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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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...
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...

What They Say...

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

Plumbing Service
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.

on time, pleasant and professional

As always–on time, pleasant and professional, and efficient. Gave options and professional opinion of why the options are good or bad. In and out very quickly, and clean.

Overall Grade: A
Angie’s List Customer #4

Plumbing Service
5.0
2015-02-11T19:42:49+00:00

Overall Grade: A
Angie’s List Customer #4

As always–on time, pleasant and professional, and efficient. Gave options and professional opinion of why the options are good or bad. In and out very quickly, and clean.
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Fite Plumbing, LLC
2908 East Main Street
Plainfield, IN 46168
317.271.5400

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