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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Converting Your Electric Stove to Gas

    Do you prefer electric or gas stoves? Most people have a preference and contractors and experts will attest that homeowners tend to agree that gas stoves beat electric stoves any day. That’s because gas stoves cook more evenly and they cost less to operate. While this does not mean that electric stoves are dying, they are less popular than gas stoves. In our experience as plumbers, it comes down ...
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  • What is a Slab Leak?

    If there’s one problem homeowners don’t want, it’s a slab leak. Slab leaks are right up there with flooded basements, a hazardous mold infestation, and tree roots taking over the entire main line. But what is a slab leak exactly? In simple terms, it refers to a leak in the water pipes located below your home’s foundation. You know, the concrete slab that your home was built on. A slab leak can ...
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  • Craziest Things Flushed Down Toilets

    Toilets – the only things that should be flushed down them are toilet paper and human waste, but that doesn’t stop millions of people from using them as these amazing trash cans that flush unwanted items away to some mysterious place, never to be seen from again. A lot of people look at toilets as clean trash cans that can literally flush their worries away. No need to empty the trash can. No need ...
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  • Signs of a Water Leak Behind a Wall

    When plumbing fails, it can lead to costly leaks , water damage, flooding, and mold that is hazardous to your health. One plumbing failure that is cause for concern is a plumbing leak behind a wall. “Wouldn’t I hear a plumbing leak behind a wall?” Believe it or not, the likelihood of you hearing a water leak behind a wall is slim because leaks are usually silent. “If leaks behind walls are silent, ...
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  • How Often Should I Clean My Shower Drain?

    Do you have a slow shower or bathtub drain that’s driving you crazy? Does the dirty water bother you while you’re taking a shower or draining the bathtub? If so, it’s time to clean the pesky drain out, but do yourself a favor and don’t run to the nearest home improvement store to buy a harsh drain cleaner. These chemicals are not only bad for your pipes, they’re bad to breathe and they’re bad for ...
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  • Moving Fixtures in a Bathroom Remodel

    Remodeling the bathroom can be a fun and exciting way to update an older home or to prepare a house to go on the market. A bathroom remodel can improve the room’s aesthetic appeal, its functionality, and design. If a bathroom is outdated and it’s been 20 or more years since its had a facelift, a remodel can make all the difference – it may even increase the value of your home. But the question is, ...
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  • Plumbing: To Do or Not to Do Yourself?

    Do you enjoy home renovation shows like Fixer Upper , Property Brothers , Love It or List It , and Flip or Flop ? We have to admit; these home renovation shows can be addicting. And between renovation shows and YouTube, homeowners can feel like they can fix anything. But the truth of the matter is – some projects should be handled by a pro. With so many amazing home renovation shows stunning ...
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  • Plumbing Issues with Older Homes

    Are you considering buying an older home? If so, we understand. Older homes can be solid. They can come with more acreage, they can be charming and have so much character. Before you enter into that real estate contract, it’s important for you to be aware of the plumbing challenges in older homes. You don’t want to buy an older home blindly, only to realize that you bought a money pit. If the ...
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