29 Dec. 2016

Neptune Plumbing & Heating Receives 2016 Best of Cleveland Award

BestOfCleveland2016AwardPress Release


Neptune Plumbing & Heating Receives 2016 Best of Cleveland Award

Cleveland Award Program Honors the Achievement

CLEVELAND December 20, 2016 — Neptune Plumbing & Heating has been selected for the 2016 Best of Cleveland Award in the Plumbers category by the Cleveland Award Program.

Each year, the Cleveland Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cleveland area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Cleveland Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Cleveland Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Cleveland Award Program

The Cleveland Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Cleveland area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Cleveland Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Cleveland Award Program

Cleveland Award Program


Fall Plumbing Tips

15 Oct. 2013

Fall Plumbing Tips

Fall Plumbing Tips

Chilly fall temperatures serve as a polite reminder that when winter arrives it can be sudden, often leaving homeowners unprepared for the troubles associated with extreme cold. A few simple preparations now will help prevent headaches and costly repairs throughout the winter months.

  • Disconnect outside water hoses. If left connected, water in the hoses can freeze and expand causing faucets and connecting pipes inside your home to freeze and break.
  • Make sure outside faucets aren’t dripping or leaking. Make the necessary repairs or call a plumber before freezing temperatures arrive. Be aware that when pipes freeze, water pressure builds causing cracks – no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can cause more than 250 gallons of water to leak in a single day.
  • If your home is equipped with interior shut-off valves leading to outside faucets, close them and drain water from lines.
  • Cover outside faucets using a faucet insulation kit.
  • Insulate pipes in unheated areas, such as garages or crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.
  • Seal leaks around doors and windows to reduce cold air penetration.
  • Your water heater works harder during winter months. Flush it out and remove sediment buildup, which causes corrosion, shortens life span and reduces heating efficiency. Drain several gallons from the faucet near the bottom of the tank. Connect a hose to the faucet and direct water into a nearby drain.
  • Carefully test the water heater’s pressure relief valve (Danger: water is very hot) by lifting up on the lever and letting it snap back. The valve should allow a burst of hot water into the drainpipe. If not, call a professional to have a new valve installed.
  • Check the temperature setting on your water heater’s thermostat. Set at 120°F (or medium on older tanks) for optimum performance.
  • Clear leaves and debris from outside downspouts to ensure easy drainage when water freezes and thaws throughout the winter season.
  • Inspect and clean sump pump and pit. Pumps exposed to extreme cold can freeze, preventing the pump from operating.
  • When leaving home for extended periods, shut off the main water valve and drain the system by opening faucets at the highest and lowest points of the house. Make sure the heat is left on and set no lower than 55°F.

Caution! These tips are intended for homes that will be inhabited throughout the winter months. Many additional steps should be taken to winterize vacation properties that will be abandoned or left unattended for weeks or months at a time. Seek professional help for winterizing such properties.

featured project southerly plant

30 Sep. 2013

Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center

For a long time, residents of Cuyahoga Heights complained about a burning coffee smell emanating from the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center, which treats an average 125 million gallons of water used by more than 601,000 Greater Cleveland area residents per day.

Now, a $170 million renewable energy facility being built at Southerly has not only eliminated that offensive odor, but will generate electricity and devour fewer resources – all while burning waste. And Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co., has proven to be a vital part of the project’s development.

Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co. is involved in the construction and installation of the project’s sanitary and normal plumbing, including the toilet rooms and showers of an attached administration building, as well as storm piping, domestic water and natural gas systems. For water conservation, Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co. is installing a rain harvesting system that will reuse all storm water from roof drains – the gray water system – in the flushing process.

The Southerly plant project will reduce the carbon footprint of the state’s largest treatment plant by 16,200 metric tons and reduce natural gas consumption by at least 95% due to new incineration systems that limit the amount of biosolids delivered to landfills. Plus, the facility will use waste heat to generate 25% of the plant’s electrical needs, creating the opportunity to offset electricity purchases and save $1.3 to $2.3 million annually.

The project’s planning stipulated that at least 20% of the $93 million construction and installation contract would be committed to small businesses, benefiting firms like Neptune Plumbing – a small, family-owned business whose mission is “To be the standard by which all respectable plumbing contractors are measured.”

Proudly serving Northeast Ohio since 1957, Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co. will be able to call the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center another successful job done upon the project’s completion in 2013.