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How To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Every winter, temperatures are bound to get below freezing. So far you may have been lucky enough to not have frozen pipes. However, what if you went on a trip? Many homeowners don't think about the possibility of frozen pipes and will totally shut off the heat to the house while they're gone. They also won't think about the fact that any remaining water in the pipes could possibly freeze. If you do happen to forget to take precautions such as leaving the water tricking in the faucets and leaving your heat on, you can expect your pipes to freeze [...]

Replacing Old Plumbing – Do Your Old Pipes Need to Go?

Plumbing is usually relatively sturdy, but it does not last forever. If you find yourself making small repairs over and over again, it may mean that your plumbing system needs to be replaced. Of course, replacing old plumbing is no small undertaking. The construction work that goes into such a job is not only disruptive – you may have to leave your home as walls are torn out and your water is disconnected - but it is also hugely expensive. So, how do you decide when repair jobs are enough and when it is time to bite the bullet and [...]

3 Reasons Why Your Hot Water May Not Last

Have you ever started a nice, hot shower only to receive a cold, arctic blast half way through? If you're having hot water plumbing problems and your water never really turns hot, chances are your hot water heater needs time to reheat the water. Especially if you have been doing other things like washing clothes or running the dishwasher. However, if that cold shower occurs in the midst of a hot shower start, you may have some problems with the hot water heater or plumbing. Consider these options before you hire a plumber: 1. Possible hot water heater problem – [...]

Tips and Tricks for Fixing Plumbing Clogs In Your Home

Many people turn to chemical solutions when it comes to fixing plumbing clogs in the home, particularly toilets and sinks. While you can achieve some success with the chemical approach, sometimes it is only a temporary solution or sometimes does not work at all. What you are left with is plumbing pipes with harmful pollutants. If you have a clog, your first solution should be to use a natural clog remover, particularly for clogged sink pipes. Boil three or four cups of water until it is roiling then mix a cup of baking soda in it. Next, pour the solution [...]