Help And Tips

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 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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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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Plumbing Hotspots

May 12th, 2010

There are certain areas in your plumbing system that you are most likely to encounter problems with. Keeping an eye on these areas can help eliminate any potential serious problems in the future.

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Plumbing Tips For The Winter

November 24th, 2009

With winter weather comes cold temperatures and this can lead to a variety of potential plumbing problems. There are some things you can do to prevent or at least minimize these plumbing mishaps.

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