How to Get Your Pipes Ready for Winter

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The days are starting to get colder, and soon we’re going to be right in the middle of winter. There are a number of things you need to do to get your home ready for that season, one of which is preparing your pipes. Frozen pipes are a major issue, one that can potentially cost you thousands in repairs. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to mitigate the problem. Read on to find out more.

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How to Stop Your Toilet from Overflowing

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Toilet overflows can be a massive headache for homeowners. They can cause a lot of water damage, they’re unsanitary, and they tend to happen so fast that it can be difficult to mitigate a great deal of the damage. Fortunately, there are a number of different methods you can use to stop your toilet from overflowing before it gets too out of hand. Read on to find out how.

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How Often Do I Need to Repipe My Home?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The pipes in a plumbing system tend to be sturdy, and can last all the way up to a century under ideal circumstances. For most people, though, that’s a little over-optimistic. As resilient as they are, sooner or later all plumbing pipes need to be replaced. Read on for more info on when to repipe your home.

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Signs Your Water Line Is in Trouble

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Your water line is the pipe that runs from the city water main to your home’s plumbing system. All the water that you use every day, all year-round, is transported through the water line. So keeping your water line in good shape is kind of a big deal, if you want the rest of your plumbing system to continue working properly. There are a few signs that your water line might be in trouble. Let’s take a look at those signs now, so that you know when to call for repairs.

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What You Need to Know about Pipe Corrosion

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Most of the pipes in modern homes are comprised of the metal copper. This material is popular for plumbing pipes because of its resistance to rust, as well as its light weight and general longevity. However, it is not invincible. There are a number of problems that can afflict your copper pipes, one of which is corrosion. Let’s take a look at some of the different corrosion types that can cause problems for your pipes.

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How to Spot a Slab Leak in Your Home

Monday, June 20th, 2016

There are a lot of ways in which something may go wrong with your plumbing system. The most important thing to remember is that prompt plumbing repair services are always in your best interest. That is why you really should learn to spot the signs that your plumbing system is in trouble. Among the most serious of issues that homeowners may face with their plumbing systems is the development of a slab leak. Read on to learn a bit about why slab leaks are so problematic, as well as some tips for ways in which to recognize the signs that you are dealing with a slab leak in your home.

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Issues That Lead to Pipe Replacement

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Plumbing pipes are designed to last for decades, and for the most part they do. However, there are a number of problems that can cut the lifespan of a pipe short. If you want to get the maximum return on investment for your plumbing pipes, it’s a good idea to be aware of the kinds of issues that lead to early pipe replacement. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the more common causes of pipe damage.

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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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Call for Pipe Repairs if You Notice These Issues

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The plumbing pipes in the average home are designed to last quite a while: several decades at least under ideal circumstances. However, they are not invincible. There are a variety of different issues that can destroy your pipes, creating a need for pipe repair or pipe replacement if they aren’t dealt with. It’s important that you be able to identify problems with your pipes, so that you can call for repairs as quickly as possible. Let’s take a look at some of those problems now.

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How Often Do I Need My Pipes Replaced?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

It can be hard for homeowners to easily gauge the condition of their plumbing system, since so much of it is hidden from view. Most people don’t want to be warned of a failing plumbing system by a pipe rupture, though. So, how can one determine when they should have their plumbing system replaced? Well, there are a couple of ways to tell. Let’s take a look at those ways now.

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