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Bathroom Remodeling Warnings from a Plumber

March 19, 2019
Category: Tips

The process of having your bathroom remodeled can be very exciting. There are a ton of options and potential possibilities for you to choose from and once the project is finished, you’ll be able to enjoy your new bathroom to the fullest. However, whether you’re tackling the project yourself or hiring a professional, there are […]

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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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How to Handle a Flooded Basement

March 5, 2019
Category: Sump Pump

If your basement floods after a heavy rain, then it’s time to take action before you lose property or before someone gets seriously hurt. A little flooding may not seem like a big deal, but a lot can be seriously dangerous. Let’s take a look at the steps you should take when your basement floods. […]

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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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Is Your Dishwasher Giving You Trouble?

February 13, 2019
Category: General

Have you ever come home after a long day at work to a sink full of dirty dishes? Days like this have us rejoicing that the dishwasher was invented. But just like your other household appliances, the dishwasher, too, is at risk of malfunctioning with regular use. Take a look at these common dishwasher issues […]

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Common Issues with Hot Water Heaters

February 5, 2019
Category: Water Heater

We rely on our water heaters to warm the water that comes into our homes for hot showers, cooking, cleaning, and other household tasks. Being stuck with freezing cold water is a situation no one wants to be in, so be on the lookout for these common hot water heater issues. No Hot Water Turning […]

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 Commercial Plumbing Problems You Cannot Ignore

February 1, 2019
Category: Commercial Plumbing

Your commercial building’s plumbing structure is set up to handle a bit more use than the plumbing in your home. However, there are still plenty of common commercial plumbing issues that you should always keep an eye out for: Clogged Drains Commercial buildings tend to see more traffic than residences. Because of this, you may […]

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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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