Help And Tips

Want To Save $1400 a Year? Drink Tap Water

May 29th, 2012

Every year, over 20 billion bottles of water are bought and sold in the United States. If you buy bottled water, it may be because you believe you are doing the healthy thing in trusting bottled water instead of their tap. But the bottled habit could be making a significant dent in your wallet.

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Water Heater Buyer's Guide – Tankless or Traditional?

March 23rd, 2012

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you have a large selection of options and varieties to choose from. All water heaters fall into two main categories: traditional water heaters and tankless water heaters (also called on-demand or instantaneous). We’ve created a water heater buying guide to help you determine which type suits your home best.

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7 Insights For Preventing Clogged Drains

February 24th, 2012

Clogged or slow drains are by far the most common plumbing problems. But many drain stoppages are easy to avoid. Our expert plumbers at Mr. Plumber have put together a list of seven tips to help you prevent the annoyance of a clogged drain.

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7 Important Questions for Your Next Plumber

January 22nd, 2012

Selecting a trusted plumbing company can seem like a daunting task when considering all the options out there. A plumber will spend time in your home, so it is important to find one that handles themselves professionally. Here are seven questions you should ask when interviewing your next plumber.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Avoid Costly Repairs

December 22nd, 2011

There are a few things more frustrating than turning on your faucet to find very little or no water coming out. Frozen and burst pipes are common among homeowners caught unaware by cold winter weather. Ensure you are ready for winter freezes with these tips to prevent frozen pipes.

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Why Does My Toilet Randomly Empty Itself Of Water Without Being Flushed?

November 28th, 2011

Most of the time this random occurrence is a result of poor or no venting of the fixture. Vents allow for air flow to the toilet sewage system. Without the vent, air pockets form in the waste branches and can cause what is called back-siphonage.

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What Can Cause Drain Problems?

May 24th, 2011

Most drains use a system called a “trap”. A trap is a piece of pipe that comes apart just below the drain point on your sink. It’s located at a low point in the system so that when you wash heavy items down the drain they often collect there.

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What Happens When Roots Get Inside Water/Sewer Lines?

October 21st, 2010

Once roots have entered the pipe, they continue to grow and expand, exerting considerable pressure at the crack or joint. This increased pressure can cause the pipe to break or collapse, in which case it will need to be repaired or completely replaced.

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Should I Be Concerned If My Toilet Is Leaking?

September 23rd, 2010

Not only is it annoying to listen to, but it’s also a waste of water and money. Leaky toilets can add up in your water bills. According to a Penn State Article, “10 Easy Ways You Can Conserve Energy” (October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09), “A ‘running’ toilet can waste two gallons of water per minute.

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Do I Need To Have A Sump Pump Backup System?

July 14th, 2010

No one wants to be faced with a flooded basement - ruined carpet, furniture, and drywall, not to mention all of the other boxes and items that you store. A primary electric sump pump is your first line of defense, but should this fail it is important to have a sump pump backup system in place. This one-time investment gives you added flood protection and peace of mind.

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