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Why Do I Need Plumbing Vents?

Monday, March 26 2018 9:05 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
We all know what a chimney looks like, but have you ever wondered what some of those smaller pipes coming out of your roof do? More than likely, it’s a plumbing vent. While seemingly unsightly or unimportant, these vents are vital to your house’s plumbing system. In fact, without these vents, your house would be a wet, stinky mess. Ho... Read Article

What to Do When Your Pipes Freeze and Burst

Monday, February 19 2018 9:51 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
When freezing temperatures come howling in, your home or business could be at risk for freezing pipes. If the mercury drops, and your faucets, showers or toilets stop flowing, a frozen pipe could be the culprit. Freezing pipes are just the start of the problem. Over time, as pipes freeze and thaw, you run the risk of bursting pipes. You need to ta... Read Article

What is Sewer Gas?

Wednesday, June 7 2017 10:21 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
Have you ever entered your home to the pungent smell of rotten eggs? If yes, chances are sewer gas is escaping from your home’s drainage system. This combination of toxic and nontoxic gases is produced when waste materials decompose in sewer or septic systems. Hydrogen sulfide is often found in sewer gas, and is responsible for the rotten egg... Read Article

Spring Plumbing Checklist

Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:28 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
  Spring is officially here! It's time to get the house back in order with some deep cleaning and general maintenance. Including a thorough examination of your home's plumbing system can help resolve any current or potential issues. Review these quick plumbing tips and protect your belongings by practicing prevention.   Indoor Plumbi... Read Article

Why is My Water Pressure Low?

Tuesday, January 24 2017 11:12 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
Low water pressure, or low flow, is a common occurrence in homes. Whether it’s affecting your toilet, sink, or shower, it’s a frustrating problem that can be fixed. It’s important to understand what the main causes of low water pressure are so that you can find the quickest, easiest and least expensive solution. We’ll highli... Read Article

Hard Water: Problems and Solutions

Wednesday, January 11 2017 8:34 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
Hard water is a common issue among renters and homeowners. While it’s perfectly fine to use for things such as washing the car and watering the yard—hard water can cause subtle issues if used within the home. What is Hard Water? Hard water is water that contains a high concentration of dissolved minerals. Water systems using groundwat... Read Article

Why Does My Water Take so Long to Get Hot?

Wednesday, January 4 2017 8:24 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
Slow hot water, or water that takes a long time to get hot, can be caused by a variety of factors. The solution to slow hot water isn’t always to replace your hot water heater, so check these causes before you start shopping. Pipe Length Even if your hot water heater is right next to your sink or shower, the connecting pipe can be much long... Read Article

How Do You Become a Professional Plumber?

Thursday, December 29 2016 8:29 AM
Categorized In Plumbing
You’re interested in becoming a plumber...smart choice! Even in a slow economy, people need plumbing services. Plumbing is also a highly skilled trade that can’t easily be outsourced or automated.                                       &nb... Read Article

What Causes Drain Clogs?

Thursday, May 5 2016 3:32 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
Every home will experience clogged drains from time to time. If we understand what causes drain clogs, we have a better chance of prevent them in the future. Here are a few of the most common causes of clogged drains so you can help keep your drains clear from now on. Hair Clogs Stray hair can build up in a drain over time if there isn’t a ... Read Article

Three Ways to Deodorize Your Garbage Disposal

Tuesday, September 15 2015 4:41 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
Many homeowners are surprised to learn that their garbage disposal can cause seriously stinky odors if they are never cleaned. If you’re noticing a lingering smell in your kitchen despite having cleaned out your refrigerator and taking out the trash, it’s probably time to inspect your garbage disposal as a possible source. Over time sm... Read Article

Plumbing Problems Caused by Tree Roots

Thursday, September 10 2015 4:47 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
Replacing or repairing a sewer line can be a big, expensive job, and tree roots are one of the most common causes of plumbing problems outside the home. Homeowners are usually responsible for maintaining and repairing the sewer lateral, which is the underground pipe that carries a home’s waste to the city sewer system. Knowing how to detect a... Read Article

The Difference Between Copper and PEX Pipes

Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:14 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
When it comes to replacing pipes in your home, you have two options – copper pipes or PEX (crosslinked polyurethane) pipes. Galvanized pipes that were used in home plumbing systems in the past are generally no longer installed because lead accumulates as the pipes corrode and causes health and environmental concerns. So which should you choo... Read Article

Why Do I Run Out of Hot Water So Fast?

Tuesday, July 7 2015 5:00 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
There are a variety of reasons you’re running out of hot water sooner than you used to. Many of them can be fixed without replacing your hot water heater, so check these items before shopping for a new one. Sediment in the tank Over time, deposits from the minerals in hard water can build up in your hot water tank. These loose, grainy par... Read Article

The Importance of Emergency Backup Sump Pumps

Wednesday, May 20 2015 3:17 PM
Categorized In Plumbing
An emergency backup sump pump is a the secondary sump pump for homes without full-perimeter drainage systems in cases when the primary sump pump fails to work properly due to power outages or other electrical failures. Without one you won’t have the peace of mind knowing that your home is protected in case of an emergency. Your home’s ... Read Article

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