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How a Drain Cleaning Specialist Takes Care of Tough Clogs

December 5th, 2016

Many homeowners turn to chemical drain cleaners when tough clogs leave them frustrated. If water pools up as soon as you step in the shower or if a kitchen drain clog won’t let you clear out a sink full of dishes, you may want a quick fix. But if a plunger does not resolve the issue, we recommend turning to the help of professional plumbers.

Experienced, licensed plumbers have the tools available to get the job done faster. And these are far more effective than chemical drain cleaners (which are not safe for your drains!).

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Does a Water Softener Make Sense for Your Home Plumbing?

November 28th, 2016

Many people trust that the water coming into their homes is relatively harmless. While they may use a filter for drinking water, showers and bathroom sinks remain unprotected.

Some of the particulate that plumbers worry about the most are minerals like calcium and magnesium. The truth is that these minerals are not usually harmful to drink or brush your teeth with. But they do cause damage to plumbing systems.

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4 Systems You Should Maintain before the Holidays

November 21st, 2016

If you’re hosting a holiday dinner this year, we hope that everything goes smoothly and that you have a joyful, peaceful gathering. With all of those people in your home, however, it will certainly help to take extra precautions before the holidays begin, in order to prevent a hosting disaster.

Here are 4 of the systems in your home that we think deserve extra attention before you host that big holiday party or dinner.

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Do I Really Need to Service My Boiler This Year?

November 16th, 2016

Many people ask us about how often a boiler really needs to be serviced. Of course, the answer depends on you. You can choose whether or not to schedule annual boiler services—but we strongly recommend you do.

A boiler seems like a sturdy, reliable system. And it is—for the most part. But any system that uses combustion and electrical power, has moving parts, and has the potential to corrode requires routine maintenance. Period.

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Your Guide to Selecting a New Furnace

November 7th, 2016

You know you need a new heating system, but it’s tough to have any idea of where to start. Hopefully, it’s been several years since you’ve had to replace a home comfort system—if ever—and you may not know just what you’re looking for.

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Winter Is on the Way: Winterize Outdoor Faucets

October 31st, 2016

As local temperatures start to drop, our plumbers want you to know one important thing: taking care of your plumbing system now can help to save you a lot of money and energy next spring.

We know that may seem like a long way off. But would you rather take on a couple of small maintenance tasks now or pay money to replace your outdoor faucets and piping a few months later?

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Here’s Why You Should Replace Your Water Heater BEFORE It Breaks Down

October 24th, 2016

Have you got a water heater that’s 8-20 years old or even older? It might be time to start thinking about a replacement unit.

We know that most people don’t particularly want to go through the process of replacing a water heater if it has not yet broken down. However, you use your water heater every day. And the older it gets, the more it wears down.

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How to Pick Out Your New Bathroom Faucet

October 17th, 2016

Whether you’re replacing a bathroom faucet that’s never worked quite the way you wanted or you’re upgrading the design of your bathroom, you’ll want to put some thought into your new faucet. Today, we offer some advice for those looking around for a new faucet for the bathroom sink. If you need more help, just call our friendly team of trained plumbers.

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How a Furnace Tune-Up Keeps Your Home Safe

October 10th, 2016

The furnace is a fixture in your home you rarely give much thought to. Typically, you care more about the thermostat settings and whether you’re getting the right amount of airflow throughout the home.

But it’s worth it to give some thought to your furnace before it starts to cool off significantly. That gives you more time to enjoy the winter and less time worrying about if and when your furnace will break down. You can save money and your family is safer too!

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Are These Contaminants in Your Water Supply?

October 3rd, 2016

The water in your home’s faucets may not be as clean as you think.

Despite the treatment process involved when you get your water from the city’s supply, lingering contaminants could still potentially be found in your water supply. Take a look at some of the most common water contaminants found in homes’ supplies. Could they be in your water?

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