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Water Pressure Problems?

If you are not looking to replace your artesian well pump before its time, this is a warning sign you should not ignore. An over-sized well pump and an under-sized pressure tank in the home can be a disastrous combination for a well pump. The pump turns on and pumps into the small 20 gallon well tank, then clicks off only 45 seconds after starting. Short cycles are bad for the pump because the pump pulls so much amperage upon start up, but as it runs a longer cycle the amperage drops dramatically which helps to cool the windings in the motor. Basically, the longer it runs, the better it cools.

You can tell if your well tank is undersized because there is a variation in water pressure at the shower head or faucet. The pressure starts to wane and suddenly shoots up again and it does this repeatedly during a shower. If you have variations in pressure, call us to take a look at your plumbing system. We can run some quick tests to determine the reason for your pressure problem. There is some remarkable new technology available to us today that will lengthen your pump’s life expectancy and keep a constant working pressure in the house!

Drain Maintenance

Commercial Drain Snake Services

We’re offering local restaurants drain maintenance contracts where we go into their facility every six months or so to flush out the drains with a high pressure wash so that they can be proactive rather than reactive with their drain maintenance. An average Burger King or Texas Roadhouse creates hundreds of gallons of grease a year, a lot of which collects on the cookware and washes down the drain.

Grease is liquid when hot, however when it hits the drain it immediately cools creating a coagulated mess that will cause a major back up that many times cannot be cleared through a conventional drain snake. Christenson Plumbing and Heating has a jetter machine that can clear an entire restaurant in about 8 hours. The work can be performed after hours so there is no interruption in business. We also have a new commercial drain snake that can clear drains up to 8″ in diameter. This covers almost every commercial application imaginable. From Walmart to BJ’s Wholesale to Texas Roadhouse to Applebees and beyond, we’ve got it covered!

We’re also excited to announce the hire of Joey Delude, journeyman plumber and gas fitter with 14 years experience in the plumbing industry, along with Dustin Schoeneman a licensed air conditioning engineer who brings 10 years of plumbing experience along with vast plumbing and heating expertise with engineered applications.