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Is Hard Water Hurting Your Plumbing?

June 13, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Although hard water is not known to be a direct health hazard, it can contribute to problems in your home’s plumbing system. Let’s take a closer look at what hard water actually is in order to understand why it poses a threat to your plumbing if not treated properly. Hard Water vs. Soft Water Rainwater […]

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Broken Glass in Your Garbage Disposal?

June 5, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

We’ve all dropped a glass only to see it shatter, sending shards everywhere. Picking up and finding all of the pieces can be a hassle, especially considering the threat of missing one and stepping on it later. Breaking glass in your sink may not seem like a massive problem, but if you have a garbage […]

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Can You Really Flush Flushable Wipes?

May 29, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Advancements in the personal hygiene and toiletry industries have done well to make standard bathroom activities more convenient, comfortable, efficient, and, when necessary, aromatic. However, these innovative and attractive bathroom accessories are not without their share of drawbacks and can often be harmful to infants, pets, people with illnesses, plumbing systems, and the environment. Flushable […]

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What is Limescale?

May 7, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

One of the most prevalent substances that builds up in and around plumbing fixtures is limescale. Whether you are familiar with the term or not, you’ve undoubtedly encountered it in your home at one time or another. To best explain how limescale is formed, we must first understand water hardness. Water Hardness Water is considered […]

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Is a Leaky Faucet a Big Deal?

March 12, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

A little drop of water couldn’t possibly cause that much damage, right? Well, not by itself, but down the line that little drop of water can accumulate as thousands of dollars in damages to your home. So, the short answer is that yes, a leaky faucet is a big deal. Here’s why. Wood Will Rot […]

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Is Your Shower Losing Water Pressure?

February 26, 2019
Category: Drains, Plumbing Systems

There’s nothing quite as disappointing as getting into your shower just to feel the water cascade over your body with inadequate pressure. At this moment there’s not much you can do; the shower needs to happen, as does cleaning yourself, but it’s clear that your water pressure isn’t going to be helping you. Your shower […]

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Pet Proof Your Plumbing with These Tips

February 19, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

Cats, dogs, and all other manner of pet make our lives better. Like most pet owners, you’ve probably pet-proofed your home in some way or another depending on your pet’s curiosity and penchant for mischief. However, what you may not realize is that animals can wreak havoc on your plumbing if you aren’t prepared. So, […]

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Hot Spots on Your Floor Could be a Slab Leak

January 24, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

If you have been feeling any kind of “hot spot” on your floor, then your home could have a slab leak. What is a slab leak? Exactly what it sounds like, it’s a leak in your home’s slab foundation, and it can be very harmful. If left untreated, a leak in your slab can result […]

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What Can Tree Roots Do to Your Plumbing?

January 16, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

For the most part, trees are a good thing. They provide us with shade, fruits, and oxygen, which are all pretty important. However, for your plumbing, tree roots can cause all sorts of havoc. What you might not know is that roots are actually attracted to your pipes because of the water and nutrients housed […]

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Why Are my Pipes Making Knocking Sounds?

January 3, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

When it comes to plumbing issues, you always want to be on the lookout for any warning signs that things aren’t working quite like they should. Catching problems with your plumbing early can help you avoid major water damage to your home and can save you money on repairs. One of the most common symptoms […]

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