When the Challenge is over Water

A month ago, we were called out to repair a sewer line. Usually in our line of work, that’s pretty common. What was uncommon about this project, was that we had to bring the sewer across a ravine, at the bottom of which, there was a creek.

This was something that was definitely going to be a challenge. Even a little daunting. But hey! We’re Cain’s, and we were ready to tackle it. It’s what we do! Even the City of Concord employee didn’t doubt us.

As you can see, we completed this project excellently. It took some planning and teamwork, but we are really happy with the results and so were our customers. On to the next one!

Call us here at Cain’s Able Plumbing, for any of your plumbing needs!

Monday 4/13/20

Hello All! Today our office is closed with respect to the Easter Holiday. We are accepting emergency calls only today.

If you have an emergency, please call; 704-934-0015 and Leave A Message.

All calls for URGENT service will be returned as soon as possible. You may leave a message for non-urgent matters, but the call will be returned on Tuesday 4/14/20.

Thank you and have a blessed day!

“FLUSHABLE” Wipes

There is no such thing as a “FLUSHABLE” wipe.
Manufacturers of baby wipes will often indicate on the packaging that the product is “flushable.” Plumbing experts say there’s no such thing as a flushable wipe. Because wipes don’t break down in water, they can clog up plumbing systems in a home, and damage pipes and machinery at wastewater treatment plants.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/columbinewsd/news/flushable-wipes-are-not

With the Covid-19 outbreak and the shortage of toilet paper, consumers have turned to sanitary wipes under many brands to take care of personal hygiene when it comes to using the bathroom. Unfortunately most folks take the packaging at it’s word and flush this wipes in the toilet. This is wreaking havoc with sanitary sewer systems everywhere. Cain’s recently went to a customers home to clear a main sewer line blockage. The sewer line was full of 100’s of sanitary wipes. It took hours to remove them, and made for a bill that could have been completely avoided, if the wipes had been disposed of in another way.

http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201801/05/wipes-causing-problems-sewage-20180105105113-v.html

So, how do we dispose of these wipes if we can’t flush them? Here are a couple of suggestions.

https://www.today.com/series/one-small-thing/are-flushable-wipes-really-flushable-t151945

As you can see by the image above, while toilet paper fully breaks down, sanitary wipes do not. This is after 1 year of being inside the jars. Please take a moment to think about it before you flush wipes down the sewer. Even if it isn’t going to cost you money, in the end, it is going to cost someone money. That’s easy to avoid. Just don’t flush anything except human waste and toilet paper in the toilet.

We Are Here For You

Just wanted everyone to know that we are still working. If you have a need for our service and are alright with having us come to your home, we are happy to take care of your needs.

If your plumbing problem is outside, there is absolutely no reason to wait to call for service. The only things we are trying to avoid is being inside homes with a large number of occupants to do a repair for something cosmetic. Otherwise, if you have a plumbing need that should be taken care of, you should feel free to call us and we will help as soon as we can.

We are here to help. 704-934-0015

Covid-19 Update

This is a notice for all of our customers.

We are working still and servicing those customers with urgent repair needs. We will do so until we are told not to. We are asking that you be understanding and know that anything non-urgent may be waiting as we try to avoid any unnecessary contact. Customers with immediate repair needs will be accommodated.

We are being as proactive as we are able and sanitizing items as we can. We are asking that customers notify us of any illness in their home, as well as not hover around our technicians. Keep your DISTANCE. We do not want to come to your home if you or someone inside your home is sick. We place ourselves at risk each time we enter a customer’s home. Please protect us as well as yourselves..

Currently, we are asking that all residential customers pay with a credit card if possible, when payment is due. As a precaution, we are trying not to take anything from your home when we leave. If you need to pay cash, it needs to be placed in a sealed plastic bag, so that it can be sanitized at a later time. You most likely will need to have correct change as we are not carrying cash in any of our trucks at this time. We are not accepting checks at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at;
704-934-0015.

Covid-19 Guide

Help Wanted

Our company is looking to hire a plumber’s helper. Please apply here on this website, or by fax. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Candidates for this position should meet the following requirements:

  • Valid NC Driver’s License
  • Clean Criminal Record
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Available on nights & weekends when needed
  • Looking to make the job a career
  • Live locally to the area

If you feel like you would be a good fit for our company, please continue to the employment page and fill out an application. Attaching a resume is optional. Please make sure you provide prior employment history and personal references.

July 4th Hours


Our office will close at 12:00 PM on Wednesday July 3rd and will re-open at 8:00 AM on Friday July 5th.

If you have any after hour emergencies, please call our office at 704-934-0015 and leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. All Non-urgent calls will have calls returned on Friday.

From our family to yours ~ Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!!

Phone Troubles?

We have had reports this morning of people not being able to get through. I think Spectrum may be having issues. If we happen to be on the phone, it seems that callers are being told their call can not go through instead of getting our voicemail.

If you call, and happen to get a message saying your call can not go through, please keep trying.

Thank you.