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The Four Types of Faucets

Posted on: August 15, 2022

Faucets come in four basic designs. Knowing what kind of faucets you have will help when it comes time to replace a worn-out part. The most common faucet types are: Ball Faucet The first type of washerless faucet, ball faucets are commonly used in kitchens. They have a single handle attached to a rounded cap […]

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The ABCs of Plumbing – What’s a Drain Snake?

Posted on: March 16, 2022

When a kitchen sink, toilet, bathtub drain or main sewer line becomes clogged one of the most popular tools for clearing blockages from a pipe is a drain snake, also called a plumber’s snake or pipe snake. A hand drain snake is a thin, flexible auger with a crank handle or motor at one end […]

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The Benefits of a Water Heater Expansion Tank

Posted on: March 16, 2022

Because water expands when heated, excess pressure inside a water heater tank needs to escape. In the past, the pressure would force water in the tank to drain back out into the water supply where it came from. Today, the water main is designed to prevent the backward flow of water, known as backflow, by […]

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Selecting a Water Treatment System for Your Home

Posted on: April 5, 2019

The first step in selecting a water treatment system for your home is to understand what’s in the water by having your home’s water tested. You may be experiencing high mineral content, strange odors or have other concerns. A water test will diagnose the cause of the problem and help you select the right water […]

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Preventing a Clogged Sewer Line

Posted on: March 19, 2019

A backed-up sewer line can be a real disaster, resulting in extensive damage to your home and in many cases requiring expensive repairs to your plumbing system. It’s important to know the warning signs of sewer and drain problems to prevent the small problems from becoming drain disasters. Knowing the Warning Signs A home’s sewer […]

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Spring Plumbing Checklist

Posted on: March 18, 2019

Spring is a good time to take a look around your home to find any plumbing issues that could lead to expensive damage to your home. Problems like water leaks, and inefficient plumbing fixtures can also lead wasted water and energy as well as higher utility bills. Kitchen Plumbing Check the faucet for drips and […]

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Safe and Natural Drain Cleaners

Posted on: March 8, 2019

When a bathroom or kitchen drain becomes clogged many homeowners will reach for a commercial drain cleaner to clear the clog. While chemical drain cleaning products can be very effective at removing grease, hair and other organic material, they can be hazardous to your health and damage your plumbing if not used in a safe […]

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The ABCs of Energy Efficiency In Air Conditioning

Posted on: March 5, 2019

For most homeowners energy efficiency and lower utility bills are at the top of the list when deciding on a new furnace or air conditioner. When researching heating and cooling systems you’re likely to run across a lot of industry alphabet soup. While this alphabet soup can be bit confusing at first, they’re meant to […]

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Why Do I Quickly Run Out of Hot Water?

Posted on: February 14, 2019

Does your shower start out nice and hot, then rapidly run out after just a few minute? If the problem is only happening while taking a shower, it could be the shower mixer. A plumber should check the pressure balance and temperature control faucet. When they are not working properly, you will notice a reduction […]

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5 Ways New Plumbing Fixtures Save Water Around the Home

Posted on: February 12, 2019

1. Toilets Older toilets use a lot of water. Once study concluded that if all the older, inefficient toilets in the US were replaced with newer, water-efficient models around 360 billion gallons of water could be saved every year. If your toilet was manufactured before the mid-1990s there’s a good chance its wasting a lot […]

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