Are Little Habits Slowly Sabotaging Your Home’s Plumbing?

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Are Little Habits Slowly Sabotaging Your Home’s Plumbing?

Most plumbing issues, like clogs and leaks, don’t just appear overnight. They slowly progress over time, though you only start to notice them once they become severe enough to cause noticeable symptoms. Often, homeowners’ bad habits contribute to the development of these plumbing issues. Are you engaging in any of these bad plumbing habits? If […]

Five Hidden Problems a Plumbing Tune-Up Can Reveal and Solve

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Five Hidden Problems a Plumbing Tune-Up Can Reveal and Solve

Far too often, homeowners don’t realize there is a problem with their plumbing until a toilet backs up or a burst pipe floods the basement at 2 a.m. Dealing with an emergency situation or extensive repair is always a hassle. Scheduling an annual tune-up and inspection can ensure that problems are identified and dealt with […]

Is Sediment Slowly Slaying Your Water Heater’s Life Expectancy?

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When well maintained, a water heater can provide up to 12 years of faithful service. However, there are a number of things that can cut your appliance’s lifespan in half, and one of those is sediment buildup in the tank. This blog covers how to tell if your water heater is suffering from this malady and how […]

Three Ways to Improve Your Toilet’s Efficiency

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If your utility bills have begun to creep up, there may be an unexpected culprit to blame: your toilet. According to HGTV.com, your toilet uses about 30% of your home’s water. If you notice a change in your water bill, your toilet could have leaks or other issues that prevent it from functioning at peak […]

Clean and Clear: Maintain Your Drain in 5 Easy Steps

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Your drain is working perfectly fine, or so you think-until it experiences a clog. Now you have to spend a lot of time and money to clear the clog before you can use your sink again. You can prevent this scenario by maintaining and caring for your drain every day. Here are a few simple […]

8 of the Most Common Causes of Household Water Leaks

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Leaks can waste water, damage your home, and encourage unwanted organic growth. Unfortunately, because you cannot see most of the pipework in your home, you may not always know that a leak has formed. One of the best ways to protect your home from future leaks is to understand and look for common situations that […]

4 Benefits of Getting a Water Treatment System in Your Home

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Your body absorbs all of the pathogens and bacteria that are in your drinking water. Depending on where you live and what your municipal water source is, the water you drink might not be as healthy to consume as you think. You can test it yourself by following the instructions and information for home water testing from […]

Toilet Paper and Your Plumbing

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Typically, you don’t think twice about flushing toilet paper. But when you travel to other countries throughout the world, you realize what a luxury flushing toilet paper is. In many countries, you must throw away the toilet paper because the plumbing system can’t handle it. Even in the United States, flushing toilet paper can sometimes […]

Trenchless versus Traditional: Choices in Sewer Replacement

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Trenchless versus Traditional: Choices in Sewer Replacement

“The only option is to replace the main sewer line.” Words that no homeowner wants to hear. Sewer replacement may conjure images of backhoes digging up the entire front or back yard; destroying landscaping, sidewalks, and anything else in the way. If you are faced with the replacement of your sewer line, never fear! With […]

Winter Triggers Added Stress on Plumbing

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Winter Triggers Added Stress on Plumbing

Winter months can bring the most stress to your home’s plumbing system. The harsh, cold temperatures, holiday cooking, and extended use can lead to a number of unwelcomed plumbing issues. By following these easy, do-it-yourself steps you can protect your plumbing system from the harsh cold and the increased use that the winter can bring. […]