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Do I Need a Sump Pump?

February 12th, 2018

Backup-Sump-PumpFor those who don’t live in particularly wet areas, the concept of flooding is only really threatening when it’s submerging houses and turning freeways into rivers. We know better, though. The water level doesn’t need to be twenty feet high to cause immense damage to the home.

In fact, only a little bit of water damage in the right place can cost thousands of dollars to repair. That’s why so many people make use of sump pumps to keep the more vulnerable areas of the home safe. If you’re not sure whether or not you could benefit from using a sump pump, read on.

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Signs That You Need to Install a New Water Heater

January 29th, 2018

water-heater-installationWater heaters can last quite a while if you take proper care of them, but they can’t last forever. No matter how well you manage your water heater’s health, though, eventually you’re going to need to install a new one.

You probably don’t want to wait until your water heater breaks down entirely before installing a new one, as it will only prolong the time you spend without access to hot water. Have a look at some of the following signs that your water heater is failing, so that you can install a new one as soon as possible.

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How to Stave Off Garbage Disposal Destruction

January 15th, 2018

kitchen-plumbingGarbage disposals are designed to be able to cope with a lot. However, if you don’t treat your garbage disposal properly, you will have to replace it much sooner than you would have otherwise. Fortunately, our experts have outlined a few great tips for keeping your garbage disposal up and running for as long as possible. Read on to learn how to protect your garbage disposal investment.

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Make Sure You Schedule Drain Cleaning to Keep Your Drains Functioning Properly

January 1st, 2018

Drain-SnakingThere are a lot of things that you should be doing to keep your plumbing system in good shape, one of which is having your drains cleaned on a regular basis. The drains may not demand a lot of attention compared to other parts of your home, but they’re still very important. If the drains are in bad shape, the rest of your plumbing system will pay the price. Have a look at some of the indications that it’s time to have professional drain cleaning done on your system.

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Which Water Heater Type is Best for You?

December 18th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last, but they don’t last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your current water heater with a new one. Fortunately for you, there are plenty of options available on the market.

Each water heater type has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to consider which is best for you before you decide. Have a look at three of the most popular water heater types below, and the advantages that each could offer you were you to install it.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

December 4th, 2017

burst-pipeYou probably have a lot on your mind during the fall and winter seasons, what with the holidays and getting ready for the end of the year. We hate to add to your mental load, but there is one other thing that you should probably take steps to deal with this winter: frozen pipes. Frozen pipes are common in areas of the home where the pipes are not properly insulated, such as those serving outdoor faucets or under the kitchen sink.

As the water in the pipe freezes, it expands outwards, putting immense pressure on the pipe walls. This can eventually cause the pipe to crack and rupture, causing water damage and often leading to pipe replacement. So, it’s important that you make sure to lessen the chance of your home’s pipes freezing as much as possible this winter. Learn how below.

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Why is My Garbage Disposal Not Working?

November 20th, 2017

kitchen-sinkThe garbage disposal is the unsung hero of kitchens across the country. There should be odes written to its greatness. Statues erected to its awesome power. Official holidays dedicated to—nah, we’re just kidding. It is a pretty great little device, though. As great as the garbage disposal is, though, far too many homeowners take it for granted.

We assume that the system will work forever, that it will deal with anything we decide to throw at it and keep on grinding away. Unfortunately, garbage disposals are not immune to issues. They break down from time to time, just like most other systems. If your garbage disposal isn’t working properly, there could be a couple of different reasons why. Read on to find out more.

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Keep Your Bathroom Plumbing Appliances in Good Condition with These Tips

November 6th, 2017

showerThe bathroom has the highest concentration of plumbing appliances in the average home, aside from perhaps the kitchen. Every plumbing system in the bathroom is also probably one that you rely on every day. You wouldn’t want to get up in the morning to find your shower isn’t working, or your toilet, or your sink. So, if you want to be able to go through your daily routine uninterrupted, it’s a good idea to make sure that your bathroom plumbing systems are kept in good shape. There are a number of good ways that you can keep your various bathroom systems operating smoothly. Follow the tips below to get started.

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What Qualifies as a Plumbing Emergency?

October 23rd, 2017

burst-pipeThere are a great many different problems that can afflict a plumbing system. Some issues can be ignored for months without getting much worse (even though they really shouldn’t be). Some should be addressed fairly soon, though they can be left alone while waiting for an appointment time. Finally, some should be addressed as soon as humanly possible if they are to be prevented from causing massive problems.

It’s this final category that we’re going to be discussing in this post. Plumbing emergencies absolutely cannot be ignored if they are to be fixed in time to prevent much of the damage they can cause. It’s important that you know when to call for emergency plumbing services, and when to wait for a more traditional plumbing appointment.

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Problems That Lead to Pipe Replacement

October 9th, 2017

ruined-pipesPlumbing pipes are remarkably sturdy, but they’re not invincible. If you live in your home long enough, you will almost certainly have to replace one or more pipes at some point. If you know a bit about the issues that can affect pipe health, though, you can take certain steps to help prolong their lifespans. Let’s have a look at some common problems that, if left alone long enough, can lead to having to replace a home’s plumbing pipes.

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