OnTime Service, the Hoover Plumber
Full-Service Plumbing – Always OnTime
As a full-service company, OnTime Service offers the full-run of repairs, installations, and inspections associated with your home’s plumbing system. Our plumbers and service technicians are all fully qualified and licensed to solve any plumbing problem or help with the planning and installation of new equipment. The guarantees we give you for all of our services apply here as well. Our technicians undergo regular training and are all background checked and drug tested before they join the team. With OnTime Service, your call for plumbing service is answered quickly, by a safe and friendly plumber in a clean uniform.
We want to make sure that all of our work is done to your satisfaction. If the quality of the work doesn’t match what we’ve promised, we’ll return to fix it! Our job is to make sure that the workplace is always better than when we arrive. That’s why all of our technicians travel in full-stocked vehicles, arrive with a clean uniform, cover our shoes, and clean up any messes that occur as part of the repair or installation service!
Our plumbing services include all repairs for water leaks, piping, fixtures, and sewers. We also perform standard maintenance and installation of new fixtures such as water heaters, water filters, and water softeners.
Is There a Water Leak?
Not all pipe problems consist of a backed-up drain or a burst pipe. Many of the service calls we get are for simple leaks in pipes and fixtures. A leak from a faucet or pipe can cost you a lot over the span of a year, making it well worth the cost of the repair. Not to mention the fact that a small leak now can become a huge problem later on if not dealt with appropriately. Water damage to insulation, flooring, ceilings, or walls is expensive as rot or mold can set in and the damage will be more expensive to repair. If you’re worried about potential leaks, keep an eye out for:
- Unexplained, consistent, water bill increases
- Mold and mildew
- Foundation cracks
- Wet spots in walls, carpets, or ceilings
Preventing Drain Clogs
Another common reason for calling a plumber is to clear out stubborn clogs from sink drains and garbage disposals. Replacing a damaged or burnt out disposal is an expensive task, so it’s worth taking the time to protect your disposal by following a few rules:
- Run the disposal as food enters it, never fill it up first
- Run cold water through the disposal while it runs to keep it cool
- Never pour fats, oils, or grease into your sink drain or disposal
- Don’t put solid trash such as bones or plastic down your disposal
- Don’t use your disposal to destroy fibrous or large, starchy foods
- Don’t dispose of harsh chemicals down your sink
- Only allow small amounts of chopped foods, liquids, soft foods, or non-fibrous foods into the disposal
Remember, your sink is not a trash can or a disposal site.
What is Hard Water?
In case you are unaware, hard water is what you get when your water contains an excess of calcium ions. Excess minerals in your water can lead to calcifications in pipes, on fixtures, and in appliances. All of this can lead to issues with pressure or inefficient water or electricity usage in water appliances.
So how do you know if you’re facing hard water from your plumbing? Look for:
- Soap that won’t lather
- Water stains on shower glass and tile
- Calcifications on fixtures and appliances
- Foul tasting water
- Water pressure problems
- Water that won’t heat properly
While some hard water problems come from pipe calcifications in your home, many issues come from an outside source that you can’t deal with. Often the best measure is to install a water filtration and softening system to soften water before it enters your plumbing system.