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Clogged Bathroom Sink? Here are 4 Steps to Get the Water Flowing

By Master Plumbing, Heating & Cooling on Nov 20, 2017

Clogged Bathroom Sink

A clogged bathroom sink is such a drag, but you don’t have to be stuck with it forever. Turn off the water supply for the sink and put on your gloves, before you try these DIY clog-busting tips.

1. Clean the Stopper

Starting with the sink stopper may save you a lot of hassle and time. Unscrew the stopper or pull it out, depending on the type you have. Clean…

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Spring Cleaning Plumbing Tips

By Dave Judd on Feb 28, 2017

 

Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil predicted, it appears that spring is rearing its head early this year. For many that means getting an early start on spring cleaning, both in and outside of the house. While you’re cleaning out the closet and de-winterizing your home, don’t forget to give your plumbing a little tender loving care. 

The following are easy spring cleaning plumbing tips to ensure that you’re getting the most out…

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Why Is My Water Bill So High?

By Dave Judd on Oct 10, 2016

Not sure why your water bill is suddenly sky-high? There’s a strong possibility your toilet may be the problem as it is the biggest water-waster in nearly every home. Here is one fool-proof way for you to test your toilet:

The Food Coloring Test

If you look in your toilet bowl and the water seems to be clear and still, you might still have a problem. To test this, simply remove your toilet tank cover and add a…

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Towel Warmers – You don’t have to be the President’s spouse…

By Dave Judd on Apr 21, 2016

Jackie Kennedy once gave a television tour of a home she had remodeled, and was proud of an item I had never before seen. She had Towel Warmers in her bathrooms. Really? My thinking at the time was “how well-off must you be, to have or to need something like this?”
It was years later before I opened a plumbing and tile showroom. I began traveling to discover all the coolest (but maybe obscure) fixtures and accessories for homeowners, and…

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Do I need to buy a home warranty?

By Dave Judd on Jan 12, 2016

home-warranty
A recent survey stated that 2/3 of home buyers report the failure of two major items in their home within the first year of ownership.  This fact creates a slam dunk for companies offering home buyers a homeowner protection policy.  Typically purchased by the seller, home warranties offer the buyer ‘peace of mind’ protection for the failure of appliances and household systems.
The policies are relatively inexpensive, but there’s a catch. …

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Why Do I Always Have to Flush My Toilet Twice?

By Dave Judd on Nov 16, 2015

Do you have a toilet in your home that seems to always require two flushes? This is not only annoying, but it also wastes water. Probably more than you realize.

But before we can explain why this is happening, we need to discuss how a toilet works.

How a toilet works
toilet3separate3Most toilets use pretty simple mechanisms. Water is stored in the bowl and the tank…

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“NO!  I don’t want a bidet”. (Maybe you do…)

By Dave Judd on Nov 16, 2015

We operate a high end showroom.  And yes, we sell bidets.  I’ve known about them since I first began selling plumbing fixtures decades ago, but I hadn’t ever been a fan.  This was not out of experience in using one, but rather, from lack of knowledge.

bidetseparate3For years we touted the advantages of owning a bidet.  Cleanliness and hygiene were our selling…

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