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Preparing Your Heating and Plumbing for Holiday Guests

Preparing Your Heating and Plumbing for Holiday Guests - HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drains

The holidays are fast approaching, and you may have several guests coming over the course of the next few months. Hosting is hard enough without having to deal with a plumbing or HVAC emergency. Get your festivities off to a good start when you follow these expert plumbing and heating tips for your home from…

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Get Your Plumbing Ready for Winter Stress

Get Your Plumbing Ready for Winter Stress - Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes

With winter right around the corner, it’s important to make sure your plumbing system is ready for the cold weather. The changes in weather (including temperature and humidity) can greatly affect performance and sometimes result in damage if not dealt with properly. How to Get Your Plumbing System Ready for Winter Water Hose Maintenance When…

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Fall Home Maintenance Can Prevent Costly Repairs

Fall Home Maintenance Can Prevent Costly Repairs - HELP

The best way to prevent plumbing, HVAC, and electric problems and make your home safer and more efficient is by scheduling professional heating, plumbing, and electrical maintenance in the fall, and air conditioning maintenance in the spring. Make sure your service provider cleans your system components and inspects the entire home. Committing to regular preventative…

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How to Inspect Your Home for Fire Hazards

How to Inspect Your Home for Fire Hazards - smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Every year, fire departments in the U.S. respond to almost 400,000 house fires that result in thousands of deaths, billions in direct property damage, and over 10,000 injuries (NFPA). On average, seven people die in a fire in a home every day. The good news is that most fires are easily prevented by forethought, knowledge,…

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Plumbing Tips for Preventing Foundation Problems

Plumbing Tips for Preventing Foundation Problems - HELP Plumbing

The leaves are starting to turn, the days are getting shorter, and pumpkin spice lattes are on the menu. Fall is officially here! We know you’re excited about holiday plans and sweater weather, but don’t let this distract you from some important fall home maintenance, such as preventing foundation problems. The foundation of your home…

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What to Do If You Suspect a Slab Leak

What to Do If You Suspect a Slab Leak - HELP Plumbing

No homeowner ever wants to find out that they have a slab leak. This usually means that there are significant problems with the foundation of the house that are often costly to repair. At HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drains, we want to help our customers understand what causes a slab leak, how to identify…

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Why Do My Drains Smell So Bad?

Bad Smelling Drains - Why Do My Drains Smell So Bad? - HELP

If a nasty stink is emanating from your drains, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem. But, what’s the cause? It could just be bacteria or a clog, or it could be something more serious like a sewer gas leak. When you smell something off coming from your drains, do some sleuth work to root…

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What Are the Best Materials for Water Pipes?

Copper Plumbing Pipes - What Are the Best Materials for Water Pipes?

There are a lot of choices when it comes to the water pipes for your house. If you’re thinking about replacing your plumbing pipes, material selection is important for a variety of reasons, such as cost, durability, environmental impact, and water quality. Speak with a professional plumber to understand the pros and cons of different…

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Water Treatment Systems for Well Water Homes

Water Treatment Systems for Well Water Homes - HELP Plumbing

Private water wells supply water to over 13 million U.S. households that are far removed from municipal water supplies (U.S. EPA). Unfortunately, water from private wells or cisterns is not regulated by the federal or state government and has a higher risk of waterborne contaminants. If you have a private well, you are responsible for…

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Easy Ways to Stay Cool and Save Money at Home

Easy Ways to Stay Cool and Save Money at Home - HELP

Summer is not synonymous with staying cool and saving money. Between rising temperatures and family vacations, it can’t hurt to learn small yet effective ways to keep your home cooler and your bank account fuller. Nobody wants to be without air conditioning, especially in the hot and humid parts of the country. While there’s nothing…

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