Category: Plumbing Blog

Floor drain issues can be problematic in many ways.  There can be foul smells, backup and even insects making themselves at home.  The problem with floor drain issues in our home is that many times we don’t notice them until the problem is severe.  Floor drains can be found around water heaters, basements, kitchen, laundry […]

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Did you know that washing machine-related failures are considered one of the top 10 leading sources of residential water losses?  These damages cost at average around $5,000! More than half of the failures are related to the supply hose.  Another common failure that can cause a lot of money to fix is machine overflows and […]

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In most homes, there is a P-trap installed under bathtubs, sinks, washing machines and other household appliances that is used to drain waste water. It is a plumbing fixture that traps debris that has drained from the sink and prevents it from forming a clog deep within the plumbing system. It also stops sewer gases […]

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Turning on a tap in your home and noticing a strong odor like rotten eggs coming from the water is no doubt an unpleasant plumbing problem. Chances are, the odor you actually smell is sulfur or hydrogen sulfide. In most cases, although the smell is bad, it won’t affect the quality of your water. There […]

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With the coldest temperatures of the winter season ahead of us, including the potential for days below freezing, it’s important to ensure your home is prepared. Taking the proper steps to winterize your plumbing could keep you from having to face unpleasant consequences when frigid weather arrives. Keep Pipes Warm One of the biggest concerns […]

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When hair, food, grease, soap scum and other debris build up in your drains, causing clogs, and your sink or tub begins to drain slowly or not at all, you might be tempted to grab a bottle of drain cleaner as a quick fix. The problem is that while some chemical drain cleaners are initially […]

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Hot and sunny weather might bring you out of your home this summer, but your plumbing will still have its fair share of use, as well as potential problems. Between rain, cookouts, and summertime activities, certain parts of your plumbing may need more attention this season. Follow these tips to stay out of hot water. […]

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Have you ever heard a strange sound when using your water at home that makes it seem like there’s a creature lurking in your pipes? Loud noises coming from your plumbing might be trying to tell you something. While some plumbing noises are inevitable, others may be a cause for concern. Faucets and Water Hammer […]

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As the weather becomes colder and winter begins, it’s important to winterize your home’s plumbing. Plumbing winterizing helps to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting, which can cause devastating water damage and costly repairs. When temperatures drop and water freezes within a pipe where a faucet is closed, pressure builds and water can end […]

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Most of us have been in that situation when our toilet won’t flush, the water in the sink won’t go down, or water shows up in our home where it shouldn’t. Plumbing problems are a nuisance at best, if not a mess with the potential to cause extensive damage. The good news? Many common plumbing […]

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