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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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Does Your Main Sewer Line Have a Clog?

December 28, 2018
Category: Drains, Plumbing Systems

It’s common for homeowners to find themselves with plumbing issues when they least expect it. Sewer line clogs are not so easy to detect since the main lines are beneath the ground outside of your home, but they can cause extensive damage if they malfunction. Being aware of how plumbing problems occur and the warning […]

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The Benefits of Having Efficient Plumbing

December 18, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

Being more energy efficient is something every homeowner strives for, especially because it means less costs and more savings. Let’s take a look at the benefits of efficient plumbing and how to make your own plumbing more efficient! Benefits of Efficient Plumbing It can greatly decrease your water bills. It can increase the value of […]

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How Do Floods Damage Your Plumbing?

November 1, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems

This past summer has been one of the wettest on record, and a lot of Maryland residents experienced a lot of flooding. As many of you are familiar, flooding can have unprecedented impacts on your home, community, and overall regional infrastructure. However, once everything has dried, the problem is over, right? Tragically, when it comes […]

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Common Washing Machine Issues

October 25, 2018
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

Most homeowners run into problems with their washing machine at some point or another. Things like leaking, breakdowns, or clothes not coming out clean can impact your daily life. Let’s look at some of the most common washing machine problems homeowners may encounter. Leaking If you are experiencing a leak from your washer you may […]

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