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Holiday Plumbing Care

The winter holidays are upon us – meaning more time in the kitchen, more guests in the home and a greater strain on your home’s plumbing.Use the disposal properly. Run cold water before turning on the disposal and keep it running until after all of the food is gone.Don’t overload the disposal. Avoid sending large […]

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Are Stinky Sewer Smells Wafting Out of Your Drains?

The miracle of indoor plumbing allows us to effortlessly wash and flush waste away from our homes — but that pipeline isn’t always a one-way street. When various problems arise, noxious sewer odors can come marching right back up the pipes and into your home. In addition to being unpleasant, those odors can bring health […]

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How to Stay Dry… by Keeping Your Sump Pump Clean

Multiple regions have experienced record rainfall this summer, and those storms likely left more than a few flooded basements in their wake. Unfortunately, this disaster occasionally strikes homeowners who thought they were protected by a functioning sump pump, only to find out that the unit malfunctioned due to overdue maintenance.A sump pump can give you […]

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What is the Right Temperature for My Water Heater?

There is a common misconception that the maximum temperature allowable for a water heater is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This idea is compounded by the safety warnings on some water heaters informing owners that temperatures in excess of 125 degrees can cause serious injuries and death. Similarly, there are plumbing codes capping the maximum temperature flowing […]

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Pain in the Drain: How the Holidays Can Affect Your Plumbing

Homes suffer a significant amount of stress during the holiday season. With friends and family visiting, and an increase in cooking, your drains and sewer lines could struggle to keep up with the activity. A clogged pipe can cost homeowners a lot of time and money better spent on gifts and entertaining.Fortunately, there are precautions […]

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Wait! Don’t Flush That! 8 Items that Should Never be Flushed

Whether you run on septic or sewer system, some items should never go down the toilet. Common do-not-flush items are posted in public restrooms across the country. Most of us know that we shouldn’t flush sanitary products, diapers, and paper towels due to their expanding properties and the notorious clogs they cause.But did you know […]

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Plumbing Cameras Offer a View from the Inside

Not long ago, there was a lot of guesswork involved in household plumbing repairs. That’s because it was impossible to definitively know what was going on inside a pipe without exposing and removing it, which had to be weighed against the cost and hassle of doing so. Rather than spend thousands of dollars and digging […]

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Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Plumbing Problems this Spring

With so much to do in the spring to get ready for warm weather, it’s easy to neglect the plumbing that we rely on to work every day—usually until there’s a big problem! There are things you can do in and around your home to prevent plumbing issues and to spot small problems before they […]

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3 Ways to Protect Animals from the Perils of Human Plumbing

The miracle of indoor plumbing allows us to effortlessly wash and flush waste away from our homes — but that pipeline isn’t always a one-way street. When various problems arise, noxious sewer odors can come marching right back up the pipes and into your home. In addition to being unpleasant, those odors can bring health […]

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