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Topics: Trenchless Technology, Plumbing Tips, Inspection, How To, Preventative, Home Plumbing Tips

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When you move into a new home, you may find yourself rapidly accumulating tools for various household projects. Even the least handy homeowners usually have a few screwdrivers or hammers to tend to minor issues. Maintaining your home’s plumbing, however, can be a little more complicated due to the variety of specialized tools required. While you may not plan on replacing your toilet flapper, fixtures, or sink drains, it’s good to have a variety of plumbing tools on hand so you can deal with minor issues that may not be serious enough to require a professional plumber. Read More
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Topics: Water Bills, Repairs, Leaks, Pressure, Home Plumbing Tips, Toilet Repair

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You probably rarely think about toilet plumbing troubles until you need a plunger; however, a running toilet can cost you hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars in wasted water every year. Typically, running water in your toilet wastes about 25 times more water than a shower leak and about 4 times as much water than a simple faucet leak. Read More
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Topics: Home Plumbing Tips, plumbing inspection, home inspection, renovating a home

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A home renovation, when done well, can add thousands of dollars to the value of your house and, ultimately, increase your personal wealth as a result. Many TV programs show people renovating homes as an investment in their property, or buying and flipping strictly for a profit. However, many of these individuals have teams of professionals working with them to make things shine. Read More

Topics: DIY plumbing, Home Plumbing Tips

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A clogged drain may not ruin your day but it can put a damper on it, throw your schedule off and require a call to your plumber if the plunger doesn't get the job done. Prevention is the best practice for keeping your drains clear, clean and flowing freely. You can find many DIY plumbing tips and the simplest is often the most effective. Keep reading and learn about 5 simple tools that can help you keep your drains running free of the restraint of clogs from hair, soap, and debris that can clog your drain pipes. Read More

Topics: Home Plumbing Tips, Sewer Inspections, Clogged Drains, summer vacation, Clog Drains

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Activity increases around most homes in the summer months because kids are on break, vacations are being taken and traveling friends and family can show up and stay for several days or weeks of the season. This means that you will use more water and sewage than normal, giving your sewer lines and plumbing a harder workout. Due to this added use, you may notice more frequent sewer problems during summer months. Read More