Sierra is Two Years Old!

May 10, 2017

Can You Believe Our Little Girl Is Two? It just seems like yesterday we were holding a contest to figure our what to name our little bird. Well, Sierra is turning two today, and she has become an important part of the FloHawk Family. She spends her time now hanging out with her other bird friends and doing appearances at FloHawks trade shows, fairs, and educational events. But her favorite activity is being anywhere where there are kids. And let us tell you – she loves showing off for kids. If you are interested in having Sierra come to your...

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High Pressure Pipe Cleaning: Water Jetting Services

March 15, 2017

Over time, your home’s plumbing system will slowly gather debris, coating the walls of pipes and, if left unchecked, eventually restricting the flow of water, which could lead to even bigger plumbing concerns down the road. What Is Water Jetting? High-pressure water jetting (also known as hydro jetting, or high-pressure pipe cleaning) is an efficient way to high-pressure clean your pipes, washing your plumbing and drainage system from the inside out. Using state-of-the-art pumps and flexible hoses, high-pressure water is propelled into the sewer lines. A water jetter is a slim, heavy-duty hose with a special jet nozzle on the...

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Does your shower, toilet, or bathtub keep getting clogged? Chances are it might be a clogged sewer line

November 8, 2016

Since your home’s plumbing system is hidden behind walls, it’s easy to not pay it too much attention until it is clogged. A slow drain or gurgling noise are some of the first signs of a clogged line, which, if left untreated, can lead to a complete system backup. Clogs can start in any of the main or secondary sewer lines so take action if you hear strange noises coming from your bathtub, shower, or sink or if you see water backing up in places like your shower drain and toilet. If left untreated, sewage can back up into your...

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How Do You Locate Your Septic Tank? Leave It To A Professional.

October 18, 2016

Knowing where your septic tank is located on your property is an important part of regular maintenance. Eventually, all septic tanks will require regular inspections and pumping to stay in good working order. Improper maintenance of an onsite septic system can reduce the lifespan of the system and could create a health hazard. But septic tanks may be hard to find, and could best be left for the experts to deal with. Don’t worry – the professionals at FloHawks can help you locate each of the components of your septic system. A Word Of Caution There are several hazards associated...

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What to do with That Clogged Drain

June 21, 2016

All plumbing systems develop clogs. There’s no way to avoid it. What to do? As the old saying goes… the best solution is prevention. You can easily avoid clogged drains in a kitchen sink, bathtub, toilet, and floor drain by not abusing your drain line and using caution when dumping things down the drain. Avoid pouring fats, oils, and greases (like bacon grease) down the drain as they have a tendency to clump together or solidify (congeal) and block your plumbing pipes. Don’t ignore a slow drain. Take action at the first sign of a problem to prevent a complete...

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Why Is My Water Pressure Low?

June 11, 2016

Low water pressure can be an annoying inconvenience – washing the dishes or taking a shower can sometimes take way too long when you are dealing with a low water flow situation. Water pressure problems have a tendency to present themselves in different ways. So what causes low water pressure? There can be many culprits. Diagnosing the root cause is the first step to understanding why the water pressure in your home might be low. Causes Of Low Water Pressure If only one fixture is affected, like a shower head or kitchen faucet, a clogged aerator can likely cause low...

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Septic Tank Risers: Pros and Cons

June 7, 2016

Because septic tanks are buried underground, locating and accessing tank lids for inspection and pumping can be a potentially difficult, time-consuming, and costly endeavor. Fortunately, the simple addition of a septic tank riser provides an easy, cost-effective solution to this problem that will provide long-term savings. What Is A Septic Tank Riser? A septic tank riser is a concrete or plastic pipe that runs vertically from the pump-out openings or access ports at the top of a septic tank to about ground level. A simple and seemingly common sense concept, risers are often missing from standard septic tanks, particularly older...

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Items That Should Never Be Flushed Down the Toilet

April 26, 2016

In the plumbing world it is good to remember that everything is connected in one way or another. In case you never realized it, the things you flush down your toilet eventually end up in your septic tank. c With knowledge comes power and knowing which items should never be flushed down your toilet and into your septic system can help you prevent plumbing problems later on down the road. At FloHawks, we have seen more than our fair share of plumbing conundrums. Let someone else’s mistake be your lesson learned – here are a few common items that people...

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Common Types of Floor Drain Problems

March 29, 2016

Typically, unnoticed, most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their floor drains. But floor drains can be a lifesaver if your house floods from a pipe that bursts – a basement floor drain quickly gives the water a way out before it can cause further damage or promote mold growth. But as anyone who has ever had an over-flooded floor drain can tell you, your floor drain can cause problems as well. It’s important to recognize and address any issues quickly so you can prevent serious damage from happening to your home. The floor drain is a...

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Brown Water in Your Pipes: What You Need to Know about Deteriorating Pipes

February 16, 2016

Access to water in the U.S. couldn’t be easier, you wake up, make coffee, jump in the shower, brush your teeth and turn on the dishwater on your way out the door. The EPA estimates that, “The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home, and that, “roughly 70 percent of this use occurs indoors.” So when you’re greeted with brown water coming from your faucets first thing in the morning, it’s a cause for some concern. Sometimes brown water in your home’s water supply can be linked to: Burst water mains in your...

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