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Sink Draining Issues: Repairs To Help Improve Your Dish Washing Experience

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Washing dishes is all about getting your plates, cups, and silverware sparkling clean, but the whole process can be a huge pain if you find yourself dealing with sink issues. As you wash dishes, you may find that the sink is not draining fast enough or not at all. However, using liquid drain cleaners to clear the drain can actually cause more problems and introduce harmful chemicals to your home. If you want to help clean your home the proper way, then you should contact a professional plumber for sink repairs. Read More»

Troubleshooting The Cause Of Hot Water Loss

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When your morning shower goes from a soothing, warm start for the day to a shockingly cold experience, there’s a good chance that your water heater is malfunctioning. There are several potential problems that can cause you to lose hot water, and you may even be able to fix some of them yourself. Here are a few things you can check to try to bring back the heat. Is The Pilot Light Still Burning? Read More»

PVC Pipe Leak Repair And Replacement Mistakes To Avoid

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If you have PVC pipes in your home that carry water to your sinks and other plumbing fixtures, then you may notice a few common issues with the pipes. A leak in one of the lines is a fairly common issue. Unfortunately, PVC leaks cannot always be fixed in the same manner as copper pipes. If you try to use some of the same repair methods, then you will make some mistakes that can lead to more pronounced issues in your home. Read More»

Is It Really A Plumbing Emergency, Or Does It Just Seem Like One?

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Nothing brings a household to an abrupt halt quite like plumbing problems. But it seems they always occur at the most inconvenient times, like on holiday weekends or in the middle of the night. Many plumbers offer 247 emergency services, but these can come at a hefty price. That’s why you need to know how to tell if your plumbing woes are really an emergency or it just seems that way. Read More»

Going Beyond The Snake: Professional Methods For Clearing Out Clogged Kitchen Sink Drains

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There are many types of items that can go down a sink on a daily basis. This includes drinks, food particles, oils, and fats. While most of these items can easily make their way through your drain, some items may linger a little longer. These lingering items can start a pattern that builds up to an eventual clog and multiple sink problems. When a clog does occur, one of the more basic plumbing services that is offered is a pipe snaking. Read More»

Dispelling Common Myths About Garbage Disposals

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A garbage disposal plays an important role in the function of your kitchen sink and pipes. The garbage disposal helps break down food particles that build up in the drain area, allowing these items to fit through the pipe and out to your sewer line. The actions you take with your garbage disposal can affect the lifespan and effectiveness of your garbage disposal. Unfortunately though, there are many myths about these systems that are floating around. Read More»

Sewer Vs. Septic System: Which Is Right For Your New Home?

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If you are building a new home in a neighborhood where you have a choice between connecting to the community’s sewer system or installing your own septic system, you probably have a lot of questions. While many people use the two terms interchangeably, there are significant differences. A sewer system is a series of drains that carries waste water from the home to a centralized tank where the water and waste must be processed before it is recycled. Read More»

8 Heating Mistakes To Avoid This Winter

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The temperatures are dropping, so it is likely that you turn on the heat every day to keep your house warm. If you are not careful with how you use your heat, you could end up with very high heating bills or damage to your heating system. Here are eight heating mistakes you have to avoid this winter: Closing Curtains on Sunny Days When the sun actually comes out during the winter, it is important to take advantage of that. Read More»

Reasons That Boiler Issues Should Get Your Immediate Attention

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Not many homes still use boilers for heat, so if you have one in your basement you may not be aware of how to take care of it. While a problem with a central air system can drive up your energy bill, it is unlikely to be a major issue for the homeowner. However, if you have a boiler in your home, you need to be sure to take good care of it. Read More»

5 Beneficial Strategies For Doing Laundry When You Have A Septic System

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When you move to a rural home with a septic tank, you must be more cautious about how you use your private home sewage treatment system compared with a municipal system. One aspect involves the laundry, as waste water from the washing machine goes into the septic tank and out to the drain field. Certain strategies will help you avoid more frequent septic tank cleaning than would otherwise be necessary, as well as other system problems. Read More»