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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Three Reasons to Get a Pipe Inspection Before Fall

A pipe inspection is performed by a professional plumber and gives you an inside look at your pipes. It reveals any cracks, clogs, invasive tree roots and more. Although many home maintenance projects are completed in the spring, a pipe inspection is better done before fall begins. Continue reading

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The Best Toilet For Any Budget

Unless you’re a plumber, shopping for toilets isn’t likely your idea of fun. But a home improvement project, necessity or switch to a more energy-efficient lifestyle may have you browsing toilets online or in your local hardware store. With so many choices, it can be difficult to understand the differences between the most basic models and those that are equipped with more features. Continue reading

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DIY: How to Clear Drains the Green Way

Slow drains are one of the most common plumbing problems in homes today. Whether it’s a clog in the kitchen sink or the shower, homeowners are quick reach for a liquid drain cleaner as the cure. The challenge with cleaning your drains this way is two-fold: the cleaners are filled with dangerous chemicals and the liquid cleaners are not effective at removing the clog, just pushing it further into your plumbing system. Continue reading

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