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Tree Roots Completely Filling Old Sewer Pipe Line
29Mar, 2017

Pipes Backing Up? Tree Roots Could Be to Blame

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If there’s a problem with your plumbing, your house will let you know. Slow dripping, a congested shower head and gurgling toilets are just a few signs of interference. And the root of the problem could be pipe corrosion or the trees in your yard. Your trees likely have deep roots that are drawn to the warm vapor and moisture released through the cracks and joints in your pipes. The minerals flushing through pipelines attract the roots, which wrap themselves around the pipe and exert pressure, damaging it and blocking […]
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Man Fixing Pipes
1Feb, 2017

Choosing Piping for Your New Construction: Copper or Plastic?

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In the past, the most important decisions you made regarding new home construction or renovation centered around lighting fixtures, hardwood flooring, and bathroom tiles — the cosmetic features of the home. However, homeowners are increasingly more concerned about the components of the house that are hidden from sight, particularly the pipes. As consumers and builders become more aware of quality, budget and green building, they’re now exploring the pros and cons of the various types of pipes used in construction. Here are some of the attributes related to the two […]
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Plumber in Kitchen
14Nov, 2016

Residential Plumbing Tips

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8 plumbing questions to answer before your next remodel If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, you’re in good company. The number of people remodeling is on the rise after the real estate market recovery; and, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, US families are spending, on average, $16,000, per bathroom, to do it. With that kind of money on the line, it’s important not to make expensive remodeling mistakes.  In nearly every case, those mistakes come from failing to think through your plumbing needs, or buying the […]
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Frozen faucet
10Oct, 2016

Fall is a Great Time to Prep Home Plumbing for Winter

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A frozen or burst pipe can be a huge headache for homeowners, and because winter temperatures can change drastically from day to day, now’s the time to make sure you’re ready for a sudden cold snap. Check out our tips for protecting your home from winter plumbing woes: Remove sediment Older water pipes may accumulate sediment, and usually, the first sign of that problem is weak water pressure. If water can’t move freely through pipes in the winter, pipes might freeze, so have your water lines professionally cleaned if you […]
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Restaurant Kitchen
5Aug, 2016

Plumbing Maintenance Tips for Restaurant Owners

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A busy restaurant may serve hundreds of customers in a single evening, and during dinner rush, a sudden plumbing failure can be disastrous. Backups in the public restrooms or kitchen drains may force you to close prematurely, until the problem can be repaired. Fortunately, following a regular maintenance schedule can prevent many common plumbing emergencies. Grease trap maintenance Most commercial kitchens have grease traps that prevent grease from clogging drains and sewer lines. These traps must be cleaned regularly – ideally, they should be thoroughly emptied and cleaned every few […]
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Sump Pump
30Jun, 2016

Do You Need a Sump Pump?

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In many parts of Indiana, homes are far enough from bodies of water that homeowners don’t worry about flooding. However, according to FloodSmart.gov, the website for the National Flood Insurance Program, everyone lives in a flood zone, and people who live outside known high-risk flood zones account for more than 20 percent of flood insurance claims. Homes with basements and crawlspaces may flood when the surrounding earth is highly saturated. A sump pump can prevent flooding by drawing excess moisture from the soil and shedding it safely away from your […]
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Sink Drain
3Jun, 2016

Slow Drains: Minor Annoyance or Big Problem?

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The humble household drain is a marvel of modern engineering, but homeowners might not truly appreciate its convenience until it begins malfunctioning. The first signs that a drain needs some attention include soap residue around bathtub drains, an oily kitchen sink or a wet spot around the laundry room floor drain. Slow drains, of course, can become clogged drains, but when you diagnose and treat the cause of slow drains early, you may be able to avoid extensive repairs. Causes of Slow Tub Drains Hair and soap residue work in […]
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Which Water Heater is the Best Fit For You-
14Apr, 2016

Which Water Heater is the Best Fit For You?

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When purchasing a new water heater, you have more things to consider in selecting the best model for you and your household. For instance, you may pay more upfront for some newer energy-efficient models, but save significantly more over the lifetime of the water heater. As you navigate your options, including storage, tankless or heat pump, take the time to calculate your energy costs. The U.S. Department of Energy offers a guide on determining the energy costs related to each. Here are the basics on the different types of water […]
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Shower Head
30Mar, 2016

5 Causes of Low Water Pressure and Lousy Showers

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One sign that all may not be well with your plumbing may come in the morning — when you realize that your shower is not as invigorating as it once was. Or perhaps you’re experiencing issues with your toilet, kitchen sink or outdoor water hose. If you’re seeing any of those problems crop up at your home, chances are you’re dealing with low water pressure and it’s time to identify the source. When water pressure is dropping to less than optimal levels, the following issues may be causing the problem: […]
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5 reasons to call a plumber
26Feb, 2016

5 Reasons to Call a Plumber (Besides a Leaky Faucet)

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When your toilet is running nonstop or your basement is flooded with a foot of water, there’s no question that it’s time to call a plumber. And fast. But how about those not-so-clear cut situations? When should you call a plumber — even if the faucet is not leaking? Before grabbing a wrench or picking up a cell phone, take a look at 5 reasons you may not have considered for calling a professional plumber: 1. Regular maintenance. More often than not, many of us only think to call a […]
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