Kohler Water Saving Products, that can be installed and start you on the road to saving immediately.

In a section titled, “Save Water Every Day,” at Kohler’s official website, they explain in detail how each of the Kohler Water Saving Products is designed to get you starting to save. In the page’s first paragraph, it explains, “At Kohler, we believe great design is form and function in perfect harmony with the environment. This means designing products that don’t just look beautiful and perform exceptionally well, but also use significantly less water.” The post concludes, “Because lowering your water usage shouldn’t mean lowering your standards.”

Kohler Water Saving Products

Further explanation is given as the page goes detail about each individual type of Kohler Water Saving Products, starting with water-saving toilets. “Switching to a water-saving toilet is the single most effective change you can make in your house to conserve water,” is exactly what the experts at Kohler say in this description. The page then goes on to explain that through utilizing the most innovative and latest technologies in plumbing for their Kohler Water Saving Products that the consumer will not have to give up any of the performance they expect to conserve.

Showers are the next item discussed among Kohler Water Saving Products. Noting that a change to a water saving showerhead or hand shower can “make a big difference when it comes to saving water and energy.” As with the comment on the performance of the toilets not suffering one bit, the Kohler site notes, “your showering experience will still be every bit as luxurious as you’d expect a Kohler shower to be.”

The third and last of the Kohler Water Saving Products discussed are kitchen and bathroom faucets. “Our water-saving faucets feature the quality, design and performance you expect from Kohler. So you can have a great-looking bathroom and kitchen, while also feeling great about conserving water.”

Kohler Water Saving Products

Being an authorized dealer of Kohler Water Saving Products, the Raleigh professional plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing can not only install, but also help you to select the products and appliances that best fit you and your household. For more information on Kohler Water Saving Products, visit their website at us.kohler.com.

Inside Fall Plumbing Tips: Avoiding Cold Weather Catastrophes

by raleigh plumbers on October 11, 2016

Continuing with our helpful and easy pointers to give you a head start on avoiding any potentially costly plumbing disasters that could happen as a result of the changing of the seasons and the inevitable drop in temperature, the Raleigh professional plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing continue where we left off on our last article and head indoors for our Inside Fall Plumbing Tips.

Inside Fall Plumbing TipsAs you already know, Poole’s Plumbing is the number one water heater expert in the Raleigh/Triangle area, and there are several easy procedures to follow in our Inside Fall Plumbing Tips to avoid not only losing hot water when the colder temperatures hit, but also to help avoid a messy situation both in your home and your wallet.

Water Heater Maintenance

  • Obviously, with colder temperatures, your water heater unit is working harder during the fall and winter months. The first of our Inside Fall Plumbing Tips is to flush the unit out and remove any and all sediment buildup. If not done, corrosion can occur, which leads to reduced efficiency and actually can shorten the life span of your water heater.
  • Inside Fall Plumbing Tip number two regarding the water heater is to test the unit’s pressure relief valve. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN DOING THIS, AS THE WATER IS HOT. But when you lift the lever and let it snap back, you should see a burst of water into the drainpipe and if you don’t call your helpful friends at Poole’s to come and take a look at it.
  • Be sure to check the thermostat on your unit. It should be set on 120 degrees Fahrenheit for best performance.

 Shut Off Valves

  • An Inside Fall Plumbing Tip that pertains to the outside of your home as well: if you have inside shut-off valves that lead to your outside faucets be sure they are closed and that those outside lines are full drained
  • Know where your home’s main shut off valve is and if you are leaving for a vacation or a long period of time, shut it off and open all faucets to allow them to drain.

One final Inside Fall Plumbing Tip also pertains to when you will be leaving your home for long periods of time. Always remember to leave your heat turned on at no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit, do that no pipes freeze while you are away.

Our Inside Fall Plumbing Tips and the previous blog post covering the outside of your house can help for a worry free period of time through the upcoming months as the temperature begins to drop. If you do see some type of issue when following these easy-to-follow pointers, call the professionals at Poole’s at 919-661-6334 or contact us through our website at poolesplumbing.com.

Fall Outside Plumbing Tips from Poole’s Plumbing

by raleigh plumbers on October 1, 2016

With the official first day of the Fall season coming and going on September 22, the leaves start changing colors, the temperature starts to drop, and much like you can count on each of these things happening, there are several preparation that you can take around your home to make sure that you avoid some costly plumbing disasters as the thermometer continues to head south and winter draws near. The friendly Raleigh professional plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing can help you by offering up their Fall Outside Plumbing Tips that are easy to follow and execute.

Fall Outside Plumbing Tips

Disconnect Water Hoses

To begin with our Fall Outside Plumbing Tips, you want to be certain to disconnect all outside water hoses. Plain and simple, if left connected, the hose can freeze up when the temperature reaches a certain point and this can lead to expansion that could see faucets and connected pipes indoors to freeze and then break.

Check for Leaky Outdoor Faucets

Be sure that no outside faucets are leaking or even dripping. If you notice they are, tend to the repairs if you are able to or call the Raleigh professional at Poole’s before the freezing weather has a chance to arrive. This if not attended to can also cause frozen pipes, which regardless of steel, plastic, or whatever they are made of will crack if frozen and could have damaging results and even cause a flood.

Cover Outside Faucets

It is worth the time to go to some type of hardware store or home center to get some type of insulation kit to make sure the outside faucets around your house are properly insulated to avoid the problems with pipes spoken of in the previous two Fall Outside Plumbing Tips above.

Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts

One of the Fall Outside Plumbing Tips that everyone seems to know of, yet still leads to as many or more issues than any of the others when the colder weather hit. Clear all leaves and any other debris from downspouts and gutters, as once the water starts freezing and thawing it is necessary to have easy drainage.

These easy-to-follow- Fall Outside Plumbing Tips from the experts at Poole’s Plumbing are one’s that you do not want to wait around on as the cool Fall temperature gives way to a brisker, colder winter. In the next blog entry at poolesplumbing.com we will continue our seasonal tips and head indoors for some helpful pointers to avoid potentially costly situations.

Fall Outside Plumbing Tips