Plumbing

15
Aug

Brass vs Copper vs PVC Pipes

Which is best for your health – brass, copper or PVC?  The use of copper piping in home construction in the US started in the early 1960’s. By 1970, it was the material of choice among plumbers. It is estimated that 98% of homes built after 1970 have copper pipes. Despite public perception that copper pipes last forever, the average

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1
Aug

If Plumbing Could Kill, It Would Be with Backflow and Back Siphonage

When we turn the faucet on in our homes, we assume that the water is safe to drink, but that is not always the case. Water in the home normally flows in one direction, but under certain circumstances, it can flow in another direction.  This alternate direction is called “backflow”.  Backflow happens when there is a change in water pressure,

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23
May

Save Yourself Some Big Headaches With These 9 Plumbing Leak Tips

1. You may not know exactly what is right with your pipes, but you can quickly spot what is wrong.  You don’t need to be an experienced plumber to know when you have a plumbing issue.  There is a level of common sense that goes into doing a basic inspection of your pipes. Take a look at the visible pipes in your

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9
May

What is Re-Piping & Should I Re-Pipe My House?

Re-piping is a complete replacement of all of the water pipes in your plumbing system due to pipe degradation. Cracks can be a sign of weakened pipes; these pipes can break all at once or slowly over time. Regardless, they are a sign that the integrity of the home is compromised. When you are re-piping your water line, you are

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28
Mar

12 Plumbing Tricks of the Trade for Advanced DIY Plumbing

If you are “hands on” and prefer to handle your own repairs, or you just want to save money, there are some plumbing tricks that you can use. For those of us that dare to take plumbing issues into our own hands, here are some pro-tips to help you be successful and make your life a little easier. Faulty Shutoff

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14
Mar

What to Do In Case Of Emergency Water Leaks

Many homeowners seem to panic when they hear that they have water problems in their homes, especially water leaks. However, by simply following a few easy-to-manage tips, you can help keep a leak under control in your home and save yourself lots of money. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that simply repairing a faucet that is dripping

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29
Feb

Tampa’s 5 Biggest Plumbing Scams

Regardless of where you live, at some point everyone will experience plumbing problems and will need to call a plumber to fix them. A phone call to a plumber, can result in you getting swindled, which is why it is essential to inform yourself on their process. We’ve created a list of the seven biggest plumbing scams that people in

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15
Feb

What Not to Flush

Just because it fits into the drain hole, doesn’t mean it should be flushed down it.  Far too often, items find their way into toilets and drains and cause an adverse effect on our home’s plumbing system and sewage tanks.  These items also end up in our city or town’s wastewater treatment plants and aquatic habitats.  If you want to

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1
Feb

Why Does My Bathroom Smell Bad?

Common Causes of the Unpleasant Smell in Your Bathroom You can be comfortable in a cluttered living room, you may be too tired to change the sheets and yet crash on the bed without any reluctance, you can deal with odd smells while landscaping, and you can always deal with some rather unpleasant stuff when you are cleaning your home.

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