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Have a Look at Why It’s a Good Idea to Have a Sump Pump

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Sump-PumpFlooding is a pretty common disaster around the country, but it’s also a very misunderstood one. Many homeowners think flooding is a threat only when the water level rises by several feet. While severe flooding like that is indeed something to be reckoned with, it’s not necessary for things to be that bad to cause immense water damage to a home.

A much more common form of flooding is due to water seeping into basements and crawlspaces during more mild storms. The water finds its way into the space, but it collects there instead of flowing out. You can imagine how much damage even a few inches of water in a space like your basement could do, especially if it houses systems like your heater and air conditioner. It’s areas like these that could benefit from installing a sump pump.

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How to Tell if You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, August 7th, 2017

pipe-leakIt can be difficult to tell, at times, whether or not your plumbing system has any leaks in it. Unless you have a major rupture, you’re probably not going to immediately realize when one occurs. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify warning signs and call for repairs before things get too out of hand. Have a look at the following signs that your plumbing system has some leaks that need to be repaired.

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Tips on Keeping Your Plumbing System in Good Condition

Monday, May 29th, 2017

plumber-wrenchYour home’s plumbing system is a vast and complex network of different appliances, linked together by many yards of pipes. It’s one of the systems that you rely on the most in your daily life. It can also be one of the most difficult to keep in proper shape, if you don’t know what do to. There are a number of steps you can take, though, to make sure that your plumbing system serves you well for many years to come. Have a look at our following tips on how to take proper care of your plumbing system.

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Is it Worth it for Me to Install a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

For decades, when a person wanted a water heater in their home they only had one choice: tank water heaters. Tank water heaters are still around, and still have plenty of advantages to offer. However, now there are multiple different kinds of water heaters to choose from when installing a new one.

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you should have a look at the other options available before you go straight for the tank variety. You may find one that better fits your needs. Tankless water heaters, for example, have a great many advantages to offer.

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Common Drain Cleaning Methods You Should Know About

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Drain cleaning is something that should always be done by a professional, at least if you want it done properly. The last thing you want to do is to rely on store bought drain cleaners, for a number of reasons. When you hire a professional plumber to handle your drain cleaning for you, there are a couple of different ways that they could go about it. Read on to find out more about these different drain cleaning methods.

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Why Sump Pump Maintenance is a Good Idea

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Winter is one of those seasons where you’re more likely to have problems with flooding, especially in basements and crawl spaces. If you’ve dealt with this problem before, chances are that you already have a sump pump installed in one or more of those vulnerable areas. Keep in mind, however, that you shouldn’t just have a sump pump installed and forget about it. Sump pumps need maintenance just as much as any other system, especially during this time of year.

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Problems That Require Sewer Cleaning

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Your sewer line is the pipe that runs from your home to the septic tank or municipal sewer main. All waste that travels through your home’s sewer system will flow through the sewer line, as well. It’s important that you keep your sewer line in good condition, if you want your sewer system to continue operating properly. One of the best ways to maintain your sewer line is to schedule sewer cleaning on a fairly regular basis. Read on to find out more about why you need to schedule sewer cleaning.

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