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Nashville, TN

Residential Plumbing News


Nashville, TN



(615) 227-2811

Nashville, TN – Why It Is Important to Choose A Licensed Plumber

Plumber serviceman tightening plumbing underneath a sink lincensed contractor

There are codes and licenses that have been established for service companies that send technicians to homes or businesses to perform work. Those codes and licenses serve as a check and balance system for the work that is done by the technicians, ensuring that the best possible practices are followed and that the technicians that are doing the work are being held accountable to do it the best way and avoid shoddy work that could lead to even more problems for customers. It is important to keep these things in mind when seeking a company to call for help with your plumbing needs.


A company that cares about the quality of work they provide, like Jack Ward & Sons, will hold their contractors to a high standard of performance. One way to do this is to select contractors that have received their license for having established a good amount of knowledge about how plumbing works and how to repair plumbing problems efficiently and in accordance with local plumbing codes. Not all plumbers that do work according to the code have achieved a license, which acts as a confirmation that that plumber has passed an examination about how to carry out plumbing repairs, installations, and more.

There are plumbing companies out there that compromise the quality of their workforce to undercut the price of the competition. They are able to charge less because their contractors are not as qualified as other companies, but the quality of their work shows. Don’t go with a provider that cuts corners, or the quality of life of your home!

Next time you find yourself in need of a local plumbing professional, consider Jack Ward & Sons for professionally qualified and proficient technicians to solve your plumbing woes. Call (615)-227-2811 to schedule a consultation today. You will be glad you did!


Nashville, TN – Tips For Keeping Your Dishwasher In Great Shape

Dishwasher loaded with dishes for best machine health

Out of all the appliances in your kitchen, the refrigerator/freezer would probably bring the most grief if it had suddenly gone kaput. A close contender would be the dishwasher. After just one mealtime, the sink would be full and need to be emptied. The convenience your dishwasher provides you in your day would be something you might just be forced to admit you might take for granted.



The following tips are meant for you to be able to follow to extend the life and increase the effectiveness of your dishwasher:

  1. Periodically remove the spray arm nozzles and soak them in warm, soapy water.
  2. A dishwasher that was improperly installed or is sitting on an uneven surface can cause drainage issues with will not only result in a poor performance, but can cause damage to the surrounding structure of the kitchen.
  3. Regularly cleaning your dishwasher will prevent mold and mildew. You can run a two cups of vinegar through on the heaviest setting to get rid of any bacteria.
  4. Replacing any rubber gasket that connects the dishwasher to the plumbing that has become damaged. A damages gasket can cause water to leak and stop working altogether. This can cause some serious damage to the cabinets around the unit.
  5.  Remove the food catch or little screen typically found at the bottom of your dishwasher. If left unchecked, the flow of water will become clogged and can begin to produce foul odors.

Taking good care of your dishwasher will ensure it has a longer life, thus in turn providing your family with the convenience in the kitchen that can allow for more time with family and tasks that need to get done. If your dishwasher stops working or is presenting with large leaks that are cause for alarm, call your local plumbing authorities, like Jack Ward & Sons for assistance, at (615)-227-2811.


Nashville, TN – Summer Plumbing Maintenance Ideas & Frequent Problems

Lawn sprinkler spraying water on the lawn in the hot summer weather

As with most mishaps that can occur in your home due to a lack of being maintained, plumbing can is no exception. Some problems your plumbing can experience are more prominent in the hot summer months. You can of course have them maintenanced at any point in the year, but if you are looking to plan for scheduling maintenance for something like plumbing, be aware that you would probably rather have these fixes scheduled at the beginning of summer even if it is last minute than not at all.


1. More wear on your washing machine:

More fun outdoors means more dirt and grime that is accumulated on the clothes. This means more work for the washing machine than slower times of year, and it is easy enough for you to start to see problems popping up during your usual laundry cycle.


2. Higher usage on your toilets and showers:

Especially if there are children in your family, the toilets and showers tend to get more frequently used with them home more often with school having been let out for summer. Whether the fixtures themselves give, or the drains get clogged, these areas could pose a problem somewhere along the way.


3. Your front lawn has much more traffic:

The lawn mower is usually out and running, keeping the lawn maintained during the rapid growth of the summer season. Kids are chasing each other outdoors and there might be a get-together or two out in the grass. Breaking a sprinkler head can lead to a flood in your yard, so be careful!


4. The duty on your garbage disposal increases:

Any special events or parties you hold will no doubt host tasty snacks and other foods, which all get left behind after the festivities at your sink, and there is usually no mercy at the amount of food and accessories that can make it into your garbage disposal during the hustle and bustle. This can either clog or break your disposal if not properly managed.


Fortunately for you, if any of these plumbing mishaps do strike, your local plumbers at Jack Ward & Sons are only a call away and can fix it right up for you no problem. Give us a call at (615)-227-2811 for help with your summer plumbing blues.

Nashville, TN – Clogged Sewer Line From Cooking Oils & Fats Down The Drain 

Spatule and greasy frying pan after cooking collecting fat drainage to pour down the drainThe best way to keep your main sewer line from clogging is to understand why it does. This way, you can help prevent the clog way before it happens. Unfortunately, however, not all homeowners are well versed on this topic, and run into complications when their sewer line fails them. Our team received a call from a family in Nashville, Tennessee that was in such a predicament and needed a local professional to come to help.

Our team arrived at the home, and went right to work at trying to identify the location and source of the clog. The family had been suffering from backed up sinks and toilets that they had remedied with quick patch fixes that wouldn’t last. They finally decided enough was enough and had called their local professional, Jack Ward & Sons Plumbing. As we traveled down the line, it became apparent where the clog was coming from.

The further away from the house the line went, the more solidified the clog had become. Aside from a lot of other waste materials that were leaving the house, the major factor contributing to the clogging was the accumulation and hardening of a long term disposal of cooking oils and fats. The other waste materials were compounding the problem by getting caught up in the solidifying fats and oils.

After the clog was cleared, the plumbing was again inspected to make sure everything was back in working order. Then, the family was given valuable information on the impact cooking oils and fats can have on the sewer line of their home. They were given advice on how to dispose of them via the garbage can by closing them up into disposable containers or jars. When the problem had become solid enough, the commercial drain cleaners were failing to do the job. It was explained that, no matter if water is being run or not while dumping the oils and fats down the drain, that the pipes can still become clogged.

Have the drains in your home begun to back up? Have your attempts to continue to unclog the drains proved less and less effective? Your home might be suffering from a clogged sewer line, and the best practice to avoid damage to the pipes, etc. is to call your local plumbing professional. Give us a call today at (615) 227-2811 to help solve your problem!

Nashville, TN – Stories Of When Local Plumbers Were Heroes

There Cartoon of a wrench in a red cape depicting plumber heroesare many emergency situations homeowners face, such as sudden flooding onset by a broken pipe or other fixture, that leave homeowners looking to their local plumbers as heroes. They really do save the day when they quickly fix the problem and save lots of money that would otherwise be spent on repairing extensive water damage to your home.

The following stories are of plumbers that came out on the other side wearing a suit and cape:




Diamond In The Rough

This particular plumber was working on a two-day project clearing a homeowner’s pipes, when a shiny piece of jewelry fell from the sewer line. The jewelry turned out to be a custom designed wedding ring that a member of the family dropped down the drain more than 10 years before that day. He sure was a hero to that family member.

Puppy Power Of Teamwork

The new pet of a family, an Australian shepherd 7-week-old puppy, had fallen through very small hole in the family’s backyard during an afternoon playtime. She was stuck through into the next day, and the family called some first responders to try and save her for she wouldn’t have survived much longer. A team of plumbers also came to assist the family with their beloved pet. They finally managed to free the puppy into a net using some food and pulled her out.

Plumbing For Peace

A special plumbing professional in England has chosen to donate his time to help those in need to be able to have both food and heat. Aside from managing his personal plumbing business, he works to provide free repairs to boilers of people that can’t afford to have them repaired by local companies. His heart was as big as his commitment to his profession, which makes many consider this man a hero.

Though these plumbers have made a sort of Hall of Fame, your local Jack Ward & Sons Plumbing Co. can promise the same dedication and commitment to servicing your home or commercial establishment. Give us a call today at (615)-227-2811.



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BIO: Bartley Burnette is the grandson of Jack Ward. He has worked at Jack Ward & Sons for his entire career. Bartley’s uncle, Tommy Ward, purchased the family business from Jack securing the second generation of local plumbers. Tommy ran the company for some time and trained Mr. Burnette in the plumbing trade.

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BIO: Bartley Burnette is the grandson of Jack Ward. He has worked at Jack Ward & Sons for his entire career. Bartley’s uncle, Tommy Ward, purchased the family business from Jack securing the second generation of local plumbers. Tommy ran the company for some time and trained Mr. Burnette in the plumbing trade.