Category: Plumbing

Why Does My Garbage Disposal Keep Backing Up?

Let’s be honest: A clogged garbage disposal is just ewwww. First, there’s the mystery smell. Then there’s the inconvenience of a slow-draining sink, complete with bits and pieces of yesterday’s breakfast floating around in there. Gross. Garbage disposals back up for plenty of reasons—including these top three. Disposal Clogging Culprit #1: Incorrect Use File this […]

Written by on August 5, 2020

Tankless Water Heater Not Working? Here’s What to Check

Tankless water heaters are energy-efficient, have low maintenance costs, and are reasonably durable. But just like any appliance, they’re not completely  immune to issues.  If your tankless water heater isn’t performing up to par here’s what you should check.  Scenario 1: There’s no hot water! This is the most common problem you can expect with […]

Written by on July 4, 2020

Flooded Basement? Steps Before Calling a Plumber

Flooded Basement? Do these eight things before calling a plumber Few things are worse than walking into your basement and finding standing water. Dealing with a flooded basement is time-consuming, exhausting, and—you won’t be surprised to hear this—expensive. Fortunately, you can save yourself some big bucks by following this step-by-step guide before you call in […]

Written by on June 10, 2020

What the Crap is a Bidet?

We’ll try not to get too personal… We’ve all been there. You’re doing your business, and you realize there’s no toilet paper. You start to panic, frantically searching your bathroom cabinets hoping to find even half a roll. With a national TP shortage, this is a reality we’ll likely be dealing with for quite some […]

Written by on May 8, 2020

Diagnosing Your Well Pump: The How

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to be a little nervous about their well pumps. After all, when you’re not sure what’s wrong with it, it can feel like your entire home depends on one small piece of machinery. But don’t worry—diagnosing your well pump isn’t as scary as it sounds. Well pump installations, repairs, and […]

Written by on March 10, 2020

Thaw Ends Plumbing Problems?

When it comes to plumbing problems, it’s not just a question of whether or not your pipes are frozen—it’s also a question of how long they’ve been frozen. If your pipes have been frozen for a week or more, you might be in trouble. But if they’ve only been frozen for one night? Well, that […]

Written by on February 13, 2020

10 Expert Ways to Take Care of Pipes and Drains

Of all our modern conveniences, indoor plumbing might be the one we most take for granted. Although we use our sinks and sewer system multiple times a day, they simply don’t require a ton of attention. And because plumbing lasts for decades, it’s rarely top of mind. When it is, it’s because there’s a problem: […]

Written by on January 6, 2020

Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes During Winter

Winter is such a wonderful time of year. The snow, the cold, the holidays—there’s so much to love! But if you live in a part of the world where temperatures drop below freezing, you’re going to have to deal with frozen pipes. You know how it goes: after a long day of work, you come […]

Written by on December 1, 2019

The Worst Things to Put Down Your Drain (based on actual experience)

OK, friends of Casco Plumbing And Well Pump Services, today’s post on the worst things to put down your drain is admittedly a bit self-serving. Imagine this: It’s Thanksgiving day (it’s creeping up on us, you know), and you’re just sitting down for a lovely meal with your family. The turkey’s perfectly roasted, and everyone’s […]

Written by on October 22, 2019