DB’s Products

Did you know DB’s sells two great products that we use ourselves and recommend to all of our customers? We endorse and supply a wonderful drain cleaner called Bio-Clean. It’s a natural product that works great to maintain open drain lines, and prohibit clogs. It’s the only commercial drain product we recommend, as it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals like many of the others on the market.

We also endorse and supply a product many homeowners don’t know about, a water alarm! The water alarm is much like a smoke detector. If its sensor gets wet, the water alarm lets off a high pitched sound, warning you and your family that there is water where there shouldn’t be. These are especially useful near your water heater and/or sump pump. The alarm will alert you immediately so you can catch a plumbing problem quickly, prohibiting expensive repairs and damage.

From Our President
“All of us work for someone, myself included. The daily grind can be very monotonous. My advice would be to create a business within yourself. Make every day feel that much more important, whether you are a cart-loader at a retail store or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.  If you go to work every day as though your job is the most important job, your life can be that much more gratifying. The effort I put into my life (including at work) creates my worth, and that is most important to me as an individual. I do my best to make it count daily.

And for all you stay-at-home moms and dads out there, your job is the most important of all. Thank you for raising our future generation.”

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Maintain Your Plumbing and Yourself

Is it hot enough for you? It is for us in the office and especially for our techs! We’re so excited for this heat wave to break. This week, we’ve been tackling water heaters, pressure reducing valves, and quite a few clogged toilets. We also figured out a complex problem for a medical building, where a bathroom was backing up with rain water! We diagnosed the issue and they are on their way to never having this problem again. Coming up, we have several calls on the board and the guys are working hard to keep your plumbing functioning at 100%.

From Our President
“Regular maintenance of your home plumbing as well as the rest of your house, your vehicles, and your yard is important. But what about yourself? We all need to do our best to maintain ourselves. This means eat healthy foods (in between eating the bad ones), travel to foreign lands, contact an old friend out of the blue, or simply go for a drive in the country. Whatever it is that makes you feel like the most you you can be. Remember, there is only ONE of you. Make the best you you can, maintain yourself and live the most wonderful life.”

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One Busy Week

What a busy week we are having! The techs are busy taking care of two sewer line repairs and a water line replacement this week, as well as all of our service calls as they come in. They are working very hard to get to every one of our amazing customers. If you happen to see a technician, thank him for his hard work! At the office, we are supporting our guys and assisting our customers 24/6 (closed Sunday). If you need a copy of your invoice, you want to set up a call, or you have any questions at all, please reach out!

From Our President
“Independence Day is a celebration of our freedom brought to us by the founding fathers of this county. It is for all of us to celebrate and reflect as to why we are free. Freedom comes at a cost, and it is our duty to celebrate, gather with friends and family, and be proud Americans. There is only one country in the world that is built as we are, and I, for one, am proud to be a citizen of this great nation.”

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5 Things Your Plumber Wish You Knew!

1. If we can finish a job quickly, it’s typically due to our years of experience and expertise. If it takes longer than expected, know that we are working hard to get your job done and get to our next call or home to our families. We don’t get paid more to take longer or to hurry at DB’s.

2. Plumbing is a job that is very physically demanding. Plumbers have bad knees, bad backs, and their hands are calloused like baseball gloves. We have a joke around the office that plumbers are “certified contortionists”, as they have to get into small, tight spaces, and work around piping, ducting, and appliances daily.

3. Plumbing is a very dirty job! Mike Rowe may have done some crazy things on his show Dirty Jobs, but our plumbers can relate! We work hard to keep ourselves, our trucks and tools, and your home or business as clean as possible. We hope we can leave your space like we were never there. We do laundry practically daily, and we clean our trucks all throughout the work week.

4. Sometimes the first solution to a problem isn’t always the final solution, no matter how hard we try to make it work. There are no 100% guarantees when it comes to plumbing, as every job and every set-up is different. What worked at your home may not work at the next home, and we do our best to get it done as quickly and affordably as possible.

5. Most plumbers absolutely love their job. We take a lot of pride in solving customer’s problems using creative solutions daily.

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What do we DO?

I hope you’re having a great day and staying cool. This week in the office, we have booked quite a few calls throughout Prince William and Fairfax counties.

This past week most of these calls have been sump pumps, water heaters, and emergency pipe repairs. I had a customer ask me this morning if we do only garbage disposals…to be clear, we are a service and repair plumbing company that tackles all sorts of issues, both residential and commercial! When in doubt, give us a call and if we can’t fix your issue, 9 times out of 10 we have a great referral to pass along. We pride ourselves in assisting our customers no matter WHAT their issue may be.

For a list of all the plumbing issues we tackle,
check out: https://www.fixmyleaknow.com/Residential-plumber-drain-clog-Prince-William.php.

From Our President
“This week, the Capitals proved to us that hard work and PERSISTENCE as a team pays off. At our company, we use events such as this as great teaching tools for our team to do their best, every day no matter what and your dreams will come true! Next up, it’s the Nats turn!”

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Can I get a Hallelujah for a break in this rain? Hallelujah!!

With all this rain has come a TON of calls from customers concerned about their sump pumps. If it is running constantly with no breaks, contact us! It could be ready to burn out the motor, leaving you without a pump when water levels are high. If it runs with breaks, it is most likely because the water table is so high around your home and your sump pump is doing a good job. When it comes to sump pump replacement, we have been taking care of customers daily this week and we are here if you would like us to check yours.

From Our President
“This weekend, my team and I are partnering with Compassion Restoration Ministries to restore water to an elderly woman in need. I’m so proud and grateful to my team for volunteering their time and experience on their weekend. I feel like you as our customers should know how great they are!”

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There’s a Plumber in All of Us…

What a busy time for the company! Our techs are taking care of our neighbors and getting it done.

This week in the office, we had a meeting highlighting the great reviews everyone has received lately. 15+ 5 star reviews this month alone! We are so proud and grateful for our team. In the field, the techs have replaced sump pumps, unclogged all types of drains, and even fished some legos out of a toilet (not an easy feat)!! We have promotions planned for the month of June, as well as our 10 Year Anniversary celebration to plan for August! Woo hoo!!

From Our President
“As the area warms up and summer activities begin, my favorite thing to do is get out into the community and meet my neighbors. If you don’t know the people who live next door, get out there and introduce yourself! This beautiful country is based on community and it’s up to us to keep that tradition alive!”

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Best of Prince William County 2018!

InsideNOVA is asking Prince William County residents to vote for their favorite companies, and we hope you will vote for us! We won with YOUR HELP last year, so let’s keep this going!

Simply click THIS LINK: http://va.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-PW-2018/ and log in to vote for your favorite local companies and community services. We know you don’t want another log-in, but I promise it is a quick one!

1. Click the link
2. Log-in (email)
3. Click “Real Estate/Home Improvement”
4. Scroll down to “Plumbing Company”
5. Vote for DB’s Plumbing and Drain!!

While you’re there, feel free to look up or nominate your favorite companies and vote for them, too!! Let us know if you need any help voting, we’d be happy to help.

As always, thank you for your business! Contact us at 703-441-2345 with any plumbing concerns, we are here.

-Rachel, Office Manager/Crafter of Newsletter

What’s Happening in PWC?
Help us be the winner, a second year in a row! Click the photo and VOTE!
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Rain and Plumbing Projects

At DB’s, this week has been full of rain and rewarding plumbing projects. Business is good, and our technicians are meeting the needs of many customers, existing and new, around Northern Virginia.

In the office, we have launched some new offers exclusive to Angie’s List, Jennifer is attending her weekly local business group meeting, and David is visiting business owners to help meet the mutual needs of our customers. We have exciting opportunities on the way and we are gearing up for a busy summer!

From Our President
“The rain impacting the area this week can greatly impact your home (not just the Nats game)! Check your sump pump and make sure it is functioning properly as more rain is on the way! If you can use our help, give us a call before you have a flood.”

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It’s Finally Really Actually SPRING!

Spring is on the horizon and we all know what that means, spring fever! Does your family get out of the house and do the yard, plant some flowers, ready the garden? Or, is it to clean out the basement and the garage that got piled up with anything and everything over the winter? Either way, we all have things in common when it comes to spring, and that is change. We change our way of living, new activities, and the general way of going about our days unlike not too long ago when the weather was colder and dreary.

The same is to be said about your plumbing systems. Water and pressure can cause problems in your pipes, fixtures, and water heater. Plumbing is meant to be used frequently, and just like a car that sits idle for a lengthy period of time, it may not start back up.

Most people tend to avoid the basement in the cold winter months, as it is colder than the rest of the home. This usually means that the bathroom in the basement has most likely not been used in quite a while. Give that toilet a flush or turn on the faucet, let that old water run through the pipes for a little while. Check your valves under the cabinets and backs of toilets, they also need to be turned and used. You don’t want to find out that they don’t function when they are needed during an emergency. (YIKES!)

If you have found some of these issues to be a problem or just don’t know how to perform these tasks, call a licensed plumber like DB’s Plumbing and Drain, that can come and perform a maintenance check for your home.

Remember:  Your home is your castle and your biggest investment, you want to do what you can to keep it running smoothly and effectively.

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