The Ultimate Guide For Septic System Care

The average cost to repair a septic tank is more than $1,530, and if you need to replace your entire system, you’ll likely spend between $10,000 and $15,000. The good news is, how you care for your septic tank can help you avoid paying these costly fees. From the toilet paper you use to how frequently you have your tank pumped, your daily choices can strongly affect the lifespan of your septic system. Here’s a guide to help you make the best decisions for your system to avoid the steep repair costs. Continue reading

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What is the Best Pipe Material?

Most modern plumbing systems are designed to last for 60 years or longer. Preventative maintenance and routine inspections are the reason most plumbing systems work properly for decades. Whether you’re battling an aging house or recurring plumbing issues, it may be time to invest in new material. Over the past century, plumbing pipes have evolved. As we discover material that lasts longer and avoids corrosion, we can make better choices with repairs and replacements. Continue reading

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Four Instances When You Need An Emergency Plumber

If you’re lucky, you’ve dealt with few plumbing problems in your home. But for the moments you find yourself using the bathroom plunger at 2 a.m., or cooking for a houseful of holiday guests has destroyed your garbage disposal, an emergency plumber may be necessary. To help you decide if you should make the call over the weekend or wait until Monday morning, consider whether your situation falls into one of these circumstances. Continue reading

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Prepare Your Plumbing For Upcoming Holidays

About 40 percent of Americans travel over the holiday season, which means many of us are planning for guests over Thanksgiving and Christmas. While you’ve likely prepared the guest room and created a lengthy grocery shopping list, there’s another area of your home that needs attention before the holidays hit. Continue reading

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How ‘Flushable Wipes’ Are Destroying Your Pipes

Not everything can be flushed down the toilet, even when the label says it’s possible. Just because the packaging indicates a wipe is “flushable” doesn’t mean the wipes won’t harm your plumbing system. Cities across the country are discovering the damage these flushable wipes can cause to sewer lines. Continue reading

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How to Remove Rust and Corrosion from Bathroom Fixtures

The white residue and rust on your bathroom fixtures may not be from a lack of cleaning. Minerals in water – like brass and copper – can cause metal bathroom fixtures to corrode. The corrosion may also appear as reddish-brown scale on your faucets. If left untreated, the corrosion could spread, permanently damaging your fixture. When you notice rust or corrosion on the bathroom showerhead or faucet, clean the residue away to restore the fixture’s structure. Continue reading

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How Energy Efficient Is A Tankless Water Heater? 

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating the water in your home accounts for roughly 18% of your energy use each month, making it the second largest energy expense in your home. Whether it’s time to replace the water heater or you’re making an energy efficient upgrade to your home appliances, using a tankless water heater is beneficial in multiple ways. Continue reading

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Top Five Signs You Have A Leaking Pipe

Home and business owners often don’t realize their plumbing system is damaged until a small leak turns into an emergency plumbing situation. A leaking pipe could be easy to miss, especially when it involves a pipe beneath your lawn or within the walls. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert plumber to catch the red flags that signify a leak!

If you suspect a problem in your pipes or you want to be proactive about your system’s health, look for these top warning signs. Continue reading

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Best Bathroom Upgrades Under $1,000

Although the average bathroom remodel cost falls between $9,600 and $11,000, it’s possible to remodel your bathroom on a lower budget without sacrificing quality. According to Angie’s List, even low-end remodels call for an investment of $2,500, but a cheaper bathroom upgrade can be accomplished in under just $1,000.

Here are some inexpensive remodel ideas you can achieve without breaking the bank. Continue reading

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How To Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Although its only fall, cold weather will be here soon. Now is the ideal time to prepare your plumbing system for the cold temperatures ahead. Continue reading

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