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4 Tips for Keeping Pet Hair out of Your Drains

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You love your pets, but you don’t love the hair they leave behind. Just like human hair, animal hair can easily contribute to hard-to-remove clogs in your drains and pipes. You should avoid bathing your pets in sinks or bathtubs, but that’s not always possible. When you do need to use your sink or bathtub, you’ll want to learn how you can minimize or even eliminate the pet hair that ends up in your drain. Read More»

Do You Have A Plumbing Clog? What To Know Before You Do More Damage

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If you have been pouring chemicals into your drains and you don’t think that they are solving your plumbing woes, it’s time to call in a professional plumber. A professional plumber will be able to use a drain snake that has a camera attached at the end, and they can see what is happening all through your piping system. The plumbers may want to start with drain cleaning. Here are some of the signs that you need to call a professional plumber, and how you can know that this isn’t a project you want to try to tackle on your own. Read More»

Clearing Out Drain Clogs Quickly And Easily

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When the water begins to pool as you take a shower and your sink starts emptying a little slower than it should, the warning signs are clear. You have a clogged drain. Failing to address a clogged drain immediately could result in your plumbing system becoming useless. A clogged drain could also cause a sink or tub to overflow, resulting in serious water damage. Being able to employ some simple methods to get rid of drain clogs will help you better care for your home’s plumbing system. Read More»

Insight To Help You Prevent And Remedy Household Plumbing Clogs

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When you use your home’s sewer and waste pipes on a daily basis to wash dishes, use your kitchen disposal, use and flush the toilet, and other household tasks, the chances to get a plumbing clog increase. Here are some tips to help you prevent and clear out plumbing clogs in your home you may encounter. Prevent Clogs Practicing prevention is the best way to keep your home’s waste pipes flowing smoothly. Read More»

3 Plumbing DIY Repair Projects That Save A Bundle

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Whenever you call for an emergency plumbing repair, you are going to pay a fee for the plumber coming to your home. Sometimes, the repair is small, but you still must pay for the professional plumber to travel to your home, diagnose the problem and complete the repair. To save time and money, there are some small DIY plumbing repair projects that you can do on your own, such as change a floater valve in the toilet or repair a leaking fitting on braided water lines. Read More»

The Pros And Cons Of Using PVC Pipes Over ABS Pipes

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If your pipes are old or have started to crack or break, you may be looking to replace the pipes in your home. Many plumbers lean toward installing plastic pipes rather than metal ones. Metal ones are more expensive, and there are many more risks, such as rust and corrosion  associated with the pipes. But not all plastic pipes are the same. Two major types are used for home plumbing purposes. Read More»

Installing Your New Propane Water Heater

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Having access to heated water is essential when it comes to performing daily maintenance tasks within the home. Without hot water, it would be challenging to disinfect dishes, clean laundry, or take a comfortable shower. Adding a new propane hot water heater to service your property can be a simple way to restore your home’s hot water access in the future. Here are three tips that you can use to make the installation process go smoothly as you add a propane hot water heater to your property in the future. Read More»

Comparing Electric And Propane Water Heaters

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Your home’s water heater is a central part of your plumbing system and will see use every single day. However, there are many different types of water heaters available on the market, each of which uses a different fuel source to perform the same function. Electric and propane water heaters are two of the most common variants of water heaters on the market, and each has a different set of advantages and disadvantages compared to each other. Read More»

Water Pressure Problems? What You Can Do About It

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One plumbing problem that may be bothering you is an issue with poor water pressure. The water may not be coming out fast enough like it once did, which has turned into an annoyance that you want to be fixed. Here are a few quick fixes to solving water pressure problems within your home. Faucets The one place where you may really notice water pressure problems is in your kitchen. It may take what feels like forever to fill a large pot with water, which makes boiling pasta for dinner an annoyance instead of a simple task. Read More»

So You Want To Be Both A Plumber And An HVAC Technician: What You Need To Know

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After becoming a plumber, it is a dramatic career shift into HVAC. There are some positives to this transition, such as the fact that some of your plumbing experience can transfer over into the HVAC education program and eliminate a few courses for you. However, if you want to be BOTH a plumber and an HVAC technician, there are a few things you need to know first, such as: A Potentially Profitable Decision Read More»