Not all PEX is Created Equal

Posted on 16 November 2020
PEX tubing is a staple in any residential home these days, used not only because it's a proven and reliable plumbing material, but because it's also cost-efficient. PEX is also easily accessible, found at any hardware or plumbing supply store. But before you run out and buy PEX tubing to work on your own plumbing DIY project, realize that not all PEX is created equal! Different PEX standards are used for different types of plumbing, and it's important to know which is suited for...
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Winterizing Hose Bibs: Dos and Don'ts

Posted on 9 November 2020
One thing every homeowner fears during the coldest days of the year is a burst pipe in their home. Thankfully most modern homes have plumbing insulation and siding that's resilient enough to stave off subzero temperatures. That said, basements, crawlspaces and outdoor spigots are prime areas for concern, since they're often uninsulated and prone to freezing. Hose bibs in particular. Winterizing hose bibs is a must for homeowners, and should be a top priority as soon as temperature...
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Things to Consider Before Starting a Remodel

Posted on 2 November 2020
So, you've decided to finally remodel your kitchen? Update your bathroom? Build out that wet bar in your basement? Whatever home upgrade you've diving into, it's sure to improve your quality of life and add value to your home. But it's also not as straightforward as it might seem. For one thing, there are likely plumbing considerations you need to take before any work can actually begin. Plumbing is one of the most important things to consider before starting a remodel bec...
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Tips for Repairing a Clogged Garbage Disposal

Posted on 26 October 2020
A garbage disposal is a great convenience in any kitchen. Rather than filling your garbage with scraps that'll start to smell in a few days, you can send them down the disposal and shred them! The problem is, garbage disposals can be fickle and troublesome - especially if you're too liberal with what you put down them. If you've got a stuck garbage disposal or one that's clearly clogged, there are a few things you can and should do to get it working again. Here's how: ...
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Tips for Winterizing Your Cottage

Posted on 19 October 2020
Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, there's something special about being able to get away to your very own private cottage during the spring, summer and even fall months of the year. Few people make the trek to their cabin during winter - snow, ice and subzero temperatures make it more difficult. That's why it's so important to winterize your cabin during your last visit of the summer or fall season. Winterizing your cottage or cabin doesn't take all that much wo...
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Be Kind To Your Septic System

Posted on 12 October 2020
Your septic system is one of the most important infrastructural components of your home. It is important that you take care of it, and stay up to date with any necessary preventative maintenance. Here is a quick overview of what you need to do to take care of your system and maximize its lifespan. Inspections As a general rule, you should have your tank and system inspected once a year, whether you do it yourself or have a technician do it for you. This will help you make sure there a...
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Do Your Pipes Make a Hammering Noise?

Posted on 5 October 2020
While it's completely normal for the primary infrastructure of your home (HVAC and plumbing) to make some noises, there are certain noises that can indicate problems that require professional attention. With your pipes, that includes strange knocking or hammering noises. Have you heard sudden knocking hammering sounds coming from your pipes that you have not heard before? Here are a few of the potential causes of this problem and the steps that can help you resolve it. Water pressur...
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Leaky Faucet Troubleshooting Tips

Posted on 28 September 2020
Have you been dealing with a leaky faucet in your kitchen or bathroom? The constant dripping is more than just a mere nuisance - it will also waste a lot of water and rack up your water bills. The good news is most leaky faucets are easily repaired by homeowners, even if you do not have much experience with plumbing jobs. Here's a quick overview of some of the steps you should take when troubleshooting a leaky faucet. Shut off the water Before you start doing any work on the fauce...
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Did You Know Your Plumber Can Save You Money and Water?

Posted on 21 September 2020
Most of the time when you call a plumber, you do so because of problems with your plumbing systems that need repairs, or to replace an old fixture. However, plumbers provide benefits far beyond just repairs and replacements. Their services can help you better conserve water in your home. By using less water, you'll save a significant amount of money over a long period of time. Here are just a few examples of some of the ways professional plumbing services can help you decrease your wa...
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5 Plumbing Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Posted on 14 September 2020
In general, it's a good idea to hire a professional plumber if you are at all uncomfortable with doing DIY plumbing work. If you're unsure of the steps you need to take or aren't good with a set of tools, you risk making matters much worse, and creating more expensive repairs. However, if you are comfortable performing some minor repairs yourself and know your way around basic tools, then it can be beneficial for you to keep your home stocked with some basic tools and supplies...
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