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Pink stain in shower

Topics: Home Plumbing, Plumbing Tips

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It’s a question we hear frequently, and we know there’s nothing pretty about pink when you see it stained onto the surfaces of your sink, shower, or toilet. So what’s causing these mysterious pink rings? And why does it keep coming back after you’ve scrubbed it away? While many people believe the stains to be a sign of poor-quality or overly metallic hard water, most likely it is a bacteria known as Serratia Marcescens. Read More
PEX vs Copper Piping

Topics: Commercial Plumbing, Pipe Leaks and Repair, Home Plumbing, DIY

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Professional repiping is a great option for homeowners and business owners who want to replace old and outdated pipes. The question now is, what do you repipe with? Today, it often comes down to choosing between copper and PEX piping. While you’re likely familiar with copper, in this blog we’ll look at what PEX piping is, its benefits, and provide some PEX piping installation tips. Read More
Plumbing Pipe Relining vs Replacement

Topics: Trenchless Technology, Pipe Lining, Lateral Lining, Pipe Leaks and Repair

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  We rely on our plumbing every day. Our sinks, showers, and toilets are must-haves that we couldn't live without! But what happens when the plumbing pipes on your property aren't performing? Do they have to be replaced, or can they simply be relined? If you've noticed some of the warning signs we highlight here, don't wait to have your pipes checked. As Ben Franklin famously said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." So, check those pipes before they become a major problem. But first, here's a closer look at what you may be dealing with. Read More
gas-detection

Topics: Leak Detection, Pipe Leaks and Repair, Home Plumbing

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Natural gas is a convenient source of energy that over 50 percent of homes in the United States rely on to dry clothing, cook food, heat water, and heat their homes. It is usually safe, but under certain circumstances, such as improperly installed or poorly maintained gas lines, gas leaks can turn into major problems for your health and your home. Read More
Copper Piping

Topics: Pipe Leaks and Repair

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Copper piping has been a popular choice for homes and commercial buildings since the 1960s. While it does have its advantages, copper piping plumbing also has a fair number of disadvantages – especially if it begins to corrode, as was the case in Folsom, CA in 2020 (more on this later). In this blog, we’ll discuss the good and the bad when it comes to copper piping, and what to look for if you suspect a problem with your copper piping. Read More

Topics: Commercial Plumbing, Home Plumbing, Plumbing Tips

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Memes are the third-most shared type of content on social media, bested only by personal news and funny videos. In fact, 55% of 13-35-year-olds send memes every week—and 30% send them every day. So, this week, we thought we’d lighten the mood and tickle your funny bone with some plumbing memes and a few plumbing GIFs. These humorous plumbing memes and GIFs tackle everything from the cost of plumbing to DIY plumbing hacks we wouldn’t recommend trying!  Read More

Topics: Home Plumbing

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Hard water may be one of the most common plumbing problems across the country. An incredible 85% of the United States has hard water, so there’s a strong likelihood that you live in a state with hard water problems. So, let's take a look at the differences between hard and soft water, why it’s important to recognize the signs of hard water, and what hard water solutions are available.  Read More
Commercial Drain Cleaners

Topics: Commercial Plumbing, Drain Cleaning and Repair

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When your drain is clogged, it’s not uncommon to reach for the nearest commercial drain cleaner. And for good reason – they work, often quickly clearing stubborn blockages. But, have you ever stopped to think about why they’re so effective? What you don’t know about chemical drain cleaners, their ingredients, and the way they work may surprise you. Read More