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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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5Feb, 2016

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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Frozen pipes are a winter threat for homeowners – and potentially a tremendous expense. When water in a pipe freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the metal, causing it to crack and cause a flood once the water thaws. What Causes Frozen Pipes? Pipes tend to freeze when they are in outdoor areas, like poor or sprinkler lines, or in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Pipes in exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to freezing, especially […]
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The history of plumbing
21Dec, 2015

The History of Plumbing [Infographic]

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Typically, people don’t think about their plumbing systems until something goes wrong, and it’s certainly something that we take advantage of in our everyday lives. It is a wonderful invention that we’re sure everyone would be sad to lose. But plumbing was not always what it was today. In fact, it has a rather long history dating back to ancient civilizations, with many milestones and innovations along the way. In this infographic, we’re going to take you through the history of plumbing to show how much it has progressed. 4000-3000 […]
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