Steps to Take for a Broken Garbage Disposal

Monday, December 18th, 2017

checking-disposal-drain-plumber-womanThank goodness for garbage disposals. Many of us have lived without them before, and it is certainly a pain. Garbage gets fuller and smellier faster, so you have to take it out more frequently. Washing dishes means a lot of back and forth to the trash can. And you have to clean out drain covers you use to catch food debris…yuck!

As great as the garbage disposal is, though, you may not feel so grateful when it breaks and you’re stuck without the powerful processing you needed. Often, this happens right in the middle of cleaning, when you’re using it, which may lead to a clogged sink. Will you have to call a plumber? Or can you handle it on your own?

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What Plumbers Find During Drain Cleaning

Monday, September 11th, 2017

plumber-cleaning-drain-auger-tubDo-it-yourself work can be appealing for many reasons. The money you may save, along with the sense of accomplishment you feel, offer a satisfaction that can leave you always searching for a DIY solution when something goes wrong in the home. For example, you may be able to clean out a drain on your own—but this isn’t always the best idea.

There are some ways to clean out a problem near the drain opening without damaging the drain.

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Why You Should Always Hire Professionals for (Most) Plumbing Problems

Monday, August 28th, 2017

plumber-technician-at-doorSaving money is a huge priority to most people. Unless you’re swimming in pools of cash, you’ve likely spent some time comparing prices on things such as airline prices, vehicles, and entertainment systems. You know you won’t be able to afford—say—a first class ticket or a Lamborghini, so you settle for the lower cost option.

But when it comes to home services, your considerations should be different. Attempting to save money on services you need for your home may actually cost you a lot more over time. Today, we want to look at the experience professional plumbers have, and why you should look for a professional plumber—not a handy neighbor—to handle your plumbing needs.

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When Should You Replace a Sump Pump?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

plumbing-flood-homeTo many homeowners in our area, the sump pump is an invaluable device. Without it, you may have to worry about flooding in your basement or crawlspace, which leads to major property damage, and the potential for mold and mildew to develop. And that’s something you certainly want to avoid.

You can prevent your sump pump from failing when you need it most by replacing an older sump pump before it breaks. You don’t want to wait for your basement to flood before doing so, but how can you tell it’s time for a replacement?

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Prevent Freeze Breaks at Outdoor Faucets: Follow these Steps

Monday, October 5th, 2015

If you are a homeowner, you most likely have an outdoor faucet that you use to connect your hose when watering plants on your property. It’s easy to forget about this faucet when winter comes and nobody needs to use it. But in the winter, ice can damage your hose and your faucet, potentially leading to hundreds of dollar in repair and replacement costs. Don’t forget to disconnect your hose and drain your faucet this year. Learn more in the steps outlined below!

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