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

Emails

Our email is a great way to contact us! We monitor it regularly during business hours. However, On weekends, we may not see it. If you have an emergency, the best method of contact is our office phone. That number is 704-934-0015. After hours and weekends, you will receive voicemail. Leave us a voicemail telling us your name, address, the reason you are calling, and a good contact number for you. If it is an emergency, someone will call you back shortly. If it is not a plumbing emergency, we will return your call first thing Monday morning when we return to the office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Plumbing Tips to Save Money

  • Replace outdated faucets that are leaking. The smallest drip can add hundreds of dollars per year to your bill.
  • Look at your meter. If the meter is turning while no water is running, you most likely have a running toilet or leak somewhere.
  • Check for drips every few weeks. Look under cabinets and in your crawl space for puddles, get any leaks fixed as soon as possible.
  • Pay attention to your toilet. If you notice you need to hold the handle or flush repeatedly, if it is always making noises, or taking a long time to fill, it may need a new part.
  • Monitor your yard. If you notice wet spots for prolonged periods of time when it has not rained.

If you need help with any of these issues or think you have a leak, please call our office at 704-934-0015

Collapsed Sewer Line

These pictures are from a recent job in which we repaired a broken collapsed sewer line for a long time customer. We had tried to clear the line unsuccessfully so, we used our camera to investigate inside the line. We found that the sewer line had collapsed. We dug up and repaired the leak.

Office Hours

Just a friendly reminder that our office is open Monday though Friday 8 am to 5 pm. If you call after hours and receive our voicemail please leave us a message so we can return your call the next business day. If it is an emergency, someone will get in touch with you as soon as possible. If you call during business hours and receive our voicemail, please leave a message, as we are assisting other customers. We will return every call as soon as we can. Thank you!

Baby Wipes in the Toilet!

Almost a full pack of baby wipes our technician pulled out of a customers sewer pipe.

Ever wonder why baby wipes say do not flush? The simple explanation is that they do not dissolve in water like toilet paper. They are thicker and more cloth like. When you put too many in at once, the sewer pipes get clogged and will start to back up. This can cause your main sewer line to back up into your toilet, shower and kitchen sink. Gross, we know. This is why we recommend not disposing of any wipes, even flush-able ones. They do not breakdown in water like toilet paper. If you ever find yourself wondering if something is flush-able, the best thing to do is put it in the garbage and save your money!

Merry Christmas!

With Christmas being next week, we would like to take the time to remind everyone we are open for business. Monday will be a normal business day. Tuesday, Christmas Eve, our office is open from 8am – 12pm. We will be only taking emergency calls on Christmas Eve after 12pm. We are closed on Christmas day with the exception of emergencies. Thursday and Friday we are back to regular business . As always, if you call and receive voicemail, please leave us a message so we can return your call. Everyone here at Cain’s would like to wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday!

Phone Numbers

We have been receiving complaints about our contact information. We would like to take the time to remind our customers that we did update our phone number at the beginning of the year. Our current phone number is 704-934-0015. If you have any other phone number for us please update our contact information.

Happy Thanksgiving!

With the upcoming holiday just around the corner, we wanted to remind our customers that we are open. We will be on our regular schedule Monday through Wednesday, Closed Thursday with the exception of emergencies, and Friday will also be a regular service day. A few of our technicians will be out of town for Thanksgiving, this may lead to longer wait times as we try our best to accommodate everyone. If you reach our voicemail during this time, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible. Please note, there will be no projects or estimates scheduled this week. We will return to our normal schedule on Monday, December 2nd.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

With winter rapidly approaching it is important to remember pipes can freeze. The pipes that are most at risk for freezing are outdoors hose bibs, swimming pool lines, and water lines for irrigation systems. Supply lines that are located in unheated spaces are also at risk of freezing. These lines include water lines located it your basement, crawlspace, garage, and attic. Pipes alongside exterior walls or pipes that have little or no insulation surrounding them risk the possibility as well. Pipes usually freeze when temperatures fall below 20 degrees for a few hours or more. There are a few things you can do to help prevent frozen pipes.

  • When the temperature is below 20 degrees leave your faucets dripping slowly.
  • Insulate any outside piping.
  • Disconnect outside hoses, drain and store them inside.
  • Drain water from pools and irrigation systems.
  • Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawlspaces to help maintain higher temperatures in these areas.
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are supply lines present.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate.
  • Keep heat set at the same temperature during the day and night.
  • If you leave for long periods of time, leave you heat on no lower than 55 degrees.