Signs It is Time to Replace Your Water Heater

May 14, 2024

Homeowners have many appliances to take care of and keep updated, and your water heater is an important one! Your water heater is the thing that keeps your showers and baths comfortable, allows you to successfully clean dishes, and run...

Prepping Your Plumbing for Spring

April 29, 2024

As the weather warms up and we begin to enjoy the sunshine, it is important to inspect your home for damage and begin prepping for spring. Cold weather and winter storms can cause wear and tear, or even break your...

Why Won’t My Shower Water Get Hot?

February 5, 2024

The last thing anyone wants is for their hot water to go out in the winter. There is nothing worse than turning on your shower and waiting and waiting for it to heat up – just for it to stay...

Hard vs. Soft Water

November 7, 2023

What’s the difference between hard water and soft water, and does it really matter? The difference between hard and soft water is the level of magnesium and calcium in the water supply. About 85% of US water is hard, but...

Prepping for Fall: Plumbing Tips

October 17, 2023

As summer is coming to an end and the air is getting cooler, fall is the best time to begin preparing your plumbing for the fall and winter months ahead. To avoid plumbing problems throughout the cooler months, here are...

How to Prevent Overworking Your Plumbing

August 22, 2023

When you come home from work, you sit back and relax – make sure your plumbing is too! During the summer months, your plumbing works harder than any other time of the year. It’s hotter, you’re spending more time outdoors...

Is ____ Product Really Flushable?

July 20, 2023

When shopping for feminine products and wipes, you’ll probably notice that they’re marketing these products as flushable. In fact, most say, right on the packaging in big bold letters, that they are made to be flushed. Unfortunately, this just isn’t...

Why is My Plumbing Sweating?

May 25, 2023

In many parts of the country, and especially eastern North Carolina, as the temperatures start to rise and the days become hotter and more humid, you may notice condensation on your pipes. The combination of high temperatures and excessive moisture...

Backflow Prevention and Devices

April 18, 2023

Backflow can be bad news. Whether it’s backflow siphonage or backpressure backflow, when non-potable water is flowing back into your usable water supply it becomes a serious health situation. If water pressure changes due to a water main burst, freezing...

Plumbing Facts Than Can Cause a Leak in Your Bank Account

March 23, 2023

At Eastern Plumbing, we are experts in all things plumbing related. Over the past 25 years, we have seen it all and picked up a lot of information along the way. Here are some facts and tips to help prevent...

Plumbing Maintenance and Why It’s Important

February 21, 2023

Oftentimes, we take for granted our plumbing system though many of us would say it’s a vital part of a functioning home. Without regular maintenance, problems can start with your plumbing. It’s important to have a plumber regularly check all...

So Your Water is Discolored. Now What?

December 7, 2022

You go to turn on your sink to do dishes, and the water that comes out is brown. What’s the problem? Is it contaminated? Is it safe? There are many reasons your water may be brown - sediment, minerals, and...

5 FAQ’s for Plumbers

November 21, 2022

You’ve asked, and we are answering! Here are the top 5 frequently asked questions that plumbers receive. 1. What do I do when my toilet overflows? Don’t panic; there’s still time. Prevent the toilet from continuing to leak water by...

Prepping Your Plumbing for Fall

November 2, 2022

Fall is in the air, and as the weather gets cooler, it’s time to do seasonal home maintenance to ensure your plumbing is ready for winter! Here are seven things Eastern Plumbing recommends you do to keep your home in...

Pros and Cons to a Tankless Water Heater

August 22, 2022

We know you've been thinking about it - should you invest in a tankless water heater? They're one of the more remarkable tools to make your home more energy efficient. Tankless water heaters instantly generate hot water, whereas standard water...

Is Cat Litter Your Toilet’s New Best Friend?

July 21, 2022

It's the age-old question, should you flush your cat litter down the toilet? In short, no. But why? For starters, flushing kitty litter down the toilet can cause damage to your septic tank. Your septic tank is designed to break...

Store-Bought Cleaner vs. A Professional Plumber

June 9, 2022

Whether you have a clogged sink or bathtub drain, store-bought drain cleaners typically claim to be the cheapest and easiest way to unclog and clean-out your drain. However, the chemical combination used in these cleaners can be incredibly harmful to...

Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?

April 26, 2022

Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable? Who doesn’t love a flushable wipe? They provide a more refreshing and cleaner sensation than toilet paper. Flushable wipes are just like regular disposable wipes, except they claim to be septic system “safe” and safe...

Do Plumbers Install Dishwashers?

April 6, 2022

We’ll get right to the point. Yes, we install dishwashers! If you recently purchased a dishwasher and don’t know how to install it, call the professionals at Eastern Plumbing – we can help! What are the benefits to calling a...

How to Stop a Running Toilet Before Calling a Plumber

January 18, 2022

Are you annoyed by the sound of running water coming from your toilet? A continuously running toilet is enough to drive anyone crazy, especially after a long day at work. A running toilet is usually a sign of a problem...

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