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Archive for January, 2018

How to Tell if You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, January 29th, 2018

water-handsPlumbing leaks are the trifecta of obnoxious home problems. They’re difficult to detect, can cause quite a bit of damage, and are incredibly common in homes across the country. So, what can you do to protect yourself against the likelihood of leaks showing up in your own home’s plumbing system? Well, we have good news and bad news on that front.

The bad news is that there is little you can do to protect against any leaks forming at all. Most leaks are caused by corrosion or oxidization, which are chemical reactions due to the interaction with your pipes and elements in the surrounding area. There’s not much you can do about that, but what you can do is detect leaks as early as possible so you can limit the damage. The best way to do this is to call for plumbing maintenance at least once every year or two. In between those appointments, you should keep an eye out for some specific signs that your system is leaking.

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Call for Drain Cleaning if These Things Apply to Your Drains

Monday, January 15th, 2018

DrainDrain cleaning is one of those important and necessary maintenance procedures that homeowners just don’t think about very often. Most people don’t think about their drains at all until they become completely clogged. Even then, they typically forego professional drain cleaning services entirely in favor of store bought drain cleaners.

Don’t be one of those people! Store bought drain cleaners are actually terrible for the health of your drains. The vast majority of them clear out clogs by using highly corrosive substances, which will eat through whatever is clogging the drain, but will also corrode the pipe itself. Over time, this will make leaks more likely to form and will eventually lead to needing to replace the entire pipe. Professional drain cleaning services do not use these materials, resorting instead to mechanical means or just high-pressure water spray that won’t damage the pipes. Have a look at some of the symptoms that indicate that it’s time to call for professional drain cleaning services.

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Make Sure to Schedule Plumbing Maintenance

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenanceThe plumbing system in your home can be tough to keep in good shape. Most of it is out of sight and out of mind a lot of the time, which makes it difficult for homeowners to detect issues. However, there are still ways to guarantee that your plumbing system stays in good health for as long as possible. The number one way to do that is to schedule plumbing maintenance at least once a year. Read on to find out why it’s so important that you have a professional plumber take a look at your plumbing system at least once annually.

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