Does Your Home Need a Sump Pump?

by Chris Donnelly |

Plumbing, Tips

Does a sump pump seem like an unnecessary extra cost? We understand that many homeowners just don't think it's essential to have one on-hand, but we think it's time to reconsider.

Too many homes end up with serious water damage as a result of flooding or water finding its way, and often the whole mess could be avoided simply by having a sump pump available. to you. 

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Types of Plumbing Drain Repair Issues

by Chris Donnelly |

Repairs, Plumbing

Plumbing drain repair issues are usually pretty easy to detect, as they result in water getting backed up in your drains when you run the faucet or shower, or slow your toilet flushing mechanism down.

Often, this is nothing more than a minor inconvenience, but it can be a sign of more extensive plumbing issues and thus needs to be taken seriously.

A professional inspection of the problem drain and surrounding piping is usually enough to accurately pinpoint the issue.

Here are some of the most common types of plumbing drain repair issues typically encountered.

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Emergency Steps to Shut Down a Water Heater

by Jennifer Frith |

Water Heaters, Plumbing

Become Familiar With The Procedure For Turning Off Your Water Heater During An Emergency

A common question asked by our clients is how to turn off their hot water heater on their own.

This is one of the procedures all homeowners should be aware of including how to shut off their gas and water supply. If your water heater is acting peculiar such as making knocking noises or is overheating, allowing it to continue operating may worsen the problem.

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Help! There's Water Coming Up My Drain!

by Jennifer Frith |

Plumbing

Whether it's mid-afternoon or the middle of the night, there's no plumbing problem quite as ominous as a drain that stops draining water down into your pipes and instead starts sending it back up.

Today we'll take a quick look at the different types of drains this problem can occur in and what you can do to help keep the damage it can cause to a minimum.

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There's Water in the Basement! What Now?

by Jennifer Frith |

Plumbing

It's a nightmare scenario: you head down to the basement with a basket of laundry or after hearing a weird noise in the middle of the night, only to find puddles, leaks... maybe even a flood. Water in the basement can be a serious problem, but it's usually fixable. First off, stay calm — this doesn't necessarily mean the whole house is going to be damaged. We have a few pieces of advice to help you out, whether you're just dealing with a water leak or if it's a full-on flood.

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Plumbing Hacks: How to Prevent Clogged Drains Before they Happen

by Chris Donnelly |

Plumbing, Tips

We've covered items that should not go down your drain, but what other steps can you take to prevent drain clogs before they happen?

Having a list of not-so-drain-friendly items will certainly help you keep things running smoothly, but it's not the only way to prevent clogs.

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What To Do If A Pipe Bursts

by Chris Donnelly |

Drains, Plumbing

The colder weather is on its way. If you forget to prepare your pipes before a big freeze or you try to DIY a plumbing project, you could end up sitting in the middle of a plumbing disaster.  

When unexpected emergencies happen it's important to know what to do next, so you can minimize damage and have your pipes repaired quickly. 

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4 Plumbing Tips For Pet Owners

by Chris Donnelly |

Plumbing, Tips

We all know how much joy animals bring to families, but have you ever considered the damage they can cause to your home's plumbing system?

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Does My Toilet Paper Actually Dissolve When I Flush?

by Chris Donnelly |

Plumbing

We've been talking a lot about drains lately... Is your water pressure too high? Should you put fats or oils down your drain? How to unclog a drain without harsh chemicals?

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Is My Water Pressure Too High?

by Jennifer Frith |

Plumbing, Tips

When it comes to water pressure there is a big difference between too much water pressure and not enough.

Your water pressure needs to be at a certain level to fill your appliances, water your garden, and perform other day-to-day tasks without frustration. 

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