Minimizing the Need for Plumbing Repairs

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Minimizing the Need for Plumbing Repairs

Hiring a plumber to make repairs tends to be a common occurrence for most homeowners as the years pass. While it’s virtually impossible to completely avoid the need for a professional plumber’s services, there are some things you can do to minimize wear and tear on your plumbing system so it doesn’t succumb to the need for repairs often. Using low-flow aerators on your sink faucets and shower heads as well as insulating your exposed pipes before winter can make a big difference in your plumbing’s performance. On this website you’ll find many tips and tricks that can be used to keep your plumbing in good shape, and even to save yourself some money on water costs throughout the year.

Fatbergs & Floods: How To Avoid This Plumbing Disaster

22 March 2016
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You've probably been told a million times that you shouldn't flush certain things down the drain or toilets in your home, but unless you've had a clogged pipe or flooded bathroom, you probably didn't pay as much attention to the warning as you should have. You might want to rethink what you put down into your sewer system because the consequences of flushing the wrong things can be a nightmare. You could end up with a fatberg, a plumbing problem that's a lot less funny than its name suggests. Read More …

How To Replace A Leaking Cartridge Valve On A Two-Handled Monoblock Faucet

14 March 2016
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Two-handled monoblock faucets are trendy home plumbing appliances due to their modern styling and one-piece, integrated valves and body construction. However, like any other faucet, a monoblock faucet can develop a leak that requires prompt attention. Fortunately, repair of a leaky monoblock faucet is fairly straightforward and can be performed with a minimum of tools. Below is more information on how to correct a leak in your monoblock faucet: Tools and materials needed Read More …

Tips For Pet-Proofing Your Home’s Plumbing

6 January 2016
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According to the Humane Society of the United States, approximately 56 percent of American households owned a pet in 2011. If you are the proud owner of a dog or a cat, you know how much time and effort it requires to protect your pets from the hazards found throughout your home. However, there is another potential issue that can harm both your pet and your pocketbook: your plumbing. Here are a few simple tips to help you pet-proof your home's plumbing: Read More …

What You Can Expect From These Two Types Of Sewer Line In An Older Home

3 September 2015
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It is common for older homes built in the 1970s and before to have aging home systems that may need repair or replacement. Your own home's sewer pipe system may be at the end of its life and need to be fixed. Here are two types of sewer pipe that were commonly installed in older homes, how long they can be expected to last, and what you can do when they need repair or replacement. Read More …