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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»

Noticing A Faint Sewage Smell From Inside Your Bathrooms? What Could Be The Problem?

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If you’ve recently caught a whiff of an unpleasant sewage smell from inside your bathroom, you may have embarked on a cleaning frenzy in an effort to rid your home of the smell, only to realize the problem lies deeper. Fortunately, in many cases, even the most stubborn sewage smells can indicate only a minor issue that’s easily resolved without requiring you to dig up sewer lines or pump your septic tank. Read More»

A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Starts With Your Plumbing

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Many stressful Thanksgiving holidays are created by problems with the plumbing in a home. This is because many poor habits are made worse by the business of the holiday. Here’s what you can do to prevent this to help take the right step towards a stress-free Thanksgiving this year: Remember, the Garage Disposal is Not a Trash Can: First off, remember that the garbage disposal is not a trash can. Read More»

Tips For Clearing A Clog In Your Bathtub Drain

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A clogged bathtub drain is often more difficult to clear than a kitchen drain. A plunger doesn’t work as well due to the shape of the tub and the overflow drain that allows pressure to escape. Plus, using chemical drain cleaners in a clogged tub isn’t a very good idea because you’re left with a big problem if the chemicals don’t work and they float around your tub. Here are some things that might help. Read More»