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Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

By Ana / March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Your plumbing system, as you know, is complex enough as it is. It’s important to avoid certain mistakes that could compound any run-of-the-mill maintenance or repair job – unless you want extra visits from the local plumber (and we doubt that)! This blog will focus on a few of those plumbing mistakes that residents make…

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How To Conserve Water and Save Money

By Ana / April 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Did you know that as an American you likely use between 80 to 100 gallons of water each day? Water conservation has become an essential practice in all areas, even in areas where water seems abundant. In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers…

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What Your Parents Never Told You About Radiators

What Your Parents Never Told You About Radiators

By John Palmer / February 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

The heavy steel or cast-iron heating appliance that we know as the common radiator is usually seen a noise-making eyesore. It uses either steam or hot water to provide cozy heating, but they’re known to draw attention as they spit, hiss, and clank through the winter. Although radiators might seem undesirable, they happen to be…

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How should I handle a plumbing emergency

How should I handle a plumbing emergency?

By John Palmer / February 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Every single homeowner needs to understand the exact protocol for handling a plumbing emergency, no matter what the age of the home. It’s inevitable that at some point issues can arise that require fast repair action. Rather than stress out waiting for a professional to make it out to the home, there are a few…

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Home Lighting Concept Powered by Plumbing

By John Palmer / December 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

The concept for a new method of powering the lighting in buildings makes use of the inbuilt (and usually forgotten) streams which run through our walls: the water flowing through our plumbing. “We understand our buildings as living entities with energy fields that run through his veins, as water pipes, drainage and electricity running through…

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How To Clean a Stinky Sink Drain and Instantly Stop Nasty Sewer Smells

By John Palmer / December 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

No matter how much you clean your bathroom sometimes the sink drain just flat out STINKS!!! A few weeks back our friend asked me how to get rid of the sewer smell coming from a bathroom sink.I have a pretty darn good method for this problem and figured I’d share it with you. Hey, I’m…

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Top 5 Plumbing Problems and 5 Ways to Avoid Them

Top 5 Plumbing Problems and 5 Ways to Avoid Them

By John Palmer / December 8, 2014 / 0 Comments

The most common problems that have residents dialing an emergency plumber in the middle of the night are actually quite avoidable. Negligence is the leading cause of pipe damage and clogged drains that should’ve been taken care of in the first place. Understand the five most common plumbing complications to learn exactly how to avoid…

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Can you name the 6 Most Common Water Traps

Can you name the 6 Most Common Water Traps?

By John Palmer / December 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

A professional plumber may use industry jargon with customers without actually going to the trouble of explaining anything. No one wants to pay a professional plumber for services without even knowing how it improved the home. Gain an insight into what the technician is actually talking about by understanding water traps and what they do…

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How Bad Plumbing Can Make You Sick

How Bad Plumbing Can Make You Sick

By John Palmer / November 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

It’s common sense to take extra precautions to stay well during cold and flu season, but did you know that your own drains are hiding a high concentration of contaminants and common bacteria? Bad plumbing can cause recurring illnesses from everyday tasks, such as bathing or washing your hands. You and your family may be…

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What is the Purpose of a Backflow Preventer

What is the Purpose of a Backflow Preventer

By John Palmer / October 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

Water that comes from your faucets is kept safe by the use of a backflow preventer. The valve prevents contamination of drinking water and protects the pipes from allowing any foreign substances to enter the system. Consider that the average person may use water to clean out some type of container that holds chemicals, such…

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5 Fast Ways to Prevent Plumbing Nightmares

By John Palmer / August 31, 2014 / 1 Comment

Tired, and happy to be home, Jeff walked into his house after a red eye flight from Seattle. But his night had only begun. Upon entering his kitchen, Jeff was distraught to see that brackish water was leaking in through the ceiling. Jeff had always had plumbing problems with his house, but this nightmare was…

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