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Blades and Cable Found in Sewer Pipe

Cable and Blades Left in Sewer Line

April 9, 2014

Sometimes, you just have to wonder, “What were they thinking?”

Blades and Cable Found in Sewer PipeThat’s what our amazing Drain Cleaning techs thought when they saw this problem…and solved some major problems for our Customers!!

Pictured is part of a cable with a double blade on the end, hooked to our retriever. This cable and blade were left in a customer’s sewer line by another plumbing company. Their cable broke off in the line…so they just left it there.

The customer has had problems with the sewer line ever since. But Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Service came to the rescue, retrieved the cable, and saved the customer from putting in a new sewer line and septic system for approx. $5000-$6000.

Way to go, guys!!

If you have issues with your sewer lines, give us a call and let us take a look to determine your problem…and then we will fix it the right way.

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Hydro-Jetter flushing the Clogged Pivot Sprinkler

Hydro-Jetter Unclogs Pivot Sprinkler System

April 9, 2014

Truck in FieldRecently, one of our great Drain Cleaning teams went out on a Hydro-Jetter call for a Pivot Sprinkler system that a local Dairy uses to spread manure on their fields.

The piping had plugged up, so we ran the Hydro-Jetter through the 1200 feet of sprinkler pipe to clean it out and get it flowing again.

Another TVPD success story for our customers. 🙂

Do you have a clogged pivot sprinkler system and can’t get to the clog? Give us a call and we can get jet that clog out for you.

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Jerimiah Brown, Journeyman Plumber

Jerimiah Brown – Plumbing Apprentice

November 25, 2013

Jerimiah Brown, Plumbing Apprentice

In July 2013, we hired Jerimiah Brown as one of our Plumbing Apprentices.

Jerimiah grew up mostly in Ontario but did a lot of moving around in his life.  He lives in New Plymouth with his wife, Christina, and their four children, Mackenzie, Abigail, Gracie, and Brodie.

He has been a great addition to our team of plumbers and is attending Apprentice school in Nampa with our other 2 apprentices.

We appreciate Jerimiah and what he brings to our company.  Welcome to our team.

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Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Service's New Toyota Tunda Service Truck with Blue Pipe Rack

TVPD Blue – Our Upgraded Parts and Pipe Hauling Truck

May 28, 2013
Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Service's New Service Truck with Blue Pipe Rack
Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Service’s New Service Truck with Blue Pipe Rack

Introducing TVPD Blue – Our new service vehicle with the TVPD Blue Pipe Rack

We’ve upgraded our Parts and Pipe Hauling Truck this year to a new Toyota Tundra to haul our latest Service Trailer set up for our 4th Service Crew.

Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning now has two Super Trucks and two Service Trucks with Trailers to better serve our outstanding customers of the Treasure Valley. We are always looking for ways to be more efficient and to be better equipped to handle ANY plumbing and drain cleaning issue our customers may have.

Thank you, Treasure Valley, for your trust in us and your loyal patronage.  If we can be of service to you, please give us a call. We are here to help.

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The Funny Things Plumbing Fixes We See: Electrical Tape and Casts Used to Repair Broken Hot Water Heater Pipes

Interesting Repairs Apparently Made By Doctors and Electricians Playing “Plumbers”

May 28, 2013
The Funny Plumbing Fixes We See: Electrical Tape and Casts Used to Repair Broken Hot Water Heater Pipes
The Funny Plumbing Fixes We See: Electrical Tape and Casts Used to Repair Broken Hot Water Heater Pipes

Plumbing Repairs Should be Left to the Plumbers…Just Sayin’

Our plumbing technicians come across some very interesting fixes sometimes that homeowners have done to repair a leaking pipe from a water heater.

  • One homeowner, must have been an electrician, tried to fix a leak with Electrical Tape wrapped around a pipe coming from the Water Heater, which is very HOT water.
  • Another homeowner, this time they must have been a Doctor, tried to fix his leaking hot water pipe by putting a CAST on it.

Of course, neither fix held, especially when it is HOT water, but our professional plumbing technicians were able to remove the leaky pipes and make the proper pipe repairs.

  • We also had one of our customers tell us he tried to fix a leaky pipe by wrapping it with Rubber Tubing, until he could get the plumber there.  He is a Veterinarian.

If you want it done right and not just a temporary fix, contact Treasure Valley Plumbing & Drain Services. And we promise…we won’t try to be electricians, doctors, or veterinarians.

 

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Our Plumbers Quickly Finding the Septic Tank with our SuperCam

Plumbing Experts Find an Old Septic Tank Quickly

March 26, 2013

Finding an Old Septic Tank is Quick Work for Our Plumbing Experts

Our Plumbers Quickly Finding the Septic Tank with our SuperCam
Our Plumbers Quickly Finding the Septic Tank with our SuperCam

Last week, we received a call to a job to locate a septic tank to an old house bought as a rental.

The customers had called two other plumbing companies in the valley, who spent a total of eight hours searching for this tank to no avail.  One company even told the customer if he sent his camera head down the sewer line and lost it, he would charge the customers $3000.

Located the Septic Tank in Just Minutes

The customers finally called Treasure Valley Plumbing & Drain Service out to the job and it took Chad just six minutes to locate the septic tank with one of our SuperCams, at a fraction of the cost they had been quoted by the other companies.

At Treasure Valley Plumbing & Drain Service, we have trained, professional plumbers and drain cleaners who KNOW what we are doing and how to use the equipment properly to get the job done…in a timely manner and at a fair price.

Get the Job Done Right…the First Time

So, contact the professionals at Treasure Valley Plumbing & Drain Service to get the job done right the first time.

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Tresure Valley Plumbing & Drain Service's Isuzu Super Truck

New Look for Our Super Trucks

January 16, 2013

Tresure Valley Plumbing & Drain Service's Isuzu Super TruckTVPD’s Isuzu Super Truck has a New Look!

We designed a new vehicle wrap to coordinate with our website and brochures, so our service vehicles would be more recognizable to our customers in the Treasure Valley.  You will find out trucks from McCall to Cambridge, through Weiser to Homedale, Caldwell to Payette, and all over Malheur County, Oregon.

To Better Serve Your Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Needs in Idaho and Oregon

We added some bubbles, and if you look real close at our logo, you’ll see that one of the guys has changed.  We’re very excited to have this new look and a second Super Truck to better serve the plumbing and drain cleaning needs of the great people of the Treasure Valley of Idaho and Oregon.

This Super Truck is equipped with Sewer Cameras, Drain Cleaning machines, Plumbing parts and supplies, and a Hydro-Jetter with high pressure water jets to clean irrigation, Dairy, and Industrial waste lines up to 10″ in diameter.

Chad and Chase are the Service Techs on this truck with the experience and expertise to solve any Plumbing and Drain Cleaning issues you might have, in a timely and professional manner.

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Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning's Super Truck

2nd Super Truck

January 16, 2013

Our New Super Truck

Treasure Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning's Super TruckThe last of November 2012, Chad & Katie flew back to Independence, KS to pick up our new Super Truck and drive it home. It’s a Chevy Cutaway Chassis with a Hackney Plumbing Box on the back.

Efficiently Serving Our Treasure Valley Customers

We’ve been so excited to get this New Super Truck ready and into operation, so that we can more efficiently serve our customers in the Treasure Valley.

With only one Super Truck, we spent a lot of time on the road traveling from one end of the valley to the other.  Now, with two Super Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Trucks on the road, we can serve our customers on both ends of the valley more efficiently, timely, and professionally.

We designed a new vehicle wrap that matches our website and is easy to recognize for our customers.

This New Super truck is equipped with two sizes of Sewer Cameras, three sizes of Drain Cleaning machines, and all the plumbing parts and supplies needed to better accommodate the needs and issues of our customers.

Cody and Jerimiah are the Service Techs on this new truck, and they have the experience and expertise to solve any Plumbing and Drain Cleaning issue you might have, in a timely and professional manner.

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Camera for Inspections

Specialty Camera Equipment

December 7, 2012

SEWER CAMERAS TO THE RESCUE

Our New Ridgid Sewer Cameras have some very special capabilities.  Our large machine has the ability to see down a 2 1/2″ – 6″ sewer pipe to locate the sewer or sewer problems. 

Camera for InspectionsCameras Have Many Uses

The cameras can also be used to locate other things such as: a plug in a Central Vacuum System, or down a well casing, or a heating vent, or anything that has piping.  Our small cameras can go through piping as small as 3/4″ water lines. 

A few years ago, the same sewer camera system was used to locate people in a collapsed mine, it was sent down one of the vents.  It’s a very versatile machine that can see behind walls and in very small, tight places we otherwise cannot reach or see. 

You Lost It Down “There”? We Can Find It!

We have found cell phones and even a diamond engagement ring down a sewer line. 

If you have something you need to find in a very difficult place, give us a call, and we will find it and be able to retrieve it with the least amount of damage to your property.

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Shaw Expansion Plug

Expansion Plug Blockage…In a Sewer Line…In a Concrete Floor

October 31, 2012

Finding a Broken Expansion Plug in a Sewer Line…in a Concrete Floor

Shaw Expansion PlugLast week,  Chad and Travis were called on a job to get an expansion plug out of a sewer line that was under a concrete floor.  The plug had broke and went down the sewer line, causing the line to back up.

Chad and Travis put one of our sewer cameras down the line to locate the plug.  Once it was located, they put the drain cable down the line and watched on the camera as the sewer cable pushed the plug further down the sewer line to a location outside of the building.  Once the plug as pushed outside, they dug up the line where they had pushed the plug, opened the line and pulled out the expansion plug.  Then they repaired the sewer line and covered it up again, saving the business from cutting up the concrete floor to find the plug.

Chad is an amazing Drain Cleaner….the Best in the Valley.  Our Drain Cleaners are Masters in their profession.

IF your sewer line keeps backing up and you don’t know why, give TVPD a call and we will solve the problem.

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