Keeping Up with Marco

How to Install a Faucet in the Kitchen

1-      Prepare the Area & Have your Tools Ready Before you start the removal or installation process, get the area ready for your DIY project. Clear out all contents underneath your kitchen sink and make sure there is enough space to work. As well, make sure to have a towel and bucket ready for any leakage [ … ]

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What to do When Your Toilet Won’t Flush

From time to time, everyone encounters one of the most common and inconvenient plumbing problems: the toilet won’t flush. Sometimes, the problem can easily be identified. Other times, however, the problem can be obscure and leave the toilet unable to be flushed for an indefinite amount of time as people try to find the source of the [ … ]

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For homeowners, one of the worst problems to encounter is a wet basement. Whether it be caused by a storm or a leaky appliance, a wet basement is not only an annoyance, it can become a much larger problem, one riddled with mold, mildew and more. The Causes of a Wet Basement Whether a home is [ … ]

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Backflow testing matters – here’s why!

A backflow prevention device is the unsung hero of any safe, reliable plumbing system. While backflow prevention devices come made for a variety of pluming situations, apartments and homes with portable water and septic systems rely on them more to prevent costly damage from waste water reversal. It is important to get yearly backflow testing to [ … ]

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Just like you hire professionals to conduct a house inspection before you get into a new home, you should also consider a plumbing inspection to avoid potential costly problems. Professional plumbing inspectors are able to detect problems early on, something you may never be able to do on your own. Many times we discover leaks on [ … ]

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What you Should Know About Renovating a Bathroom

According to a recent survey done by the Huffington Post, bathroom remodeling and renovation projects are at the top of the list for homeowners across the United States & Canada. This is due to the fact that renovating a bathroom adds additional comfort and style to your home, and can increase your home value almost as [ … ]

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How to Choose a Plumber

[heading]5 Things to Look for and Why they Matter[/heading] The internet has made it easier than ever to choose a service professional such as an electrician, a roofer or a plumber. However, it still pays to take your time when making the final selection. Here are a few helpful things to look for when you need [ … ]

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When plumbing goes wrong in your home, you usually have to call a plumber to alleviate the situation. The question is whether you should hire a commissioned plumber, an hourly plumber or a flat rate plumber. Often times, a commissioned plumber will use sales tactics to persuade you into purchasing services you do not need, or [ … ]

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How to Deal with a Plumbing Emergency

A plumbing emergency can happen at any moment, causing plenty of damage to your home and valuables. The truth of the matter is that damage can easily be avoided through preparation and some simple tips and tricks. Below is a breakdown of some of our most effective precautionary and mitigation methods.

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What to do When a Child Puts Toys in the Toilet

As a parent, you can often find yourself in the middle of a number of scenarios you would have thought impossible prior to having children. Being faced with the conundrum of what to do when a child puts toys in the toilet would certainly qualify as one of those unlikely scenarios. However, take comfort in knowing [ … ]

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