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Category: Plumbing

5 Things to Remember Before Starting a Plumbing Remodel

Ah, the lovely spring weather makes people’s minds turn to thoughts of home improvements. If there is a plumbing remodel in your future, there are a few things to keep in mind. A little advance planning can save you a lot of hassle down the road. 1. Create a Budget Everything that you want to…

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5 Ways to Test Your Sump Pump This Spring

Ready for a wet spring? To protect your home, your sump pump should be prepared for action. Now is the perfect time to confirm that your sump pump is in great condition. Here’s what you can do to test your sump pump this spring. 1. Inspect the Pump and Drain It’s all too easy for…

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4 Top Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Like many essential appliances, we don’t always think about our water heater – until it stops working. Thankfully there are ways to avoid these kinds of unexpected issues! By remembering these 4 top water heater maintenance tips you can prevent many water heater-related emergencies. Adjust the Temperature The default temperature for most water heaters is…

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4 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Home

Once that tax refund drops into your bank account, you might be drooling at the thought of what you could do with it. If you follow these tips, you’ll understand why using that money to invest in your home is the ideal choice.   1. Home Upgrades Increase Resale Value Every time you complete a…

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3 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

When you wake up on a crisp morning, you might be tempted to wrap up in a warm blanket from the cool air. Your pipes are another part of your home that could also use some protection. If they freeze, they could burst and cause expensive damage to your home. If you keep the heat…

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Fall Plumbing and Heating Checklist

It’s hard to believe it, but fall is almost here! To help prepare your home for the colder months ahead, we created a Fall Plumbing & Heating Checklist. This checklist covers plumbing and heating tasks you can do this fall that will help you conserve energy, protect your home from a potential plumbing emergency, and…

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Why is there a bad smell when I flush my toilet?

One question we get a lot is “Why is there a bad smell when I flush my toilet?” There are a number of issues that could cause a bad smell when you flush your toilet. The following are the most common of these issues: Damaged Wax Sealing Ring You have a wax seal ring beneath…

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The Ultimate Pre-Vacation Plumbing Checklist

Before you leave for vacation, there are a few minor plumbing adjustments you should make that can save on energy, reduce your bills, and protect your home from potential disaster! Check out our pre-vacation plumbing checklist below! Turn off the main water supply By turning your water completely off you can avoid almost any plumbing-related…

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