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Nashville, TN

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Nashville, TN

by: BARTLEY BURNETTE

JACK WARD & SONS PLUMBING

(615) 227-2811

Nashville, TN – 4 Reasons To Choose Local Plumbing Expert Water Softener Install…

Plumber working on water softener plumbing installation

The list of reasons a homeowner would call their local plumber experts for help is rather lengthy, as having a professional take care of such delicate systems, installations, and repairs in your home is important to avoid damage or a waste of money. Our team received a call this past week requesting a water softener installation. This Nashville family had a home with all of its plumbing in perceptively great condition but had decided they wanted to upgrade their quality of life by having this new system installed in their home.

Our technicians made an expedient appointment to arrive at the customer’s home. They shared their experience of having researched the benefits of softened water for their home, and the stories of unfortunate events that brought them to want to convert their water system. There were some additional benefits our technicians were able to add some benefits to the family’s list of reasons to opt for a water softener, like the ones below:

 

  1. All of their water-using appliances like dishwashers and coffeemakers, for example, would last longer naturally.

 

  1. Their clothes would remain both whiter and more colorful with soft water.

 

  1. Soap usage would go down with the soft water, making suds more efficient while washing.

 

  1. Items cleaned with soft water will result in cleaner, more shiny looking items.

 

Do you feel that a water softener system is right for you and your family? Call your local plumbing experts at Jack Ward & Sons at (615) 227-2811, today!

Nashville, TN – Regular Plumbing Pipe Cleaning For Your Commercial Business

Tall stacked burger cooked with a lot of fats, oils, and grease

A majority of the calls we receive are from residents that need help with plumbing issues that occur regularly in residential homes across the United States, and oftentimes they are common problems such as leaks, malfunctioning hot water heaters, or burst pipes. One problem that was presented from a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee was regarding the amount of buildup in their pipes that had created an almost impassable clog.

Residential homes are susceptible to falling victim to clogged pipes, however, the amount of fats, oils, and grease that gets cycled through the plumbing of some commercial restaurants can be alarming and create a clog situation much more quickly.

Upon arriving at the commercial location and learning more about the state of the pipes, our expert technician very quickly began the process of breaking through the clog with conventional plumbing tools to completely remove the debris. A traditional plumbing snake was the tool of choice for our technician, with the goal to clear the pipe of as much of the debris as they could.

Once the clogged material had all been removed and flushed out of the pipes, creating a nearly brand new condition of the flow of water and debris through the pipes, it was explained to the business owner that more regular cleanings would be necessary to keep the pipes from completely clogging like that again. They were also asked to consider them because of the amount of grease and other organic materials that are being flushed through the pipes daily.

If you own or are investing in a commercial business that deals with solid food waste on a regular basis and need help with cleaning your pipes, give your local professional plumber Jack Ward & Sons a call today at (615) 227-2811.

Nashville, TN – Your Large Family Pets and Plumbing Service Calls

 

One particular service call from a homeowner in Nashville, Tennessee, left us feeling that it would be best to write about the importance of the friendliness of a family pet during such calls for a service worker to come to your home. If your family has the need to call a local plumbing professional for a fixture repair or installation, and has a family pet like a large dog, please keep the following story in mind for before the technicians arrive.

This homeowner had noticed issues with their hot water heater that, after some education from plumbing topic blog posts online, they determined needed to be replaced. There were several issues with the performance of their water heater, and after a while of putting off the call, they decided to reach out to their local plumbing professionals. It wasn’t long before one of our expert technicians arrived and was invited into the home. They were given an explanation of the problems at hand and it was soon determined that the water would need to be shut off for the removal of the water heater to make way for the installation of a new hot water heater unit. The homeowner explained where the shut off valve was located outside the home that would need to be accessed before taking the next step.

Lastly, it was discovered that the family dog, whom was being kept outside, wanted nothing to do with the technician and had full intention of protecting its family from them. Once the dog had spotted the technician, it did not stop barking and, despite the family’s efforts to restrain him, could not be contained until the technician had finally left the home and rescheduled for another appointment where the pet would be taken to a relative’s house to spend the day.

If the need to call your local plumber at Jack Ward & Sons arises, please be sure to make arrangements for any easily spooked or excitable pets that will help make an inspection or repair call move as smoothly as possible. Once that is taken care of, we are only a dial away at (615) 227-2811.

Nashville, TN – Why You Should Choose Professional Inspection Maintenance

Stack of clean sewer pipes

 

Our team here at Jack Ward & Sons Plumbing Co. Works to make sure that all aspects of the plumbing of your home is in place and functioning properly. There are many different methods of doing so, some more effective than others. We make sure that we utilize the best practices that will ensure that your plumbing is taken care of in a way that the results will last you for years to come.

To inspect the plumbing of your home, one of our technicians uses a snake like tool with a camera on the end. This tool is used to probe around in the sewer pipes to determine the closest possible accuracy of where any damage to the pipes or blockages are located. The camera will reveal if there are any breakages in the tubing made by intrusive tree root growth as well.

 

If, in the event that something detrimental is found, a cutting tool can be used to try to remove remove the problem. If manual removal is not an option for whatever reason (the pipe integrity is too weak, for example), then a chemical product can be applied to inhibit any further growth into the plumbing system.

If your landscaping recurrently gives you problems by interfering with the plumbing of your home, you may want to seek other preventative measures that address the growth itself. Otherwise, scheduling a yearly maintenance plan would be a good idea to help consistently maintain the integrity of your pipes. Regular cleaning is also a very good idea to set up with your local plumber to make sure that the insides stay healthy and functioning properly as well.

Call Jack Ward & Sons today at (615) 227-2811 for a pipe inspection, tree growth removal, or thorough cleaning today!

Nashville, TN – Common Plumbing Terms From A Local Top Rated Plumber

When you call for help, in order to achieve the best case scenario for your problem, you need to be able to get the help you need clearly. The best way to do this is to be able to communicate with the plumber effectively. We explain the terms below to help you better understand what things they might be looking for that your plumbing is falling short of:

The “Main”

The “main” is the utmost channel that all of the pipes are connected to. It brings all of the pipes back from the drain and supply system.

The “O-Ring”

This terms refers to a literal ring made of rubber for sealing the gaskets that lead out from sink drains and other plumbing fixtures to create a seal.

The “Flow Control Valve”

A valve that restricts the flow of water to your plumbing fixture, increasing water preservation efficiency and reducing the overall cost of your water bill.

The “Shut-off Valve”

There are multiple valves under toilets and sinks that, when turned off, restrict the flow of water to them to make repairs easier and prevent any messy mishaps including leaking.

Call Jack Ward & Sons today at (615) 227-2811 for help with your plumbing needs, such as corroded or destroyed pipes. 

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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.