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pay online iconContinuing to find ways to better service our customers is always the goal at Brenneco Plumbing.  Many of our customers have asked for an easier, faster and more secure way to pay the invoices they receive from Brenneco.

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You can now pay your Brenneco Plumbing invoices by going to our website:  Simply click on the “Make a Payment” button on the home page and fill out the requested information on the form.

It’s quick, easy and secure.  No more providing credit card information over the phone or to our service techs.  This makes bill paying easier for everyone.

We accept Master Card, VISA, Discover and American Express credit cards.

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If you have questions regarding our new online payment process, please contact Rusty Ashby at or 765-448-6190.

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Finding Your Water Shut-Off Valve

Finding Your Water Shut-Off Valve Before An Emergency Occurs

Water Shut Off tagDo you know where your main water shut-off valve is located in your home? 

This is not a rhetorical question? When the water is pouring into your home from a broken pipe or valve, this is not the time to be asking yourself this question.  Taking the time now to locate your main shut-off valve can save you from significant water damage in case of an emergency.

Many types of plumbing emergencies call for turning off the main water supply to your home.  So knowing where this valve is located and being able to get to it quickly is very important.

Where To Look

If your home has a basement or crawlspace, the shut off valve is probably located on a wall near the front of your house. If your home is built on a slab, check in the garage or near the water heater for the shut off valve.  If you are on a well, the shut-off valve is often near the pressurized water tank.

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Shut-off valves come in a couple of different configurations.

If the water main shut off valve is located outside, it will be buried underground near the street. Look for a round or rectangular metal cover flush with the grass or sidewalk. It might be labeled “water meter” to help you identify it. Under this cover is the water shut off valve. Removing these metal covers often requires special tools. You’ll need to obtain these tools in order to get to your shut-off valve quickly.

Exercise These Valves

It is not a good time to find out that you can’t turn off your main water valve because it is corroded and won’t turn. Shut-off valves can come in a couple of different configurations. One looks like a handle you pull down on, the other is a knob you turn. Take the time now to go operate the valve so you know it is in good working order.

How to Shut Off Other Water Valves

When minor plumbing problems strike, you don’t need to shut off the water to the whole house –simply turn the valve behind the appliance or fixture that needs repair. These are located ….

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    Shut-off valves are located in different areas of your home for sinks, toilets and washers.

    Behind the washing machine: If the washer hose starts leaking or the appliance overflows, limit water damage by pulling the unit away from the wall and turning the shut off valve behind it clockwise.

  • By the toilet: Whether your toilet is overflowing or you need to replace a leaky flapper, stop the flow of water by turning the shut off valve (located on the wall behind the toilet) clockwise.
  • Under the sink: Before you repair or replace a faucet, turn off the water supply found underneath the sink, both hot and cold water lines.

Don’t Be the Only One Who Knows

Now that you have located your shut-off valves, make sure others in your household know as well where to find them.  Not knowing when a plumbing emergency may occur, you’ll want other family members to be able to react quickly to prevent significant water damage to your home.

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Choosing a Plumber

Your Options When Calling a Plumber

Licensed, experienced plumber

Certified, experienced plumbers can offer several options to address your plumbing problem.

When a plumber or any trades person is called to make a service call there are normally several options available to solve your problem.

If a water line is leaking, there may be a simple fix, like patching the hole in the pipe … or you may find that, although the pipe is leaking in one spot, the entire pipe is corroded and it may be wiser to replace the entire section of pipe.

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Ask the Lafayette Indiana plumber questions!

What does a water test find?

Safe water is critical to your health. Sometimes a strange color or odor can clue you in to a problem with your home drinking water, but some of the most harmful contaminants can’t be tasted or smelled. A water test can identify contaminants and allow you to take the necessary steps to correct any problems that have developed.

There are a lot of things that can make your home drinking water less than ideal. Common contaminants include:

+Bacteria- there are two types that can be found in your water:

– “nuisance”bacteria are not necessarily harmful to your health, but they can be harmful to your well by releasing iron and sulfur into the water and forming a biofilm on the surfaces of the well.

– disease-causing bacteria are harmful to your health and should be removed from your water supply. These can include e. coli, coliform, fecal coliform, and fecal streptococci, among others. Read more

Brenneco Plumbing helps unclog drains!

Simple drain cleaning tips!

A clogged drain is a nuisance, no doubt. A toilet that won’t flush or a sink or tub that won’t drain can certainly put a damper on your day. Before we look at home remedies to clear a clog, let’s discuss ways to prevent a clog in the first place:

1. Place a strainer over each drain. This will catch food, hair, and other items before they enter the drain.

2. Keep drains and pipes clear of buildup by running hot water after every use. This will help wash away any residue and keep water flowing freely!

3. Baking soda and vinegar are great natural cleaners. Add these to your drain, followed by hot water, to keep it free of clogs.

Sometimes, though, despite our best efforts, we find ourselves standing ankle-deep in water when we step into the shower, or scrambling to shut off the water when the toilet is about to overflow. Here are some simple ways you can try to clear a clog without using potentially harmful chemicals or hiring a professional: Read more

Brenneco Plumbing fixes stinky water!

Why does my water smell?

It can be pretty unsettling to turn on the faucet and get a whiff of rotten eggs. Or to take a sip of tap water and instead of quenching your thirst, getting a metallic taste in your mouth. While bad tasting or smelling water is unpleasant, it’s not uncommon. Finding the source of the problem is the first step to returning to odorless, clean tasting water.

If the problem is the rotten egg smell, the culprit is likely hydrogen sulfide. Water absorbs this gas as it travels through the ground. The gas is vented from your tap water when you turn on the faucet. An aeration system can pump air into the water to turn the gas into elemental sulfur, which can be removed with a filtration system. And you once again have odorless water!

If the smell is more musty or earthy in nature, then Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) might be the issue. TDS are any compounds left in your drinking water after the normal treatment and filtration process. They originate from natural sources such as sewage, urban and agricultural run-off, and industrial wastewater. In addition to the musty/earthy smell, TDS can also give your water a salty, bitter, or metallic taste. Doesn’t exactly sound refreshing, does it? No worries, though, because a water filtration system can help give your family the best drinking water possible! Read more