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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The Problem with Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, August 8th, 2016

No professional plumber worth his salt would ever pour a store bought drain cleaner down a clogged drain. Plenty of homeowners are content to do it, though. So, why would a professional avoid doing what has become so common across the country? Simple: it’s a bad way to clean out your drains. Read on to find out why professional drain cleaning is much better for your home in the long run than using a store bought cleaner on your drains.

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How Hard Water Affects Your Water Heater

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

You’ll often hear hard water discussed with regard to your plumbing pipes, but that’s not the only area it can affect. Hard water is also a major threat to your water heater if it goes untreated for long enough. It can make your system less efficient and provoke more repair needs, which is why you should take steps to treat it before it gets that far. Let’s take a look at how hard water can hinder your water heater’s operation.

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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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Which Water Treatment System Is Best for You

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Before water is pumped into your home, it goes through an extensive treatment process at a municipal water processing facility. This process removes the majority of harmful substances from your water. However, the process is not 100% effective. There are still all kinds of harmful substances that can make it into your home after escaping the treatment process. The best way to deal with these substances is to have a water treatment system installed in your home. Read on for a brief outline of a couple of the most popular water treatment systems on the market today, and their comparative advantages.

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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 to Get the Most Out of Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Homeowners tend to view their garbage disposals as these sturdy, near-invincible machines that can chew up nearly anything. While they’re quite good at their jobs, garbage disposals are not as sturdy as they may seem at first. If you want to get the most service out of your garbage disposal before having to replace it, there are a couple of things you need to do. Let’s take a look at those things now.

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What You Need to Know About Backflow

Monday, February 8th, 2016

There are a wide variety of different problems that can afflict a home’s plumbing. Some are common, but never more than an annoyance. Some are rarer, but can cause terrible damage to the plumbing system and the home. The worst, though, are those that are both common and damaging. Backflow is one of those problems. Let’s take a look at what causes backflow, and why you need backflow prevention services.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Frozen pipes are quite possibly one of the biggest plumbing issues to worry about during the winter. While pipe ruptures are fairly rare during other parts of the year, during the winter they become far more common thanks to the water inside them freezing and expanding. If you want to protect your home’s pipes from freezing this winter, you should take steps to prepare. Read on to find out how to defend against frozen pipes.

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Pinhole Leaks and Their Causes

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The majority of the plumbing pipes in homes have been made of copper for the past 50 years. They became the most popular type of plumbing pipe in the 1960s because they are highly resistant to rust and other forms of corrosion. With the proper care and a bit of luck, copper plumbing pipes can last around 100 years. They don’t last forever, though. There are still a couple of different issues that can afflict plumbing pipes, one of which is pinhole leaks. Let’s take a look at pinhole leaks, what causes them, and why they’re such a threat to your plumbing.

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