Protecting Your Pipes

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»