How Often to Have Your Backflow Prevention Device Checked

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Have you ever had tepid, foul-smelling water bubble up out of your drains while you were washing your hands, or taking a shower? If not, you probably have your backflow prevention device to thank for sparing you the trouble. Most homes in the country contain backflow prevention devices, thanks to city ordinances that mandate it. If you don’t have your backflow prevention device maintained often enough, though, it isn’t going to do you much good. Let’s take a look at backflow prevention, and how often you should have your device checked.

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What Happens if You Don’t Have Your Sewer Line Cleaned Often Enough

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The sewer line is the pipe that extends from your home to either your septic tank or the city sewer main. All waste that passes through your home’s plumbing system will have to move through the sewer line on the way out of your home. It is a pretty important pipe, and it’s a good idea for you to make sure that it’s kept in good condition. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure that you schedule sewer line cleaning at least once every couple of years. If you don’t, you could be setting yourself up for all kinds of problems down the line. Let’s take a look at what can happen if you don’t have your sewer lines cleaned out enough.

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Protect Your Home From Hard Water by Installing a Water Softener

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Of all the many plumbing problems that can plague a home, one of the most damaging is hard water. Hard water is a subtle issue, one you’re not likely to notice unless you know what to look for. If it isn’t dealt with in a timely manner, though, it could end up costing you thousands of dollars down the road. Let’s take a look at the threat hard water presents, and how a water softener can protect your home from it.

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Avoid Putting This Down Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Garbage disposals are pretty solid systems, and they can cope with a lot. That doesn’t mean that they’re invincible, though. There are plenty of things that can cause problems for garbage disposals, from broken impellers to full-on motor breakdowns. If you want to get the most out of your garbage disposal, you should know what can go into it and what should be thrown away. Let’s take a look at one of the most dangerous materials for your garbage disposal: F.O.G.

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