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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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These Should Never Go Down the Drain

October 3, 2018
Category: Drains

Clogged drains can be a big mess to deal with, and clogged sewage lines can not only be a mess, but very expensive! What types of things can cause major problems when they go down the drain? Let’s look at the top five offenders and why you should never let them get into your pipes. […]

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4 Reasons for Your Leaky Faucet

September 26, 2018
Category: General

Having a leaking faucet in your home is more than just a nuisance, it’s likely also costing you money. Leaking faucets are a major cause of water waste in the home, but what causes a faucet to leak? Let’s look at some of the most common reasons we see leaky faucets. Worn Washers A worn […]

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Plumbing Prep for the Fall

September 19, 2018
Category: Sump Pump, Water Heater

Every season there are different home maintenance tasks that should be done to help ensure your home stays in tip top shape throughout the year. Let’s look at some plumbing prep that should be done each fall before the temperature drops. After all, preventative maintenance is often the best way to ensure your plumbing’s longevity. Turn the […]

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Three Signs to Replace Your Water Heater

September 13, 2018
Category: Uncategorized

Whether you’ve just moved into your house or you’ve been there for years it is important to take time to periodically check your water heater for signs of wear and damage. There are some warning signs that can let you know it’s about time to replace the unit, let’s look at a few. Leaking Leaking […]

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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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Can I Move My Washer and Dryer?

August 30, 2018
Category: General

So, you’re moving, and you just bought a new washer or dryer. You’re probably tempted to move these appliances by yourself, under the impression that you can save a little extra cash. It seems simple enough–after all, it’s just an appliance, right? It should be easy to move, with a little elbow grease. Wrong. Moving […]

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When Should You Replace Your Kitchen Sink?

August 22, 2018
Category: Drains, General

Unless you are in the midst of a kitchen renovation, replacing your kitchen sink probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind. However, sometimes unseen issues with the sink may force homeowners to replace it before they have a major, leaking mess on their hands. Let’s look at some reasons why you may want to […]

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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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