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Just Announced: Kramer & Company’s New Location

Just Announced: Kramer & Company’s New Location

We are excited to officially announce Kramer & Company’s new location in Bentonville, AR. We have been here for about two months now (December 2016) and have found that this location allows us to better serve our customers all over Northwest Arkansas. Of course, we could not have made this move without each and every one of you! We would like to thank you all for helping us grow and for making this possible. Your reviews and word of mouth referrals are what keeps our business going! Breaking Ground on Kramer & Company’s New...
Just Announced: Steve Chunn Promoted to Co-Owner

Just Announced: Steve Chunn Promoted to Co-Owner

Steve Chunn: The New Co-Owner of Kramer & Company Mechanical We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Steve Chunn to Co-Owner at Kramer & Company Mechanical. What You Need to Know About Steve Steve has been a licensed plumber for eighteen years and owned his own business while living in Tennessee. Six years ago, Steve returned to Arkansas to be near family, and he began working at Kramer & Company Mechanical. Since then, he has completed various projects such as commercial new construction as well as service and residential plumbing. We believe Steve has truly earned this position as he brings a wealth of experience to Kramer & Company Mechanical along with high quality work, personal integrity, and a desire for a better life. We are excited about his new role with the company. Please join us in welcoming Steve as Co-Owner and congratulating him on the promotion. Contact Kramer & Company Mechanical today to schedule your next plumbing service call! Request Service...
Give Your Plumbing a Spring Cleaning!

Give Your Plumbing a Spring Cleaning!

Spring is a great time to check your home’s plumbing systems for problems and to perform preventative maintenance to protect your home against future plumbing malfunctions. Plumbing Fixtures Checklist Check faucets for drips or leaks and repair parts as needed to save water. Clean mineral deposits from faucets and shower heads by unscrewing them and soaking them in vinegar overnight. Appliances Check your washing machine hoses for leaks or bulges. You should replace these hoses if they are older than 10 years old. Consider using braided stainless steel hoses rather than rubber hoses. Check your toilets for cracks and leaks. Add several drops of food coloring to the tank. You will know there is a leak that needs fixing if color appears in the bowl after 30 minutes. You may need to replace the tank parts if you have to hold down the toilet handle in order to flush properly, or if you have to jiggle it to make it stop running. If you have a tank style hot water heater, drain several gallons from the water heater tank to flush out sediment that can cause corrosion and reduce heating efficiency. Tankless water heaters should be flushed to remove mineral deposits.  Always check with your water heater manufacturer for specific instructions regarding maintenance of your specific make and model. Sump Pump Test your sump pump. Pour water into the basin and trip the lever to ensure it is still working properly. This will also help you determine if the on/off mechanism has been corroded. Drains When your drains are not properly cleaned, the end result can be a critical...
WANTED Leak Detectives for Fix a Leak Week March 14 – 20, 2016

WANTED Leak Detectives for Fix a Leak Week March 14 – 20, 2016

What is Fix a Leak Week? Because minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program promotes Fix a Leak Week the third week of March each year. Fix a Leak Week is an annual reminder to Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. The Facts on Leaks: The average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. Households leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide. That’s equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking shower heads.  All are easily correctable. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills. Keep you home leak-free by repairing dripping faucets, toilet flappers, and shower heads. In most cases, fixture replacement parts don’t require a major investment. You can eliminate most common leaks by retrofitting your home with new WaterSense labeled fixtures and other high-efficiency appliances. Leak Detection: A good method to check for leaks is to examine your winter water use. It’s likely that a family of four has a serious leak problem if its winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month. Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being...
World Plumbing Day!

World Plumbing Day!

World Plumbing Day! March 11 every year … everywhere! Many people in developed countries throughout the world take plumbing for granted. They simply turn on a tap or faucet and obtain clean water. Flushing toilets are standard in many countries.  However, little thought is given to the engineering expertise provided by plumbers that ensures these systems operate as intended. Equally, a few people appreciate the consequences of bad plumbing systems. In developing countries on the other hand, plumbing is either non existent or at best very basic.  People suffer serious health consequences, and millions of people die as a result of lack of access to clean water and in effective sanitation. Health Every 15 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease. At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from water-related diseases. Water Using a broom instead of a garden hose to clean your driveway will save 13 gallons every minute you clean. Putting food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl, without flushing, you have a leak. Fixing it can save 1,000 gallons a month. Use a hose nozzle while you wash your car. You will save up to 100 gallons every time! Energy Turning your air conditioning or heating up or down just a few degrees can save considerable energy. Prevent heat loss by insulating your water heater and pipes. Environment Ask your Plumbing/HVAC Contractor about high efficiency water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps and available rebates and tax advantages. Each subsequent World Plumbing Day promises to be bigger and better than the...