PEX vs. Copper Piping: What to Consider for Your Home

Posted on 7 September 2020
If you're redoing some of the piping in your home or working on a new construction project, you'll need to choose the material you're using for that piping. Copper remains a popular option, but in recent years, cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) has exploded in popularity, particularly in the world of remodeling and renovating. There are pros and cons to using each one of these kinds of materials. Let's take a closer look at some of the most important factors to consider in y...
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What Causes Well Pump Short Cycling?

Posted on 31 August 2020
Having issues with a well pump frequently cycling on and off, or even doing so nonstop? This is generally an indication that there is a problem with the pump that you must resolve. It is in your best interest to get a plumbing professional out to your property to investigate the problem, as a failure to correct it could result in significant and expensive damage to the equipment. Here are just a few examples of some of the most common causes of well pump short cycling and actions you can ...
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How to Save Money When Hiring a Plumber

Posted on 24 August 2020
With certain types of plumbing problems, you have no choice but to call a plumber. Many people try to put off calling a plumber as long as possible until they're certain it's a problem they can't fix themselves to save money. However, just because you're calling in a professional doesn't mean you're going to need to fork over a large amount of cash. Here are some quick tips to help you save money when you call in a plumbing professional to your home. Compare rate...
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When it Comes to Plumbing, Experience Makes All the Difference

Posted on 17 August 2020
There are a variety of important characteristics to look for when hiring a plumber, but perhaps the most important of all is experience. Working with an experienced professional provides you with much greater peace of mind during your project, and greater assurance that the job will be done to high standards of quality. Here are just a few examples of some of the primary benefits that come with working with a plumber that has been in business for some time: High-quality equipment Plum...
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Importance Of Budgeting Your Plumbing Upgrades

Posted on 10 August 2020
Preparing to take on a new plumbing project at your home? How much is this going to cost? What you can expect to pay depends on the kind of project you're taking on and the extent of the work that needs to be done. There's no single overarching answer here - you must consider a variety of factors in creating an estimate for the project. This is one area that even the most experienced DIY enthusiasts leave to the professionals. Here are a few examples of some of the factors that wi...
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An Overview of the Latest Trends in Plumbing

Posted on 3 August 2020
For the most part, plumbing technology stays relatively consistent over long periods of time. But that doesn't mean there aren't industry trends to be aware of! If you're interested in upgrading any of your home's plumbing fixtures or appliances, you might be surprised at just how many options you have available to you. Here's a quick overview of some of the latest plumbing trends in which homeowners are taking interest. Sustainable features Homeowners over the las...
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Green Plumbing Products to Help You Converse Water

Posted on 27 July 2020
As the average homeowner becomes more and more environmentally conscious, people are looking for sustainable plumbing features to implement in their homes that will help them conserve water. You can find a variety of fixtures and products that will provide you with some important benefits and cut your water usage. Here are a few examples of such products you should research. Low-flow showerheads Taking a shower is always going to be more efficient when taking a bath, so long as you do...
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Tools Plumbers Use for Detecting Leaks in Your Plumbing

Posted on 21 July 2020
Leaking pipes and plumbing fixtures are among the most common types of plumbing-related problems you're likely to experience as a homeowner. These leaks don't just potentially cause damage to your home - they also waste water and rack up major expenses on your water bills. When left unchecked, they can result in the formation of mold and mildew, which can cause further damage to building materials in your home and release spores that can cause or exacerbate existing respiratory prob...
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Important Preventative Maintenance Tips To Help You Protect Your Plumbing

Posted on 14 July 2020
One of the keys to keeping all your plumbing fixtures and appliances operating well year after year is to make sure you're engaging in important preventative maintenance tasks. Everything that uses water in your home, including all of your sinks, showers, baths, garbage disposal, refrigerator, washing machine, toilets and water heater, can be maintained to prevent any significant plumbing problems from occurring. By staying on top of preventative maintenance, you'll be able to avoid...
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Must-Have Tools for DIY Plumbing Projects

Posted on 7 July 2020
A clogged drain, leaking pipes, plugged-up toilet; plumbing problems can occur at any time and they can be terribly inconvenient when they do. In general, we recommend you leave the plumbing projects up to the professionals, especially if they're complicated jobs that require a lot of experience and know-how. But there are some DIY plumbing jobs that are feasible for you to take on yourself. If you're going to give it a try, it's important to make sure you have the right tools f...
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