NEVER Flush These 7 Things Down the Toilet

Ask any plumber and they will tell you that people often flush things down the toilet that really should not be flushed. They have cleared enough clogs from toilet drain pipes to know the worst things that people flush. To prevent clogs (and save yourself the plumbing bill) never flushing any of the following things

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Tips for Preventing Sewage Leaks

A sewage leak into your house or onto your property is one of the worst plumbing disasters you could face as a homeowner. Besides the damage to your home, the bacteria present in sewage can make you and your family sick. There are two ways you can experience sewage leakage – backups and pipe breakage.

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6 Ways to Lower Hot Water Energy Consumption

There is nothing better than a hot shower after a long day, especially during the winter! However, if you notice your home’s energy costs are creeping up, your hot water energy consumption might be to blame. You do not have to sacrifice the temperature of your water to save on energy bills. In fact, lowering

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Tips for Thawing Frozen Pipes

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

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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

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5 Reasons to Avoid DIY Plumbing

Doing your own repairs (and even some upgrades) around the house can be a rewarding process. Even if you struggle through it, the end result is all yours. Plumbing, however, is a different story. Instead of a rewarding experience, you could find yourself in some hot water (or living with none at all). Here are

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Why Water Heaters Fail (And How to Prevent It)

No one likes cold showers, especially during the winter. Here are six of the most common reasons water heaters fail and ways you can minimize this risk. Sediment buildup in tank  Over time, small particles and dissolved contents in your water supply collect inside your tank. Regular maintenance includes flushing the tank at least once

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Health Risks of Poor Plumbing

There is no doubt that poor plumbing can lead to inconvenient and expensive problems. However, most people overlook the risk that poor plumbing can pose to your family’s health, especially the problems that go unnoticed and issues you get used to dealing with. Here are some common plumbing problems that lead to health issues. Sewer

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Benefits of Maintenance Agreements

Most people go into a panic when things go wrong with equipment at home. One way to reduce this panic is to have a maintenance agreement with a professional company. For a fixed monthly or annual fee, a professional will keep your equipment in top shape. Continue reading to find out how maintenance agreements can

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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

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