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Why You Never Have Enough Hot Water

A cold shower can sometimes be a treat in the heat of summer. But other times of the year, not so much. If you live with other people, you may find yourself juggling bath times with chores that need hot water because it runs out too soon. If this is an ongoing problem, here are five reasons why and how...
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Characteristics of a Great Plumber

A good plumber is like gold. A great plumber is…well, priceless. You can have issues that come up rarely and are dealt with quickly or you can be stuck with problem after problem that never gets solved in a timely manner. Here are the characteristics of a truly professional plumber. They communicate Good plumbers communicate with you. Whether they are...
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The Ultimate Plumbing Checklist

Sometimes the difference between keeping on top of maintenance and waiting for a disastrous failure is simply having a checklist to work with. Your plumbing system is made up of visible and hidden components that all work together to help keep your family clean and safe from germs. Here is a list to help you keep on top of your...
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Frozen Pipes? Follow These Tips.

Few things are worse than waking up on a cold winter’s morning only to find frozen pipes. Once you make this discovery, you need to act fast to prevent the pipe from bursting and damaging your property. Here are the steps that should be taken when you discover a frozen pipe. Step 1: Find the frozen section of pipe If...
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How to Select the Right Faucet for Your Home

If you are redoing your kitchen or bathroom, a new faucet is typically part of the process. Even if you are simply replacing an old faucet, you need to make the right decision about the new fixture that you will be using for the next several years. How do you go about it? Here are some considerations when choosing the...
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Signs it is Time to Replace Plumbing Fixtures

Plumbing fixtures can serve you for many years without replacement. At some point, however, it becomes a bigger issue than just aesthetics. Like other components of your house, you need to maintain fixtures and this may mean replacement. Here are a few ways to tell if it is time to replace a plumbing fixture in your home. Buildup that is...
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Don’t Let a Clogged Drain Ruin Your Holidays

“FOG” is plumbing industry shorthand for “fats, oil & grease.” While FOG provides plumbing companies with a lot of business over the winter holidays, clogged drains due to fat, oil, and grease are something that can be easily prevented. Keep the following tips in mind when celebrating this holiday season. Never pour fats, oils, or grease down a sink drain,...
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Never Ignore These 6 Common Plumbing Problems

In the hustle and bustle before the holidays begin, it is easy to put less urgent things on the backburner. When it comes to your home, a loose doorknob on a rarely used cupboard might not be much of an issue. Small plumbing problems, however, can escalate quickly. Here are six common plumbing problems you should never ignore. Leaking pipes...
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Save Water with These Plumbing Upgrades

Saving water is just as important as saving energy. Whether you are concerned about your spending or just want to help the environment, reducing water consumption will go a long way to do both. Fortunately, you do not have to ration drinking water or use dry shampoo every week to save water. The right plumbing upgrades will reduce your water...
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Quick Fixes for a Gurgling Sink

It is frustrating enough doing all the dishes that the family seems to leave in and all around the kitchen sink, but when you finish the dishes and drain the sink and it gurgles back at you, that is maddening! Here are some quick fixes for a gurgling sink. Could it be a clogged drain? The kitchen sink drain probably...
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