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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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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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7 Reasons Your Hot Water is Cold

Have you ever jumped into your shower only to be welcomed by icy or lukewarm water? Well, that can be explained! Here are seven reasons why your hot water is out, and how to fix it. Leaking hot water pipe If you are suddenly left without hot water, it is possible you have a hidden leak somewhere in your home’s...
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Prevent Plumbing Disasters This Winter

Nothing is worse than pulling out your wallet to pay for a repair, aware that it could have been avoided. When it comes to your plumbing system, potential problems can simmer and remain undiscovered until causing a disaster. Awareness of these potential issues will allow you to take action in advance and save yourself the money (and stress) of major...
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How to Reduce the Risk of Plumbing Failures

Some things in life are inevitable, but a major plumbing disaster is not one of them. You can be proactive by taking the right steps to make your pipework and equipment more robust. Here are some ways to boost your plumbing system’s durability. Insulate pipes Even if you’ve had the piping there for years without incident, small issues could result...
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Preventing Summer Pipe Bursts

Everyone is aware that pipes can burst during the winter due to freezing temperatures, but did you know they are also at risk in the summer?  Burst pipes can cause headaches no matter the season. Here are some common problems that can put you at risk for summer pipe bursts. Age of pipes Plastic piping breaks down slowly, while metal pipes...
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Summer Sewage Backups

Spring is in full swing & summer is right around the corner. While you don’t have to worry about snow and ice, warmer weather can bring about new problems. Sewage backups are one of them. Here is some information on these backups and how to prevent them....
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