Plumbing

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?

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?

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

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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How to Make Your Home Beautiful | National Make Life Beautiful Day

Decisions, decisions, decisions. When it comes to making your home and life beautiful, thousands of decisions need to be made. Whether it’s updating the landscaping, adding a mud room, or revising the layout of your home, it’s important to take action to enhance the enjoyment of your time on earth and with your loved ones.…

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Important Spring Cleaning Tips: Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drains

Important Spring Cleaning Tips: HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical - HELP

Spring brings blooming flowers, warmer weather, and an abundance of life wherever you look. It’s also a time for fresh starts and blank slates. So, let’s start cleaning up the mess that winter left behind, open the windows, and get moving. To help you get motivated for a deep spring cleaning, we’re sharing some pro…

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Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

When it is time to replace your hot water heater, one option is to do away with the tank altogether by installing a tankless water heater. These newer, more sophisticated water heaters have less heat loss, making them more efficient. There are several other reasons why you should consider getting this type of water heater.…

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A Short Guide to Anode Rods in Water Heaters

Your tank-style water heater relies on an anode rod to keep working reliably. The anode rod screws into the top of the tank and protrudes into the water below. An anode rod measures up to 40 inches long, depending on the size of your appliance. Sacrificial anode rods should be replaced on a routine basis.…

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6 Ways to Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing and Bursting

A cold winter can pose many challenges for your home’s plumbing. A sudden cold snap can cause unprotected water pipes to freeze solid and eventually burst, resulting in an expensive and time-consuming cleanup. In a previous blog, we focused on mistakes to avoid so your home stays warm and dry all winter. Here, we explore…

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