November 3rd, 2017 Comments Off on “Do I Have a Clogged Sewer Pipe?”

“Do I Have a Clogged Sewer Pipe?”

A clogged sewer is a serious problem even in simplest form, yet one that becomes increasingly more difficult to handle over time. That makes early detection the key to preventing major headaches and expensed.

Should you notice any of the following warning signs, the smart move is to contact Norhio Plumbing for prompt and decisive action:

  • Multiple Fixtures Are Clogged – Some combination of a toilet, tub drain, shower drain, or sink drain are backed back up at the same time.
  • Bubbling Toilet – If you have a clogged sewer, the water in your toilet can bubble while you’re running water in an adjacent sink.
  • Washing Machine Backflow – When water draining from your washing machine causes a toilet to overflow or backs up into a tub or shower.
  • Awful Odor – The smell of raw sewage from any household drain not only is unpleasant to the nth degree, it’s also another sign of a clogged sewer.
  • Damp Spot on Your Lawn – A wet or damp spot on your lawn when the rest of the lawn is dry indicates the possibility of a cracked underground sewer line, an event than can happen for a number of reasons.

If you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms, we invite you to contact Norhio Plumbing for prompt service, an accurate problem diagnosis, and our best recommendation on how to fix it.  Norhio Plumbing: the only residential plumber you’ll ever need.

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May 9th, 2017 Comments Off on How to Choose a Drain Cleaning Company

How to Choose a Drain Cleaning Company

We all know about knee-jerk reactions, as in, doing and saying the first thing that comes to mind in response to some sort of external stimulus.

Touching a hot stove, for example, not only causes you to pull your hand away in a hurry, but perhaps utter a few choice words or two – hopefully with the kids well out of earshot. Or how about when an ump calls your kid out at the plate during a little league game and, from your vantage point, he or she was clearly safe. Do you sit there calmly and shout “that’s okay, honey, you’ll get ‘em next time,” OR loudly pronounce the ump unfit for his present occupation in your own unique style?

Along those sam lines, how are you most likely to react when a drain or toilet clogs up? Well, other than bemoaning your current predicament out loud, you’re likely to try fixing it yourself. When that doesn’t work out, the next step often is to search the internet for a local drain cleaning service, and then hope you’ve chosen the right one.  What happens if you don’t? With any luck, you locate someone who really CAN fix the problem, does so, and you make every effort to save their contact information for future reference.

Has that ever happened to you – you know, paying twice (at least) for the same thing?  We hope not, and to help to prevent that from happening the next time you have a clogged drain that requires the services of a professional, we invite you to call Norhio Plumbing.

Our technicians come equipped for any contingency – not just because of how well-equipped they are, but also by virtue of their extensive training and experience. If necessary, we’ll recommend a video inspection of the problem drain so we can determine – and show you – exactly what’s wrong, and where the problem resides. That, in turn, frequently leads to faster and less costly solutions.

For all those clogged drains that just won’t budge, they’ve met their match in Norhio Plumbing. That’s because we also come equipped with hyrdro-jetters that use high-pressure sprays of water to clear a drain line from end to end.

For clogged drain problems fixed right the first time, contact Norhio Plumbing today.

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August 24th, 2015 Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Drain Cleaning Company

How to Choose the Right Drain Cleaning Company

blogHave you ever hired an individual or company for a home improvement or repair project sight unseen?

Most people have. Sometimes it turns out okay, big sigh of relief. Other times not so much. Quickly followed by “What on earth was I thinking – or not thinking – about?!”

Well, before that happens to you again, here are some friendly words of advice from the plumbing and drain professionals at Norhio Plumbing.

Bottom line, no professional drain cleaner can tell you exactly what’s causing your toilet or drain to back up until they see and thoroughly diagnose the problem. So far, so good, right? Right – and yet, not all so-called “drain cleaning experts” are equally qualified, experienced, and/or equipped to tackle any size problem for any size home, yours included.

And what happens when the one you choose eventually allows that “this is beyond the scope of my capabilities, so I suggest you call ‘so and so.’” An experience that’s kind of like hiring a “professional exterminator” who shows up only with a fly swatter and can of Raid.

To help spare you that kind of grief and hassle, we humbly submit our own drain clearing expertise for your careful consideration:

  • Family owned and operated since 1973
  • Sewer and drain clearing isn’t just something “else” we do, it’s one of our core services
  • We also provide drain repair and replacement services as needed

For any sewer or drain job that can’t be readily diagnosed, we also have CCTV cameras that allow us to inspect the problem drain line to pinpoint the exact location and extent of the problem. That eliminates unnecessary digging and guesswork, and often saves you money.

For these and other excellent reasons, including guaranteed upfront pricing, we urge you to contact Norhio Plumbing today or any time you experience a clogged drain or toilets. We have whatever it takes to get the job done and ensure your complete satisfaction.



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November 21st, 2014 Comments Off on Thanksgiving Clogged Drains in Twinsburg & Aurora

Thanksgiving Clogged Drains in Twinsburg & Aurora

blogA family we know in Connecticut is hosting 30 people for Thanksgiving dinner. And while that might sound fun and exciting to some, they have room for six at their dining room table, and 9 if you count the three stools around the kitchen/dining room peninsula.

That means the other 21 invited guests will be filling and grabbing their plates, buffet style, and finding room to sit and feast wherever they can.

But hang on a sec, because the real “fun” is only just beginning. Once dinner is over, even if it’s over in shifts, there is certain to be general hustle and bustle in the kitchen and guests and hosts alike jockey for space to clear the tables, wrap up the leftovers, fill the dish washer, and all the rest that goes with post-dinner clean-up and pre-dessert preparation.

Still not seeing the problem? Well, here at Norhio Plumbing, and plumbers that we are, we see a recipe for a clogged drain or garbage disposal of epic proportions. Or at least sever enough that a professional plumber might just need to be called to the rescue.

For starters, plumbers call the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” just like you, but for a very different reason. You see, for us, it’s the busiest drain cleaning day of the year, and never mind for dinner parties of 30! Drains clog up even with little groups of people filling it with stuff they shouldn’t, including the following:

  • Meat bones of any kind
  • Fats, oils, or grease, otherwise known as “FOG”
  • Fibrous foods like lettuce and soft vegetables
  • Nut shells
  • Too many potato skins at any one time as the starches can create their own cloggy mess

From all of us at Norhio Plumbing, we hope Thanksgiving 2014 is your best one ever. But for your own sake, put someone you trust in charge of kitchen clean-up, and someone well aware of the mess that COULD happen unless proper precautions are taken.

But should the worst happen anyway, yes, we’ll be out clearing drains and garbage disposals on Black Friday just like plumbers across the country, and there’s always room for one more.

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