Entries by Kris Jordan

Don’t Flush Feminine Products (or Other “Flushables”)

There’s a lot of confusion out there when it comes to what exactly you can flush down the toilet. Take feminine products, for example: some products will say on the package that they are flushable, but take it from us – it’s best not to flush them down the toilet. Let’s take a closer look […]

Are Bath Bombs Bad For My Plumbing?

After a long, hard day slaving at the office or dealing with the kids, nothing beats a nice, long soak in the tub. Many people like to jazz up their bath time with a brightly colored, scented bath bomb. While bath bombs are awesome for relaxing and easing away your stress, they may not be […]

Can You Flush Cat Poop Down the Toilet?

Are you a cat person or a dog person? It’s a debate as old as time. Dogs are generally friendlier and more trainable than cats, while cats are more independent and self-sufficient than dogs.  Another plus for dogs is that you can house train them (most of the time), while cats need a litter box. […]

Signs Your Water Heater is Going Bad

It’s the height of summer, and with the heat we try to think cool. Cool rooms, cool drinks, cool showers…they all help to keep us from roasting in the high temperatures. The last thing you’re probably thinking of this time of year is taking a hot shower! But hold on…fall is coming soon, and with […]

Why Do My Drains Back Up After It Rains?

Believe it or not, Colorado gets a lot of rain in the spring and early summer, and for some homeowners, this means backed-up drains. So why does this happen, and what can you do about it? Let’s explore! Signs of Backed-Up Drains If your drains are backing up after it rains, you are sure to […]

Three Reasons Your Home Needs Water Filtration

What’s in your water? Do you know? Usually we like to inject a little humor into our blog topics. But this time, we won’t dwell on funny cultural references about things lurking deep beneath Colorado’s reservoirs and rivers, like the Loch Ness monster or the Creature from the Black Lagoon.  Your drinking water is serious […]

Garvin’s Sewer Service Core Values: Safety

At Garvin’s we created a Code of Conduct that includes 6 Core Values. Today we want to explain Safety and what it means to us. We define Safety as: Creating and maintaining a safe environment for both employees and customers Garvin’s Real-Life Examples of Safety For our technicians:  Our technicians, depending on their tasks, either […]

Plumbing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know: Part 2

Welcome back! If you missed the first part of this blog, read it here. We promise, it’s worth it! Let’s continue, without further ado, to our final three handy tips for keeping your home’s plumbing in fantastic shape. Find Lovely Rita meter We know the old Beatle’s song referenced a different type of meter. But, […]

Plumbing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know: Part 1

Owning a home is a two-sided coin. There’s joy in having your own yard, being able to remodel every room to your liking and taking pride in cared-for landscaping.  Your house isn’t just drywall and wood. It’s where your daughter lost her first tooth, and your cousin surprised everyone by proposing to his fiancée at […]

Spring tips to keep your plumbing humming

Spring in Colorado: What a tricky time. It will be sunny one day and cold the next. The wind will howl on Monday and by Tuesday afternoon the sky will be so blue you’ll swear it’s the start of summer.  Spring, the time of new life and snow melt, is actually the perfect time to […]