Charlotte Plumber Advice: How Much Can a Running Toilet Cost You?

An unseen leak in your toilet can be an expensive, hard to find problem. The constant running or leaking can cost you $100+ a month on your water bill, so you’ve got to go leak hunting if you’ve noticed a water bill spike or any other of these symptoms:

Your toilet makes gurgling or wooshing noises long […]

Charlotte Water Heater Basics

Rather complicated and large, water heaters can be easily overlooked in a home. You may not know the first thing about your heater, or how to take care of it. Here are a few things many people want to know about their heaters.

How long will my tanked water heater work?

If you take good care of […]

Charlotte Drain Cleaning Tips

Of course it’s a fact of life that sometimes a drain will just get clogged up. Whether it’s draining slowly or completely stopped, you need to fix it. Here are some simple tips to unclog drains safely and effectively.

Invest in a few supplies from the get-go, a plunger, a cable auger and a closet auger. […]

Charlotte Broken Water Heater Tips

Your water heater is the best appliance that you never see. From lovely, long hot showers to sparkling clean dishes, you’d miss it and notice if it was damaged or broken. So what do you do if you’re suspecting that your heater might be broken? Look for the symptoms and try to find the cause, […]

Charlotte Plumber Advice: Why is My Water Heater Making Noises?

When you start hearing your heater, you may get worried. This is a well-founded fear because an old damaged heater that is starting to make noises can be dangerous. On the other hand, it could be a perfectly harmless issue. So let’s talk about what could be causing those bumps.


If your heater is over 10 […]

Charlotte Leak Detection Tips

If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in your water bills, or you’ve heard persistent dripping and can’t figure out where it’s coming from, you may have an undetected leak in your home. It may be your gut reaction to call a plumber (which is probably the right idea) but you could locate the leak on […]

Charlotte Plumber Advice: Is a Water Filtration System Worth the Investment?

Water filtration systems may sound hoity-toity, especially when you’re thinking about the “clean” city water that’s coming out of your pipes. But did you know that the average home water supply in Charlotte tests positive for 26 contaminants? There are several reasons why you should get a water filtration system in your home as soon […]

Charlotte Plumber Advice: Does Your Water Smell Funky?

If you’ve ever noticed a gross smell coming from the glass of water you’re about to drink, you’ve likely got one of several issues. Here are a few of the most common ones and what to do about them.


If your water smells a bit like rotten eggs, you’ve got a case of too much sulfur […]

Charlotte Plumber Advice: Does Your Drinking Water Look Rusty?

You may be horrified to find a gross, rusty colored water coming out of your taps from time to time. It’s disgusting, to be sure, but the biggest question on your mind is probably ‘why is this happening?’ The reasons may vary, though typically the problem would either be external or internal – meaning happening […]

Charlotte Plumber Advice: E.R. Plumbing News Clips Protecting Your Pipes in Cold Weather

With record-breaking cold temps here in Charlotte this year, E.R. Plumbing Services was featured three times on WCNC about protecting pipes from freezing and bursting.

We were delighted to be on WCNC and hope this information prevents a lot of plumbing emergencies.
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