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Converting a Purely Electrical Household to Part Gas, Part Electrical: How It's Done

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There are many households that use only electricity to power and fuel everything in the home. Even furnaces and stoves use only electricity. If you want to begin saving a lot of money on your electrical bill every month, you may be motivated to switch some appliances over to gas. In a home that has never had a gas line before, that becomes a little tricky. However, your plumber can help you with this project. Read More»

It's All So Confusing: 3 Things You Might Not Know About Septic Care

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When it comes to maintaining the systems in your home, there’s one system that can be the most confusing: your septic system. Just about everyone knows that septic tanks need to be emptied, but not everyone knows that they need to be emptied every three to five years. Just about everyone knows that they hold the waste water that flows from your home, but not everyone knows that too much water at one time can lead to a serious sewage backup. Read More»

3 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Using A Plumber's Snake

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When you realize you have a clogged drainage line at home, your first inclination is probably going to be to tackle the thing on your own. After all, liquid drain-cleaning products are easy enough to get your hands on, and you may be able to work wonders with a basic plumber’s snake you can get at any hardware store. While it is true these methods work pretty well in some minor clog situations, there is still room for error, especially when using a plumber’s snake to try and push a clog out of the way. Read More»

Why Your Location May Be Unsuitable For Septic System Installation

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Septic systems have their advantages, but there are areas where they cannot be constructed. If you are planning to install a septic waste system, a septic company has to evaluate your home and confirm that the conditions are right for the construction. Here are some of the factors that may make your home unsuitable for a septic system: Bad Soil Conditions Not every type of soil can handle a septic system and its associated wastes. Read More»

What To Do If Your Water Line Breaks

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If you have a broken water line in your home, you are going to want to make sure that you are acting quickly. This is not something that you can wait to take action on, as that would cause many more problems than you want to deal with. To help make sure that you are ready to take all of the right steps, you are going to want to review the following tips: Read More»

4 Common Signs Of A Residential Slab Leak

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Some leaks, such as those in a pipe under a sink, are easy to spot. But, most of the plumbing in a home is hidden behind walls or underground, meaning that identifying a leak can be difficult. A slab leak occurs when a pipe under the foundation of a home begins leaking. It is important to detect and repair a slab leak promptly, since a major leak can cause a lot of damage to a home’s foundation. Read More»

3 Reasons Why Septic Systems And Cat Litter Don't Mix

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Cleaning your favorite feline’s litter box isn’t a glamorous job, but you can’t count on your cat to do it for you. As you scoop out those telltale clumps, you might be tempted to toss those clumps in the toilet. Some cat litter brands even market themselves as being “flushable.” However, the last thing you should do is give your cat litter a one-way ticket down the toilet, especially if your home relies on a septic tank. Read More»

Are Tree Roots Invading Your Sewer Line? Only A Professional Plumber Provides A Permanent Solution

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If all of the plumbing fixtures in your home are backing up with foul-smelling sewage, your sewer line is clogged. One of the most common causes of a clogged sewer line is tree root intrusion. Tree roots get into your pipes through the joints that connect sections of pipe. Roots will grow into the joints of the pipe and then begin growing into the pipe itself, preventing water from draining through the sewer line. Read More»

Signs That Point To You Needing A New Water Heater

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You will want to opt for a new water heater installation before it gets to the point where you are completely without any hot water. Ice cold showers can be brutal. Therefore, you will want to make sure that you are taking some time to review the following signs that may indicate that it is time to buy a new water heater. The Water Is Taking A Lot Longer To Warm Up Read More»

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»