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Blog Posts in 2013

  • The Ball in Times Square

    December 30, 2013 New Year?s is a time for parties, fun and great traditions, some of which go back more than a century. Among them is the famous ?dropping of the ball? in Times Square, an event which is broadcast to millions of people every New Year?s Eve. With 2014 nearly upon us, we thought we?d take the opportunity to look at the history of this popular New Year?s Eve festivity. The idea began ...
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  • Raleigh Plumber: Why Condensation Forms on Your Toilet

    December 27, 2013 If you?re a plumber in Raleigh, you learn to deal with a lot of leaks. They?re easily the biggest plumbing problems homeowners face and plumbers see a wider variety of leaks than most layman could even conceive. While it always pays to be cautious, however, one of the ?leaks? we see a lot of isn?t a leak at all: it?s condensation built up on the surface of your toilet. A toilet ...
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  • Happy Holidays!

    December 23, 2013 Holiday greetings from JD Service Now! We hope you are having safe and pleasant season, enjoying your favorite traditions for this time of year. We wish you the very best, and we thank you for your business this year. In honor of the season, here are some fun facts about one of everyone’s favorite holiday movies: It?s a Wonderful Life. For years, one of the enduring December ...
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  • 3 Reasons to Get Your Water Heater Inspected in Raleigh

    December 18, 2013 Water heaters are a staple of every home: so common that we never think twice about their presence in our household. They?re usually located in out-of-the-way spots like your basement, and if it?s not actively malfunctioning, we tend to put it out of our minds in favor of more pressing concerns. That?s why a periodic inspection of your water heater is a good idea. It helps you ...
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  • Wake Forest Plumber: Basic Components of Water Heaters

    December 13, 2013 Running water is often cited as the greatest modern home conveniences (?The best thing since indoor plumbing!?). However, think about how much you need hot water to go along with running water. Every day, you need hot water for showers, baths, cleaning, cooking, and washing clothes. Even going for one day without hot water can be miserable. JD Service Now specializes in repairs ...
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  • Plumbing Repairs in Durham

    December 10, 2013 How High Water Pressure Can Lead to Needing Those Repairs The water pressure within your home?s plumbing should remain at an even level, not exceeding 80 psi (pounds per square inch). If the water pressure increases, it can lead to numerous repair problems throughout your home that will require the attention of a professional plumber . Often, you won?t notice at first that your ...
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  • Common Causes of a Leaky Faucet in Cary

    December 2, 2013 No plumbing problem is more ubiquitous and seemingly minor?yet astonishingly irritating?as a leaky faucet. The slow drip-drip-drip can often drive even the calmest individuals to distraction. A leaky faucet is more than an annoyance: it adds up to a tremendous waste of water. According to the EPA, leaky faucets can total up to 10,000 gallons of water wasted in a single home over a ...
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  • The History of Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving is upon us: a time to get together with relatives, eat some great food, watch a little football or the parade, and stop to appreciate the good things we have in life. Beyond all that, however, there?s a fascinating history to the holiday and its traditions. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. Records are spotty at ...
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  • Ask a Plumber: Is Hard Water Dangerous?

    November 25, 2013 Is hard water dangerous? Hard water refers to water that contains an excess amount of minerals, typically calcium and magnesium. It?s not usually harmful to your health, and you can drink and even bathe in it without any immediate adverse effects. While ?dangerous? is going a bit too far, however, hard water can have long-term effects that are less than ideal. The most immediate ...
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  • What Do I Need to Unclog My Drain in Chapel Hill?

    November 18, 2013 Drain clogs? they?re an annoyance, but they happen. Every home owner will have to deal with clogs at one time or another. Most drain blockages are small, and you can fix them on your own using one basic tool. But some clogs, especially ones from grease build-up or jammed objects, require the work of professional plumbers to eliminate. We?ll explain what tools you need?and what ...
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  • Ask a Raleigh Plumber: How Can a Tree Damage My Sewer?

    November 15, 2013 It seems rather absurd at first. ?How can a tree damage my sewer?? We see trees as very placid, static things: neither moving much nor causing any real damage. But while they can provide lovely shade and atmosphere, they are still growing things. Thriving trees can present a serious concerns for your sewer system , especially if you have pipes to a sewer in Raleigh which is a ...
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  • Signs You Need Plumbing Repair in Raleigh

    November 12, 2013 Sometimes it?s impossible to miss the signs that you need to get plumbing repair in Raleigh, NC: water bursting from visible pipes, sewage odors emanating from sinks, backed up drains, and a sudden loss of water flow. When this happens, there shouldn?t be any doubt that you need to get on the phone and summon a plumber. But some damaging problems that can develop in your plumbing ...
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  • Sewer Smells and Your Plumbing in Raleigh

    November 5, 2013 This isn?t a pleasant topic: nobody wants the smells of a sewer drifting through their home. However, issues in your plumbing can cause this to occur. The first thing you need to know about this is that it can be solved . Don?t imagine that you?ll somehow get stuck with a foul-smelling house for the rest of the time you live in it. Professional plumbers are familiar with this ...
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  • Common Causes of Blocked Drains in Raleigh

    November 1, 2013 No household plumbing problem crops up more often than blocked drains. You notice water draining slowly from a shower or a sink, or the water sits in a bathtub and goes nowhere. Down in the plumbing, something has clogged up the water flow. But what? JD Service Now has put together a list of reasons you may experience blocked drains. Some of these troubles you can remedy yourself; ...
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  • Ask a Raleigh Plumber: Which Water Heater Is Right for Me?

    October 28, 2013 If you venture into the market to purchase a water heater , you?ll soon find yourself facing a veritable avalanche of possibilities: models, types, brands. Making the right decision may seem impossible. But getting the right water heater to supply your home with a steady flow of hot water for showering, dishwashing, clothes cleaning, and other household tasks doesn?t need to give ...
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