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Things Not to Put in Your Garbage Disposal if You Want it to Last

July 16th, 2018

Plumber-SinkGarbage disposals are great inventions. They make cleanup after cooking a lot more convenient, and generally make things easier around the kitchen in a number of ways. They’re not invincible, though, and that’s an important thing to realize for homeowners who often take them for granted.

If you expose your garbage disposal to the wrong materials, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it starts to develop some serious issues. Have a look at the following things that you should never put in your garbage disposal if you want it to last as long as possible.

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How to Protect Yourself from Plumbing Emergencies

July 2nd, 2018

burst-pipePlumbing emergencies are thankfully pretty rare, but they’re not unheard of. Unfortunately, even one plumbing emergency can cause thousands of dollars’-worth of damage and make your life quite a bit harder in general. You can’t fully prevent problems from occurring, but there are things you can do to protect your home as much as possible. Read the following tips to ensure that plumbing emergencies are few and far between, and that you are prepared for them when they do occur.

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Water Heater Issues to be Aware of

June 18th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are pretty sturdy systems, but even they can develop issues from time to time. Hopefully, you’ve been scheduling preventive maintenance services on a regular basis to ensure that your system stays in good shape. Whether you do or not, though, you need to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is malfunctioning. The following are a few common water heater issues and their symptoms.

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Keep Your Drains Working Properly with These Tips

June 4th, 2018

kitchen-sinkThe drains in the average home are subjected to quite a lot of abuse by their owners. Not to say that homeowners are going out of their way to destroy their drain system. However, they often do either take actions that are bad for the drains or neglect to take actions that are good for them. If you’re interested in keeping your drains in good condition for as long as possible, you should follow the tips below.

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Problems That Contribute to Repiping

May 21st, 2018

water-linePlumbing pipes are built to last, but they don’t last forever. Even with regular maintenance and prompt repairs, the pipes will eventually need to be replaced with new ones. If you’re unlucky enough to be in an area prone to certain issues, you may end up having to repipe parts of your home earlier than you thought. Have a look below at some of the various problems that can prompt a need for repiping in your home.

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Tips for Keeping Your Plumbing System in the Best Shape Possible

May 7th, 2018

kitchen-plumbingPlumbing systems may take a long time to develop issues, but when they do they’re often serious. If you don’t want a pipe rupture turning your second floor into a swamp, or lime scale strangling your water pressure throughout the house, you’re going to need to take some proactive steps. By the time you notice that your plumbing system is in trouble, it’s often too late to prevent all of the damage. Follow the tips below to make sure that your plumbing system stays as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

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When to Call for Professional Drain Cleaning

April 23rd, 2018

DrainWe’re going to bet that you don’t think about the drains in your home all that often. That’s okay. Not many people do. However, it’s important to note that if you don’t keep your drains in good shape they can cause a variety of issues for you in the long run. You need to know when to call for professional drain cleaning services, so that your drains can be as healthy and efficient as possible. Have a look at the following signs that it’s time for professional drain cleaning services.

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Keep Your Pipes in Good Condition With These Tips

April 9th, 2018

kitchen-plumbingPlumbing pipes are selected mainly for their longevity and resistance to issues. Copper piping, which has been the standard in most areas across the country for half a century, can last for decades under the right circumstances. If you want to get as many years as possible out of your plumbing pipes, though, you’re going to need to take certain steps to keep them healthy. Let’s go over some of those steps now.

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Sump Pump Maintenance, and Why It’s Important

March 26th, 2018

Backup-Sump-PumpSpring is a great time of year for many things, and a horrible time of year for others. Not to put a damper on the season (har har) but spring means storms. Those storms can cause all kinds of water damage to your home if you don’t know how to protect it.

Now, if you have a vulnerable part of your home, chances are you already have a sump pump installed in it. To be frank, we can’t imagine why you’d be reading a blog on sump pump maintenance if you didn’t already have a sump pump that needed maintaining. Anyway, if you haven’t already had your sump pump professionally checked out, now is definitely the time to do it.

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Why You Absolutely Shouldn’t Use Store Bought Drain Cleaners

March 12th, 2018

ruined-pipesEver have a drain clog on you? Of course you have. We all have. Clogged drains, whether it’s the shower, or the sink, are always frustrating to deal with. Unfortunately, they’re also often resolved in the worst possible fashion by homeowners who think they’re going about it the right way.

Most homeowners use store bought drain cleaners to quickly get rid of whatever it is that is preventing their drains from draining. This is a horrible thing for the health of a drain system, yet it’s the most common way to deal with it. Let’s have a look at why exactly it’s such a bad idea to use store-bought drain cleaners on your drains, and what you should do instead.

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