Fixed Our Drain!

I have one of those crappy Ryan home houses, so something is bound to break down sooner than later. The kitchen sink was clogged 3 days ago. I called H. Jacks’. Two technicians came and did the diagnostics and repair (snake). They pointed out what causes the pipe to clog. Nick was kind enough to remedy the pipe issue. Joel offered valuable advice on how to avoid future pipe problems. Terrific PR, terrific service. Highly recommended FYI I live in Richmond Hts, Ohio.

Oliver M. Family

With Grateful Appreciation!

We really appreciate the GR8* H. Jack’s service here from Chris D. in truck #1, Jeremy McCoy, Barry, Kevin, and the “gang” of excellent & professional workers, as we now are having more work & A/C installations this July. Last Dec. Jeremy McC. answered my call, listened to our emergencies, and then he and Chris D., immediately figured out what the solutions to our many problems were. & => ALL their work done to repair our water well pump and pressure tank and furnaces was a Blessing! Thank you!

Vincent & Ruth F.

Service

H. Jack’s servicemen were prompt, professional, thorough, and explained everything they were doing. Very impressive. I would not hesitate to call them again when needed.

Alan B.

Jayson did a Great Job!

Although I felt that that the repair was quite expensive, Jason did a great job! He knew right away what the problem was and took the time to explain everything as well as provided me with the old part. He even showed me the correct way to put the filter in, in order to avoid future costly repairs. Thank you guys and I will be contacting you again should the need arise.

Mary L.

Complete Satisfaction

I contacted this company because of a drain problem we were having in our back yard. They sent out 2 service people that worked for hours clearing out drains. 2 of the 3 drains were opened and are flowing well. The 3rd they needed to dig out a damaged area and replace a section of pipe. This was done on 2 trips to my home. The big question is would I call them for other problems, YES. Thank you H Jack’s for the work you did and for the timely manner in which it was taken care of. Steve R. – Solon, Ohio.

Steve R.

Professional

From the very start of the project, H. Jack’s was very professional. Bill, the Foreman for the project was outstanding. He explained to me the entire process answering all of my many questions. Each H. Jack’s employee was courteous and professional, as well. Even though it was a large task, when the project was completed, no one would ever know H. Jack’s were present in my home. I would strongly recommend H. Jack’s for any plumbing or HVAC project. Thank you H. Jack’s.

John H.

Good work

We have been with Jack for years. He does good work and always keeps his word.

Donna O.

Great Work, Quick, and Painless

Bill and Shawn came to my house today and diagnosed my leaking tub… Not a 5 min job. Both were pleasant and knew what they were doing. In and out. Great job. thanks, Jeff.

Jeff S.

Burst Faucet Outside

I just want to commend the wonderful work that Carl and Elvis did on repairing my faucet that burst out in my backyard. I felt so bad having them be outside in all the snow and cold. But they did the work with a smile and were so very kind. If anyone needs plumbing services I will definitely recommend your company. And also a thank you to Jeremy who I spoke to 3 times on the phone. Great employee’s all the way around.

Ilene K.

Excellent job

I am very impressed with the quality and professionalism of your company and the guys that did the work. Excellent job. Thank you.

Richard L. Chardon

Thank you

You have master mechanics that have personal pride in the service work they can do… Thank you.

Beatrice W.

Professional

Chris was the most professional plumber I’ve ever had! He diagnosed the problem in under 60 seconds, and gave me an estimate in under two minutes. My new plumber!

Sam R.

Thank You, H. Jack’s!

I called H. Jack’s and I had a very nice man named Jeremy to come to my home, and seen where the leak was coming from he was very knowledgeable all the men were very professional and courteous, I am very pleased with all the work I would never use any other company, I love H. Jack’s.

Sharon B.

Thank You

Very well satisfied with your response and work. Thank you.

Gene J., Findley Lake

Great Service

I called H. Jack’s around 5 A.M. due to the heat was off in my home. This was February in Cleveland. A tech named Mike came over within a half-hour. He diagnosed the problem and being that I had to be at work was very accomodating and returned when there was someone at the home later in the day. I would definitely recommend H. Jack’s.

Stephanie

Courteous and Helpful

All the servicemen were very courteous and helpful. They went above and beyond!

Esther L.

Professional Service

We were beyond pleased with the prompt, professional service we received! We will certainly contact with future needs and recommend to our contacts! Thank you!

Christian J.

Very Pleased

The service man was very courteous and did a wonderful job. He went out of his way to get the part the was needed and installed it quickly. We have had H. Jack’s do another large job in the past and were very pleased with price and service!

Rose Ann V.

Kind and Efficient

The work was efficient and well put together. I love how H. Jack’s is kind and has a really good service.

Sterling U.

Great Job on Plumbing and Sewer

I can only get 4 stars to light up but you definitely deserve all five! What started out as a slow running toilet resulted in tearing up our basement floor to replace the sewer line, etc. We are glad it is finally done and hopefully won’t have further problems. The guys were very professional, cleaned up the gunky mess, and we couldn’t have asked for more!

Paul and Linda

Good Job

We have called on H. Jack’s to fix the bathroom sink and shower, then our dish disposal. I was so pleased I told my sister in law and she called you to fix her shower. Thanks for being so effective.

Carolyn B.

Would Definitely Recommend!!!

We called for a problem with the toilet, but when they got there they were able to find the root of the problem. Their work was very professional. Their workers were very knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend them to other friends. While they were at our house, our 85-year old neighbor’s furnace went out. We called for service for her, they came within the hour. She needed a new furnace and they were able to have replaced within 5 hours. Amazing! She was happy and warm that same day. Thank you H. Jack’s!

Rick and Chris F.

Plenty of Hot Water

Al and his guys came to the house promptly and within a few hours had the old water heater out and the new, efficient unit up and running. Great people, professional work. Thank you.

Tom H.

Water Tank and Installation

Excellent service does exist! I wanted to take the time to sincerely thank everyone involved in our recent purchase and installation of a new hot water tank. I emailed my situation, and I think less than 1/2 hour later, someone was calling me to help. They sent a crew for an estimate that afternoon and quoted me a really great price. We scheduled the installation for the very next day. The installers were personable and knowledgeable, I trusted them completely.

Trish S.

Great Service!!!

Had a main drain back up in the bathroom which occurred on a Saturday. Called H. Jack’s and they arrived in less than an hour. Brian who actually took my call was the one who showed up to do the job. Brian was excellent and so was his assistant in training Shawn. They were swift to get the job done and got us back up and running in no time. They got the job done in frigid weather as well. Great customer service and we will be seeing Jacks again in the spring. Thanks again!!!!

Cindy S.

Quick and Efficient

I was able to get same-day service within 2 hours of my call on a Wednesday afternoon, the plumber was pleasant and gave me an upfront idea for the first hour of work, granted it was $140, slightly higher than the other phone call I made but they came quickly and I was home so he was able to take care of it and was off for $139. Overall a very positive experience, thanks!”

Lee R.

THANKFUL!!!! 🙂

H. Jack’s arrived fast after the service call. Thank you, George, for giving me a fair price. You didn’t know if my financial issues. I thank God! for kind, hard-working people not wanting to rip others off. Thank you, H. Jack’s for having great professional workers. The workers worked hard at trying to resolve my backed up sewer line but unfortunately not successful. You are my new plumbers because of your honesty about the issue & you guys never gave up trying. I will review the quote for other service options.

L. M.

15 Things You Should Never Do With a Garbage Disposal

Aug 31, 2016

What to Avoid on Your Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is one of the modern kitchen’s most useful tools. No need to fish food scraps out of the sink, just wash them down. But there are some things you should never dream of doing with your garbage disposal.

Dumping In Non-Food Waste

It may seem obvious, but you should not use your garbage disposal to get rid of plastic, paper, general garbage, or any other sort of waste that is not food. Remember the disposal still drains to the sewers, and anything that does not decompose just ends up in our Lake Erie and our Cuyahoga River. Plus it can cause a massive, hard-to-clear backup in your pipes.

Pouring In Cleaning Chemicals

It is doubly important not to use chemical drain cleaners with a garbage disposal. You could irreversibly damage it. If you suspect the disposal is clogged or jammed, unplug it or disconnect the circuit breaker, and call in a professional to deal with the problem.

Using Hot Water With Greasy Food Waste

Hot water can cause grease to soften and gum up the works. Manufacturers often recommend using cold water so the grease hardens and is easier for the disposal to break down and flush away. As a general note, dumping too much grease down the drain is bad idea anyway. A little is fine, but large amounts should be thrown away wrapped in multiple layers of plastic bags, or using specially designed grease disposal bags or cans.

Disposing of Meat or Bones

Most disposals just cannot handle grinding up meat or bones. Plus it can cause all sorts of problems in your pipes and the sewer pipes connected your house. Keep such waste confined to the garbage bin.

Forgetting About Silverware

It may seem obvious, but we do not mean to imply you are just shoving flatware into your drains. Rather, be careful not to turn on the disposal without checking to see if any utensils are in the disposal. This can not only damage your silverware, it can cause damage to your garbage disposal as well, along with possibly causing the utensil to fly out and hurt you, too.

Using Too Much Soap

Lots of soap may seem like an easy way to get the dishes clean, but it can lead to big problems with your garbage disposal. Too much soap can cause massive amounts of foam and suds that can lock up the works. Plus, all that foam can take a long time to dissipate, meaning you could be stuck with a mound of foamy, dirty dishes and no way to drain the sink!

Skipping Maintenance

A garbage disposal is like any appliance. It will need periodic maintenance throughout its life. Check with your manufacturer to see what sort of maintenance is required for your disposal. Putting it off until later may mean a broken disposal that’s an even bigger headache to fix.

Running It Dry

Attempting to dispose of waste when there is no water running is a bad idea. The water helps lubricate the garbage disposal and keeps everything flowing smoothly, not to mention that once it is all in the drain pipes, the water helps flush the bits along.

Adding Far Too Much Waste At Once

If you have lots of food scraps to dispose of, try working in batches. Adding too much at once to the disposal can cause it to jam or clog.

Installing It Improperly

Garbage disposals can be tricky to get installed right. They have to be level, they have to work with both electricity and water, and they have grinding, sharp bits. If you have a dishwasher to hook up as well, that’s another whole set of concerns. When in doubt, call a professional.

Sticking Your Hands In

Even if it is off. If something goes wrong, unplug it or disconnect the circuit breaker, and then see what is wrong.

Let It Run For An Excessive Amount Of Time

There’s really no need to run a disposal for 5 minutes straight. It just wastes energy and runs down the motor. If it won’t drain or won’t grind up the waste, something is wrong and it may be time to call a professional.

Keeping It In Use Despite Strange Noises Or Rattles

If you notice that your garbage disposal is running weird, with strange noises, vibrations, rattles, or the like, there could be something wrong. It might be time to call a plumber. If you keep using it, the disposal could breakdown or stop working altogether, and that is an even bigger issue.

Grind Up Grains, Rice, Flour, Etc.

It may seem tempting, but these foods can form a sticky paste that clogs up the blades and pipes. They can then make it incredibly difficult to service the garbage disposal and the pipes as well.

Forgetting To Clean It

Does your garbage disposal smell funky? Have you been cleaning it? This involves grinding up about 2 cups of ice and 1 cup of rock salt. If it still reeks, a half cup each of baking soda and vinegar can help. Let it sit for a few minutes then wash it away. The smell should be gone and you should be left with a far cleaner, far less stinky sink.

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