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2015

Ruptured Pipes In Summer? Three Reasons Why This Can Happen

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Most people understand that extreme cold can cause the water in their pipes to freeze, thereby rupturing the pipes. The mess and the plumbing repair services needed to correct this kind of damage is extensive (and often expensive!). Yet, you rarely hear about pipes rupturing in summer. It does happen, and here is why: The Pipes Are REALLY Old Pipes are not meant to last forever. If your home or building is really old, and the pipes are nearly as old as the structure itself, the pipes will eventually weaken and burst. Read More»

Troubleshooting A Constantly Running Air Conditioner

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Air conditioners provide a great service to your home—indeed, some areas of the world would be almost inhospitable without a properly functioning air conditioning unit. However, like all major appliances, air conditioners are susceptible to a variety of technical problems. One of the most common problems associated with air conditioning units is an inability to shut off. A constantly running air conditioner can greatly increase your energy bills, as well as cause damage to the unit itself. Read More»

4 Signs That Your Drains Need To Be Professionally Cleaned

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Keeping an eye on your plumbing system is crucial for proper performance long-term. If any signs of problems are missed, it could result in serious damage and the need for costly repairs. Many major plumbing problems start with a clogged drain or pipe, so it’s important to know when you should have your system professionally cleaned. Here are four signs that may be telling you the time to schedule a professional cleaning is now: Read More»

When To Call A Plumber

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If you have problems with your plumbing it can be tempting to do the repair yourself. There are a few things that you will be able to take care of, such as a simple clog. However, most of the time it is wise to hire a professional plumber to take care of the plumbing problems. There comes a point when you will do more damage than good. However, it can be hard to know exactly when to call a plumber to fix a situation. Read More»

How To Prevent Three Plumbing Problems That Are Common In The Summer

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Summer is in the air, and for most, that means pool parties, gardens full of fresh veggies, and relaxing in the sun. A plumbing emergency can quickly interrupt your summer, turning what should be “play time” into a period of worries and high bills. Here’s a look at three plumbing problems that are especially common in the summer – and some tips for preventing each one. Sewer Line Backups Sewer lines can clog at any time of year, but these clogs tend to be most common in the summer. Read More»