Hukill's Plumbing Services

Hukill's is here for all your plumbing needs. No matter how big or how small. We repair and replace everything from toilets, leaking faucets, shower valves, water heaters, pressure reducing valves, backflow devices, garbage disposals, water lines, Sewer lines and more. Let our experienced team assist you in fixing any of your plumbing problems.

Trenchless Water & Sewer Line Replacement

With our new trenchless water and sewer line replacement technology, a steel bursting head breaks through the existing pipe, pulling new pipe behind it. A hydraulic ram pulls a cable and bursting head through the existing pipe, replacing it with new HDPE pipe. Tough, flexible, seamless HDPE pipe has a service life of over 100 years.

Our new trenchless water line technology is Cleaner, Easier, and Safer than traditional water line replacement.

  • Cleaner - Minimum site disturbance, maximum job and energy efficiency.
  • Easier - Compact, simple, and powerful equipment saves time and money.
  • Safer - Very little digging, and no open trenches.

Water Heaters 

Here at Hukill's Inc. we have a team of professionals ready to service, install and repair all kinds of water heaters. 
Are you wondering if your water heater needs to be repaired or replaced? Call our team of professionals to make an informed decision!

How a Tank Style Water Heater Works

How does a tank style of water heater work?

The cold water supply line connects to the water heater, typically on top of the appliance. Instead of dumping the water on top of the hot water, a dip tube carries the cold water down to the bottom of the tank. The outbound hot water line takes the water off the top of the tank. That way, when hot water is drawn out, it is at full temperature. Only after most of the hot water has been used do you start to get the hot and cold water mix. 

When you open a hot water tap, the water pressure from the cold water supply line pushes the water out of the water heater and refills the tank with cold water. As cold water enters the tank, the thermostat(s) senses the lower temperature and triggers the heating mechanism. 

If you have a tank style water heater and would like to get at lease 50% more hot water out of the existing unit we can install a mixing valve on your unit. This will cause less hot water to be pulled out of the unit which in turn we are putting less cold water into the unit. We actually mix the cold water with the hot water after the hot water leaves the unit. For more information please give our office a call and see how you can get the most out of your water heater. 

 

How a Tankless Water Heater Works

How does a tankless water heater work?

The idea behind a tankless system is that it heats the water as you need it instead of continually heating water stored in a tank. Tankless heaters have been the norm in much of Europe and Japan for quite some time, but they haven't gained popularity until recently in the United States -- largely due to the green movement. If you're a good candidate for a tankless system, you can save a substantial amount of money every year on your monthly bills while at the ­same time conserving natural gas. Tankless heaters also last about five to 10 years longer than a tank heater, take up much less space and provide you with an unlimited amount of hot water.


 
 

Grease Traps

What are grease traps? Grease traps are designed to stop fats, oils or grease from entering the sewer lines. If left unchecked, fats, oils and grease solidifies and sticks to the insides of the pipes, trapping food and debris. It then eventually obstructs the flow of wastewater and causes the sewage to back up. Grease traps are an effective tool for preventing the fats, oils or grease from entering the sewer lines.

If not cleaned regularly, grease traps can be a huge hassle for restaurants and commercial kitchens. Grease trap maintenance should be performed on a routine schedule to keep the drains flowing smoothly preventing costly back-ups and keeping your business up and running.

How can you keep your grease trap running at top performance?

  • Make sure that you are scheduling regular grease trap maintenance.
  • Ensure that your food prep and wash sinks are tied into the trap.
  • Make sure that your trap is properly sized.
  • Train your staff to remove as much waste and food solids from plates and pots before washing.

Regular maintenance on grease traps can minimize the risk of untimely and costly service calls. Contact Hukill's Inc. about preventative maintenance of these high volume restaurant drains.