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Wash Off Mud Without Ruining Your Plumbing


With spring comes mud, and lots of it. You know you don’t want to track it all through your house. But you don’t want to wash it down your drain either! Learn how to wash off mud and other debris without ruining your home’s plumbing in the process.

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Common Plumbing Myths


There are plenty of myths associated with plumbing. Whether urban legends or just plain lies, most of these stories are total bunk. We’ll dispel a few of them below. Who knows, it might just be the perfect small talk around the holiday dinner table. Do Toilets Flush the Other Way in Australia? This is an oldie but a goodie. A lot of people think that toilets flush in the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere. It’s believed that toilets in the northern hemisphere flush counterclockwise, while southern hemisphere toilets flush counterclockwise! This myth has to do with something called the […]

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Plumbing Tools Every Home Should Have


Even if you’re not the handiest person around, maintaining a small toolbox is a good idea. Some jobs can be done in minutes if you have the right tools for the job. At the very least, you can mitigate the issue until a professional arrives. This is especially true for plumbing-related issues. Having some of these specialized tools could very well help you keep things shipshape in your home. Pipe Wrench The classic plumber’s tool, a pipe wrench is a fairly large and heavy piece of equipment, but it’s well worth lugging around. The pipe wrench is typically used for […]

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Pet-Proofing Your Plumbing


We all love our fur babies. They’re part of the family, after all. However, every pet owner knows their furry friends come with some unique challenges. Hair, unexpected messes and chewed up household items are all part of the pet experience. Yet, one aspect of your home you might be overlooking is your plumbing. We’re not just talking about dogs drinking from the toilet or your cat jumping in the shower. Let’s explore some ways to make your pets more plumbing-friendly. Wash Your Pets Outside If your pet sheds, you know that hair gets just about everywhere. It should come […]

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Four Major Plumbing Mistakes That Many Homeowners Make


If you’re like most homeowners, you want to be able to perform minor household repairs and maintenance tasks for the sake of convenience as well as to save a little money, but it’s important to be aware of common mistakes in order to achieve these goals. Let’s take a look at  four of the common pitfalls homeowners encounter concerning DIY plumbing projects. Using Too Much Drain Cleaner Homeowners are often too quick to reach for over-the-counter drain cleaner products, but too much exposure to the caustic chemicals these products contain can cause erosion on the insides of your pipes. Purchasing […]

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Troubleshooting and Correcting Low Water Pressure


You turn on your sink but it’s barely a trickle. Your shower doesn’t even feel like it’s trying. What’s going on? Low water pressure is nearly always a problem that has to be addressed, but the scale of that problem can vary. Here are a few things you should to do troubleshoot the problem. Where is the Water Pressure Issue Located? Is the water pressure problem in your entire house? Is it in a single room? Or is it just in a single faucet? Finding out where the water pressure is low is the first step towards troubleshooting the problem. […]

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Plumbing Issues You Can Fix Without A Plumber


Do you need to call a plumber? Obviously, we would love for our phone to be ringing off the hook. However, there are a few plumbing related issues that you can fix fairly  quickly and easily. Also, for the major issues, there are a few things you can do to keep the situation under control until a plumber arrives at your house. Let’s dive in! Running Toilet There are numerous ways to troubleshoot a running toilet. In fact, we wrote a whole blog post on it! However, in most cases, you can fix a running toilet by just adjusting the […]

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The Plumbing Checklist All Homebuyers Need


Buying a home is an exciting time in your life. In addition to finding a home that has all of your must-haves — such as a fireplace, spacious kitchen and a convenient location — you’ll need to make sure its systems work well. One of the most important of these is the plumbing as the following checklist details: Hit the Showers Make sure that you turn each of the showers and their respective faucets on. Not only are you testing them to be sure they work well, you’re also checking their water pressure. Follow this same process with each of […]

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Give Your Bathroom the Spa Treatment


Don’t you just love going to the spa? Wish you could take it home with you? Now you can! Turning your bathroom into a spa is easier than you think. With the addition of some smart fixtures and making the right decorating choices, you can make your bathroom become a more beautiful, comfortable spa-like environment. Choose Peaceful Colors Decorate your bathroom with calming, natural colors like sage green and blue-gray. You might need to repaint or re-tile to get the overall look you want, and if you’re on a budget,  replacing towels and mats can be just enough.   Bring […]

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Plumbing Upgrades This New Year


How do you feel about your home’s plumbing? Are you looking for ways to improve your plumbing in 2018? If so, these tips can help you make upgrades to get the plumbing you’ve always wanted. From pipe insulation to garbage disposal installation, we can help you improve your quality of life in the new year. Insulate Your Pipes Pipe insulation helps shield your home’s pipes from cold air and also helps keep warm water in your pipes. Insulation can prevent your home’s plumbing from freezing this winter. Fortunately, pipe insulation is easy to install, and can easily be completed as […]

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