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5 Plumbing Systems to Check When Buying a Home

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Buying a home is a big investment. Older homes in particular can present risks when it comes to plumbing systems.  By doing your research and ensuring that the plumbing system is functioning correctly, you can avoid making costly mistakes. Here’s what to check. 1. Hot Water System Ask the realtor or homeowner the age of […]

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Preventing Drain Problems During the Holidays

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Family gathering and lots of cooking can put a lot of demands on your home’s plumbing system. Unfortunately, if you have been having sewer or drain problems, the holidays are the most common time when serious clogs and backups will occur. Here are some tips to prevent drain problems during the holidays. 1. Have your sewer and […]

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6 Signs You Should Call a Plumber

Posted on: October 7, 2017

Some plumbing problems are easy to spot – a dripping faucet, an overflowing toilet, while others can be more subtle. Here are some signs to look for that could indicate a serious plumbing, sewer or drain problem. 1. Water is draining slowly out all sinks, tubs, toilets, dishwasher etc. This usually indicates a blockage in […]

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A Simple Device That Can Prevent a Plumbing Disaster

Posted on: September 12, 2017

One of the most common causes of catastrophic water leaks is a burst washing machine hose. If the washer is on the second or first level of the home, it can lead to a major flood and tens of thousands of dollars of damage – an expense that may not be covered by homeowner’s insurance. […]

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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Ensure That Your Plumbing Is Ready

Posted on: September 5, 2017

If you’re planning on remodeling your bathroom and plan on updating your shower, tub, vanity and other features, it’s important to ensure that your home’s plumbing is up to the job and can handle the upgraded fixtures. Here are a few things to consider: 1. Do your supply and drain pipes need to be updated? […]

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Solutions for Gurgling Bathroom Plumbing

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Do you have bathroom drains that gurgle for a while after use? In older homes, it’s not uncommon for water to take longer to drain. The reason is that pipes used in the past were smaller in diameter than they are today. In addition, the home may not a have sufficient numer of vent pipes […]

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How Faulty Plumbing Can Contaminate Your Home’s Drinking Water

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Backflow is, as the name implies, a condition where water flows in the opposite direction than it was intended to. It is caused by a change in pressure in the system and it can allow contaminants to taint a home’s drinking water. One of the most common culprits of backflow is garden hoses. When the […]

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A Simple Way to Save On Hot Water

Posted on: August 8, 2017

Even in the warm climate of Southwest Florida, heating water takes up a big part of the average home’s utility bill. One inexpensive way to conserve hot water is to install a water heater blanket. Available at most home improvement stores for $15-$20, water heater blankets are simple to install and can pay for itself […]

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Preparing Your Plumbing System for the Hurricane Season

Posted on: August 1, 2017

In Southwest Florida, tropical storms and hurricanes are always a threat during the late summer months. By taking a few simple precautions, and having a plan in place before severe storm season, you will be able to better protect your plumbing system and home from damage. Before Hurricane Season To prevent water damage to your […]

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Banging Pipes? How to Prevent Water Hammer Damage

Posted on: July 17, 2017

If your plumbing system suddenly makes a loud banging sound, you likely have have a plumbing problem known as “water hammer”. When water suddenly changes momentum under pressure, such as when a faucet valve is closed suddenly, a hydraulic shockwave is sent through the pipe, resulting in bang as the energy is released. If the […]

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