The Six Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

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The Six Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

When you start your day, a potential plumbing emergency is the last thing on your mind. But the minute water floods from your old appliance or leaky pipes, you probably won’t be able to think of anything else until the problem is solved! There’s never a convenient time for plumbing emergencies. Knowing what to expect and what to do when … Read More

Will a Water Softener Remove Buildup in Pipes?

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Will a Water Softener Remove Buildup in Pipes?

Are you finding water spots on your dishware and glassware right after they come out of the dishwasher? Or even after they are thoroughly hand-washed? Your hands may still feel dirty or coated even after scrubbing them with soap. You may find stains on your clothes caused by the washing machine itself. Low water pressure and slow-draining pipes tend to … Read More

How Do You Know if Your Main Line Is Clogged?

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How Do You Know if Your Main Line Is Clogged?

When your main sewer line is clogged, it leaves little doubt as to what’s actually happening. Water is backing up onto the shower floor, into the bathtubs and toilets, and gurgling and pooling around the floor drain. Just when you think you have a regular old clog, you smell it … the sewer. If you suspect your main line is … Read More

What to Put Down the Toilet to Clean Pipes

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What to Put Down the Toilet to Clean Pipes

As part of normal household maintenance, it’s a good idea to take care of your toilet before you experience a clog. Not only is a stuffed-up toilet inconvenient, but it’s also disgusting! Of course, you don’t want to put the wrong things down your toilet and create a problem, which is why it’s always good to have some idea of … Read More

How Do You Unblock a Badly Clogged Toilet?

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How Do You Unblock a Badly Clogged Toilet?

When your toilet experiences a clog, the first thing you probably do is break out the plunger to unblock it. However, sometimes the plunger just won’t cut it if the clog is particularly tough. So, what else can you do to unblock a badly clogged toilet? One thing you shouldn’t do is continue to flush. If you’ve flushed once, and … Read More

7 Plumbing Maintenance Tips for the Spring

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7 Plumbing Maintenance Tips for the Spring

When you’re getting ready for some spring cleaning, why not check on your plumbing while you’re at it? April showers, in addition to bringing May flowers, can cause a host of problems. Therefore, this is a great time to make sure things that drains that are not supposed to be clogged are not, and that you don’t have any leaks … Read More

Why Isn’t My Shower Water Hot?

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Why Isn’t My Shower Water Hot?

Have you noticed you are getting hot water out of every faucet in your home except for the shower? Or, maybe your shower water is warm, but not all that hot – or there’s no hot water in your shower at all. Each of these problems has its own cause, so there isn’t usually one main reason why you don’t … Read More

How Long Should a Water Heater Provide Hot Water Per Shower?

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How Long Should a Water Heater Provide Hot Water Per Shower?

Determining how much hot water your water heater should provide per shower depends largely on the size of your hot water tank. For instance, a typical shower uses about 10 gallons of hot water. So, if you have a 40-gallon hot water tank, you should be able to get four average-length showers out of your hot water tank. This also … Read More

Is It Bad to Flush Flushable Wipes?

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Is It Bad to Flush Flushable Wipes?

Growing up, our parents always told us not to flush disposable wipes because they could clog the pipes and cause a major plumbing issue. Then, flushable wipes hit the market. But, how safe are flushable wipes? Can you actually flush them guilt-free without worrying about damaging your plumbing? The short answer is, no. You should never flush wipes, whether they … Read More

Are Drop-In Toilet Bowl Cleaners Safe?

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Are Drop-In Toilet Bowl Cleaners Safe?

It’s probably safe to say that most people do not enjoy cleaning their bathrooms. So, rather than get down on their hands and knees and scrub the revolting stains off the toilet bowl, why not just drop in a toilet bowl cleaner and call it a day? They sure make the water a beautifully clean shade of blue! Moreover, it … Read More