Signs that it is time for a plumbing upgrade

Do you need to update your plumbing?
Is the plumbing in your bathroom old? Are faucets and drains not working like the use to?  Here are some signs that you bathroom plumbing could use some updating.
Water Quality
Is your water tinted or have an unnatural color? Does it have an odor? This is a forsure sign that you should update and upgrade the plumbing in your bathroom. Over time parts of your plumbing will corrode and cause odor, tint to your water and could cause other major issues.
Water Volume
When you turn on your faucet, do you have good water pressure? If not, this could be a sign of calcium deposits in your plumbing or faucets. This is not a major issue if you take care of it by replacing your faucet. If left untreated it could cause additional damage and even flooding.
Clogged Drains
Do you have an odor in your drains?  This could be a buildup of soap, hair and other items on the walls of the pipes. If left untreated, like others mentioned it could cause plumbing to fail and even the potential of a flood in your home. We recommend that you inspect your plumbing frequently for blockage and potential issues.

Most of the items mentioned can be handled by most handy homeowners. Always remember if you get into a project that is more complex than you can call handle to call the Professionals at First Call Jewel.



By |Thursday, October 26th, 2017|Plumbing, Water Conditioning, Water Heater|Comments Off on Signs that it is time for a plumbing upgrade

Water Main Line Replacement

Is it possible to replace a water main line without damaging the yard above? What does the difference look like? Watch the video below to find out!

Video Transcript:

Hey Everyone!

I’m steve and this is Nick. We’re plumbers over at First Call Jewel! We just replaced a water main over at a customer’s home. Today’s kind of a unique day because the next door neighbor actually is doing the same type of work replacing their water main but they’re doing it with a different company.

What we really wanted to show you today is that we are using a technology that actually pulls the pipe underneath the ground and saves your yard from a lot of damage. So we’re going to show you here real quick is from the curb to where we started and then to the home. Let me just show you here.

The piping, we took from the curb out near the sidewalk and ran it underground all the way up to the side of the home. And, very very minimal damage. Basically what we did is we dug one hole near the home itself and as we look around here, all of this dirt that normally would be involved is just on hole. So I’ll turn this around and you can see the yard. (Notice how the yard has been kept nice despite the project at hand).

I’m going to peek you over the fence here and let you see, I don’t want to show the other contractor here, but you can see their yard right now is getting filled in with that trench that was dug there. And it’s a lot of damage.

So I hope you enjoyed this little video, we try to utilize […]

By |Thursday, September 14th, 2017|New Technology, Plumbing, Video|Comments Off on Water Main Line Replacement

Five Plumbing Tips

Plumbing in Pocatello, East Idaho, or Even Idaho Falls

If you seek quality plumbing services in Pocatello or anywhere nearby, such as in East Idaho and going as far as Idaho Falls itself, then you’re in luck. We may have what you need. If you find that your job is too much work, then call the experts at First Call Jewel. Homeowners, we are here for you. Let us at least offer you five tips if you’re a new homeowner seeking plumbing advice; take our word for it as we have been in the business for quite a while.

1. Find the main water valve first.
Believe us. This should most likely be your first step every time. If you do this as soon as you move in, you can save yourself plenty of heartaches and headaches along the way. Don’t learn this lesson the hard way: when it’s already too late and you need flood assistance.

2. Fix every leak while you still can.

This repair goes a long way when done properly, not to mention that it follows suite with the last major tip. These two go hand-in-hand, do they not? Why is it important to find and fix those leaks asap? Well, untreated leaks eventually become mold and drain your wallet in the long run. The sooner you can catch and correct these issues, the better you’ll sleep: Water damage costs, after all, are not cheap.

3. Avoid drain cleaners.

Don’t follow Draino and other similarly advertised methods, which are not always effective but only get your advertisement attention, your money and word of mouth. Instead, go with something like a DIY solution of baking soda and vinegar or even Pepsi. You’ll also save more money this way. […]

By |Friday, June 23rd, 2017|Plumbing|Comments Off on Five Plumbing Tips