Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Signs You Need Water Line Repairs

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Few parts of your home’s plumbing are more important than the water line that brings fresh water from the municipal system into your home. If your water line suffers damage, you won’t have a plumbing system working at all… period! (more…)

Why Is Water Heater Maintenance Necessary?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

We use hot water for a whole lot of different reasons, and we use it with great frequency. It stands to reason, then, that you should take any steps you can in order to protect the integrity of your water, its performance quality, and its overall condition. The good news is, doing so really only requires one step: to schedule professional water heater maintenance in Nashville, TN with a member of our staff. Simply put, there is no better way in which to guarantee that your water heater stays in great working condition than with routine water heater maintenance. Give Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call today to learn more. (more…)

3 Tips for Avoiding Problems with Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Using a garbage disposal is one of the simplest ways in which to make one’s kitchen a far more convenient place. However, there are problems which may develop with your garbage disposal in Nashville, TN over time. In many instances, these problems are actually the result of simple user error. If you want to ensure that you are not doing anything wrong with your garbage disposal in order to avoid any such problems, be sure to refer to your user’s manual. For the time being, we’ve put together 3 simple tips which will benefit garbage disposal users, regardless of the specific make or model of their systems. If you have any questions or you require any plumbing services, give Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call. (more…)

When Is It Time for a Water Heater Replacement?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Budget-conscious homeowners want to get a long, productive service life from their appliances. All appliances, though, require eventual replacements. Your water heater is no exception to this rule. We know that you don’t want to rush out and buy a water heater when your existing model still has some life left in it. However, we also know just how inconvenient it can be to push your water heater beyond its breaking point, only to suffer a total breakdown. Ideally, you’ll schedule your water heater replacement in Nashville, TN before such an occurrence. If you think it may be time to replace your water heater, hire the pros at Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to do the job. (more…)

3 Indicators That You May Have a Slab Leak

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Problems with our plumbing systems are never welcome developments. That being said, certain plumbing issues, such as leaky faucets, instill less dread in the homeowner than, say, a slab leak in Nashville, TN would. Slab leaks are, by their very nature, notoriously difficult to locate, as well as to access in order to resolve the problem. This is precisely why you must schedule your slab leak repair and detection services with a skilled, professional plumber. The longer that you wait to schedule your slab leak services, the more likely that serious damage to your property becomes. Speak with a member of the Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling team today to ensure that your slab leak is dealt with a by qualified party. (more…)

3 Signs That It’s Time for Professional Drain Cleaning

Monday, June 15th, 2015

We’ve all encountered clogged drains in our homes at some point, and we’ve taken the easy way out at some point as well. You run around the corner to the shop, buy some chemical drain cleaning concoction, and use your drain for a short while before it clogs up again. What you may not realize is that this quick fix is really anything but the easiest way in which to deal with clogged drains, at least if you hope to keep your drains unclogged for any considerable amount of time. Harsh chemical cleaners are bad for the environment and are very likely to leave pieces of clogs behind, clearing away just enough in order to pass through the drain themselves. That is why you should instead schedule professional drain cleaning services in Nashville, TN with Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. (more…)

When Is Pipe Replacement Necessary?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

As vital as your residential plumbing system is, it is not exactly something that you want to have visibly installed throughout your home. The good news is that the pipes that both deliver water throughout your house, as well as remove wastewater from it, are largely hidden from view. Of course, this makes determining if those pipes are in good working condition a bit tricky. After all, you cannot simply visually inspect your pipes to assess their integrity.

Because necessary pipe replacements are better completed sooner than later, the professional plumbers here at Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling have gathered a few tips to help you determine if you are in need of pipe replacement services in Nashville, TN. If you suspect this to be the case, contact the qualified plumbers on our staff immediately. (more…)

Why Should I Consider Using a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Most homeowners don’t give their water heaters all that much thought, at least not when the water heater is working properly. So long as you turn on the hot water, and hot water comes out of the tap or fills the appliance, all is good. If you find that your water heater is not functioning as it ought to, or if it is just getting older and will likely need to be replaced soon, though, we encourage you to consider your options before deciding upon what type of water heater you will invest in next.

It is tempting to just replace an old water heater with a model similar to that currently in use. To do so automatically can potentially result in good opportunities missed, though. One water heater to consider carefully is the tankless water heater. Read on, and contact Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today if you think that you may be interested in switching to a tankless water heater in Nashville, TN. (more…)

Common Signs of Trouble with Water Heaters

Monday, April 27th, 2015

There are a lot of different water heaters available for purchase on the market today. It is important that you choose yours wisely, considering just how vital an appliance the water heater is. Try as you might, though, you are just not going to find a water heater that can truly offer a 100% reliable performance. All mechanical systems are subject to operational problems on occasion, and your water heater is not the exception to this rule. The good news is that there are plenty of signs which can alert you to the fact that your water heater in Nashville, TN is in trouble. As soon as you suspect that there is a problem with your water heater, contact the pros here at Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to have the issue resolved as soon as possible.  (more…)

What to Do if Your Drain Won’t Unclog

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Drain clogs. They happen. No matter how well you take care of your home’s drains, scheduling routine cleaning and making sure that you keep fats and oils out of them, you will probably run into clogs from time to time. If you have a sink plunger (and you definitely should invest in one), using it is the first step toward attempting to unclog a stopped or slow drain. If the clog is minor, a plunger will usually eliminate the problem.

But what if it doesn’t? What should you do if a drain won’t unclog? The best step is to call on a professional plumber, as we’ll explain. The excellent plumbers at Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are ready to help you with drain service in Franklin, TN that will fix any serious drain clogging fast and without damaging your plumbing.

The problem with liquid drain cleaners

A step that many homeowners take when they encounter a clogged drain is to resort to store-bought drain “cleaners.” We put cleaners in scare quotes because these bottles of chemicals don’t really clean out drains. They use acidic action to eat through a clog. This doesn’t remove the majority of the objects that lead to clogging, such as hair, instead leaving them inside the drainpipe to create future troubles.

On top of that, the chemicals in these products can cause serious damage to your pipes, and they leave behind toxic residue that can damage skin and eyes. No professional plumber recommends using chemical drain cleaners for residential drains.

The problem with consumer drain augers

What about using a drain auger (a.k.a. a drain snake)? Drain augers are effective tools at getting through clogs. They can corkscrew into the thickest clogs and then break them apart, and they also collect the debris that liquid drain cleaners don’t affect. However, a store-bought drain auger won’t do much good. The job requires a motorized auger, and these are not safe for non-professionals to use and might damage the drainpipes in untrained hands.

Call for a professional plumber

A sink clog may be an occasional nuisance for you, but professional plumbers deal with them almost daily, and they are a fast and easy fix. If that clog won’t give way to the plunger, leave aside the chemicals and the store-bought drain auger and instead call up Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We will use the best motorized drain augers and hydro-jetters to clear out that clog and prevent it from coming back. Contact us today to find out more about the drain service in Franklin, TN that we offer.