Warmer Weather Means it’s Time to See How Well Taken Care of Your Pump is

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If you don’t want to waste your time and money dealing with water damage, go ahead and take care of your sump pump now even though it’s not very exciting.

Water may seem harmless when you drink it, but if a leak occurs, much more harm than good will be done. Your walls, floors, furniture, and more would be facing damage if your pump ever gave out. Of course, sometimes you don’t notice that you’ve got a leak. It is common, when you’ve got undetected water in your home, for mildew and mold to begin to grow.

Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance

You shouldn’t really need to do much to your sump pump since they are pretty low maintence. There are just a couple things to look out for if your pump has been reliable in the past few times you’ve needed it.

Dry motors can seize – Cold weather can prove to give homeowners problems because the pump is not able to move, and keep things loose…it is a pump afterall, it’s used to moving around a lot.

Gummy components can stick – Just because you aren’t using it, doesn’t mean your pump isn’t in water. When idle, parts get gummy as particles in the water settle. It is tougher on the motor and increases the chances of it seizing when started after a long period.

Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI

It really doesn’t matter what the reason is, you never want your pump to fail. It’s unavoidable that every pump will give out at some point; but there are some tips that can help your pump live a little longer.

Sump Pump Maintenance Options

Using these guideline frequently (3-4 times annualy) will extend the life of your pump.

Vinegar is a great substance to run through your pump. This will to clean gummy deposits and particles that can settle and will not allow parts to dry. A homeowner can do this.

To keep your pump from turning on by itself, and to avoid flooding, keep the switch area open and away from anything that could accidentally engage it.

You also want to make sure that the pump can get plenty of air flow.

Sump pump maintenance is relatively easy and can keep your home protected. You will be able to avoid big time damage and a lot of dollars, by maintaining your sump pump just as you do the rest of your home.

Schoenwalder has all the info you could ever need on maintaining sump pumps.

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Vinyl Siding is a Great Option for Homes

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If you have an older home, it may be smart to add the insulated vinyl siding.

Vinyl siding is a durable and affordable way to improve the aesthetics of a home and its function. Vinyl siding that includes insulation is always a great option where you stand to face some cold Winters. Take a look at some ways to determine if this is a good option for you.

Here is how you can get your vinyl siding insulated:

The first (depending on manufacturer) is fused onto the vinyl siding panel

Another way is that the insulation conforms to the back of the siding.

Whichever way you choose will work fine. It is really a matter of how the manufacturer can most efficiently produce the insulated vinyl siding. Do sounds from the outside bother you? This siding option may be the answer to your prayers. If you live in a big city, for example, this could be a huge benefit for you.

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Other benefits of include –

A sturdier suface

It can cover up any blemishes your home may have on its exterior.

When the weather gets chilly, you will definitely be more comfortable.

Will it be a waste to spend some hard earned dough on this siding?

Simply put, if your home is newer, you probably don’t need this insulated siding. Since there are new standards when it comes to building houses, insulation in homes is much better these days. Newer contruction (after 1990) will not see much of an impact from this siding.With not-so-great materials being used to frame and plaster homes in the early twentieth century, older homes will see a lot of improvement with this siding option. Not only will this siding save money in energy, but it can definitely make the exterior of the house look more appealing.

The Investment For Insulated Vinyl Siding

Manufacturers have various pricing structures for insulated vinyl siding, but in general it will cost about 20-30% more than standard vinyl siding to be installed by a qualified siding contractor.

Sims Exteriors and Remodeling has been helping people get the siding,the roofs, and windows they have always wanted for years.

If you’re looking for home improvement in Madison Wisconsin, Fitchburgm Verona, McFarland, or any other nearby areas, Sims is the place to call.…

Keep up Your Pump!

Waukesha WI

Spending your hard earned dollars on maintaining you sump pump may not be ideal, but it does ensure that you wan’t have to face water damage because of it…that can easily cost a lot more.

You wouldn’t think that water is able to harm your home, but when something goes wrong with your plumbing, there can be some serious damage done. Imagine, if your sump pump failed, what water can do to furniture, rugs, carpets paneling and appliances. On the flip side, you may not even realize there’s any water damage until way later. It is common, when you’ve got undetected water in your home, for mildew and mold to begin to grow.

Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance

You shouldn’t really need to do much to your sump pump since they are pretty low maintence. There are just a couple things to look out for if your pump has been reliable in the past few times you’ve needed it.

Dry motors can seize – Cold weather can prove to give homeowners problems because the pump is not able to move, and keep things loose…it is a pump afterall, it’s used to moving around a lot.

Gummy components can stick – Just because you aren’t using it, doesn’t mean your pump isn’t in water. When the pump sits in the water, you risk particles clinging onto pieces of the pump, which can make it tough to get the pump running.

Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI

You don’t ever want to find out that your pump is broken when you really need it. Even though sometimes pumps may fail, there are some things you can do to give it protection.

Sump Pump Maintenance Options

Using these guideline frequently (3-4 times annualy) will extend the life of your pump.

Let a vinegar mixture sit and run through your pump. The homeowner can use the vinegar solution to get rid of the residue in the pump.

It is important to keep the float switch free from restrictions so that the pump won’t start on its own.

Be sure all vents and air holes are clean for maximum effectiveness.

It is pretty simple to keep your house protected from flood when you take care of your sump pump. You will be able to avoid big time damage and a lot of dollars, by maintaining your sump pump just as you do the rest of your home.

To learn more about sump pump maintenance contact Schoenwalder Plumbing.

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How to Extend the Life of a Sump Pump

Sump Pump

Although it’s never really a fun project, keeping up with the needs of your sump pump can save you a ton of money in the future.

Water may seem harmless when you drink it, but if a leak occurs, much more harm than good will be done. Picture the scenario of your sump pump just stopping: it would ruin all of the work you put into your lovely home. Of course, sometimes you don’t notice that you’ve got a leak. You don’t want to find any mildew or mold growing because you didn’t find the water damage.

Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance

What’s great about these pumps is how simple they are, thus needed less attention then more complicated systems. There are just a couple things to look out for if your pump has been reliable in the past few times you’ve needed it.

Dry motors can seize – pumps are made to be used. Sitting through a “dry” winter, where there are no thaws, sump pump components become dry and stiff.

Gummy components can stick – There will always be some components that sit in the water. “Gumminess” is caused by little, tiny pieces in the water getting stuck on the pump, which causes some pieces to get kind of sticky. This resistance makes starting the pump difficult, and can make it tough to keep the pump going.

Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI

You don’t ever want to find out that your pump is broken when you really need it. The good news is that while all mechanical devices will fail at some point, there are things you can do to extend your sump pumps life.

Sump Pump Maintenance Options

Using these guideline frequently (3-4 times annualy) will extend the life of your pump.

Prepare a vinegar solution and run it through your pump. By running vinegar through your pump, a homeowner can remove all of those gummy particles and let the pump dry fully.

You may face flooding if the pump turns on automatically, so make sure the switch isn’t near anything that can restrict it.

You also want to make sure that the pump can get plenty of air flow.

It’s not expensive or diffucult to take care of a sump pump. Just add this into the routine you normally have for maintaining your household, and you shou;dn’t have any big problems.

We are the people to call when it comes to lengthening the lifespand of your pump.

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Dents 101

Dent Repair

When your paint has been damaged in addition to a dent, the conventional repair method is to pull to damaged part of the car as far over to the non-damaged part.

Conventional dent repair and paintless dent repair are often times confused.

Commonly, car owners just want the damage fixed. Of course, on the flip side, people also want their car to look perfect without spending a fortune.

To many people who have had the option of using a paintless dent repair process, the concept of just “popping” out a dent is an easy one. But sometimes that method is not an option…look below to see what determines how the dents can be removed.

First: There can be no scratches or chips in the dent’s paint. A broken finish in the paint can allow for rust in the future.

Two: The metal must be stretch free. There will be too much surface area to fit into the original contours of the panel with the dent. If the metal is pulled out too far the panel would actually have a lump.

How Much Dough are we Talking to Use the Conventional Method?

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It takes a lot of time and experience for someone to get the dents out using the conventioanl method. Some of the most important steps include –

Prepping the dented area where finish has been broken

Filling in dent

Matching the paint color

Applying a smooth finish

Having it dry perfectly

The time frame can take days – not just hours or minutes

The conventional method is much more expensive. The damage you car has will be the deciding factor in the cost of the dent repairs.

Avoiding Conventional Dent Repair Expense

Your car may be a candidate for the paintless (less expensive) method if certain requirements are met. Most importantly, it maintains the vehicle’s original finish. The process requires a technician to:

Remove surrounding panels allowing access to the back of a dent

Use specialized tools to sculpt metal into its original form from behind

If you want to learn more about getting your dents fixed, either one of our Wisconsin locations will be more than qualifid to assist you.

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Sump Pump Maintaining

Schoenwalder Plumbing

Sump pump maintenance is not exciting. But, when you consider functioning properly sump pumps can save you thousands of dollars in water damage, excitement is not the issue.

A lot of people forget that too much water coming into an unwanted place too fast, can cause some big problems in your home. Your walls, floors, furniture, and more would be facing damage if your pump ever gave out. On the flip side, you may not even realize there’s any water damage until way later. What you may face if this happens, is the growth of bacteria and mold…very bad to have in your home.

Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance

Sump pumps are basic machines and do not often require much maintenance. If your sump pump was working last season and has been reliable in general, there are only a couple of things for you to be aware of –

Dry motors can seize – pumps are made to be used. Sitting through a “dry” winter, where there are no thaws, sump pump components become dry and stiff.

Gummy components can stick – portions of sump pumps do sit under water even during periods of non-use. The motor has a tough time getting going when it sits for a long time because susbstances in the water can stick to the pump and make it gummy.

Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI

Whatever situation causes a sump pump to not do its job is bad news. The good news is that while all mechanical devices will fail at some point, there are things you can do to extend your sump pumps life.

Sump Pump Maintenance Options

Using these guideline frequently (3-4 times annualy) will extend the life of your pump.

Vinegar is a great substance to run through your pump. The homeowner can use the vinegar solution to get rid of the residue in the pump.

Check to be sure the float switch on the pump is not restricted. A restricted float switch will keep your sump pump from automatically engaging and can allow a flood to occur.

Clean vents and air holes will assist in keeping your pump running as it should.

Sump pumps need to be taken care of, so it’s a good thing it’s an easy job. You will be able to avoid big time damage and a lot of dollars, by maintaining your sump pump just as you do the rest of your home.

We are the people to call when it comes to lengthening the lifespand of your pump.

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We serve Waukesha WI and Lake Country including Hartland, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, Dousman, Brookfield and Elm Grove.…

Middleton Water Filtration

What people commonly think of when water filtration is brought up is the handheld water filters. This is not the best option, though, because this does not clean the rest of the water in your home. Drinking water is not the only water that is used throughout the day. With this being the case, you are still looking at contaminents in your washing machine, your shower water, and all the other places that you use water. Shouldn’t your loved ones have clean water no matter where it is coming from?

All of your home’s water can be purified by setting up a filter where the water supply enters the home. If you don’t want any toxins in your water, this is the option.

What Makes A Water Filter Necessary In Middleton & Cross Plains

In order to ensure the safety of drinking water, the public’s water goes through a treatment system. While municipal water treatment is generally a good start, the process usually targets contaminants common to your area. Particles and organisms often remain or they can collect in the pipes along the way to your home. In addition, for public health reasons, water treatment plants introduce chemicals like chlorine and fluoride to the water, to which some people are sensitive.

This extra level of purification will ensure that your hair, skin, and whole body are healthy in addition to the plumbing system in your home.

It has been found that arsenic is sometimes in the water, which can cause many health issues. You can also cut the risk of your children consuming nitrates, which have been found harmful for young kids.

A filter meant to clean all of your house’s water will get certain impurites out that you do not want. Reverse osmosis filter systems provide the most comprehensive protection. A water treatment option that is easy to do is a water softener for preventing pipe damage and other problems caused by “hard water.”

Professional Installation Of Your Water Filter Is Recommended

If you’re into DIY projects, keep in mind that adding a home filtration system will not be a quick and easy project. Adding a water filtration system to your house includes basically taking your plumbing system apart and putting it back togther. A skilled plumber will make very specific calculations prior to the start of your water filter installation. In addition, your plumber will troubleshoot your plumbing, looking for any part of your plumbing needing attention before the installation is done.

Once the intall is done, the plumber will run their tests to make sure you water will be filtered optimally.

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No matter what you need, Sauk Plains Plumbers know exactly what to do. Starting with water testing, our plumbers will help you select the correct water filter for your needs and install it properly to ensure problem free operation.

If you’re located in Cross Plains, Black Earth, Mount Horeb, Fitchburg, or any surrounding areas, we can assist you.

Call us at 608-798-2121 or send us an email if you are looking for a water filter.…

Maintaining a Sump Pump

Schoenwalder Plumbing

Spending your hard earned dollars on maintaining you sump pump may not be ideal, but it does ensure that you wan’t have to face water damage because of it…that can easily cost a lot more.

A lot of people forget that too much water coming into an unwanted place too fast, can cause some big problems in your home. Your walls, floors, furniture, and more would be facing damage if your pump ever gave out. The water damage can even sneak by you sometimes. What you may face if this happens, is the growth of bacteria and mold…very bad to have in your home.

Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance

What’s great about these pumps is how simple they are, thus needed less attention then more complicated systems. There are just a couple things to look out for if your pump has been reliable in the past few times you’ve needed it.

Dry motors can seize – Cold weather can prove to give homeowners problems because the pump is not able to move, and keep things loose…it is a pump afterall, it’s used to moving around a lot.

Gummy components can stick – At all times, at least some pieces if the pump will be submerged in water. “Gumminess” is caused by little, tiny pieces in the water getting stuck on the pump, which causes some pieces to get kind of sticky. This resistance makes starting the pump difficult, and can make it tough to keep the pump going.

Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI

Having a pump that won’t start is never a good thing. It’s unavoidable that every pump will give out at some point; but there are some tips that can help your pump live a little longer.

Sump Pump Maintenance Options

Using these guideline frequently (3-4 times annualy) will extend the life of your pump.

Vinegar is a great substance to run through your pump. The homeowner can use the vinegar solution to get rid of the residue in the pump.

You may face flooding if the pump turns on automatically, so make sure the switch isn’t near anything that can restrict it.

Keep the air holes clear in order to allow enough air into the pumping system.

It is pretty simple to keep your house protected from flood when you take care of your sump pump. Ass this into your home’s cycles, and you can prevent a lot of damage and save some dough.

Schoenwalder has all the info you could ever need on maintaining sump pumps.

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Sewer System TLC

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A sewer line repair requires the right equipment and the knowledge to use it – call a professional plumber to repair your sewer line.

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Sometimes, when updates on a sewer line are needed, it can be a pretty substancial ordeal. The best way to ensure that you will not have any major problems with your home is to respond to any needs that your sewer system may need.

The challenge of sewer line repair is often times you cannot plan for a timely repair. While you can keep some bad situations at bay with preventitive maintenence, sometimes not even that can protect you.

Does Your Waukesha System Need to be Fixed?

Look out for the signs that we have listed below to determine if you are ready to have your sewage line updated. Typically you can catch any big issues early by usings these tips.

Sluggish Drains – A clog in a sewer line could cause any, and all drains to drain water much more slowly. In general, slow drains around your home not responding to cleaners, often are an early symptom of a sewer line break or clog. When you notice that this is hapening, it’s best to get the situation taken care of immediately. When extra water builds up on the ground surrounding your home, you run the risk of the foundation being damaged.

There is a smaller or larger amount of water in the toilets than usual-If you’ve got a clog, and you’ve tried the DIY methods to clear it, you may need to have your sewer line inspected by a pofessional company. If you are wondering if you need repairs made to your sewer line, call a professional plumber.

Unpleasant Odors – Do Not Wait! If noxious odors are coming from your sink drains, you have a problem. This is a huge indicator you have sewer line problem and you will likely need a sewer line repair of some type.

Stains on the Foundation of Your Home or Water Damage-It’s common to have issues when there is damage from water. You could be experiencing not-so-great damage, or a simple leak. An infux of rats or bugs can indicate that you need professional assistance. Without attention the situation will continue to get worse. One of the most substancial riks you run with a broken sewer line is wet ground underneat your home’s foundation, thus causing it to become weak.

In nearly every case, you cannot do sewer line repair on your own. Looking at all of the things that are likely to go wrong while you attempt to dig and install certain components should be enough to show you that hiring a pro is smart. The cost of repairing the extra damage that you may do by tackling this project on your own is enough to deter anyone from even thinking about not hiring a professional plumbing company.

The pro plumbers at Schoenwalder Plumbing know how to handle any sewage issue.Need assistance in Pewaukee, Elm Grove, Oconomowoc, or any place nearby? Contact us!…

Wisconsin Plumbing 101

Your home’s plumbing system works tirelessly. Every time you use a sink, take a shower or bath or use your dishwasher, your plumbing in Middleton WI performs. There are no drips or leaks to ruin your day and your wastewater being taken away.

The more you use your plumbing, the faster they can be worn down. Most times it’s in the form of drains draining slower rather than a complete failure. When you run into a problem with your plumbing, we, at Sauk Plains Plumbing and Pumps, know that it’s an inconvenience. Below are some ideas to help your Middleton WI or Cross Plains plumbing continue to work at its highest level.

Professional Plumbing Maintenance in Middleton WI

In order to have the most efficient plumbing system, use the professionals. Our professionals know what it takes to keep your system working properly.

Regular Drain Cleaning For Your Plumbing

It is normal to clean out your drain here and there. When you keep your pipes clear, the chances of having clogged drains decreases greatly. a professional’s job when cleaning the drains is to look for any issues, and fix them if they find them.

While there are several different methods to clean out drains, we at Sauk Plains Plumbing, know which methods to use and when. Our Plumbers do the right thing to clear and protect your pipes.

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Keep You Plumbing Safe

Your plumbing will not work properly if you do not take good care of it. Certain things shouldn’t go down your drain. Consider the following –

It is often thought that anything goes down the sink when there is a garbage disposal. Keep things out of the disposal if you wouldn’t be able to chew them on your own.

Things that shouldn’t be put in your drain include: pits from fruit, fibrous veggies, and bones of animals.

Our plumbers have years of experience working with wide variety of problems in Cross Plains, Black Earth, Waunakee and Middleton. Call Sauk Plains Plumbing and Pumps or email us for quality drain cleaning and plumbing repair and in Middleton, WI.…