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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Is Your Plumbing and Water Safe After a Flood?

Is Your Plumbing and Water Safe After a Flood?

While we don’t have to be concerned about our homes and property when it comes to hurricanes here in Central Indiana, we do have to deal with the flooding. Especially in the fall and spring when the rain falls freely, and the rivers swell and spill over their banks, flooding is a problem for residents in almost every county, including Morgan County, Hendricks County, Marion County, and all the rest of the metro Indianapolis area that Fite Plumbing serves. How flooding can affect a plumbing system When residents think about flooding in this area, their first thoughts are about the damage to homes and businesses and the loss of contents that get water damaged. What might be hidden beneath the obvious is damage to your plumbing systems, which can result in an unhealthy situation for your family. Of course, there are some things that might not be hidden, things that might be obvious such as damage to any plumbing pipe or fixture. That can be evident when a tree falls on a house and walls with plumbing are damaged, or when lightning strikes a well pump. But let’s consider what might be hidden problems in your plumbing after a flood. Clogged drains.Floodwater contains all sorts of dirt and debris, and when it “does down the drain” it could leave silt and residue. It’s a good idea to have drains cleaned out after a flood. You don’t want a subsequent clog re-filling your basement or even your tubs and sinks. Broken pipes inside the building or home.While major damage to a home or property will reveal broken pipes right away,...
Don’t Get Hung Up by Toilet Maintenance Problems

Don’t Get Hung Up by Toilet Maintenance Problems

  Your summer visitors might be leaving, but the holidays are just around the corner. The last thing a host ever wants is a malfunction in the water closet! With lots of people and no place to go, you’ll want to make sure your toilet maintenance problems get taken care of fast.   Some of these common issues can be managed on your own. For more complicated problems, though, you can always count on Fite Plumbing. Our team of experienced plumbers know how to take care of all your toilet maintenance needs.   Maintenance for Toilet Clogs   Fixing a toilet clog can be quite the challenge—especially if the toilet is about to overflow! You should be able to shut the water off to the toilet if you think the water in the bowl is getting too high. Just reach behind the tank and find the shut-off valve, or take the lid off the tank and tackle the problem from the inside. To stop the water from rushing into the bowl, you’ll need to close the flapper inside the tank. (Don’t worry—the water in the take is as clean as the water from your tap.) Once you stop the water, you can start dealing with the clog itself. The single best thing you can do on your own for a clogged toilet is to use a plunger. For minor clogs, this is the best tool for the job. Create a seal with the plunger and then pump it up and down to get the clog to release. When you think it might be fixed, pull up on the plunger...
How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency

How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency

Under certain circumstances, even a clogged sink can become an emergency. Trying to manage water leaks or overflowing water on your own can be incredibly stressful. Fortunately, you don’t have to go at it alone. An experienced Indianapolis plumber can help you out! If you’re experiencing a major plumbing issue, follow these tips and call Fite Plumbing at (317) 271-5400. Act Fast in a Plumbing Emergency Whether you’re facing a burst pipe or an extra-leaky hose for one of your water-using appliances, a plumbing emergency is no laughing matter. It’s important to act fast to ensure you don’t have any long-term damage to your property. Even an issue that seems small in the moment can quickly escalate into a bigger plumbing problem, so you want to get the help you need right away. It often helps to isolate the issue. For example, to deal with a toilet overflowing, you’d want to turn off the valve sending water to the tank. You can find this fixture behind the toilet itself, near the wall. Turn that valve to “off” so you don’t have a bigger mess to clean up later. Then, if necessary, give your local plumber a call to come out and finish the job. Utilize Your Shut-Off Valve Other plumbing emergency triggers though, aren’t as easy to handle. For burst pipes or other major flooding issues, you’ll want to stop all water at your location. Knowing how to find your water shut-off valve ahead of time is a good idea so you can be prepared for a plumbing emergency. Turning off any faucets that are running and closing your main water...
3 Common Plumbing Noises That Could be Keeping You Up at Night

3 Common Plumbing Noises That Could be Keeping You Up at Night

Hearing some noises with your plumbing while the water is running is completely normal. But you don’t want to be bothered by an annoying racket! Those types of sounds might actually be signs of a bigger problem. To keep your plumbing and pipes working as they should, you might need to make a few repairs. Here at Fite Plumbing, we tend to notice three different problems related to noisy pipes and plumbing. Review the common issues to see if you can figure out what’s wrong with your setup, or just give our team a call at (317) 271-5400. We’d be happy to come out and make sure your plumbing system is secure so you can enjoy some peace and quiet! Water Hammer If you’re noticing an especially loud rattling noise with your pipes, there’s a good chance it’s “water hammer.” This phrase refers to pipes that have a problem with air chambers or high water pressure. When the water rushes toward your faucet, it can create a banging noise. The problem can get worse for pipes that aren’t properly installed with the right fasteners. If fast-moving water runs through loose pipes, the water hammer noises will only get worse. You might need to talk with your local plumbing company to see if there’s a quick fix to improve your pipes’ layout. Running Toilet When you have a toilet that’s constantly making noises, it’s probably wasting water. If you aren’t flushing the toilet and you don’t have a faucet turned on, your bathroom fixtures should be silent. A gurgling noise or the sound of running water coming from a toilet means...

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Everything went very well and we were very satisfied with their performance…we will use them again for our plumbing needs.

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