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7 Weird Things People Have Flushed Down The Toilet

August 2, 2022

If you have a blocked drain, chances are someone has flushed something down the toilet that didn’t belong there. We’ve all heard of some pretty strange things going down the toilet, but did you know that some of these things can actually be harmful to your pipes? From goldfish to live bombs, here’s a list …

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When Should You Replace Old Plumbing?

July 13, 2022

The invisible parts of your home such as your electrical wiring and plumbing systems are often the easiest to forget about. Maintaining them, however, and ensuring they are functioning properly is essential for your well-being, and the well-being of others in the home. That being said, the vast majority of us are not plumbers or …

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What Should You Do In a Plumbing Emergency?

July 8, 2022

Drip, flow, gush. That’s right, it’s the dreaded sequence and sound of your house trying to tell you something is horribly wrong: specifically, that a pipe or your showerhead has sprung a leak. Perhaps the water in your toilet is moving in the wrong direction… up and not down. It may be that your kitchen …

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Tips for Plumbing Before Leaving on Vacation

July 8, 2022

Heading out on a long-haul vacation and want to make sure all the plumbing bolts are screwed down tightly? You can’t always rely on neighbors to keep an eye out for you, so we’ve assembled a handy plumbing maintenance checklist that will make certain you return to dry floors and a house that isn’t upside-down. …

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Water pressure and quality- The phenomenon of modern plumbing

July 8, 2022

We often take for granted being able to open the tap, and water flows out unquestioned. It has been an everyday luxury with an intricate system attached to the simple flush of a toilet or drink of water. The average person never thinks to question how. We take for granted that it is a necessity, …

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Plumbing Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

April 29, 2022

As a homeowner or a DIY newbie, there’s a list of tools that can make your life easier when it comes to plumbing. A clogged sink or water leak can affect your day, mainly when you are too busy to wait for a repair service. With the right set of tools, you can DIY it …

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Common Sewage Back-up Causes

April 27, 2022

Sewer back-ups are not anyone’s idea of a good time. They can be nigh on catastrophic, and let’s not even talk about the smell. Many homeowners that have been on the receiving end of sewage system backups want to find out what exactly causes this plumbing horror show and, even more so, how they can …

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10 Things You Really Shouldn’t Flush Down a Toilet

April 4, 2022

Johnson Plumbing has over 20 years of expertise in the Reno, Nevada region, repairing plumbing problems. So we know a thing or two about keeping your plumbing in excellent shape.  When plumbing goes wrong, it can go spectacularly wrong, resulting in costly repairs, sometimes significant replacements, and waterwork complications. Often, we get called out for …

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Building An Oasis – Plumbing Requirements for Outdoor Pools

March 23, 2022

It is the dream for many, a gorgeous pool outdoors with glistening blue waters, a floatie or two bobbing around, maybe a drink while hanging out on the edge. But there is a lot that goes into getting that ideal backyard vacation spot. Part of that involves the materials and planning, but the actual plumbing …

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Quick and Clean—Replacing a Boiler is Easier Than it Sounds | Johnson Plumbing

March 4, 2022

When you hear rattling coming from the walls, we all hope it’s Santa coming down the chimney. The unfortunate truth? A rattling or distressed sound is usually a strong indication that your boiler is in need of repair or replacement.   This replacement may seem like a daunting task, similar to open-heart surgery for your …

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