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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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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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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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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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

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Choosing the Right Water Filtration System

The quality of your home’s water can affect its taste. Low quality water for cooking, drinking, or cleaning can have serious effects on your family’s health. Poor water quality can also affect the life of your fixtures & appliances. If you’re concerned about your home’s tap water, a water filtration system is recommended. Here’s the

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Prevent Springtime Plumbing Problems

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 to prevent this from happening by removing or relocating trees that pose a problem. If this is not possible, talk to a professional.

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