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We use only top-of-the-line plumbing products

Wisler Plumbing uses only top-quality, reliable products and fixtures when we work on your home. It’s the only way we can afford to offer our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

water-heatersWe get a lot of questions about water heaters, especially the new tank-less models. Wisler Plumbing carries a complete line of water heaters and we can help you make the right decision for a water heater that’s perfect for your home and your water usage patterns.

We stock a nice variety of classy faucets and fixtures so that we always have a ready-to-go fix when something goes wrong in your kitchen or bathroom. Here are a few of the styles that we always have in stock.

 

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We also carry the complete line of Kohler and Moen faucets and fixtures and can get any of their styles to match your current decor or provide an upgraded look for a remodel project.

PEX Piping has become the standard for new homes and plumbing upgrades and repairs. It is a system that replaces traditional copper and PVC pipes with a more flexible plastic tubing system. These new systems are durable, easier to install, less costly and offer great peace-of-mind.

evolve-water-conditionerWisler Plumbing carries Evolve®, a complete line of cutting-edge water treatment systems that deliver clean, high-quality water to your home. Our water treatment systems fulfill your family’s water needs with the highest level of innovation, efficiency and versatility. After all, better science makes brilliant water.
For more information, check out the Evolve® web site.

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Are ‘Flushable’ Wipes Good For Plumbing Systems?

http://www.wislerplumbing.com/wp-content/uploads/WislerB042-181.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSYou’ve probably seen wipes and hygiene products that say they are flushable right on the package. It might not actually be a good idea to flush these products, depending on what they are made of. It helps if you have an idea of how septic tanks and sewage treatment plants work.   With a septic tank, the water and solid materials (paper, particles, etc.) go into a holding tank. The heavy sludge will fall to the bottom of the tank, while the lighter paper and floatable items will flake to the top of the tank. The water will be in the center, and it will then exit the tank and go into a leech field. (A leech field is basically pipes with holes and gravel around them.) Whenever you use flushable wipes that aren’t biodegradable, they float to the top of the septic tank and gradually accumulate. They aren’t able to decompose or break down.   I had a client with a cancer patient in the home who was using flushable wipes to clean up as they were going through treatment. It completely stopped up the whole home and backed up into the house, causing a huge mess. When we took the top off the septic tank, we saw thousands of wipes sitting there. Because they couldn’t go anywhere, they had built up and eventually stopped up the system. If they cannot decompose, break down, and sink to the bottom of the tank, they shouldn’t go in there.   If you’re not sure, look on the package of...

Finding the Right Water Softener

http://www.wislerplumbing.com/wp-content/uploads/WislerB042-180.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS If you have a decent amount of calcium in your water, it can be referred to as ‘hard water’. Water softeners are installed to remove the calcium from the water. Here’s how you can choose the right water softener for your home.   Sizing   One of the first steps is figuring out what level of calcium you have in the water. Different areas, wells, and subdivisions all have different levels of calcium in the water. It would definitely be a good starting point to have the water tested by a professional who knows how to size a water softener properly. Knowing the amount of calcium in the water is important because the water softener removes calcium and holds it until it regenerates or backwashes to dump the hardness/calcium down the drain. If you undersize your water softener, you’ll experience very frequent regeneration or backwash cycles, which will use excessive water and salt. A properly sized system will prevent excessive cycles, saving both water and salt.   Capabilities   It isn’t a good idea to jump to a decision and install a water softener without addressing other potential materials in the water. If you also have chlorine in your water, we have a product that removes both hardness and chlorine. Municipal water typically has a high amount of chlorine, so it would be a better and more efficient choice to use one unit that resolves both of these issues. I always encourage people to speak with a professional that knows water softener and water treatment equipment before...

Plumbing Tips for Kids/Teens

http://www.wislerplumbing.com/wp-content/uploads/WislerB042-179.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are a few simple tips that I think every person should know about a home’s plumbing in order to prevent serious issues from arising. It’s a good idea for us to teach our kids these smart plumbing practices. That way they’ll know what they should do in these situations, especially when they become teenagers and start staying home by themselves more often.   Using the Main Water Valve   First, mostly everyone in the home should know how to shut off the water using the main water valve. It’s typically located in the basement (if you have one). Otherwise, it could be in a few different areas. It’s a good idea to find out where the main water shutoff is located so you’ll be prepared just in case. You can show people 5-8 years or older how to turn it off, unless it’s really old and hard to operate. If water started spraying or pouring through the ceiling, or if there was ever a flood in the home, the best thing to do would be to turn the water off using this valve.   What Should/Shouldn’t Go Down the Kitchen Drain   Everyone should also know what you should and shouldn’t put down the kitchen sink drain and garbage disposal. A garbage disposal is not necessarily for leftovers and cleaning out the refrigerator. It’s really for scraping small things off of a plate and grinding them into smaller particles. It’s definitely not a good idea to dump any kind of grease or very hot items down the...

Determining if Your Home’s Drinking Water is Safe and Healthy

http://www.wislerplumbing.com/wp-content/uploads/WislerB041-178.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS When it comes to what’s in our water, how can homeowners figure out what’s safe and healthy to consume? This is a very interesting topic to talk about, especially because of events like the Flint water crisis that are going on around the country. The reality is, we take it for granted that our water is suitable to drink. That may or may not be true, and it’s important that homeowners are educated about the different things that should (or shouldn’t) be in the water, especially if they rely on a community to provide water or they use a municipal water system. Drinking water regulation does exist, and the standards apply to any public water source. A public water source is defined as a system that provides potable water to five or more homes.   First, let’s cover a few things that are in the primary regulated standards. (There are lots of other things that technically cannot be in the water, but we’ll go over the main ones for the sake of simplicity.) There are no bacteria or microorganisms allowed in a regulated drinking water system. These are things that would be harmful to someone if ingested, potentially resulting in stomach issues and/or sickness. If you have a private water system, you should get a lab test for verification. It’s the responsibility of the system’s owner to take a sample to a lab and have it tested for bacteria.   Lead is another thing that’s regulated, which can be harmful to infants or pregnant women. In rural...

Good Plumbing Habits for Every Homeowner

http://www.wislerplumbing.com/wp-content/uploads/WislerB041-177.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHere are some things that every home owner can do on a regular basis to keep the plumbing system in top shape. First, it’s easy to forget about the filter cartridges on the main water supply that goes into the home. It’s a matter of out of sight, out of mind, even though the filter will affect water pressure and even get gummed up to the point where it can be very challenging to replace. Depending on the size of the filter and how bad the water is, you should determine the ideal frequency of how often to change them. Create a record and maybe set a reminder so that you’ll change them at the optimal time. You’ll have a system that works much better if you change these cartridges on a consistent interval according to your needs.   If you have a well system, it’s a good idea to flush out the pressure tank on a regular basis. This consists of simply turning the breaker off to the pressure tank and hooking a hose to the connection on the bottom of the tank. Run the hose outside and open the valve to flush out the water. The pressure should steadily dwindle until it’s depleted completely. A lot of times, you’ll notice sediment and debris will come out of the pressure tank. By flushing it out, you’ll keep it from getting into your home water system.   Drain maintenance is another good habit to pay attention to. We often use our drains without becoming aware of how much...

Fun Day Trip Destinations

http://www.wislerplumbing.com/wp-content/uploads/WislerB041-176.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen we think about family trips, we often think about taking days at a time or going far away. But sometimes the best trips are spontaneous, and they might only last one day. If you’re near Franklin County or Roanoke County, here are some great day trip destinations where you can have lots of fun.   Franklin County lies between two lakes: Smith Mountain Lake and Philpott Lake. Smith Mountain Lake State Park is on the Bedford side of Smith Mountain Lake. It has a lot of fun activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, and volleyball. There’s even a beach café. It’s a fun destination for family to go and spend the day together. It’s very well-kept and nice to visit, especially during the summer months.   The Peaks of Otter is great for hiking, and you’ll get an awesome view at Shark Top (one of the three mountain peaks overlooking Bedford). This is a trip that will take most of the day. It might be a good idea to pack a lunch to give you an energy boost on the way up. If there’s anyone that wants to join you but isn’t able to make the hike, there’s a bus that goes right to the top. That way, elderly family members can still join everyone else and take part in the fun.   In Roanoke, the Mill Mountain Zoo is great, especially for young children. This is where the Mill Mountain Star is located, so it’s very cool to go and watch it at night when everything is...

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