If you’re on this page then chances are you’re very familiar with the function of a Sump pump and Ejector pump as well as the value it has in keeping your home free of ground water and sewage.
For most, these systems will be completely overlooked as long as life goes uninterrupted but if you haven’t been so blessed then you know the damage a failed system can cause if left unserviced. Sump pumps are mechanical and will eventually fail. We have a great deal of experience with these systems and would be more than happy to accommodate your needs and make recommendations concerning the health and welfare of your home.
What To Do Next
If you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, please call us right away. Trailblazer Plumbing Services’ technicians are trained experts and will diagnose your situation, present an estimate, and resolve your problem. Call 815 838-6590.
If your needs aren’t as urgent, then call us during business hours or make an appointment online. A Trailblazer Plumbing Services’ technician can be dispatched to you at your earliest convenience.
What can I Expect When Trailblazer Plumbing Services Arrives?
Trailblazer Plumbing Services’ technicians are trained on everything from the latest trade technologies to customer care and courtesy. Our technicians are background-checked, licensed, insured and drug tested. From the moment our technician arrives, you will be properly greeted and your home will be well respected and cared for. You will notice the difference right away. The technician will ask you questions and listen to your concerns after which he will write up several options for you to review and based on your decision he can get right to work. Our trucks are fully stocked and ready to repair your existing system or completely replace it.
Traditional Water Heaters
The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your house. During the chilly winter months, hot water is essential to maintaining a warm and happy home. Whether your water heater is on its last leg or you’re ready for an upgrade, Trailblazer Plumbing Services can install a new one in your home or fix your existing unit.
Trailblazer Plumbing Services installs the highest quality hot water heaters. The installation of these hot water heaters are among the most popular of all of our plumbing services. Sometimes you can detect a hot water heater problem before you wake up to a cold shower. Early warning signs for water heater problems include: discolored or rusty-looking water, water heater leaks, and sounds coming from your water heater unit. If you find these water heater issues, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our technicians will be on the way in no time to restore your home’s hot water.
Depending on the size of your home and family, you may require a small or large unit. Typically, two people will only need a model that holds 30-40 gallons, a family of four will require a 40-50 gallon version and more than five people will need a 50-80 gallon unit. The size of your storage area also plays a role in the size and type that will work best for your home.
We can Repair and Install any water heater including:
- AO Smith
- Bradford White
Sump Pump Backup Systems
What is it? A battery backup pump system is just like it reads. It’s an extra pump that fits in your sump pit and is powered by a deep cycle rechargeable battery much like the one you would see in a camper or boat. This is an added protection if your homes electrical service was a victimized by a storm or experienced primary pump failure. This system would sense the power outage then take over and start operating to continue removing the water.
Trailblazer Plumbing Services Battery Back Up Systems
A Battery Backup system is a lifesaver. Unfortunately, there is too much bad information about these systems, which leads to poor decisions and choices when it comes time to make your purchase.
Here’s what you need to know
The backup system should have a higher pump capacity then your primary pump. The reason is simple. When your power goes out it will most likely be in a storm that is dumping thousands of gallons of water every few minutes and your pump won’t shut off until the water stops coming. If the backup pump isn’t the proper size it won’t keep up with the flow of water entering your home which leads to flooding, pump burn out or worse yet, never even start from lack of battery charge. The reason some systems don’t start at the time you need them to is usually the result of a dead battery. Battery backup systems need to cycle on and off periodically because this maintains the charge of the battery and exercises the system to keep the parts from freezing up. Some systems do this automatically so you don’t have to think about it but other systems do not, resulting in low battery power and poor to no performance.
What to do: If you are interested in getting a quote for a backup system in your home or simply need yours maintained call us or schedule an appointment online. We’re glad to come out and show you the range of options that best fit your needs and budget.
Trailblazer Plumbing Services is Your Go-To Company for All Things PlumbingWhether you are looking for a quick repair or a new installation, our qualified technicians will provide you with an assessment and a fair price upon their arrival. We are equipped to handle any residential, commercial or industrial need with our fully-stocked trucks and state-of-the-art equipment.
Put Garbage in its Proper Place! There’s a place for kitchen garbage, and it’s not underneath your sink or beside your countertop. In fact, no matter where you keep a garbage can, getting rid of food waste can be a messy, smelly chore. Bagged garbage can also attract animals and insects, and create unsanitary conditions around your home.
In a plumbing emergency we would like you to be prepared:
When Trailblazer Plumbing Services installs a disposal in your kitchen, chicken bones, fruit rinds, coffee grounds and more can go right down the drain and into the garbage disposal — where they’re virtually liquified to safely flow into your sewage system or septic tank. You’ll enjoy a cleaner food preparation area, less cans and bags cluttering your home, and fewer trips carrying garbage to the curb.
Disposers use only about 1% or less of a household’s total water consumption and cost on average less than 50 cents a year in electric usage.
How a Disposer Works
Many people think a disposer works like a blender, with spinning blades chopping and breaking down the waste. In reality disposers work in a different way – and there are NO blades involved. Instead, impellers (or lugs) mounted on a spinning plate use centrifugal force to continuously force food waste particles against a stationary grind ring. The grind ring breaks down the food waste into very fine particles – virtually liquefying them. After they are ground, the running water flushes the particles through the grind ring and out of the disposer and into your wastewater pipe. From there it flows to the wastewater treatment plant or your septic system.
Food waste disposers are an environmentally responsible alternative to typical disposal methods like landfills. And, they can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste is even being processed and used for renewable power by many wastewater treatment plants.
Disposer Do’s and Don’ts
Run disposer along with a moderate flow of cold water. Continue to run cold water for a few seconds after grinding is complete.
Avoid using hot water when grinding food waste. It is OK to drain hot water into the disposer between grinding periods.
Never pour grease or fat into your disposer or drain.
Use a disposer cleaner to relieve objectionable odors caused by build-up, or grind citrus fruit peels to freshen up drain area.