How NOT to Thaw Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 29th, 2018

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Use extreme caution when attempting to thaw a pipe with a space heater!

Frozen pipes in Minneapolis can be a nuisance. Some of us may be used to this occurrence in the winter months, but that doesn’t mean we are prepared or patient when it does happen. We want the pipes to be thawed out fast, but that may mean some improper methods are sometimes used to get them that way.

There are some methods you can use to get the pipes to thaw faster. However, there are some methods we’d like to warn you against. Here are some of the things you should never do while attempting to thaw a pipe in your home.

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Which Drain Cleaning Products Work Best?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

plunger-basicClogged drains can quickly become a mess you just don’t want to deal with, so you want a solution fast. You may have heard about a new product to unclog drains, or you might go for the old standby chemicals. But we have some warnings about these. Often, it’s better to leave drain cleaning to a qualified professional who already has the right tools on hand.

Otherwise, the best drain cleaning products are often things you already have! Check out our list of the best drain cleaning products, and which ones you should avoid, in today’s guide. Contact our plumbers for fast drain cleaning in Minneapolis, MN.

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How to Run Your Heater Efficiently

Monday, January 1st, 2018

green-home-energySometimes, the only way to get better efficiency from a heating system is to replace it. Most furnaces only last about 10-15 years, while boilers can last a few years longer. Before your heater gives out for good, though, you might notice efficiency dropping. It may seem normal that a system drops in performance levels with time, but a well-installed system should be able to keep up about 95% of its original efficiency levels when properly maintained.

Keep your bills low without losing any of the performance you expect from your heater. Follow our tips and you may notice your bills drop as soon as next month!

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