In the Pipe

If you’re looking for what’s “in the pipe” with Fite Plumbing, we’re providing additional news, information and plumbing insights for Central Indiana homes and businesses in our ongoing effort to help you “Take the Fite to Your Pipes!”

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Wouldn’t You Love to Have a Dog Washing Station at Home?

Wouldn’t You Love to Have a Dog Washing Station at Home?

One of the growing trends for homes is a dog cleaning station, or dog washing station. A bonus is that the real estate industry also proclaims it is one of those well-worth-the-investment improvements you can make to your home. Here at Fite Plumbing, we are seeing more and more of these handy stations pop up in both existing and new construction homes. With that in mind, we have collected some tips in designing and installing one in your home. Where to install a dog washing station The perfect location, according to many design experts, is in a laundry room or mud room. That way animals can be cleaned up before tracking dirt and mud through the house. Another reason to select a laundry room is that plumbing is already nearby. And, as an aside, the station can be used for other tasks as well. Design tips for a dog washing station Many designers suggest using a mop sink as the base since the large tub will accommodate most breeds and the sides are at a manageable height to lift animals in and out and still contain the bath water. You will want a tub that is made from strong and durable material. A surround, either a one-piece or tiled walls is also suggested. In other words, think of it as you would a bathtub or shower. A shelf is really handy. In addition, many designers suggest including a shelf of some kind to hold shampoo and other supplies. Some actually install a shelf while others construct a half wall with a countertop akin to one in a kitchen. All...
Call the Proper Plumber for the Job

Call the Proper Plumber for the Job

It’s funny when we talk to people about plumbing. Some people think that pipes and plumbing are pipes and plumbing no matter when or where you’re dealing with them. Others look at commercial properties and think there is some huge difference in the plumbing for those. There is an argument for both perspectives. Pipes and plumbing is, essentially, pipes and plumbing The theory behind plumbing is the same for residential applications as it is for commercial projects. The basics are bringing water in and out of a building. Both kinds of properties can have sinks, toilets, showers, washing machines, and the need for sump pumps. Fresh water coming in and dirty water going out. But there are certain things that a professional plumber will know that makes it all work properly; things like traps, backflow preventers, how to properly level each pipe, local regulations and compliance requirements. Specialized plumbing applications require knowledge and experience That being said, experience and knowledge goes beyond knowing the basics. For instance, if your commercial property is a restaurant, you are dealing with food and food byproducts – like grease. Improperly installed drains, traps, and the like will cause you no end of trouble and, in fact, could be a determining factor in the success – or failure – of your business. No eatery customer wants to have to deal with puddles on the floor or foul odors. In addition, clogged or backed up kitchen drains could impact the health department inspections, potentially closing you down. On the other hand, if your business has a filtration system in place that re-circulates water and has...
The Secret to Managing Emergency Plumbing Services While on Vacation

The Secret to Managing Emergency Plumbing Services While on Vacation

With all the natural disasters this year, hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, and the fires in California, we have been hearing a lot of talk about emergency preparedness and go-bags. Might not seem like a likely topic for our blog here at Fite Plumbing, but all these situations are emergencies, and we certainly deal with our share of emergencies at Fite Plumbing! Anyway, it got us to thinking about the situations that come up and it’s not uncommon for us to get emergency calls from people who are not even in the state. They are travelling or out of state for a few months. For instance, we have several clients who spend a good portion of the winter in Florida, the Carolinas or Texas. Then, of course, we have lots of clients who are off traveling to see the world on vacation. Winter’s icy temperatures threaten pipes and fixtures. Spring and autumn both bring rain and thunderstorms that can take down power lines to prevent sump pumps from working and flood basements and homes across all of Indiana. Are you prepared for a plumbing emergency? Most people arrange to have someone checking in on their home while they are away. But it’s Murphy’s Law that reminds us that “what can go wrong, will go wrong.” Although it’s probably not true, it also seems that things go wrong at the least convenient time. So we have to ask, are you going to be prepared when your house sitter calls with bad news? One of our customers shared how he prepares for an unnerving call about a plumbing (or...
7 Plumbing Preparations to Avoid Emergency Plumbing Services

7 Plumbing Preparations to Avoid Emergency Plumbing Services

Leave the fright of fall to the ghosts and goblins! Don’t let seasonal plumbing issues take you by surprise. Taking preventive measures in the fall is best, but there are times when you may need emergency plumbing services and that’s when you can count on Fite Plumbing and our emergency plumbing services. Two of the main culprits for plumbing emergencies that can be addressed in the fall are sump pumps and outdoor water lines. Sump Pumps  One of the characteristics of fall weather is increased rain and that means sump pumps will be working overtime. If you have a basement or crawl be sure enough sump pumps are in place and in good working order. If you aren’t sure your property is properly situated with that equipment, Fite Plumbing offers expertise on placement and number of sump pumps that are needed for the square footage of your home as well as sump pump options available. Even if you have enough sump pumps and they seem to be in good working order, emergencies still happen. A sump pump failure can mean big expense if not addressed quickly. When you first notice something seems amiss, give us a call to check it out. Outdoor Spigots/Faucets  Falling temps can eventually mean frozen pipes if you didn’t prepare your outdoor faucets. Although vital, it is easy to forget to shut off and drain outdoor spigots and faucets. If you forget to disconnect the hose and turn off the water to the outdoor spigot it can result in a rupture in the line deep in the walls or foundation of the house. This rupture...

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We found them on Angie’s List, and it was a good experience with them, they were very professional. We were trying to find somebody, and we couldn’t get anybody to come out, but they came out as soon as we called…

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When I think of good people in the plumbing business, there is no other person or company that comes to mind over Bill Fite of Fite Plumbing in Monrovia, Indiana. Bill and his company are dedicated, honest, professional and by far the best in the business. A true expert in the field!

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When I think of good people in the plumbing business, there is no other person or company that comes to mind over Bill Fite of Fite Plumbing in Monrovia, Indiana. Bill and his company are dedicated, honest, professional and by far the best in the business. A true expert in the field!
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