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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

Winter is coming, which means thousands of families will soon be calling their local plumbers in a panic because their pipes have frozen and burst! Frozen pipes can cause serious water damage to your home – even a 1/8 inch crack in your pipes can leak as many as 250 gallons of water a day! This can lead to all sorts of problems, including mold, flooding, water damage and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Plumbing Tip: Possible Causes For Your Running Toilet

You hear a hissing in the middle of the night. You notice your water bill is higher than normal. What you probably have is the common running toilet, that if not addressed, will cost you hundreds of unnecessary dollars.

Fixing a leaking toilet is not a hard skill to learn. The savings (and pride) will last a lifetime. So, here’s a free plumbing tip on on causes of a running toilet. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Is Plumbing Important?

Of course plumbing is important. How would we eat, drink, shower or brush our teeth without it? It takes care of all the water that comes in and goes out of your house. There are many more reasons why plumbing is important too.

Plumbing doesn’t only pertain to water. It also pertains to other things like the water heating tank and the washing machine. The toilet is not the only thing that is going to need a little up-keep. You have to be aware of everything that is happening in your house to not get in to a big deep situation in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Plumbing Problems and Causes

Plumbing systems have been used for thousands of years to provide drinking water and remove water-borne wastes from buildings. In fact, “plumber” is derived from the latin word “plumbum,” meaning lead. Beginning with the Romans, lead was the material of choice for plumbing pipes because it was soft and easy to fabricate. Some older cities, such as Boston, still have much lead plumbing. So residents with lead plumbing are advised to let water flow briefly to dispel any lead that has leached into the water. Read the rest of this entry »