Reddi Plumbing Blogs

How To Test Your Toilet for Leaks

Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:33 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
Your toilet gets a lot of use so it’s not surprising for it to show signs of normal wear-and-tear. One of the most common bathroom problems is a toilet that keeps running after you flush. This is a sign that your toilet might have a leak. If left untreated, it could run up your water bill. Before you spend money on a new … Read Article

Why Do My Plumbing Pipes Make A Knocking Noise?

Monday, February 12 2018 10:44 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
We’ve all heard strange noises around our homes and most of the sounds are harmless. But if you hear banging water pipes, this could be a sign of a serious plumbing problem. The top three causes of banging plumbing pipes are because of a water hammer, copper pipes or too high of water pressure. These sounds can be heard a… Read Article

The History of Plumbing

Friday, October 27 2017 3:02 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
Water is an important element for survival and plumbing has made providing water much more convenient. Plumbing originated during ancient civilizations such as the Greek, Roman, Persian, Indian and Chinese cities as they developed ways to irrigate their crops and provide public baths, wastewater removal and portable water. Here… Read Article

Why Won’t My Toilet Flush?

Tuesday, October 10 2017 11:40 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
We’ve all experienced that moment when it’s time to flush the toilet and nothing happens. Panic starts to set in. What do you do? Besides checking for a clog, the reason for the toilet not flushing could be that the water level in the tank is too low, the chain isn’t working correctly, the flapper is bent or w… Read Article

Why Is There a Sewer Smell In My Basement?

Wednesday, August 30 2017 9:22 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
A strong sewer smell coming from your basement is most often caused from a dried out floor drain, a bad ejector pit seal, improperly vented appliances or fixtures, or even a damaged sewer line. Floor Drains - Rarely-used floor drains in your basement are typically the source of the sewer stench. These drains are designed with … Read Article

Tankless Water Heater Pros & Cons

Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:25 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
If your current water heater is showing signs of failure, it's probably time to start thinking about a replacement. We’re often asked about tankless water heaters and their advantages over traditional water heaters. Although the two styles of heaters are quite different, it's important to consider the pros and cons when d… Read Article

Do I Need a Backup Sump Pump?

Friday, April 21 2017 8:56 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
Wichita has seen a fair share of flooding in its 147 year history. With most of the city on a floodplain and the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers flowing through downtown, the first half of the 20th century almost saw Wichita get washed away. The “Big Ditch” and other efforts have greatly improved flood control, … Read Article

Simple Steps to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Monday, November 14 2016 10:20 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
Frozen pipes are something homeowners in Kansas have to be prepared for, due to the freezing winter weather. When frozen water lines burst, they can quickly cause flooding and expensive water damage to your home. Here are some easy preventive measures you can take to help minimize the risk.   Unhook the Garden Hose A fro… Read Article

How to Become a Professional Plumber

Monday, July 11 2016 3:18 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
The plumbing trade is a popular career choice, and it’s no wonder...even in a slow economy, people always need plumbing services! This means, though, that getting into the profession is increasingly competitive, and early preparation can be key. While the requirements for becoming a professional plumber vary by state, he… Read Article

How to Prevent Frozen Pipe Bursting

Thursday, January 21 2016 9:34 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
Even during mild years, winter in Kansas usually means bitter cold and harsh winds. Freezing temperatures can cause unprotected water lines to freeze, creating a big mess and costly damage if they burst. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways you can protect your pipes and prevent a catastrophe. What Causes Pipes to Burst? … Read Article

Signs Your Water Heater is Failing

Friday, December 11 2015 4:03 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
Having your water heater go out on you is an inconvenience no one wants to deal with, but eventually it will happen. Most people don’t know what signs to look for when a water heater is failing, so here are four ways to determine whether or not your water heater is on its last legs. Old Water Heaters You should be aware… Read Article

Holiday Plumbing Tips

Wednesday, December 9 2015 2:55 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
This holiday season you’ll be gathering with friends and family at various gatherings and parties to share in the spirit of the season. But with the rise in large groups of people celebrating together in one place, this is also a time of year when there is added pressure on your plumbing system and, as a result, emergency… Read Article

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

Monday, October 26 2015 12:45 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
Winter in Kansas can bring frigid temperatures and high winds, both of which can cause big problems for unprotected water pipes. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent costly damage from a burst pipe. 1. Winterize outside faucets. Since they’re exposed to the elements, this is an especially important… Read Article

Why is the Water from My Faucet a Strange Color?

Wednesday, May 6 2015 11:46 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
If the water from your faucets is coming out in funny colors, it can be an unsettling experience - especially if you're getting ready to cook or use the bathtub or shower. There are a variety of reasons this could be happening, and not all issues require service but some issues will. Here is a summary of why your water may have… Read Article

Test Your Sump Pump

Monday, March 2 2015 10:00 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
Spring is almost here, and in south central Kansas, that often means rain. That’s why you should test your sump pump now, and then every month or two through summer and fall. What Does a Sump Pump Do? Many homes use sump pumps to prevent ground water from getting into the basement or crawl space. Extra water can build u… Read Article

Slow Water from your Faucet? Clean the Aerator.

Wednesday, January 28 2015 3:51 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
If you’ve noticed the water running out of your faucet or shower head has slowed to a trickle, a blocked aerator could be to blame. Fortunately, unclogging it is a simple fix. What is a Faucet Aerator? A faucet aerator is at the end of your water faucet. It adds air to your water to reduce splash and reduce th… Read Article