You won't always need to call a plumber to help you fix a nasty clog if you treat your pipes right. Don't use your toilet or kitchen sink like a trash can by stuffing hard to flush material down the drain or pouring fats and oils down the pipe. Throw coffee grounds and eggshells in the garage instead of in your sink. Also, only use your toilet to flush human waste and toilet paper, because any other materials could clog your commode.
Sump pumps are used to re-route water away from the lowest point of your home's foundation and protect your basement and easily damaged areas from flooding. In most cases, your sump pump is hardwired to your electrical system or possibly plugged into a wall outlet. Because these power sources can often fail in a storm when water damage occurs, sump pumps are typically equipped with battery backup power.
As first time homeowners to a 1950s home, we began to experience issues with our water drains (lucky us). We had bubbles of water coming out of our toilets after literally two minutes of taking a shower... if we continued to shower, it would back up and our tub would flood up with dirty water!  We tolerated this for a good two months and decided we really needed to get this fixed because the smell from the back up was becoming intolerable!

Before calling a plumber, try to unclog your drains and toilets yourself by using a plunger. Make sure you use a standard bell-shaped plunger for your sink and shower drains and a plunger with a flanged end for your toilets. If neither type can loosen the pipe blockage, put a plumber's snake to use. Ratchet the snake down the pipe to eliminate any clogs.

General employment within the construction sector is sensitive to changes in the economy. But job growth for plumbers is projected to be faster than the average for all jobs. New buildings and residences are being built to comply with stricter water efficiency standards and companies housed in older structures are hoping to retrofit to use more energy-efficient systems, so opportunities are in abundance. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there should be a hiring spurt of 16 percent for plumbers by the year 2026, which translates to about 75,800 new jobs.


This is a great company. I called around 8:30 AM to report that I had a clogged kitchen drain. I asked how much it would be to unclog the drain and was told $65.00 if they could access the drain through the exit valve in the wall outside the kitchen, $95.00 if they could not. My house is configured such that Ramon couldn't access my sink via the access valve, so my job cost $95.00 . Fair. Just what I had been quoted. I have had a great experience all around with this company. A polite, knowledgeable lady answered my call, then told me she could have someone out between 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon. Ramon arrived at 10:00 sharp. Perfect! Ramon is a fine man -- personable, polite, knowledgeable, and a hard worker. He unstopped my drain in no time flat. No drama. No surprises. Just good, old-fashioned quality service. They take credit cards, cash, or check. Convenient. I recommend Ramon and his company to all, and will (if necessary) contact Charlie's Rooter Service first for any future plumbing or pipe problems.
“Intelligent Service replaced our two sump pumps, added digital float switches, and installed a digital wall unit to track the water levels and pump options. They also checked our existing battery backup for battery outputs. They improved the piping and fixed the check valves. They cleaned the sump pit and the work area. They did a terrific job. Will definitely use them again and will recommend them as well. Pleasure to work with, very responsive, knowledgeable staff, and did a good job explaining the work order prior to writing up the estimate.”

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