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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Plumbers' Secrets Revealed

    Indoor plumbing is one of the greatest inventions of modern man. It may even be better than Google and the internet. Running water and indoor plumbing allows us to cook, wash dishes and laundry, shower, dispose of waste, and wash our hands. When the plumbing is working seamlessly, we don’t think anything of it. But when it doesn’t, we panic instantly. It’s no wonder why plumbers are in high ...
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  • 4 Plumbing Tips for Landlords

    As a landlord, maintaining your property is important to your bottom line and plumbing is one of those things where so many headaches can easily be prevented with a little plumbing knowledge. However, not all renters understand plumbing. Not only that, but the ones who don’t understand it can indirectly cost their landlords a LOT of money. You know how it goes... grease down the kitchen sink , cat ...
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  • Homeowners: Plumbing Tips for Fall

    Now that Halloween has come and gone and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, it’s time for homeowners to start preparing their homes for the fall and winter months. One reason is because as the weather gets colder and the holidays draw near, people tend to spend more time indoors than they do during the spring and summer. More time spent indoors means more stress on our indoor ...
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  • 8 Plumbing Secrets Revealed

    All people would benefit from a little extra plumbing knowledge, whether they’re a homeowner or a renter because we all run into plumbing problems. It’s not a matter of “if” we’ll have a plumbing problem, it’s a matter of “when.” As long as you’re paying rent or a mortgage, we’re confident you’ll want to read these plumbing tips. Here, we give you the real scoop. We share plumbing secrets that a ...
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  • Why Does Flushing the Toilet Affect the Shower?

    If you’re reading this, it’s probably happened to you. You’re happily taking a shower, minding your own business and then somebody in the house flushes the toilet. Suddenly, your shower water either turns scolding hot or freezing cold – either way the drastic change in water temperature is a shock to your system and it can be quite upsetting. And when you get out of the shower, still disturbed ...
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  • Clogged Drains: The Usual Suspects

    When you’re a parent, there’s one thing you fear hearing from your children, “The water won’t go down the drain!” Suddenly, you’re filled with dread. There’s a plumbing problem and since you’re the adult here, you’ve got to come up with a solution, and pronto. After all, your five-year-old isn’t going to do it for you. You’re reluctant to act because you know it’s going to be wet and dirty. You’re ...
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  • What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

    Are you in the market for a new hot water heater ? Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an old one, or simply replacing an old unit that’s seen better days, you may be wondering which size water heater is best for your needs. It’s not unusual for people to have questions about the size of a new unit when they are moving into a bigger home, replacing an old unit that was inadequate, or ...
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  • How a Simple Leak Can Cause Major Damage

    If you’ve been a renter most of your adult life, you may have not put much thought into your home’s indoor plumbing. But once you become a homeowner, you become painfully aware of every little cost because the home repairs all add up! A simple little water leak is one of those “seemingly minor” issues that you need to tackle as soon as you become aware of it. Because, if a little leak is ignored, ...
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  • Advantages of a Water Softener

    When water inside a home is “hard” it will cause white or gray deposits when heats up. If you have a dishwasher and you have hard water , you may have noticed that pesky film on the dishes that just won’t seem to wash off. In fact, you may have been afraid to use the dishes out of fear the film is hazardous for your health. Generally, hard water is known for creating a film on dishes, white scale ...
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  • Is Toilet Water Safe for My Pets?

    Just about every dog or cat who is inside will go to the toilet for water. For us humans, this is an odd, unsanitary behavior, but for the average pet, it’s perfectly normal. As pet owners, we can’t help but scratch our heads and wonder, “Why on Earth would my pet want to drink out of the toilet?” This leads many veterinarians to respond with, “Well, when was the last time you gave your pet’s ...
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  • Maintenance Can Help Avoid Sewer Line Backups

    If you’re like most homeowners, certain maintenance issues are at the top of your mind – mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters, checking the HVAC system bi-annually, making sure the roof is up to par, cleaning the chimney once a year, cleaning the pool, etc. But guess what? A large number of homeowners completely forget to clean their sewer lines. In fact, homeowners are in the habit of ...
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  • Is My Lawn Irrigation System Connected to My Home Water Supply?

    Now that it’s the summertime, everybody’s thinking about watering their lawns and keeping them nice and green until the fall arrives. If you’re a new home owner, the “source” of water for lawn irrigation systems may have never occurred to you, but now that you’re a homeowner, it’s definitely of interest. If you’re landscaping your yard or getting sod for a “new build,” you’ll certainly be ...
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  • What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

    Think you can escape a plumbing emergency ? Think again. Just about everyone will deal with a plumbing emergency in their lifetime, whether they’re renters or homeowners. So, it’s not a matter of “if” you’ll have a plumbing emergency, it’s a matter of “when.” If you move into an older home with outdated plumbing – beware! With older homes, you never know when a plumbing emergency will strike. But ...
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  • Are Tankless Water Heaters Better?

    If you’re in the market for a new water heater or if you’re just trying to make your home as energy-efficient as possible, you may be wondering if tankless water heaters are better than traditional models. Really, there are pros and cons to a tankless unit so the decision is not black and white – it’s more of an individual one. For starters, let’s analyze the benefits of a tankless water heater: ...
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  • Is it Safe to Flush Medications?

    If you’re like most people, you have a history of flushing various substances down the toilet, such as tissues, cotton balls, dirty mop water, matches, cigarette butts, and maybe even unused medications. However, in recent years people have become more aware that there are a lot of things that should never be flushed down the toilet because of clogging and contaminating our water supply. One issue ...
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