Factors that Lead to Premature Pipe Replacement

September 19, 2020

Although most Americans take it for granted, plumbing is one of modern society’s biggest accomplishments. Toilets, sewers and water treatment plants have given people a consistently clean source of water, not to mention a way to dispose of waste. While it’s a staple a modern life, plumbing isn’t cheap to replace. To keep your home’s plumbing system in good working order and avoid the necessity of replacing pipes sooner than expected, steer clear of the following common mistakes. If It’s Not Human Waste or Toilet Paper, Don’t Flush It It’s quite common for people to flush

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Tips for Dealing With Cloudy Water

August 16, 2020

If the water coming out of your tap is cloudy, there are a few potential causes to explore. It’s probably fine to drink, but there’s a small chance that it’s contaminated. Here’s how to get your tap water clear. Clean the Aerator If cloudy water is coming out of just one faucet, it’s probably the aerator that’s the culprit. Take it off and clean it in a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. Rinse the aerator thoroughly before screwing it back on. Your Municipal Supply If all of your tap water is

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How to Fix a Drain

July 16, 2020

A drain can quickly clog up due to a variety of reasons. Understanding how to quickly fix a drain is important in saving yourself a lot of time and frustration. Following a few simple tips can unclog your drain without the need for calling a local plumber. Here are three tips to remember if you are trying to fix your drain. 1. Pour Boiling Water One of the easiest ways to unclog a drain is to use boiling water to move the clog. It is always a good idea to remove as much

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Ways to Conserve Water at Home

March 22, 2020

In America, we’re used to having running water readily available and in seemingly endless supply, but the long-running drought in California and water restrictions in western states should tell us otherwise. There is a finite supply of water and though water is a renewable resource the amount of clean drinking water is declining. We can all help out by using less water (and paying less). These seven ways to conserve water at home are very practical and some are surprisingly easy. 1. Turn off faucets How often do you let faucet water

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7 Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet

August 16, 2019

Toilet Clog Ask any plumber and they will tell you that people often flush things down the toilet that really should not be flushed. They’ve cleared enough clogs from toilet drain pipes to know the worst things that people flush. Save yourself the plumbing bill by never flushing any of the following things down your toilet. Wet wipes Baby wipes, wet wipes, and cleaning wipes are often marketed as “flushable” wipes, but many of them are only flushable in the same way that a t-shirt or towel

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