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Choosing A Reliable Plumber

Every Chattanooga household should have a reliable plumber to call on in case of emergency. Nobody knows know when those drains will become blocked and when the normal unclogging methods won’t work.

But what do you look for when choosing a plumber? What are the tell-tale signs that you can trust one plumber over another?

Beware of fake plumbers and other scams!

Most importantly, make sure that you don’t fall for any plumbing scams set up by fake plumbers. A few indiscriminate scammers out there will try to pass themselves off as licensed plumbers when they don’t have the necessary qualifications.

So before letting anyone in your home to check anything, make sure they are fully licensed. All Australian tradespeople must display their licence number on ads for their services but don’t just accept that; ask to see an ID card as proof.

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Unclog That Pipe!

Mix 1/3rd of a cup of baking soda with 1/3rd of a cup of vinegar in a measuring cup. It will fizz immediately, and you should waste no time pouring it down the clogged drain. The fizzing action will help to remove the gunk, hair, and grime that has built up in the pipe. Let it sit for one hour or even overnight if you can. Flush with hot water. Alternatively, get as much of the dry baking soda as you can down the drain first, then pour on the vinegar.

Not working? Then get in touch with us today for a free quote! 


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Selecting A Water Heater

When selecting a new water heater for your home, choose a water heating system that will not only provide enough hot water but also that will do so energy efficiently, saving you money. This includes considering the different types of water heaters available and determining the right size and fuel source for your home. Check out the Energy Saver 101: Water Heating infographic to learn more about the different types of water heaters and how to select the right model for your home.

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Four Reasons Why Plumbing Matters

1.   Plumbing harnesses a precious resource —water —to use safely for health, hygiene and well-being. Plumbing makes possible the miracle of clean, convenient water —something often taken for granted.

2.   Plumbing manufacturing innovations to gain water efficiency have dramatically reduced the amount of water used through toilets, showerheads, faucets and other plumbing products. For example, WaterSense plumbing products meeting Environmental Protection Agency criteria have saved consumers 757 billion gallons of water and $14.2 billion in water and energy bills since 2006, according to the EPA.

3.   To assure customer satisfaction, WaterSense products are certified to perform as well or better than standard models —all while saving at least 20 percent more water.

4.   The increased use of water-efficient plumbing is an important, yet often overlooked, part of the water sustainability solution. The EPA estimates that the United States could save 3 trillion gallons of water

For further information, or if you have a plumbing issue, please contact Ray’s Plumbing.