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How to Fix a Running Toilet

December 13, 2018
Category: Tips

Usually, when something is “running” it is working properly. However, this is not the case when it comes to your toilet. A toilet that runs either continuously or at various intervals without you actually activating it can waste gallons of water and cost you a good chunk of change the next time you see your […]

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3 Ways to Avoid Burst Pipes this Winter

December 4, 2018
Category: Tips

Cold weather can spell trouble for interior pipes and having a pipe burst in your home is serious business. This event can cause thousands of dollars in damages and can be quite costly to repair. However, prevention is key when it comes to major home repairs and today, we’re going to be looking at some […]

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3 Great Questions to Ask Your Local Plumber

November 26, 2018
Category: Tips

Your house’s plumbing is one of its most important components and when something goes wrong, the results can be disastrous. When you get some plumbing work done, there are a few questions that you should ask to ensure that your plumbing will be better taken care of in the future. Here are three such questions. […]

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Prevent Plumbing Disasters in the Winter

November 19, 2018
Category: Tips

Oh, the weather outside might not be too frightful yet, but that just means that it’s time for preventive maintenance. Today we’re going to go over a few of the ways that you can prevent the worst from happening with your plumbing this holiday season. So, grab your notepad and let’s get cracking! Find Your […]

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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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5 Ways to Save Water in Your Home

October 18, 2018
Category: Tips

Whether you have a well or are on city water, limiting your water consumption is a great way to help reduce your environmental impact while also lowering your expenses. Let’s look at some ways to save water in your home that are easy yet effective. Address Leaks One of the biggest ways you can limit […]

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Plumbing Issues in Older Homes

October 11, 2018
Category: Tips

Older homes can be extraordinarily beautiful, but they can also come with a lot of problems. One area that many homeowners of older homes experience is with their plumbing. If your old home hasn’t had many plumbing updates over the years there could be some problems brewing within those walls. Pipe Problems Pipe problems are […]

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How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency

September 4, 2018
Category: General, Tips

Plumbing problems are never something a homeowner looks forward to, but they do happen. Let’s look at what steps should be taken immediately following a plumbing emergency to help minimize the damage. Turn Off the Water First and foremost, turn the water off! If you have a burst pipe, for example, your first step should […]

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Five Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains in Your Home

August 15, 2018
Category: Drains, Tips

Having a clogged drain is never fun, and depending on the extent of the clog, it can be a real pain to get your drain flowing again. But there are several things you can do to help prevent clogs from happening in the first place. The location will have a big impact on the kinds […]

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Common Summer Plumbing Problems

August 8, 2018
Category: Tips

Plumbing problems can happen anytime during the year, but there are a few problems that tend to happen more during the warm summer months. Plumbing issues are never fun to deal with, but by knowing what issues might arise you can be better prepared and know how to deal with them. Here are some plumbing […]

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