Keeping Up with Marco

What To Do About Troublesome Condensation on Pipes

Are your pipes sweating? This is a common problem, especially for those people who live in older homes. Metal cold water pipes, including copper and galvanized steel, account for the most significant condensation issues, while plastic piping sweats less. Pipe condensation occurs when airborne moisture comes into contact with a cool surface, such as a cold [ … ]

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The Five Most Common Basement Plumbing Problems

When plumbing works properly a homeowner rarely thinks twice about the mechanics of the toilet, water boiler, or washing machine. However once these appliances and items get clogged and cease working, it can be a very stressful situation. By understanding and being aware of the five most common basement plumbing problems, a homeowner can recognize these [ … ]

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How to Upgrade Your Kitchen Sink Plumbing

Having working kitchen sink plumbing is one of the most important aspects of a productive home. Kitchen sinks allow us to have family dinners, host dinner parties, and prepare our favorite foods, but its usefulness tends to go unnoticed. That is until something goes wrong, and the bill for its repair shows up. Pipes can easily [ … ]

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There is nothing that feels more exciting than buying your first home. While you make the important decision on finding one that fits all your needs, it is important that you have a thorough inspection before you make your final offer. As a home buyer, you fully have the right to request a home inspection be [ … ]

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Unexpected plumbing repairs are a financial burden for homeowners, causing unnecessary stress and headaches. However, homeowners often make the mistake of placing a service call for work they could do on their own. With the right set of tools, homeowners can tackle minor plumbing repairs, and save themselves hundreds of dollars. These five simple tools are [ … ]

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4 Essential Tips for Home Plumbing Maintenance

While often overlooked, the plumbing in your home can be easily checked and maintained in minutes. Discovering a plumbing issue in the early stages is vital for the long term functionality of your pipes. Following this simple advice will not only ensure your pipes are in working order, but also prevent costly repairs in the future.

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If you’ve noticed that your basement is damp, don’t shrug it off. The dampness could be an indication that there is a significant problem with your home. If you let it slide, it could lead to structural issues, mold and mildew.  Mold and mildew can impact your family’s health, so tackle your wet basement problem right [ … ]

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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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