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How ‘Flushable’ Wipes Can Harm Your Plumbing

July 31, 2020
Category: Bathroom Plumbing

Let’s face it, wipes have almost become a necessity for everyday life. They’re highly convenient, and there’s a wipe for almost every aspect of your life. We tend to believe that due to their resemblance to toilet paper or their packaging being labeled as “flushable” that it’s safe to flush them down the toilet. However, […]

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4 Summer Plumbing Mishaps to Avoid

July 24, 2020
Category: Seasonal

You might be thinking that since the winter is over, you don’t have to worry too much about your plumbing. However, summer activities can also wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at some of the most common plumbing mishaps that occur during the summer months and how you can avoid them.  […]

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4 Plumbing Emergencies that Require Urgent Attention

June 25, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Plumbing problems are an inconvenience for everyone in the house. They’re not only a pain, but they can also pose serious health risks if left unresolved. Let’s take a closer look at 4 plumbing emergencies that you should have resolved immediately. Clogged Drains A slow draining sink or shower can be the result of leftover […]

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Why Does my Home’s Water Smell Weird?

May 15, 2020
Category: Residential Plumbing

Have you recently noticed a weird odor coming from one of your home’s plumbing fixtures? Although many plumbing issues occur behind walls and ceilings and aren’t so easy to spot, some can alert you to a problem by giving off a distinct odor. Let’s take a look at what a strange smell can mean for […]

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Summer Storms Causing Flooding in Your Basement?

July 24, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

No matter the home, basements will always be prone to flooding. By nature, basements are always somewhat embedded into the ground below your home, putting them on the front lines when it comes to flooding in your home. Your basement may be especially vulnerable when it comes to the summer storms so frequently experienced in […]

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What is Limescale?

May 7, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

One of the most prevalent substances that builds up in and around plumbing fixtures is limescale. Whether you are familiar with the term or not, you’ve undoubtedly encountered it in your home at one time or another. To best explain how limescale is formed, we must first understand water hardness. Water Hardness Water is considered […]

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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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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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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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