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

How Often Should You Check Your Plumbing?

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How Often Should You Check Your Plumbing?

People usually only call a plumber when there is an emergency. Such emergencies include: Clogged or damaged pipes that won’t drain Constantly running toilets Overflowing sinks, showers, and bathtubs Many plumbing emergencies can be avoided just by scheduling regular preventative maintenance. If you know you need to schedule a plumbing system inspection, call Plumbing by Jake at (888) 628-5890 now. We’ll … Read More

How Often Should a Water Softener Run?

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How Often Should a Water Softener Run?

A water softener is not like a water heater in that it does not need to run all the time in order to do its job. Your water softener should only turn on every two or three days. When it does turn on, the process it runs is “regeneration.” Regeneration is the process by which the softener flushes the minerals … Read More

How Much Does It Cost For a Water Softener System?

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How Much Does It Cost For a Water Softener System?

The price for a new water softener can vary. It all depends on the make and model you’re interested in. It also depends on how many bells and whistles it comes with. On average, you can expect to spend between $300 and $4,000 on the entire package. This includes both the water softener and installation. If you need a new … Read More

How Long Do Water Softeners Last?

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How Long Do Water Softeners Last?

Water softeners, like any other appliance, typically last between 10 and 15 years. Once your softener reaches the 10-year mark, it’s a good idea to start a preliminary search for the kind of makes and models that fall within your budget. You can only replace so many parts before the unit finally dies for good. It’s important to prepare ahead … Read More

Why Is Water Overflowing Into My Sink When the Dishwasher Is on?

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Why Is Water Overflowing Into My Sink When the Dishwasher Is on?

There are certainly more disgusting emergencies than dishwasher water overflowing into your sink. Of course, this does not make the experience any less distressing. So why is water overflowing into the sink when you turn the dishwasher on anyway? Keep reading to learn about some of the reasons why such an oddity might occur. You may be able to solve … Read More

Why Is My Hot Water Dirty?

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Why Is My Hot Water Dirty?

  Water should never have a color. It is, therefore, understandably disturbing when you turn on the hot water in your home, and it looks “dirty.” Why does this happen? Is it safe to drink it? And how do you know when you should call a plumber? When it comes to plumbing issues, discolored water is one of the more … Read More

9 DIY Plumbing Tips You Should Know

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9 DIY Plumbing Tips You Should Know

When you own a home, as the phrase goes, it’s always something. Whether it’s your oil burner, your air conditioner, or your bathroom faucet, it sometimes feels like if it’s not one thing that breaks down, it’s another. When you’re experiencing a plumbing issue, you don’t always have to resort to calling in the professionals right away. There are sometimes … Read More

How To Unclog A Toilet

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How To Unclog A Toilet

Just the title of this article probably makes you cringe, right? Dealing with clogged toilets is an unpleasant mess for a homeowner to deal with, but you’re bound to run into it eventually. You’ll want to be prepared for this type of emergency and know what to do (or not do) to keep the toilet from overflowing. Jerry Seinfeld once … Read More

5 Most Common Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

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5 Most Common Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

We all know leaky pipes can run up water costs and damage your home. Long-term damage can also contribute to a decreased value on your property. But how common are leaky pipes? And what are the biggest trouble spots you need to keep an eye on? It turns out, some leaks are more common than others — and all of … Read More