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Facing a Drainage Problem? Consider Sewer Jetting

What is Sewer Jetting? A sewer jetter, also known as a hydro-jetter is relatively popular in modern day plumbing and drain cleaning activities. This equipment is effectively used in clearing up drain obstructions. Apart from this equipment, plumbing professionals may also use standard cable machines to clear drain obstructions. However, sewer jetters tend to be more [ … ]

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The Importance of Annual Back Flow Valve Testing

It is important to perform active maintenance on plumbing in homes and businesses so as to discover problems that could lead to potentially extensive damage later on or compromise the health of individuals’ drinking water from a specific plumbing source. An important aspect of plumbing maintenance includes back-flow valve testing. This type of testing should be [ … ]

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Lowering utility costs is extremely important to many consumers. Dual flush toilets are a great way to do this. This might appear as a good step to making that upfront investment with the new decision. However, this can only be proven true depending on several other circumstances. This may include: • Initial cost of installing the [ … ]

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Tips on Preventing Frozen Pipes

Water expands as it freezes — which is why frozen pipes often become burst pipes. Preventing frozen pipes should be at the top of your winter home preparations. From simple inconvenience to expensive and lengthy home repair, frozen pipes can wreak havoc on your home and bank account; these tips will help prevent problems and keep [ … ]

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Tips on Finding a Reputable Plumbing Contractor

Plumbing contractors come in handy for more than one type of project. In order to find the one that is the best fit for the job, it pays to spend a little time qualifying prospective contractors in advance. By putting these tips to good use, you can identify the right plumbing contractor quickly, and avoid wasting [ … ]

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How to Unclog a Shower Drain

Nothing is worse than taking a shower and suddenly noticing the drain is backed up. Luckily, in many cases this can be an easy fix. Use these tips for how to unclog a shower drain and get the water flowing again in no time. Physically removing the clog vs. chemical solutions Save any store bought or [ … ]

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The Importance of a Home Sump Pump System

Home sump pump systems are widely associated with flooding from rainfall. However, rainfall is not the only potential cause of flooding in homes.  Warm breaks during the winter can also cause snow to melt and melting snow can cause flooding in homes that are not properly equipped. How Snow Can Cause a Home to Flood When [ … ]

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So You Have Frozen Pipes, What do you do?

Nothing is quite as frustrating as waking up on a cold winter day to find that no water is emerging from the taps. This is a sign that one or more pipes have frozen.  Before letting the issue cause a panic in the household, it pays to step back and spend a little time learning how [ … ]

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What to Do About a Running Toilet

Few sounds are more annoying than that of a running toilet.  Aside from the irritation, a continuously running toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water daily, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.   Even small leaks can cause significant water loss and higher utility bills.  Most running toilets are caused by the breakdown of [ … ]

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How to Remove a Bathtub

It may at first seem an odd concept, but bathtubs can make something of a fashion statement. If it’s time for an update, our How to Remove a Bathtub guide should keep problems to a minimum. CAUTIONARY NOTES If you’re an experienced Do-It-Yourselfer, this should be a straightforward project requiring only a few non-specialist tools. However, a [ … ]

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