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How to Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

Posted on 23 November 2020
A splinter. A rust spot on your car. A crack in your foundation. Sometimes, the smallest problems can bring about the biggest headaches. Nothing exemplifies this more than a simple clog in your plumbing. When your shower won't drain or the water won't go down in your sink basin, you could find yourself trying everything and anything to resolve the issue. And often, nothing seems to work. Most people end up calling a plumber to snake their drain, which produces all sorts of unholy ...
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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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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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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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