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5 Ways You Can Help Keep Your Groundwater Clean And Healthy

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If you’re like many homeowners, you sometimes feel helpless and frustrated regarding the deterioration of the environment, especially when it comes to the rivers, lakes, streams, and seas. Unfortunately, there may not be much the private individual can do about the state of pollution in the oceans and other waterways beyond not littering or otherwise directly introducing potential harmful material to these areas. However, you do have a degree of control when it comes to your own groundwater. Read More»

Waterproofing Your Home Both Inside And Out

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Waterproofing contractors provide a wide variety of tasks to make your home waterproof and ready to handle just about any weather. While many people think waterproofing only involves the basement, there are many other parts of your home that should be dealt with as well. A waterproofing contractor will check the house for areas of concern that may have been overlooked originally. The Inspection Process Before any work can begin, the contractor will need to look around the property for areas that could be of concern. Read More»

Clogged Toilet? 3 Solutions You May Not Have Tried

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Clogged toilets are one of the most common reasons homeowners will call plumbers because they have tried everything to release the clog. Plungers and hot water can be effective, but deeper clogs may require a more involved solution. In some instances, these clogs can cause your toilet to overflow, causing water to flood your bathroom. This water damage is not only physically and emotionally overwhelming, but it can also lead to a great deal of financial distress. Read More»

Getting Ready For Spring With An HVAC Tune Up

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When the weather starts to warm up, and the snow is gone, we start getting ready for the warmer months. The yard gets cleaned up, the winter tools get put away, and we start looking forward to those sunny days. When you make your list of things to do, a good check-up for your HVAC system should be on it. Why Tune Up The HVAC Now? When you think about the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, it sometimes seems like one unit but the reality is, there are multiple parts inside that one system that do totally different things. Read More»

Running out of Hot Water? Follow These Tips

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Have you found that your family easily runs out of hot water when you step into a shower or go to wash the dishes? If so, you need to find ways to conserve hot water or increase how much hot water your home produces. Here are several tips  that can help you have more hot water available when you need it. Switch to Low-Flow Faucets You may be surprised at how much hot water is wasted due to the faucet that you are using to dispense the water. Read More»

Taking Care Of A Home Plumbing System

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A plumbing system can cause a homeowner to spend a large amount of money on repairs throughout the years. However, such a problem can be avoided if you make sure the system is taken good care of. Many things can contribute to a plumbing system falling into bad shape, such as using the wrong type of products to keep it clean. You can take several measures to contribute to extending the life of the system and reduce the amount of money that is put into repairs. Read More»

3 Things That Are Clogging Your Septic Tank And Pipes

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If you are on a septic tank system, then you already know there are certain steps you need to take to maintain your tank system. You will need to make sure that you use a septic tank cleaning tablet, liquid, or powder on a routine basis. You also need to make sure you are using items labeled septic tank friendly. Even though you are taking those steps, you may still be using three items that are clogging your septic tank and pipes. Read More»

How Do You Thaw Frozen Pipes And Water Meters?

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Depending upon the situation, you can perform some basic tasks to help with the thawing process when your pipes or water meter are frozen. However, there are steps that should definitely be left to professional plumbers. You could make matters infinitely worse and bring on a deluge of water from a burst pipe or meter if you proceed in the wrong direction. Do not use a torch or any type of fire on a frozen pipe or meter. Read More»

Five Ways To Reduce Home Water Usage

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Your home’s plumbing system can be inefficient for a variety of different reasons, but no matter the cause, the costs will be reflected on your monthly water bills. Understanding the various ways in which your home’s plumbing can be costing you extra money each month can motivate you to install some of the following methods that are designed to cut down on your water usage. Sprinkler Timers The best way to ensure that your outdoor plumbing installations, specifically your sprinklers and soakers, are working efficiently is to install a timer on the system. Read More»

3 Things You Should Know About Plumbing Issues In Your New Home

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Have you recently purchased or are about to purchase your first home? Do you want to make sure that you keep everything in good condition for as long as possible? When you own a home, it’s a good idea to have the number of a reliable plumber on hand at all times, just in case. But in order to avoid having to call unnecessarily, there are some things that you should keep in mind about your plumbing system. Read More»