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Our owner, Ron Alexander, took up the plumbing trade back in 1981 when he had joined the US Coast Guard. In 1986, he struck it out on his own to become more seasoned and then opened up Shelby Mechanical, LLC in 2001. He wanted to provide his neighbors with top-quality plumbing services at reasonable prices.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer free estimates?
Yes, we will come to your home and provide you with a free estimate.
What is your Service Call Fee?
We do not charge a service call fee. We only charge for the service performed. We will come to your home to evaluate your situation and discuss your options along with pricing prior to performing any work.
How far will your snake go, and do you offer camera inspections?
Our sewer cleaning machines are capable of clearing blockages up to 100 feet from a clean out. For longer runs we do have other options to assist in cleaning the drain. Hydrojetting is one of those options. Our jetters are capable of cleaning up to 300 feet of line. We do camera every line we clean to assist in the process and to be able to determine the cause of blockage and any needed repairs.
Do you do sewer repairs?
Yes, we do sewer repairs. We are able to handle most sewer related issues. If you need to have your floor inside your home broken up to replace the sewer line or behind walls, we are able to complete the repair. If your sewer outside your home is having issues and needs to be dug up and repaired or replaced, we are able to complete that work as well.
Do you install Water Heaters? How long does an install take?
We install a variety of water heaters. Including gas, electric, tank and tankless units. We deal in both residential and commercial applications. We supply and install Bradford White tank units and Rinnai tankless models. If you’re looking to switch to a tankless unit or questioning if you need a larger/smaller water heater we are able to help determine what is best for your needs. A typical installation can be completed in just a few hours. Swapping to a tankless could be a day project. If your current water heater needs repair, we can handle that as well.
How can I turn off the water in my home if I have a pipe leaking?
Every home or building will have a main shut off valve located at the city water meter or where the well line comes in. Knowing where this is in your home is crucial during a plumbing emergency. The valve will have a handle that can be turned or spun to shut the water off. Unfortunately, these valves often sit for years not being used and may be hard to turn or not shut the water off completely. We suggest knowing where your main shut off is located and checking the operation of the valve annually to avoid costly damage in the event of an emergency.
What is the difference between snaking and Hydro Jetting, when can each be used?
Sewer snaking and hydro jetting are both ways we utilize to open and clean sewer drains. Sewer snakes allow you to open a clogged drain and clear soft blockage, smaller root buildup and other minor blockages in a line. Sewer snakes are less effective against large root build up, grease, mineral deposits and cleaning the full diameter of the pipe. Hydro Jetting a line will allow for clearing debris out of the full size of the pipe all while flushing the debris from the pipe. It’ll clear large root build up, grease filled lines and mineral build up in sump lines. The Hydro Jett will clear the line and allow for a clear video inspection of the line to determine if repairs are needed, or if the line can be maintained in the future with sewer snaking or jetting. The jet potentially could save you money on costly and unnecessary sewer repairs.
What is the difference between a water backup and a battery backup sump pump?
Both of these pumps are designed to deal with storm water in the event of power outages or failure of your primary sump pump. They both do so in slightly different ways and one or the other may be better for your situation. Water backups rely on using city supplied water to create a syphon to remove the water from the pit. They require a backflow device to protect the city supplied water from contamination. In the event of the water back up pump operating for an extended period there is the potential for having a high-water bill. Water backups are not a good option for those on well water, hard water or higher than normal water flow into sump pit.
Battery backup pumps use a battery to power the pump in a power outage or pump failure. The battery is kept charged through a charging/monitoring system that is supplied with the pump and has a built-in alarm to let you know it’s operating. If this system operates for extended periods of time and there is a power outage the battery may lose power and no longer operate the pump. Having additional charged batteries or a generator to take over will be required for this system. Batteries should be checked regularly and replaced as needed. This is a good option for those on wells, if you have a backup generator or if you have a higher than usual water flow into the pit.