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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»

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»