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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.

No Water? Don’t Blame Your Well Pump Yet: Tips For Troubleshooting Water Problems

10 January 2017
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If you live in the country, you probably get your water from a nearby well. That means fresh water is pumped from below ground up to your home and into a pressure or holding tank. Under normal circumstances, the well pump functions for years, providing you with an abundance of water. But sometimes things go awry and you may find yourself without water. When this happens, it is important to determine the cause before you jump to the conclusion that your well pump has failed. Read More …

Understanding Why Water-Line Replacement May Be Expensive

15 December 2016
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If you have a leak in one of your main water pipes, then you may be surprised to find out that it can cost as much as $1,500 to replace a water service line. This cost may seem high, but it is necessary to make sure the installation is correct and the pipe is able to remain strong against leaks for many years. If you want to know about some of the installation considerations that need to take place, then keep reading. Read More …

Talking Toilets: 4 Audible Signs That You May Have A Sewer Line Problem

26 October 2016
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Sometimes when you're going to the bathroom, it may seem like there is someone else in there with you. What you first thought was a ghost or spirit may actually just be a random noise coming from your toilets. While the sounds of flushing and filling are common, there are some toilet noises that you should pay attention to. The abnormal sounds that come from your toilet are some of the first signs of a sewer line issue. Read More …

Water Leaks: Why Is Your Basement’s Flooring Wet?

7 September 2016
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If your basement's flooring is wet, but you can't find the exact location of the leak, you may wonder if there's something mysterious going on in your home. The water may be the result of a busted water or sewer line beneath the basement's slab flooring, or it may come from the wet, eroded soil surrounding the basement. While most leaks are easy to see, such as a busted plumbing pipe beneath your kitchen sink, you might have a difficult time finding leaks hidden beneath your basement. Read More …

My Toilet Is Glued To The Floor! How To Dissolve Plumbers Goop

23 June 2016
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As a homeowner who enjoys doing improvement projects around your home, installing a new toilet will be on your to-do list in no time. While many people opt to hire a plumber to do this for you, many DIY-savvy people can usually handle it themselves. But, there is one common situation that happens often when a homeowner installs a new toilet for the first time: too much goop is used and the toilet gets glued to the bathroom floor. Read More …