Liquid Environmental Solutions Acquires FloHawks Plumbing + Septic

September 3, 2020

IRVING, Texas, September 3, 2020 – Liquid Environmental Solutions (“LES”) announces that, effective today, the company has acquired the assets of FloHawks Plumbing + Septic (“FloHawks”) – a leading provider of septic services including pumping, inspections, repair and maintenance, as well as plumbing and drain cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers in the Pacific Northwest. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. FloHawks, based in Puyallup, WA, will continue to operate under the FloHawks name, adding an extensive network of non-hazardous wastewater customers to the existing LES operation in the Pacific Northwest. FloHawks customers include owners of sewer...

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Planting Trees and Avoiding Your Drain Field

April 20, 2020

Planting trees around your home can quickly improve the curb appeal of your property. In addition, mature trees can provide a lot of shade that can help keep your home in Puyallup comfortable in the summer without having to use your air conditioner as much. On top of that, the tree roots help hold the soil in your yard in place, which helps prevent erosion. With all of these benefits in mind, it makes sense to plant a few well-placed trees around your property. When planting trees, though, it’s important to keep several details in mind that will ensure a...

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FloHawks is here for you during the COVID-19 crisis

March 18, 2020

Amid the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we want to update you on actions taken by FloHawks Plumbing and Septic to maintain business operations. We want to emphasize that FloHawks remains open for business and is committed to carrying out our work for our customers under these challenging circumstances. We’ve taken precautionary measures, following guidance from government and public health authorities, to ensure the health and well-being of our customers, employees, and their families. We have been around for over 50 years, and because of this experience and our line-of-work, we know how to handle hazardous pathogens like viruses, bacterium, and...

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Why is My Double Kitchen Sink Backing Up to the Other Side?

June 6, 2019

When your double kitchen sink clogs on one or both sides, you likely either have a clog in your garbage disposal and/or a blockage within your main drainage water line. Wondering what to do next? Here are some home remedies you may want to try on your own. Try A Plunger In a double sink configuration, one side houses the garbage disposal. Plunge this side first by applying the plunger to the clogged sink hole – making sure to completely cover it. Be sure to close off the drain on the other side to keep from creating a mess! Keep...

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5 Easy Ways to Conserve More Water

May 30, 2019

Cutting back on water use in your home will help save you money and put less strain on your plumbing system. Water conservation is also taking center stage at many discussions of how to combat drought and preserve our environment. While there are many ways to accomplish the goal of water conservation every day, here are five of the most effective ways to reduce your water use. 1. Turn Off Your Faucet While Washing And Brushing Although many of us leave the water running in our sinks while we are soaping our hands and brushing our teeth, the truth is...

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What to Do When You Clog Someone Else’s Toilet

April 15, 2019

Horror hits hard the moment you realize you have clogged your host’s toilet, and awkward doesn’t even begin to describe how you’ll feel telling them about it. But there may be a way out of this embarrassing situation if you follow a few simple steps. Don’t Panic Panic never unclogged anyone’s toilet, so don’t waste time doing it. Inhale, exhale, and calmly address the problem. Stop Flushing Flushing a clogged toilet will not unclog it so stop trying to solve the problem this way. In fact, it could make the problem worse by causing the toilet water to overflow –...

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What is a Water Hammer?

April 8, 2019

When you turn off a faucet and hear a thumping or pounding sound, that’s water hammer. It happens when water quickly changes the direction of its flow and the resulting momentum causes the pipes to experience waves of pressure. If the problem isn’t fixed, it may cause serious damage to your plumbing system’s pipes. Why Does Water Hammer Happen? There are several reasons why water hammer occurs: Pipe Attachment Issues It may be that a loose pipe-mounting strip is causing your water hammer problem. These straps attach pipes to a framing to reduce your pipes’ movement when water flows through...

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Environmentally Friendly Techniques for Removing Rust Stains from Sinks, Tubs, and Toilets

March 18, 2019

Rust stains can appear on your toilet, sink, and tub for several reasons. They can occur if you don’t regularly clean your bathroom appliances or if you have hard mineral deposits – perhaps due to the use of well water or water with a high iron content. The stains can also be the result of rusty water pipe leakage or other plumbing issues. As unattractive as rust stains are, they can usually be removed if you use the correct products. These environmentally friendly methods are inexpensive and pretty simple. You may even find that you already have these items around...

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What is a P-Trap?

March 4, 2019

If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom renovation – or you smell a noxious odor emanating from your plumbing pipes – you will quickly become very familiar with a P-trap. P-traps can be made of either PVC or metal. This essential plumbing fixture is usually installed under bathroom and kitchen sinks to trap debris that has drained there and keep it from being able to clog your plumbing system. It can also trap gases and keep them from flowing back up into your home or business. This is particularly important because some types of sewer gases not only smell...

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Rain and Potential Impact on Your Drain Field

February 18, 2019

Once it appears that winter is giving way to spring in the Puget Sound area, we can expect plenty of rain. Although you may not realize it, this can damage your septic system. When a significant rainfall floods the ground surrounding your drain field, which is a soil absorption area, it becomes saturated. This makes it difficult for water to flow out of your septic system. The trapped water will then flow backward through your plumbing pipes, then your toilets and drains. When drain fields are flooded, untreated sewage can flow into the groundwater and nearby local waterways, potentially causing...

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