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Plumbing services

For expert, reliable, cost-effective local plumbing services in North and South Carolina, look no further than Honesty Mechanical. From your basic leak repair or clogged drain, to high end installations such as tankless water heaters, whole house re-pipe jobs and more. See our extensive list below for details and contact us today for any and all of your plumbing needs.

Water Heater Service

Is your water heater at the end of its life? At Honesty Mechanical, we can help with all your water heater repair and new installation services.

Common Problems that Require Water Heater Service

When you call us for your water heater, the experts at Honesty Mechanical will check these issues first to rule them out:

Thermostat: If the water heater is not producing hot water or is producing water that is too hot, it may be attributed to the thermostat. The thermostat controls the temperature of the heater.

 

Electrical Failure: A typical water heater relies on numerous electrical components to function. If wires become corroded or disconnected, you may experience a breakdown.

Physical Damage: Dents or cracks in the system are other common issues. If your water heater is damaged, you may require water heater replacement.

Whether you’re looking for commercial water heater repair or residential water heater repair, Carolina residents can always trust the thorough and comprehensive service at Honesty Mechanical

Is it Time for a New Water Heater Installation?

Look out for the following signs that may indicate that you need water heater replacement service:

  • The water heater is constantly breaking down requiring repairs.
  • You notice rising water and energy bills.
  • The water heater no longer meets your unique needs.
  • The water heater is over 10-15 years old.

If any of these apply to you or your family, it may be time to consider a replacement.

Drain Cleaning Service

If clogged and dirty drains are causing a problem in your home, call the qualified drain cleaning professionals at Honesty Mechanical. Our technicians can safely and effectively clean your drains.

Over the years, North and South Carolina home and business drains get dirty and clogged by debris and grease. It’s common to see hair, food, oil, skin flakes and other debris build up and create a stubborn clog that is often difficult to remove. At Honesty Mechanical, we provide safe and effective commercial and residential drain cleaning service designed to remove clogs and keep your drains sparkly clean.

 

What Are the Signs Drain Cleaning is Needed?

Drain cleaning is a common service that many Carolina homeowners could benefit from. Some signs that you need drain cleaning include:

  • There is slow-moving or standing water in your sink or tub.
  • You notice a foul odor coming from the drains.
  • The toilet has difficulty flushing.
  • Once the toilet has been flushed, it takes a long time to fill back up.

What Are the Benefits?

For homeowners in North and South Carolina, drain cleaning may consist of pouring a chemical drain cleaning product down the drain to corrode the clog. While this may seem effective at first, it’s actually quite dangerous and damaging.

Professional drain cleaning is recommended over these chemical cleaners because it’s completely safe and more effective. Investing in regular drain cleaning appointments on an annual basis will also help improve the overall longevity and quality of your drains and pipes.

Kitchen Plumbing Service

The kitchen is a vital part of your home. So much so, that your kitchen plumbing needs to be up to the task at all times. At Honesty Mechanical our technicians provide quality kitchen plumbing repair and installation services for residential and commercial clients in North and South Carolina.

 

Common Faucet Problems

Nothing is more frustrating than a dripping or leaking faucet. Here are some of the most common faucet problems:

Worn Out O-Rings: The O-ring is a small disc connecting the stem screw and the handle. Dripping around the handle is usually attributed to a worn out O-ring.

Broken Washers: When the faucet is turned on, it is pressed into the valve seat. Over time, the washer will wear out or break.

Damaged Valve Seat: The valve seat connects the spout and faucet. Over time, sediment builds up, causing corrosion and leaking from the spout.

How to Prevent Garbage Disposal Repair Issues

Your garbage disposal sees a lot of use. Chances are, it experiences a lot of wear and tear. Although the unit will eventually require garbage disposal replacement, there are several things you can do to prevent issues with the disposal:

  • Never put hard materials such as bones or shells in the disposal.
  • If you have a lot of material to dispose of, do it in stages to not jam the machine.
  • Always run warm water through the machine when you are finished to clean the blades quickly.
  • Never attempt DIY garbage disposal repair service or garbage disposal installation. Leave it to the professionals who know what they are doing.

Slab Leak Repair Service

Stop slab leaks before they cause extensive damage to your home.

Nothing is more stressful for a homeowner or business owner than finding out they have a slab leak. A slab leak occurs underneath the concrete slab that supports your home. These leaks are dangerous because they often go undetected and they cause extensive damage to the foundation as water rushes away and erodes the sand and dirt supporting the slab. At Honesty Mechanical , we provide safe and effective commercial and residential slab leak repair in North and South Carolina

 

What Causes Slab Leaks?

There are several factors that contribute to a slab leak. Some of the most common contributors include the following:

  • Worn out or weakened pipes from using chemical drain cleaners.
  • Sudden shifts in the ground caused by major weather events or earthquakes.
  • Water flowing through the pipes, causing vibrations that result in the pipes rubbing the wrong way against the rebar.

Signs You Need Slab Leak Repair

Watch for the following signs and symptoms in your home that may indicate the need for professional slab leak repair:

  • The sound of rushing water in your floor or basement.
  • Mold growing on the walls or floor.
  • Abnormally high water bills.
  • Cold spots on your floor or walls.
  • Standing water near the building’s foundation.
  • Water stains on the floor or walls.

If you notice any of these signs in your home, call Honesty Mechanical right away for a professional opinion. Slab leaks must be repaired immediately to prevent further damage to your home.

 

 

Tankless Water Heater Service

Discover the benefits of going tankless today. Contact us to find out if a tankless water heater is right for you. At Honesty Mechanical, we take care of all your tankless water heater repair and installation services.

Many homeowners in the Carolinas  are switching to a tankless water heater. These units offer numerous benefits that almost anyone can take advantage of. At Honesty Mechanical we specialize in tankless water heater installation and repair services for residential and commercial clients to ensure you are getting the most out of your tankless unit.

 

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

As the name implies, tankless water heaters eliminate the need for a bulky hot water tank by connecting directly to your plumbing system. When hot water is turned on at the faucet, a series of high-efficiency heating elements come to life, quickly heating the water as it passes through the system.

Once the hot water is turned off, the heating elements shift into standby mode until they are needed again.

What Are the Benefits?

Here are some of the most significant benefits to operating a tankless water heater in your home or office:

Savings: Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless units only heat water as it is needed, which results in extra energy savings per month.

Environmentally Friendly: Improved efficiency also leads to a reduced carbon footprint, making a tankless water heater installation a great move to make your home greener.

Space: In smaller homes or condos, tankless units are ideal because they take up less space than traditional units.

Fewer Repairs: With fewer moving parts, these units require fewer tankless water heater repairs, which saves even more money.

Unlimited Hot Water: A traditional water heater will eventually run out of hot water and only work once the tank is refilled. A tankless unit has unlimited hot water since it’s connected directly to the plumbing.

Hydro Jetting Service

Remove years of built-up clogs and blockages in your drain with safe and effective hydro jetting services.

Have you ever experienced a clogged drain that was so intense, regular drain cleaning and snaking wouldn’t clear it? These clogs are common in homes and businesses, as debris such as hair, skin flakes, grease, oil, food and more collect in the drain and harden. In many cases, there is only one option to remove such clogs. Hydrojetting is the most effective clog removal method around. At Honesty Mechanical, we use hydrojetting to remove stubborn and recurring clogs from commercial and residential drains.

How Does Hydrojetting Work?

Hydrojetting is the most effective means to clear years of debris out of your drains. By using a highly pressurized jet of reverse-action water, we quickly and safely blast through clogs, dislodging them from the side of your pipe wall.

Hydrojetting is so powerful that it also has a smoothing effect on the inner pipe wall, helping to smooth any rough patches or porous areas where recurring clogs often settle.

How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Here are some other tips and tricks on how to prevent clogs from collecting in the drain:

  • Place food and hair screens over the drains.
  • Never pour grease or oil down the drain.
  • Invest in regular drain cleaning and hydrojetting when needed.
  • Stay away from chemical drain cleaners.
  • On a weekly basis, pour hot water down the drain to quickly rinse the drain and dislodge clogs before they get a chance to harden.

Bathroom Redmodeling Service

Cost-Effective Bathroom Remodeling & Renovations in North and South Carolina

Add value to your home by upgrading your bathroom.  At Honesty Mechanical we specialize in high-quality bathroom remodeling services

A beautiful bathroom is a true sight to behold. Today, some of the biggest bathroom trends are spa inspired, tranquil and minimalist aesthetics. If your bathroom is a source of discontent in your home, consider investing in bathroom remodeling

Reasons to Replace Your Shower or Tub

A shower or bathtub replacement are some of the biggest changes you can make to your bathroom. There are many reasons why someone would choose to invest in tub or shower replacement. Some of the most significant reasons include:

  • The tub or shower is damaged, leaking or cracked.
  • It has outlived its purpose and is showing obvious signs of wear and tear.
  • If you are changing the overall aesthetic of the bathroom and your current shower or tub does not match.

Benefits of Replacing Your Faucets and Sink

The cherry on top of a beautiful Carolina bathroom remodeling project is a new vanity with shiny new fixtures to match. Replacing your sink and faucets is a great way to add an instant facelift to your bathroom. Some reasons that would warrant faucet or sink replacement include:

  • If the faucet is always dripping, leaking and requiring frequent repairs.
  • Newer faucets are more efficient, with water-conserving features.
  • New fixtures are designed to last longer than traditional options.
  • If the drain basket or seal flange is broken on the sink, it’s time to replace it.
  • New sink installation is required if the current model is leaking. Water constantly dripping on the vanity will eventually cause rot and mold.

Water Softeners Service

If hard water is wreaking havoc on your home, contact us today and ask the experts at Honesty Mechanical about installing a new water softener. Our water softener repair and installation services protect your home against hard water damage.

Water is classified as being “hard” when it contains and abundance of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. It’s common in residential areas that use well systems instead of municipal water. Hard water has many negative effects on your home. Honesty Mechanical works to eliminate these negative effects with professional commercial and residential water softener installation and water softener repair services.

How Does a Water Softener Work?

For homeowners in the Carolinas, water softener technology is a much-needed method to remove the negative effects of hard water from the home. These units consist of a separate tank filled with specialized salts. As water passes through the salt, the sodium ions bind to the magnesium and calcium in the water, neutralizing it in the process. When the water leaves the tank, it’s left clean, fresh and free of harmful minerals.

What Are the Signs that You Need a Water Softener?

When it comes to installing a new water softener, Carolina homeowners and commercial building owners should look for the following problems in their home:

  • Scale buildup on your fixtures, water heater or in your pipes.
  • Bad tasting water.
  • Foul smelling water.
  • Difficulty lathering soap.
  • When soap lathers, it creates a sticky film that is difficult to clean.
  • Yellow stains on clothing from the laundry.

Any number of these issues indicate the presence of hard water. Specifically, scale is dangerous because it speeds up the corrosion process and results in premature replacement of vital plumbing appliances like the water heater and other fixtures.

Burst Pipe Repair

When you need fast and reliable water pipe repair in your home or business, call Honesty Mechanical right away to reduce damage and save you money.

A burst pipe is a nightmare to deal with. These issues often occur unexpectedly and leave behind extensive water damage. In a matter of moments, your home could be flooded with cold water rushing out of the ruptured pipe. At Honesty Mechaical, we help homeowners with fast and effective burst or leaking pipe repair in the Carolinas.

Common Factors that Contribute to a Burst Pipe

In many cases, burst pipes occur suddenly and unexpectedly. However, there are many factors that lead to ruptures and burst pipes in your home. Here are some of the most common causes:

Freezing: When water in your pipes freezes, the expanding ice puts a great deal of pressure on the inner pipe wall.

Corrosion: Using chemical drain cleanings in your pipes results in corrosion and weakening of the pipe wall.

Clogs: Clogged drains or toilets also contribute to burst pipes.

Prevent Water Damage with Plumbing Leak Repair

While a burst pipe results in an excess amount of water damaging your home or commercial property, small leaks and cracks in your pipes can cause even more damage if they are left unchecked over a long period of time. We will usually opt for one of these three water leak detection service options:

Meter Testing: By testing the water pressure in your pipe and comparing it to a healthy pipe, we can determine if there is a leak.

Dig and Drill: Digging and drilling into your floor or wall will expose the leak and provide the best opportunity to repair it quickly.

Sewer Line Service

Experience the affordability and efficiency of working with Honesty Mechanical the next time you’re looking for professional sewer line services.

Signs You Need Sewer Line Repair

There are numerous signs and indications that your sewer line is in trouble. Watch for the following signs in your home or commercial building:

  • Gurgling sounds coming from the drain.
  • Foul odors coming from the drain.
  • Water not draining properly.
  • Debris and residue regurgitating from the drains.

If you notice these symptoms in your home or building, call Honesty Mechanical right away for professional sewer line replacement or repair services.

Common Causes of Sewer Line Problems

Some of the most common causes of problems with sewer lines include:

Roots: Root systems always reach for a fresh source of water regardless of where it’s found. In some cases, this means bursting through your sewer line.

Temperature Spikes: If the temperature suddenly spikes, it will cause the ground to shift. If this happens, the sewer line could potentially disconnect and require emergency sewer line repair.

Outdated Pipelines: Over the years, your sewer line will experience extensive wear and tear. It’s a good idea to invest in a new sewer line installation when your line becomes damaged.

Clogged Toilet Repair

Get fast and reliable clogged toilet repair when you need it most. Trust the experts at Korte Does It All, Inc. the next time your toilet is experiencing an inconvenient clog.

Nothing strikes more fear into someone’s heart than flushing the toilet only to see the water rise instead of going down. Clogged toilets are a common issue for residential and commercial clients in the Carolinas.  At Honesty Mechanical, our technicians provide fast and effective relief from clogged toilet emergencies.

What Causes Clogged Toilets?

When it comes to clogged toilet repair, there are usually two main culprits. When you call the professionals at Korte Does It All, Inc., we will categorize your clog into one of these two categories:

Simple Clogs: This type of clog is often caused by too much organic material, toilet paper or non-water soluble items such as diapers or other personal care products. Simple clogs are common in households with small children.

Foreign Objects: Children are also the main contributing factor to foreign objects getting flushed down the toilet. In many cases, experimenting around the toilet leads to toys, toothbrushes, glasses, cell phones and even shampoo bottles getting flushed.

How to Prevent Clogged Toilet Repair

Although it’s nice to know Korte Does It All, Inc. is available 24/7 when you need fast clogged toilet repair, ideally you want to avoid the situation altogether. Here are some professional tips on how to avoid clogged toilets in the first place:

  • Install a childproof lock on the toilet seat if you have young kids.
  • Place a garbage can next to the toilet for non-water soluble items like diapers.
  • Flush twice if necessary.
  • Use less toilet paper if you can.
  • If your toilet is always getting clogged, it may be time to replace it for a more modern model.

Water Filtration Systems

Protect your family and get fresh, clean water when you install a new water filtration system.

Do you really know what’s in your water? Without showing any signs of it, your water could be filled with bacteria, minerals and other impurities that could be harmful to your family. At Honesty Mechanical, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of quality commercial and residential water filtration systems in North and South Carolina.

Types of Water Filtration Systems

When deciding on your new water filtration system installation, you should choose a system that will work best for your unique situation. There are several types of water filtration systems available that are ideal in different circumstances. Here are some of the most popular varieties:

Carbon Filters: These filters use active carbon to filter impurities from the water. As your water passes through the unit, the impurities are trapped and you’re left with crisp, clean water.

 

Reverse Osmosis: The process of reverse osmosis involves moving the water from a high ion solution to a low ion solution. This innovative process results in clean, safe water for multiple uses.

Water Softeners: If your home has a problem with hard water, a water softener will fix it. Using a tank filled with specialized salts, harmful minerals are neutralized leaving your water safe and clean.

What Are the Benefits of Installing a Water Filtration System?

There are numerous benefits to installing a water filtration system. Some of the most significant include:

  • Peace of mind knowing your water is safe to drink and use.
  • Savings from not buying bottled water.
  • Protection from illness and disease.

Gas Line Service

Smelling gas in your home? It could be a serious gas line leak. Call us and speak with the team at Honesty Mechanical for professional gas line repair and replacement services. Protect your family with quality gas line advice today.

Natural gas is an incredibly efficient source of fuel in residential homes and commercial buildings. Many Carolina homeowners use gas for their heating, plumbing appliances and more. However, gas is also a dangerous fume that is toxic and flammable. Gas line leaks are serious issues that require quick gas line leak repair. Luckily, Honesty Mechanical is here to make sure your home is protected with expert gas line services.

Common Signs of a Gas Leak

If you use gas to power your plumbing appliances, be on the lookout for the following issues that may indicate a leak that requires gas line repair:

Smelling Eggs: Natural gas is normally a colorless, odorless fume but the gas companies put an additive in it to make it smell like rotten eggs. This ensures that gas line leak detection is easy.

Hissing Sounds: A rip or tear in the gas line will result in gas spilling out, this often results in hearing a hissing noise coming from the line.

Dead Grass: If the leak is located underground, you will notice dead grass and brown vegetation in the area.

Reasons for Gas Line Installation

There are many reasons why a homeowner would require gas line replacement or installation services. Here are the most common causes for replacement:

  • Switching from oil to gas as a fuel source in your home.
  • Installing an addition.
  • During new construction.
  • If your current gas line is constantly leaking or causing problems.
  • To replace old and outdated gas lines.
  • If you are upgrading your gas appliances.

Repiping Service

Do you have the infamous Durapex problem?  Is it time to repipe your home? If your pipes are defective, or just old and worn out or constantly leaking, repiping may be your best option. Call Honesty Mechanical today to find out more about our cost-effective repiping services.

 

Signs You Need to Repipe

Most residential and commercial clients can get away with repairing their pipes in most cases. With that being said, there are a few instances where repiping is required. Keep an eye out for the following signs in your home that indicate repiping in your future:

  • Noticing a change in the smell or color of your water.
  • Losing significant water pressure.
  • Replacing old and worn out steel pipes.
  • Noticing rising water bills.
  • Experiencing frequent burst pipes, leaks or clogs.

Sump Pump Service

Is your sump pump up for the challenge? At Honesty Mechanical we provide comprehensive sump pump repair and installation services to protect your basement or cellar from water damage.

How Do They Work?

The best way to keep water from your basement is with a sump pump. Carolina residents know that using a sump pump is vital for the winter and times of high precipitation. Sump pumps work using a series of French drains to collect water and pour it into a tank. Sump pump tanks are usually buried underground, in your basement or cellar area. Once the water level in the tank reaches a certain amount, a pump will turn on, moving the water out of the tank and away from your home.

Types of Sump Pumps

If you’re looking into a sump pump replacement or new sump pump installation, it’s important to choose a model that will provide the right benefits for your unique situation. Here are the available options:

Submersible Unit

A submersible sump pump can be fully submerged in water without sustaining damage. These units are ideal for buildings that will need to rely on the sump pump on a regular basis because they pump water at a higher rate per minute, are more durable and last longer.

Pedestal Pump

This unit sits on a pedestal on top of the tank. It cannot be submerged in water and typically pumps water at a slower rate, making it the ideal choice for buildings that use a sump pump for emergency purposes only.

Well Pump Replacement & Repair Service

Is your sump pump up for the challenge? At Honesty Mechanical we provide comprehensive sump pump repair and installation services to protect your basement or cellar from water damage.

How Do They Work?

The best way to keep water from your basement is with a sump pump. Carolina residents know that using a sump pump is vital for the winter and times of high precipitation. Sump pumps work using a series of French drains to collect water and pour it into a tank. Sump pump tanks are usually buried underground, in your basement or cellar area. Once the water level in the tank reaches a certain amount, a pump will turn on, moving the water out of the tank and away from your home.

Types of Sump Pumps

If you’re looking into a sump pump replacement or new sump pump installation, it’s important to choose a model that will provide the right benefits for your unique situation. Here are the available options:

Submersible Unit

A submersible sump pump can be fully submerged in water without sustaining damage. These units are ideal for buildings that will need to rely on the sump pump on a regular basis because they pump water at a higher rate per minute, are more durable and last longer.

Pedestal Pump

This unit sits on a pedestal on top of the tank. It cannot be submerged in water and typically pumps water at a slower rate, making it the ideal choice for buildings that use a sump pump for emergency purposes only.