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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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Prevent Springtime Plumbing Problems

April showers bring more than just May flowers. They can also bring plumbing problems. Here are some plumbing issues that tend to arise as the weather warms up and ways to prevent them. Blocked Pipes In the spring, trees start spreading new roots. These roots can grow into your pipes, damaging or blocking them which can create clogs. Take precautions...
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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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High Pressure Drain Clearing

Keeping drains clear can sometimes be the hardest thing to accomplish. If plunging or snaking is not getting the job done, it might be time to consider high pressure drain cleaning. How it works High pressure drain cleaning is also known as hydro jet cleaning because it uses water at a high pressure to clean the inside of your drain...
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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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Signs it is Time to Replace Piping

Plumbing can seem so integrated into your home that the thought of replacing piping might be daunting. However, just like other components of your home that occasionally need repair, pipes can need to be replaced for several reasons. Here are some ways to tell it might be time to call in a plumber to replace piping. Age of your home...
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Ways to Reduce Plumbing Energy Consumption

Most discussions about energy consumption and reduction center around HVAC systems and lighting. Water heating energy consumption tends to get neglected. You can address the energy consumed by your water heater, both by changing your habits and making modifications to your hot water plumbing system. Here are some tips for reducing your home’s plumbing energy consumption. Change habits Saving energy...
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