Sale Ending soon! $100 Water Softener Savings

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Water Softener Sale Ends August 31st!

We’re offering $100 off all water softeners throughout August 2019, but be quick, our sale’s almost over!

The benefit of treating hard water in your home is almost endless, from reduced scale build up in pipes to longer life expectancy on plumbing appliances such as Water Heaters, Washers and more. Greene County has exceptionally hard water, with no municipal softening taking place in most areas.

Softer water also makes bathing and showering a much more luxurious experience! Enjoy bathing and showering with less soap scum to clean off tubs and shower walls. You’ll also notice soaps like shampoo and bubble bath are much more sudsy and work better!

Say goodbye to scale with a water softening system from YS Greene, your local independent plumber serving all areas of Greene County. Schedule before it’s too late – our sale is almost over!

Call today on 937-340-1051 or click here to schedule a free estimate!

Terms & conditions

No hidden fine print here! Simply schedule your free estimate before September 1st 2019 to save $100 of Water Softener savings. Work doesn’t have to be performed in August, we work around your schedule. $100 offer applies only to softening systems supplied and installed by YS Greene. That’s it!

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Why choose YS Greene?

Experience.

With decades of plumbing and construction experience, we’re the local experts you can depend on to get the job done right first time.

Honest.

We’re transparent with our pricing. You’ll know what a job costs before we start, and we explain everything along the way.

Local.

We’re based right here in Yellow Springs Ohio, and we only serve customers in the Greene County area (Beavercreek, Fairborn, Xenia, Jamestown, Yellow Springs and surrounding areas in Greene).

Craftsmanship.

We don’t just try and get the job done quickly. We’re old fashioned plumbers that are time served and used to doing it right. We use the highest quality materials and don’t cheap out to save a buck.

Ready to schedule a free estimate? Click here or call 937-340-1051 to book now!

How to test your sump pump

Testing a sump pump takes less than 5 minutes. When was the last time you tested yours?

Zoeller Sump Pump from YS Greene Plumbing and Water Systems

Sump pumps are far too easy to ignore until it’s too late.

We usually advise customers to check their sump pumps when changing their furnace filter, and to write a reminder on the furnace filter, as these typically require changing about as often as you should be testing your sump pump.

What’s a sump pump?

Sump pumps are a high output transfer pump that remove water from your home. In Ohio we’re used to getting our fair share of rain, and our groundwater levels are typically pretty high. This means when a weather event rolls through, there’s often more water around the foundations of our homes than natural drainage can handle.

The sump pump sits in a sump pit, usually in a corner of the basement. The sump pit is typically 2-3 feet deep and 18 inches wide, and should have a lid.

Sump pumps have a float system that is similar to a toilet. The pump is activated when the float reaches a high level, pumping water from the pit outside of the home and far enough away from basement walls that it won’t immediately return.

They really are the unsung heroes, without we’d have standing water in basements and damage to property several times a year, and all the side effects that come with high moisture levels in homes (mold, bugs, smells and structural damage).

 

How to test sump pumps.

Testing is super easy! Here’s how:

  1. Fill a 5 gallon bucket with water. Recovered rain water is a great way to do this in a more environmentally conscious way.
  2. Locate the sump pump and remove the lid.
  3. Check the pump is powered and operational (lift the small float for a second or two to make sure it kicks on).
  4. Pour the contents of your bucket into the sump pit. As the water level rises you should see the float rising with it, until it activates the switch and starts the pump.
  5. The pump should quickly drop the water level of the sump to normal and automatically stop. Note, It’s perfectly normal for the water level to rise slightly after the pump stops and drains.
  6. Replace the lid and note the day you tested it.

 

What if my pump doesn’t work?

Call us on (937)340-1051 immediately if you’re in Greene County, Ohio. Estimates are always free and we’ll give you a clear price up front to replace your sump pump. Changing a sump pump is an affordable way to get huge peace of mind that your home won’t flood when the storms come. If your pump is old (or you don’t know when it was last changed), changing it is often a worthwhile precaution. Pumps should be changed every 5 years.

We only install American-made cast iron bodied sump pumps from Zoeller – the leading name in sump pumps. They come with a great manufacturers warranty too!

 

Tips:

  1. Write a reminder to yourself on your furnace filter. We should be changing furnace filters monthly or every 2 months in most installations, so it’s a good reminder to take an extra 5 minutes to test your sump pump.
  2. Sump pumps should be fitted with a little valve that prevents the head of water in the pipe from flowing back to the sump. If you get a lot of water back in the sump when the pump stops, this valve is either not present or has failed. It’s an inexpensive fix, so call us!
  3. Ensure the lid is fitted to your sump pump. It prevents accidental falls and keeps critters, debris and everything else out of the sump.
  4. Check where the pumped water discharges. Many older homes allow the sump pump to dump water too close to the foundation.  Get the water as far from your home as possible.
  5. Check the grading of the landscape around gutter downspouts and sump pump discharges. Yard grading makes a huge difference in how your home gets water away from it’s foundation. A simple french drain or some downspout extensions can make a huge difference and keep sump levels much lower. Also check for gutter leaks.

 

Water Heater Woes – When To Replace?

bradford white water heaters

Identify The Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

Basement Water Heater leaking

Call YS Greene on 937-340-1051 if you ever see water on the floor or in the drain pan of your water heater

Replacing water heaters is one of our key services. We install new units for customers in Yellow Springs, Beavercreek, Fairborn and Xenia every day of the week. We recently replaced a leaking 50-gallon gas water heater model with a new unit for a customer. Unfortunately, once you notice that your water heater is leaking, replacement is the only option.

Thankfully, it’s easy to spot when your old water heater’s time is up. Many people wait too long before acting though, which can lead to leaks and water damage. We’ve had several calls from panicked customers over the years regarding water heaters failing. Many times, people have have waited until it’s too late, and the slow drip leak at the base of the heater has suddenly become a major concern.

 4 common signs it’s time to call YS Greene and replace your heater….

  1. Age: The life expectancy of a water heater is normally 8-12 years for homes with a softening system. This can be reduced to 6-10 years without a softening system. If yours falls within that time, or is older, it’s time to start thinking about replacement. Even if it’s working fine now, it may not have much time left. Our time served plumbers will help you identify if you have any remaining warranty on your heater if you believe it’s failed prematurely. Most heater warranties are 6,9 or 12 year warranties.
  2. Loud noises: If you hear something out of the ordinary coming from your tank it often means it’s time for a new one. Tanks can make some pretty odd noises when they’re getting old!
  3. Corrosion: If your tank is suffering from corrosion, there is nothing you can do to repair it. Replacement is, again, the only option. Obviously it’s not easy to see corrosion inside a plumbing system but you’ll notice it from your heater taking longer to heat water, recover from use (e.g. after filling a bath tub).
  4. Leaks: Leaks are probably the most common concern with water heaters, particularly conventional tank style heaters. Leaks usually develop at the base of the tank where corrosion has damaged the tank and water can now pass. It can start as a few drips a day and quickly escalate to a steady stream quickly. Check the drain pan under your heater and the floor near it for evidence of leaks. A drain pan full of water can be indicative of a leak or a safety valve being operated – both of which are big red flags.

Has your water heater met its end? If so, you not only have to think about what specific model you want, but what size as well. It’s important to consider the way your family has changed since you purchased your previous water heater. If you have more people in your family now – more children, parents living with you – a larger tank may be better. However, if people have moved out, you may want to invest in a smaller unit. We supply and install top brands from Bradford White and Rheem in Greene County, OH. With thousands of heaters installed and 20+ years of experience, we’re the company to call for replacement. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out our water heaters page for more information.

Call YS Greene today and we’ll help determine the best water heater for your needs!