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Here’s How to Drain Your Home’s Plumbing System

There are several reasons you may need to drain your home’s plumbing system. You may have a vacation home that will be unoccupied during the winter months, and the water needs to be drained to prevent damage from frozen pipes. You may be undertaking a major plumbing, repair, or you need to drain the lines […]

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How Do Electrostatic Air Filters Work?

Electrostatic air filters are made of multiple layers of vented metal. As the air passes through the layers, the molecules become positively charged by the friction between the air and the filter. This positive charge causes dirt particles in the air to cling to the metal surfaces of the filter, preventing most dirt from passing […]

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How to Drain a Water Heater Tank for Maintenance

One of the best ways to extend the life of your water heater and ensure it operates efficiently is to flush the tank annually to remove sediment buildup. The process is straightforward, here are the steps: Shut off the water supply – Locate the cold water supply valve at the top of the water heater […]

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Garbage Disposal Jammed? Here’s How to Safely Fix It

It’s a common problem, a wash cloth or other object falls into the sink, jams the garbage disposal and it stops running. Now what? First, and most importantly, never attempt to clear the disposal until the power has been disconnected. Do not rely on turning power off at the switch, unplug the disposal from the […]

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Toilet Fill Valve

The toilet fill valve a.k.a. “ballcocks” are the plumbing part that enable the toilet tank to drain, then refill after flushing. When it’s time to replace the ballcock, you will first need to know what kind you have. Here are the 5 main types of fill valve: 1. Plunger / Piston Fill Valve – Plunger or piston […]

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September Customer Spotlight

“Jonathan K., provided top notch service going the extra mile so not to have call backs. First time experiencing that. He is good on customer service.” – Jonathan K. BuzzBox 09/28/16 “We had new air conditioner and heating element installed last year and was working ok. Then last week noticed we had water in the […]

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Toilet Filling Slowly? Here are Some Things to Check

One of the more common plumbing problems we see is a slow filling toilet. Depending on the water pressure, a toilet tank should refill in around 3 minutes. If the toilet tank is slow to fill, the first thing to check is the shut-off valve located behind the toilet. Make sure it is fully open […]

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Will a Low-Flow Toilet Work In an Older Home?

Installing low-flow toilets is a great way to conserve water and reduce your water bill. By using about half the volume of water as a standard toilet, you can save around a gallon and a half of water per flush. That adds up to thousands of gallons of water saved every year. Many states and […]

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Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Fall is a good time to insect your home’s plumbing system to identify any problems that could lead to damage, wasted water and unexpected repairs. 1. Fix Leaks – Inspect shower heads, faucets and other plumbing fixtures for drips. A single dripping faucet can waste hundreds of gallons of water in a year. Check toilets […]

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4 Common Water Softener Myths

Myth One – Using a water softener removes calcium and magnesium, important nutrients our bodies need. The fact is, minerals found in drinking water are in an inorganic form that can not be absorbed by our bodies in the same way that nutrients are delivered through food and dietary supplements. Myth Two – Water softeners cause a […]

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