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Do You Have A Septic Emergency?

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A septic system serves as an efficient way to deal with household waste that is not connected to city water or sewer lines. If your home is equipped with a septic tank system, then you are responsible for identifying issues and contacting a professional as quickly as possible to have them repaired to ensure your service is not interrupted. Keep reading to learn of a few signs that indicate you have a septic emergency on your hands. Read More»

Foul Smell Coming From Your Front Yard? It Could Be A Sewer Line Problem

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When homeowners think about their home’s plumbing, their minds often go to the indoor pipes that allow water to come in and leave the house. But there’s more to it than that. There’s also the sewer line, which resides outdoors. If you’ve been noticing a foul odor, like excrement or decay, coming from your front yard, it’s a fairly strong sign that something is wrong with your sewer line. Here’s what you need to know about this problem. Read More»

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»