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2020

How A Residential Water Softener Installation Is Performed

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Well water must be periodically tested to ensure it is still safe for consumption, but all water that comes from municipal supplies is safe to drink. However, even though your water is safe, you might run into other problems with it. Water can have higher or lower mineral content, depending on its source. When water contains a lot of minerals such as calcium, it’s said to be hard water. Hard water often leaves mineral residue behind when it evaporates, which can leave your hair or skin feeling dirty. Read More»

What Can Cause Your Plumbing Pipes To Burst And How To Handle This Plumbing Emergency

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A burst pipe is one of the more frightening plumbing emergencies you might have to deal with. When a pipe burst open, water gushes out freely and damages your home. If you happen to be gone for several hours or even days at the time, the water damage could be extensive and you might face a huge water bill too. Here are things that can cause a pipe to burst and how to handle this plumbing emergency. Read More»

Why Your Kitchen Sink Needs A Trap And Some Problems It Might Develop

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If the cabinet under your kitchen sink is so full of cleaning supplies or pans that it’s running out of room, you may be frustrated with the plumbing pipes that take up so much space. The pipe that hangs low under the sink is the P-trap, and although it takes up valuable room in the cabinet, it’s essential for the proper working of your plumbing. Every drain in your home should have a trap, although most of them are out of sight. Read More»

Here's What It Means If Waste Water From Your Plumbing Is Coming Out Of A Pipe In Your Yard

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You go about your day passing by a pipe in your front yard every day without giving it much thought until something terrible happens: waste water (and other matter) from your plumbing starts coming out of it. What is it and why is it happening? Find out here. What the Pipe Is That pipe is called a clean-out pipe. It’s there to give plumbers access to the sewer line so that they can clear it without having to access it from the sewer side. Read More»

Want To Know What's Wrong With Your Drains? Tips For Dealing With Plumbing Problems

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Having plumbing problems in your home, but are not sure what the issue is? These tips can help diagnose and fix the problem in your home. Slow Filling Toilets One common problem you may have in your home is most notable when you flush the toilets. If the water is behaving differently when you flush by emptying and not really filling back up, or with water moving a lot in the bowl, this could be a problem with your plumbing ventilation system. Read More»