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Why You Should Hire A Clogged Drain Service Instead Of Trying To Deal With A Drain Clog Yourself

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If you have one or more clogged drains in your home, you might be ready to try to tackle the problem on your own. After all, you might assume that the drain clog will be pretty easy to deal with. However, hiring a clogged drain service is probably going to be the best decision for these reasons and more. You Might Not Have the Right Equipment to Deal With Clogs on Your Own Read More»

How To Determine A Drain Clog Location

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A clogged drain will cause sewage and water backups in your home, which in turn can lead to major biological hazards and water damage. It’s important to locate a clog quickly so that the drain can be cleaned out and repaired. Single Fixture Examples of a single-affected fixture include toilet backups or single sinks that are slow to drain.  When only one fixture is affected, you can rest assured that the clog is likely somewhere in the drain line just below the fixture. Read More»

Tips for Plumbers Buying Sewer Cameras for Inspections

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If you’re a plumber, you need to constantly innovate your practice so that you can always provide useful services to customers. One piece of equipment that’s becoming standard for pipe inspection is sewer cameras. If you believe this product can help your plumbing operations, buy using the right protocol. Go With Large Tablet Screen After inserting one of these specialty cameras inside a residential client’s sewer lines, you’ll receive video feedback on a tablet screen. Read More»

Repair or Replace? What to Do With Your Water Heater

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Although many water heaters can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years on average, at some point, you’ll have to decide between whether or not you want to pay for a water heater repair or have it simply replaced altogether. They can be a difficult decision, especially considering that a new water heater can cost at least a couple thousand dollars, so it’s not one that you should take lightly. Below are a few questions you can ask yourself to help make the right decision. Read More»

Something Wrong With Your Water Heater? A Plumber Can Help

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When you turn on the hot water tap, you expect the water to warm up. Your water heater is responsible for this task. An electric water heater provides you with a lot of comfort, at least when it’s working correctly. So, what happens when your water heater is not working? A plumber may be the key to restoring hot water when your electric water heater simply isn’t meeting your standards. Read More»

3 High-Tech Services Most Plumbers Now Offer

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For years, plumbing was a rather low-tech industry. Other than saws to cut pipes, plumbers didn’t use a lot of technology. That has slowly changed. Ten years ago, some plumbing companies started testing some more high-tech solutions and instruments. However, now most plumbers are embracing and using technology. Here are three higher-tech services most plumbers now offer. 1. Hydro Jetting Plumbers have traditionally used plumber’s snakes to pull grime and clogs out of drains. Read More»

Things You May Want To Call A Plumber For

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There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your plumbing, and some of them can be serious issues, while others may be what seem like simple fixes. Sometimes, it’s easy to look at something going on at your house and decide you can fix it yourself. However, more may go into fixing even a small plumbing issue than you may realize. While there are videos online aimed at walking people through most types of home repairs, do realize that sometimes they have done the job wrong themselves or they may have edited a portion out, assuming people would know it or for any number of other reasons, but you may not know about it. Read More»

What Should You Do If Your Hot Water Heater Has Water Pooling Under It?

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Hot water heaters are an indispensable part of any modern household, so it’s quite a disturbance to daily life when they don’t function properly. If you’ve discovered a puddle or pool of water under or around your water heater, you should check out this list of steps to get the problem under control safely. Keep Your Distance Your first instinct here might be to sop up the mess and then to try and examine the water heater. Read More»

What Should You Do If Sewage Is Appearing In Your Yard?

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Nobody wants to deal with the sight — or worse yet, smell — of having sewage in their yard. However, it can happen to anyone. If you’ve recently noticed that your yard looks saturated and has a foul smell, chances are it’s due to sewage. Here’s what you should know and do about this problem. Stop Using Plumbing If at all possible, stop using the toilet in your home immediately, and keep water and sink usage to a minimum. Read More»

Piping up About Pipe Maintenance

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When was the last time you thought about your pipes? Maybe it was when one became clogged and you needed to dump a half gallon of drain cleaner down the drain. Or perhaps it was when one sprung a leak and got your basement all wet. Have you noticed a theme here? Like most people, you probably only think about your pipes when there’s a problem. This is a common mindset, but it’s not the best one. Read More»