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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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Get to Know the Backflow Preventer

January 9, 2019
Category: Backflow

As a homeowner, you may have never heard of a backflow preventer before, but it is a key part of your plumbing that is necessary for clean drinking water. What is a Backflow Preventer? This device is installed in your home’s water pipes that essentially allows water to flow in one direction throughout your plumbing […]

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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 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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