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Two Questions to Ask Before Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Let’s be honest here, plumbing is probably not the first thing on your mind when you’re starting a bathroom remodel. You want a new look, or more storage space, not updated plumbing. You can keep the plumbing in the background and avoid headaches down the road if you...

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid Water Damage to Your Home

Some plumbing repairs don’t pose a big threat to your home. Running toilets and leaking faucets are more inconveniences than emergencies. Other plumbing problems, however, can do significant damage. Here are some ways you can reduce the risk that a plumbing issue...

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10 Plumbing Terms You Should Know

If you come across a plumbing term you’re not familiar with, this mini-dictionary can help. Here are 10 terms that will help you understand more about your home’s plumbing. Closet Auger A flexible metal rod made of spring-like material, with a cutting or clearing...

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7 Ways You Can Avoid Costly Plumbing Repairs

In this free guide, you’ll find answers to the top questions we receive about plumbing This is important because when you have the right information, you can either tackle a project or problem yourself, keep an eye out for warning signs, or know the right time to call...

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Who Should You Call For Gas Line Repairs?

Gas line repairs, or installing new gas lines, can fall into a gray area for some homeowners. Your home’s gas system is not often top of mind, until it needs repair. And when it does need attention, who is the best person to call?

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Top Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners

You have a lot to think about when buying a house, including the plumbing. These are the top plumbing items you’ll want to consider. Some of these might be on your home inspection report if you have one. But no matter where you are in the process—whether you’re still...

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Plumbing Tips for Your Home You Might Not Know

The last thing you want to do is some damage to your home when you could easily avoid it. Here are some plumbing tips you might not know that could save you some trouble.

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Whole Home Generators - 5 Things You Should Know

Whole Home Generators are a popular topic these days. With steady advances in technology and efficiency, generators are an increasingly reliable solution for homeowners looking to never lose power again. If you’re considering a Whole Home Generator, here are 5 things...

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Whole Home Water Filters - What You Should Know About Your Water

Water quality is a popular topic lately. As stories of unsafe water appear in the news and recent legislation highlights the critical need to update our water infrastructure, more people are asking if the water in their home is safe. The question of water quality has led some homeowners to...

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What to Do If You Have Water Pressure Issues

You can usually spot low water pressure, but you might not notice an increase in water pressure. And high water pressure can do some damage to your home. If you want to confirm that you have a water pressure issue or know how to correct it, the information below will...

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Is College the Only Path to a Good Career?

College might not be the best option for everyone, but an alternative path is rarely highlighted for those deciding to pursue college or not. Our goal here is to highlight an alternative path, but first a little context will help. Return of the Trades You might be...

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One Thing You Can Do Today to Prevent Issues With Your Copper Pipes

If you have copper pipes in your home and want to prevent leaks in the future, you can take a simple action today to reduce the likelihood of pinhole leaks developing in your copper pipes...

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Tankless Water Heaters - How to Make the Right Choice for Your Home

Tankless water heaters offer several advantages over traditional water heaters. But there’s some misinformation out there on tankless water heaters. If you have a water heater upgrade on the horizon and you’re considering a tankless water heater, you’ll want to know a...

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How to Turn Off the Main Water Line in Your Home

The most important thing to know about your plumbing is how to turn off your main water line. While turning off your water line for a plumbing emergency might be a rare event, it can happen. And you won’t want to wait for help to arrive while water is pouring into...

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Protect Your Home From Frozen Pipes This Winter

As the temperature starts to drop below freezing, now is the time to complete a few easy steps to protect your home from frozen pipes this winter. Since waiting until the temperature drops might not give you enough time, it could slip your mind, or you could be out of...

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Top 3 Plumbing Repairs If Your Home Is 10–15 Years Old

If your home is 10–15 years old, you likely have a few plumbing repairs on the horizon. When you can anticipate these repairs, you can make the call at the right time, plan on the expense, and avoid any unnecessary damage to your home. Here are the top 3 plumbing...

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What to Do When Your Water Bill Is 2-3x Higher Than Usual

The amount of water you use in your home varies from month to month, but it usually falls within the same range. And your monthly water bill reflects this range. Some water leaks, however, can go undetected for a while. As a result, an unexpectedly high water bill...

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How to Fix a Running Toilet

A toilet that keeps running can drive up your water bill, in addition to the constant noise. The good news is that most issues come down to two items - the flapper and the fill valve. You can easily replace each one by following the steps outlined below. The first step...

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How to Detect Copper Pipe Problems in Your Home

The majority of homes in our area have copper piping. If that’s true for your home, there are a few things you will want to know so you can stay informed and anticipate any upcoming copper pipe problems. Here are 3 things every homeowner should know about copper...

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How to Fix Your Clogged Garbage Disposal

It doesn’t take much to end up with a clogged garbage disposal. When you run into issues with your garbage disposal, you can try a few quick actions to get it up and running.

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How to Clear Clogged Drains (And What Not to Do)

A clogged drain can throw off your day and do some damage to your home if left unresolved. The best way to clear the clog depends on a few factors. Here’s what you need to know: Drain cleaners are not the answer The biggest issue with liquid drain cleaners is their...

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Three Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

Replacing your water heater can be a headache if you don’t see it coming. The best way to minimize the pain is to keep an eye out for a few warning signs that...

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