Water Works Blog Posts
In an effort to keep our workers and customers safe, we have closed our office to the public. We are still here answering phones etc. so please feel free to call.
We are doing what we can to help avoid the spread of Coronavirus but still provide our plumbing services. If you have a plumbing issue, we are happy to send a crew to you. However, please keep in mind our plumbers have families to go home to as well. So if anyone is sick or been exposed in your household, please let us know ahead of time.
If its a non-emergency issue please schedule for a later date.
It is each of our own responsibility to protect ourselves as well as each other. We want to thank all of our customers for your patience and understanding.Read More
Here to Fix Your Plumbing Needs
These are some strange and unprecedented times. The news is full of COVID-19 updates. Throughout it all, our plumbers are here to help you.
Plumbers are identified as ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers’ in Guidance for Response to COVID-19. Read about it here: https://www.phcppros.com/articles/11073-white-house-identifies-plumbers-as-essential-critical-infrastructure-workers-in-guidance-for-response-to-covid-19
We are here for you.Read More
Making Changes To Serve Better
When an Idaho plumbing business makes changes to best serve its customers and employees, that makes people sit up and take notice. When you add in work ethics, family, and training, you have a winning combination.
Recently, Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Service was featured in the May 2019 issue of Cleaner Magazine, a publication for and about plumbers and drain cleaners professionals. In the article, A Tightknit Team Diversifies its Services, Jerry Robinson, a co-owner of TVPD, relates how cross-training the employees and utilizing two-person crews allows for a larger number of crews to perform any of the company’s service or new construction tasks. Jerry routinely dispatches two technicians to every service call, regardless of the service required, plugged drains, water heater problems, leaking pipes, a clogged sewer line requiring an inspection…whatever the problem, a two-person crew answers the call.
When you’re in need of a plumber or have a clogged drain, Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is here to help you.Read More
At TVPDD, we are very proud of our employees, their dedication to our customers, and their pride in their work. Once a week we will be spotlighting one of our outstanding employees on our Facebook page. You can learn more about our great employees by following the linked article to our website.
Pulling the Curtain Back on Our Company
Please check out our Facebook page to learn more about Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Service and our employees, and how we can help you with those nasty plumbing problems and drain cleaning issues.Read More
Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Service is currently in the last stages of preparing our new Service Truck #10 to get out on the road to service the Treasure Valley. This will be our fourth plumbing and drain cleaning service truck. With the high demand for service here in this great Treasure Valley, we are doing our best to provide our customers with the fastest and best service they deserve.
Service Truck #10 Is Equipped to Handle Nearly Every Problem
Service Truck #10 is equipped with two drain cameras, three drain cleaning machines, and the plumbing parts and supplies necessary to handle almost any plumbing or drain cleaning issue our customers may have. With a well-equipped service truck, there is no need to hunt down parts or get additional equipment. We carry everything necessary to handle virtually everything situation.
New Look to Our Logo
We have also changed our company’s Logo…to reflect our company’s growth…on this new truck, and we will also be updating all of our other trucks with the new logo in the near future. We say “Thank You!” to all of our loyal customers for making this growth possible.
The importance of the plumbing profession is greatly misunderstood. In history, the Romans were credited with developing the first plumbing systems; however, it would be several more hundred years before scientists discovered the threat of the bacteria and disease that existed in the unfiltered water of the Roman public baths.
The Importance of Sanitation to Plumbers
American plumbers adopted the slogan, “The Plumber Protects the Health of the Nation” in the early 20th Century, as a reminder to the public of the importance of sanitation that the plumbing profession provides. The importance outweighs the greatest medical milestones and breakthroughs in history, like antibiotics and anesthesia when comparing the two professions, making the plumbers the first line of defense when it comes to protecting the public’s health before medicine.
The Threat of Waterborne Diseases Continue in Third-World Countries
Today in the United States, there are safe practices governed by plumbing codes and standards implemented by highly skilled and licensed professionals, but in third-world countries like India, the threat of waterborne diseases and contamination continues. The effect of those unsanitary conditions is more readily apparent there. The president of the Indian Plumbing Association stated in an article, “Plumbing is a profession with direct relevance to the health and safety of the citizens. As high as 7.5% of deaths in India are attributed to water and sanitation-related causes.”
Today, the governed plumbing codes and standards in the United States ensure safety against waterborne illnesses like typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery which were the main threats to life in the early 19th Century. “The contamination of drinking water was at one time the single greatest cause of human disease and death for Americans.”
Don’t Put Yourself At Risk to Save a Few Bucks
People don’t understand that when homeowners try to save few bucks by doing their own plumbing, sometimes they cause cross-connections that may be putting themselves and their neighborhood at risk. Thankfully, we are licensed professional Plumbers who can fix the problems before they get too dangerous.Read More
Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Service (TVPD) has had two Journeyman Plumbers graduate in the last year, Jeremiah Brown and Chase Neill, both of which started working with TVPD as 1st year Apprentices.
A journeyman plumber has completed at least a 44-year apprenticeship program required to work alone. Additionally, they must pass an examination that tests their plumbing knowledge and training.
Journeyman plumbers are licensed to work with water and drainage systems in residential and commercial settings. This includes installing and maintaining sewage disposal and gas lines, as well as kitchen, bathroom and laundry fixtures or appliances.
Additionally, a journeyman is required to complete continuing education with a required number of hours and courses needed as a condition for license renewal.
Congratulations Jeremiah Brown and Chase Neill!
At TVPD, we know that all of our employees are good, honest, hardworking workers who possess good attitudes and high standards of professional workmanship. However, it’s particularly important to recognize Jeremiah and Chase for their accomplishments.
Their hard work and dedication to the industry’s standard should not be taken lightly. We are proud to have them on our Team as Leaders and Professionals.
Journeyman Plumber – Jeremiah Brown
Jerimiah started with TVPD in July 2013 as a first year Apprentice and worked hard for 4 years staying at the top of his class. He tested this last fall and received his Journeyman Plumber License in November 2017. He has become a fantastic Service Leadman and does a great job of training the Apprentices assigned to him.
Journeyman Plumber – Chase Neill
Chase started with TVPD in May of 2014 as a first-year Apprentice. He has done an awesome job through his 4 years of schooling and graduated in May 2018. He is preparing for his Final Exam test and will soon receive his Journeyman Plumber License. He has been doing a fantastic job as an Apprentice and his crew is one of our top performers.
Professional Journeyman Plumbers
We are so proud of the Plumbing Professionals they have become and the growth they have achieved with our Treasure Valley Plumbing Team.
Rest easy and feel comforted knowing that when TVPD solves your plumbing and drain issues, they will be solved by well educated and professional journeyman plumbers like Jeremiah and Chase.
When we started our business in 1985, there was no way of knowing the effect that our small team could have. We began with a sewer and drain cleaning team of no more than 3 people and a single service truck and a septic tank pumping pump truck.
We have grown tremendously over 33 years. Around 2012 we began working tirelessly with a business coach to guide us through every aspect of our business.
Sure, our business size has changed. We now have 16 employees, 4 service trucks and 2 pumping construction crews.
But our business growth goes beyond us, extends through our employees, and culminates in the relationships we have built with our customers.
Over time, our business had an effect on us, our employees, our clients, and an entire community. At its core, the success of our business is ultimately about helping others.
Helping Our Employees
Through years of hard work, we have diversified by setting a positive and fun work environment for our employees. We attract good, honest, hard working workers who possess good attitudes and high standards of professional workmanship.
We strive for a work environment where employees feel valued and we all work together as a Team.
Working together, we set goals and milestones to accomplish our business and employee job related goals, as well as personal goals.
Helping Our Customers
We have implemented concepts of giving without expecting anything in return. We regularly reach out to employees and customers and ask them what’s going on in their lives. We share our insights and expertise. We want our customers to hire us after seeing what we can do, not just being told what we can do.
We chose to embrace a unique opportunity to show our community a different side of our company that aligns our business with our personal values. That insight lead Treasure Valley Plumbing to a position where we have been able to build deeper relationships in both our personal and our professional networks.
Without a relationship, it is a leap of faith for someone to invest in our service – a chance on a company you have never worked with. We’d rather offer to help you from the moment we meet you.
Our Humble Request and Deepest Gratitude
Our desire is for you to remember our conversations and our enthusiasm to help you and humbly request that you simply pass on the word about our services if the occasion ever arises.
We are grateful to all of you, our loyal customers, who have placed your trust in us. We hope we will always live up to your highest expectations of Customer Service. We promise to make a point to listen so that you will know that you provide us with value, too. Thank you.
The latest Plumbing Apprentice joining our team is Eric Ramirez, Michelle Alaniz’s son. He lives in Payette with his family and he loves to play basketball and football. Eric went to Weiser and Payette High Schools.
Eric came to work for TVPD at the first of the Summer to try out plumbing. He is 16 yr. old Junior in High School. He has decided that he loves working here so much that he is going to Online High School for the next couple years so he can continue to work and study the plumbing profession. He lives in Payette with his family and he loves to play basketball and football. He went to Weiser and Payette High Schools. Eric decided to do online school for the next couple years and get a jump on his plumbing career.
Being the youngest of the team, he gets a lot of kidding from all the guys but loves his job. We’re glad to have him as part of the Team at TVPD.