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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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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Indications That You Have a Plumbing Problem

Monday, November 9th, 2015

One of the biggest issues with plumbing problems is that they are difficult to detect. This is due to the fact that the majority of the plumbing system is hidden from view. While plumbing problems may be difficult to detect, however, you can catch them early if you know what to look for. Let’s take a look at some indications that you have a plumbing problem.

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The Advantages of Getting Your Sewer Line Cleaned

Monday, October 5th, 2015

It’s a safe bet that you don’t think about your sewer line that often. That’s all right. You’re not really supposed to devote that much thought to it anyway. Out of sight, out of mind, after all. Here’s the problem, however: even though your sewer system is designed to be low-maintenance, it still needs professional service from time to time. If it doesn’t get that service, you’re going to be creating some pretty nasty problems for yourself. Let’s take a look at why you should have your sewer cleaned every once in a while.

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What Is a Slab Leak, And Why Is It Dangerous?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Slab leaks are one of the biggest plumbing problems that can afflict your home. They are problematic for a number of reasons, not least of which because they often go unnoticed until they inflict quite an astonishing amount of damage to the surrounding area. If you want to protect your home from the issues caused by slab leaks, it’s a good idea to know the signs that you may have one. Let’s take a closer look at what slab leaks are, and the problems they cause.

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What to Do if You Suspect a Slab Leak

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Plumbing problems are always frustrating, primarily because they are often so difficult to detect. Compounding the difficulty of plumbing issues is the fact that many of them can cause immense damage if allowed to continue for any length of time. Water damage can be wide reaching, especially with something like slab leaks. Let’s take a look at the specific issues associated with slab leaks, and how you can address them.

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Problems that Lead to Pipe Replacement

Monday, July 13th, 2015

In the mid-1960s almost all new plumbing pipes installed were made of copper, rather than the iron common to older homes. The reason for this is that copper is much more resistant to rust and other kinds of corrosion than iron, allowing it to last longer. However, this doesn’t mean copper pipes are invincible. There are still a number of issues that can ruin your pipes and require pipe replacement. Read on to find out more about a few of them.

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What is Backflow, And How Can I Prevent It?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

If you’ve ever been washing your hands or taking a shower, and suddenly found a flow of disgusting water coming up through the drain, you’ve encountered backflow. There are two systems that make up the waterworks of any home, the plumbing system and the sewer system. These two systems rely on a balance of pressure that allows water to flow in one direction, from the plumbing system to the sewer system. When that pressure suddenly changes, it can cause the flow of water to reverse, causing sewer water to flow back up into the home and out of the drains. Read on to find out more about the problems this can cause, and how to prevent it.

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Why You Need Water Leak Detection

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The plumbing system in your home is one of the most important ones that you use on a day to day basis. It also happens to be one of the most subtle systems, being largely hidden from you in the walls and floors of your home. This becomes problematic when problems like leaks develop, as you aren’t likely to discover them until they’ve had time to inflict quite a bit of damage. This is why water leak detection is so vital to maintaining the health of your plumbing system. Read on to find out what causes leaks in your plumbing, and how water leak detection can help.

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How to Tell When You Need Pipe Repair

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The pipes in your home are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. After all, it wouldn’t be very aesthetically pleasing to have pipes visibly running along every wall, floor, and ceiling of your house. While it is certainly convenient for these pipes to be out of sight, however, it isn’t all that great for detecting problems with them. Homeowners typically have a very difficult time detecting pipe problems before they become serious, resulting in higher repair bills. If you know what to look for, though, you can catch some pipe problems early enough to save money. Read on for some signs that you need pipe repair.

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