How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing

How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing   Frozen pipes are not something many people worry about in South Carolina, or anywhere in the deep south, for any good reason. Winters are typically mild and short, and opportunities for frozen pipes don’t often come up.   But with the changing weather and the increasingly-common ice events throughout North […]

Toilet Flooding

How to Fix an Overflowing Toilet

How to Fix an Overflowing Toilet Toilets are some of the most integral fixtures in our home plumbing systems. And like any other fixture, they get clogged. Most of the time, this isn’t a big deal, if you know what to do.    Here are some basic steps to fix an overflowing toilet. They include the traditional plunger, […]

Plumbing Issues

5 Common Plumbing Issues and how to fix them

5 Common Plumbing Issues and How To Fix Them Plumbing issues are often the most stressful. We can’t just ignore them, and in many cases, we can’t just fix them quickly and easily on their own.   But if you have a basic understanding of common issues (like plumbing backups, clogged sewers, a clogged drain line, or leaking pipes) then you can more […]

How to Become a Plumber

How to Become a Plumber Plumbing is often referred to as “recession-proof”. That’s because plumbing, unlike other trades, supports essential sanitation and health-related aspects of modern society that never go away.  This isn’t to say that plumbers always have work, or that plumbers don’t get laid off. But it does mean that plumbing is a […]

Is My Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Is My Tap Water Safe to Drink? We often take our drinking water for granted. That is, until it begins to taste or smell odd, or there is a boil order, or we hear stories about contaminated water coming out of the tap due to old pipes or pollution. The truth of the matter is […]

Reverse Osmosis Water

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration and Clean Water Management We can’t always control the quality of our tap water. Different municipalities enforce different standards of quality and water filtration handle chemicals, minerals, and organic compounds. And that doesn’t even begin to take into account the chemical used to treat water, or the compounds that can leach […]

Running in the sprinklers during summer

Plumbing In The Summer

Plumbing In The Summer IT IS SUMMERTIME! And between the sprinklers, pools, garden hoses, and extra indoor usage from kids being home, your plumbing is working overtime. This is the perfect time for a plumbing inspection. Make sure your plumbing can handle this summer long workout because it gives out half way through. You would […]

Family Disaster Plan

Family Disaster Plan  This week we Kay Plumbing will be sharing how to prepare your family and protect your home. The following is from the International Code Council, for week three of National Building Safety Month. 

Home Protection Agreement Inspection By Kay Plumbing

Gas Leak Safety

Gas Leak Safety In honor of National Building Safety Month, we at Kay Plumbing are discussing Gas Safety. South Carolina is a Natural Gas State with lines running all over. Many homes and businesses around the state have gas lines in their building providing the occupant with power and/or heat. For this reason, we wanted […]