Maynard Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

6 Signs of Sewer Line Trouble, From The Maynard Man

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Imagine this scenario: You go to use a sink in the bathroom, and it’s slow to drain. It also smells a little funky. You reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, pour it in, and walk away. Later that day, you go to use another sink in your house and have the same problem–should you trust that bottle of drain cleaner again, or is something more sinister going on?

The Maynard Man wants you to know that your drain problems could very well be spelling out a sewer line blockage or leak. When multiple drains throughout your home start backing up and/or emitting foul odors, it’s a serious sign that you shouldn’t ignore. It’s 1 of 6 signs we’re about to share below that you have some sewer line trouble and it’s time to call in a professional Nashville plumber!

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The Maynard Man Answers: “How Do I Test My Sump Pump?”

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Keeping your home comfort systems in good shape throughout the years takes a lot of work. In almost all cases, we recommend you hire a pro. Sump pump services aren’t an exception, however, there are certainly steps we think you should take on your own to test your sump pump each season to make sure yours is operable. Taking these steps can be the difference between a flooded home and a carefree home this summer.

Many homeowners read this and wonder, “how do I test my sump pump?” The Maynard Man is here to guide you! Read on as we uncover some fairly simple steps for you to follow. If you get stumped, please don’t hesitate to call our team.

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The Maynard Man Answers “Why Should You Avoid Store-Bought Drain Cleaners?”

Monday, May 18th, 2020
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No matter what drainpipe we’re talking about, there is a very good chance that at some point, you’ll deal with a clog. Whether it’s hair in the bathroom, food particles in the kitchen, or waste backup in the sewer line, your plumbing is naturally susceptible.

Of course, you can help prevent drain clogs in your home! But, it’s not by using store-bought, liquid drain cleaner.

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The Maynard Man Shares 2 Simple Steps toward a Healthy Plumbing System

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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We don’t expect our customers to have x-ray vision and know what’s going on with the plumbing system behind their walls and beneath their floors. Our plumbers don’t have that either! What we do have are the right tools and methods to handle a variety of plumbing problems and to inspect your plumbing to make sure it’s healthy.

Do you have a clog forming? What’s the source of that clog? Is corrosion occurring, or do you already have a leak—maybe multiple leaks? Read on as we uncover how we can answer these questions and help you achieve a healthy plumbing system in 2 simple steps.

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The Maynard Man Says, You Might Have a Leak If…

Monday, December 30th, 2019
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One of the most insidious household problems you may ever deal with is that of a plumbing leak. We say this because plumbing leaks are often hidden at first, slowly creating a pool of water or dampening drywall and flooring, which leads to severe property damage and even mold growth.

It’s a problem that’s often costly, always inconvenient, and in worse case scenarios unhealthy. Fortunately, you have The Maynard Man on your side to help resolve your plumbing woes. What if you could stop them before they do too much damage though?

It is possible! Read on to learn when you may have a plumbing leak…

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The Maynard Man Shares Preventive Advice for Your Plumbing This Winter

Monday, December 16th, 2019
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The holiday season can be a hectic time to say the least, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about caring for your home. The Maynard Man provides a wide range of advice to help you and your family get through each season as comfortably and healthfully as possible. One piece of advice is to prevent frozen pipes.

Pipe freezing on its own actually is not the detrimental part. The thawing process is. It creates a negative pressure buildup in your plumbing, leading to burst pipes—and subsequent property damage, plus potential flooding. So what tips can you follow to avoid this messy and inconvenient problem?

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The Maynard Man Says: Beware These 3 Common Plumbing Problems

Monday, October 21st, 2019
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Life as a Nashville area homeowner would sure look a lot different if it weren’t for modern plumbing! We have so many fixtures and appliances in our homes now to make our lives more convenient. It all works so flawlessly most of the time that it’s easy to take for granted.

But take it from the Maynard Man—when something does go wrong with your plumbing system, you’ll be happy to have a professional plumber in Nashville, TN that you can call right away. That’s what our team is here for.

Of course, sometimes the best way to fix a plumbing problem is to avoid it to begin with. This means you’d need to know some of the most common plumbing issues and helpful tips to avoid them. Read on!

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Ask the Maynard Man: “Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for My Home?”

Monday, July 1st, 2019
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Tankless water heaters are growing in popularity as one of the newest innovations in home plumbing. While they aren’t right for all homes, they can be a great choice for yours! You might be used to a storage tank system and that’s a good choice too, with today’s models offering better efficiency than ever before.

Whatever you decide, The Maynard Man is here to help. Our plumbers are extensively trained and ready to serve all your water heater and plumbing needs.

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