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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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...
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...

What They Say...

very professional… came out as soon as we called

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…

Overall Grade: A
Angie’s List Customer #2

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5.0
2015-02-11T19:58:26+00:00

Overall Grade: A
Angie’s List Customer #2

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…

A true expert in the field!

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!

J. Robbins

Plumbing Service
2015-02-11T19:59:14+00:00

J. Robbins

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!

best dollar value for any type of plumbing

Fite Plumbing under Bill’s leadership offers the best dollar value for any type of plumbing. From production to commercial and residential service, knowing Fite’s trucks and technicians are on site ensures that our clients are in good hands.

B. Fisher

Plumbing Service
5.0
2015-02-11T19:59:47+00:00

B. Fisher

Fite Plumbing under Bill’s leadership offers the best dollar value for any type of plumbing. From production to commercial and residential service, knowing Fite’s trucks and technicians are on site ensures that our clients are in good hands.

Great company to deal with!

Our company subcontracts Fite Plumbing on a regular basis. Great company to deal with!

A. Hulskotter

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2015-02-11T20:00:15+00:00

A. Hulskotter

Our company subcontracts Fite Plumbing on a regular basis. Great company to deal with!

nice, patient… save us some money

I was pleased with the work! He was really nice, patient and was able to save us some money.

Overall Grade: A
Angie’s List Customer #4

Plumbing Service
5.0
2015-02-11T19:33:28+00:00

Overall Grade: A
Angie’s List Customer #4

I was pleased with the work! He was really nice, patient and was able to save us some money.
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Fite Plumbing, LLC
113 Simmons St.
Plainfield, IN 46168
317.271.5400

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