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Should You Replace Your Hot Water Heater With A Similar Model?

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An average residential water heater lasts about ten years. As a heater nears the end of its lifespan, a variety of problems can crop up that will impact both its efficiency and effectiveness. In practice, this means that your older water heater may be costing you more money than necessary on utility bills while failing to heat your water to a reasonable temperature. When the time comes for replacement, this can make it especially challenging to decide on a new model. Read More»

Minor Plumbing Issues That Can Turn Into Major Problems During Winter Storms And Ice Cold Temperatures

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You may currently have a minor problem with a slow drain, a pipe that sweats, or extremely cold water that comes out of faucets when temperatures drop. These problems can turn into serious issues during winter weather, which is why these issues need to be addressed to avoid serious plumbing repair emergencies. The following minor plumbing problems are some of the main causes of winter plumbing damage that can cause serious damage to your home: Read More»

Pumping Silt? 4 Problems That Could Be Plaguing Your Well

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If you have a well and you’ve discovered silt in your water, the problem could be associated with the age of your well. If you have a new well, you could be pumping up silt that’s left behind from the installation. However, there are other reasons why your well could be pumping silt into your home. Here are four possible causes of your water problems: You’ve Got the Wrong Size Pump Read More»

Tips For Identifying A Slab Leak Under Your Home

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A slab leak is a type of leak that occurs when a pipe under your home’s foundation cracks or bursts. Since the leak is located underneath your home, it won’t display the same signs that a broken pipe under a sink or behind drywall does. However, it is important to identify slab leaks and have them repaired by an experienced plumber as promptly as possible to help prevent issues with your foundation. Read More»

Hydro-Jetting Is The Best Solution For Your Home's Clogged Sewer Line. Here's Why

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If all of the fixtures in your home are draining slowly or if wastewater is backing up into your bathtub or shower drain, it’s likely that your home has a clogged sewer line. A clogged sewer line is a serious problem, since you’ll be unable to use your home’s plumbing until the issue is fixed. It could also potentially represent a health hazard when wastewater starts backing into your home. Read More»

Why Do Drainfields Fail?

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One of the most disheartening things for a homeowner to discover is that their septic system has failed. Septic system failures can lead to a variety of stinky, costly, and potentially hazardous problems. Serious septic problems often require ground excavation and they can be both expensive and disruptive. Of the many problems that commonly occur with septic systems, few are as frustrating as drain field failures. Understanding Your Drainfield Your drainfield, also known as the leaching field, is the last stop for wastewater from your house. Read More»

Drain Bladders: Are These Tools Safe To Use For Removing Tough Clogs?

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If you have a stubborn clog in your home’s plumbing and have searched for ways to remove it, you may have run across a tool known as a drain bladder. These tools are sometimes used by plumbers to remove tough clogs after a pipe snake has been ineffective. Can drain bladders remove stubborn clogs? Are they safe for your home’s plumbing? Read on to find out more about drain bladders and when they should be used. Read More»

Useful Plumbing Tips That Can Help You Avoid Flushing Money Down The Drain

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Plumbing repairs aren’t something that the average homeowner always has included in their budget. However, routine plumbing services and preventative maintenance can save you a substantial amount of money in repair costs. So, if you’re like most homeowners and hate flushing money down the drain, the best solution is to avoid misuse of your plumbing system. Here are a few tips to help keep your pipes and drains in good working order. Read More»

Tips For Getting Ready To Replace Your Old Kitchen Sink Plumbing

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Do you have old galvanized plumbing under your kitchen sink that you think may need replacement? If so, it helps to know when to identify the need for plumbing replacement and how to do it. Here are some tips to help get ready for this home project. Replacement Signs If you have an old home with the original plumbing, chances are that you have pipes that need to be replaced. Galvanized plumbing was used in homes up until the 1950s and 1960s, when it was slowly phased out for copper. Read More»

Simple Ways To Prevent Plumbing Problems When You Have Indoor Pets

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If you love animals or if you have kids that do, then you’ll probably have a variety of pets in your home over the years. Sometimes, pets are a hazard to your plumbing, and other times, plumbing can be a danger to your pets. Here are some ways to prevent plumbing problems when you have pets in the house. Avoid Toilet Clogs If you use paper towels or wet wipes to clean your pet or to pick their accidents off the floor, don’t toss the wipes in the toilet. Read More»