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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The Real Benefits of Preventative Maintenance for Commercial Plumbing Systems

The Real Benefits of Preventative Maintenance for Commercial Plumbing Systems

  Business owners who are responsible for their building know the value of keeping their operations running smoothly. Whether you’re in an office space, the food services industry, a warehouse, or any other commercial space, you’ll want to make sure your plumbing is in great shape year-round. Your team and your company’s bottom-line will definitely appreciate having reliable running water, zero leaks, and a worry-free commercial plumbing setup. Preventing Leaks and Clogs Even slight hiccups with your plumbing can really throw off your business. It doesn’t take much to clog a toilet or sink. Those problems can end up sending a bad message to your employees and guests. Water spots on the ceiling don’t represent your business in its best light either. Unfortunately, leaks are common problems. Being able to fix leaks quickly will help your building’s plumbing stay strong for years to come. But not all leaks are easy to find. Some leaks can occur behind walls, so you many not notice any sort of water damage until the problem has really gotten out of control. That’s why it helps to have a commercial plumber on-call. Having a commercial plumbing maintenance plan is great for companies who don’t like surprises. By having your building’s plumbing checked out on a regular basis, you’ll be able to gain insight ahead of time. You can be alerted to any “weak spots” with your current system and then have the chance to budget for repairs down the road, without being caught off guard. Preventative maintenance can also include a thorough inspection of all of your connections, so leaks and clogs are kept...
Why You Need to Find Your Water Shut-Off Valve – before a Plumbing Emergency

Why You Need to Find Your Water Shut-Off Valve – before a Plumbing Emergency

If you know where your shut-off valve is located, you’ll be better prepared for any water emergency. Minimize the problem by stopping water leaks at the source! The old adage to “Be Prepared,” isn’t just for the great outdoors! Homeowners need to be prepared for a variety of concerns indoors, too. Your home is your haven, so when a water problem hits, you need to act fast. Knowing where you water shut-off valve is located ahead of time can save you some big repair costs and keep the situation under control until your plumbing experts arrive. Water, Water Everywhere? It helps to be aware of some of the most common types of plumbing problems. Anywhere you use water could be a potential source for leaks and damage to your walls, flooring, or lower-level ceilings. Overflowing toilets can be especially tricky because you might leave the bathroom without knowing anything is wrong! Then when you come back—there’s water all over the floor. Your home’s water heater can also spring leaks. If you aren’t able to access your water heater’s shut-off valve, you’ll need to address the problem at the source: your home’s main water valve. Because these types of issues can escalate quickly, it’s important to find your shut-off valves long before any water emergencies occur. Your Home’s Shut-Off Valve When a pipe bursts in your home, you need to be the first line of defense. Before you even pick up the phone to call your local plumbing company, it’s best to go to your main water valve and turn it off. This holds true if you can’t reach the...
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...

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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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