Plumbing Security Is Our Priority

The Seal - Plumbing Security

Let’s face it. We live in a country that’s driven by fear. Much of that has to do with our media; but quite frankly, fear drives us to spend. The fact is, if someone wants to get into your home, they will. In 2008, State Farm surveyed 1000 homeowners across the country and surprisingly, less…

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Cast Iron Sewer Pipes Don’t Need Replacing

Before someone tells you that you need a new sewer system, get a second opinion. Chances are if you have a house that was built in the mid-1970s or before then your sewer line is cast iron or at least part of it is. Cast iron sewer pipes have a life expectancy of 50 to…

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The Latest Plumbing Technologies

The latest plumbing technologies

When we think about the latest technologies, our mind shifts to the advancements in cell phones, computers, and the latest gadgets. Rarely would anyone think about plumbing. The fact is, homeowners can go years without needing to call a plumber. Products and services such as hydro-jetting, trenchless sewer lines, tankless water heaters, smart pipes, and…

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How To Avoid The Holiday Plumber

Holiday Plumber

How do we avoid your plumber during the holiday? Most of us have heard the saying, “If something can go wrong, it usually does.” That was Murphy, and he wasn’t negative, he was a realist. Let’s face it. If we own a car, home, boat or any other expensive possession, we will have things go…

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The Reasons Why Our Sewer Lines Fail

Lateral Sewer Line

For the majority of us, we are connected to a city sewer line. A sewer line is also known as a sewer pipe or sewer main. There is very little that can make our sewer lines fail; but when it does, it can wreak havoc. The problems can range from a clogged sewer pipe to…

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I Installed My New Toilet So Can You

my new toilet

I would wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and occasionally, I would hear water running. I finally decided to take my own advice and test our toilets for water leaks. I used a couple of drops of food coloring in the tank and waited for a short time. Lo…

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What To Consider When Installing A Gas Line

Gas Line For A Barbecue

Have you ever stopped to consider how natural gas and propane plays a significant role in our home?  We use it for cooking, hot water, outdoor barbeques, fireplaces, drying clothes, and heating our homes. Most homeowners like natural gas because it costs less, some even claim they prefer it when cooking. They also prefer it…

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Eco-Friendly Solution To Clearing A Clogged Drain

Eco-Friendly Solution To Clearing A Clogged Drain

I think we can all agree that at some point, we’ve experienced a clogged drain. Some homeowners pull the trigger right away and call the plumber, while others will do everything to fix it themselves. There are some basics when it comes to clearing a simple clogged drain. We want to emphasize “simple” because there…

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Plumbing For The Most Energy Efficient Home

energy efficient home

Plumbing for the most energy-efficient home will require some strategic planning. It doesn’t seem that long ago when we used as much water as we wanted. The fact is, our world has grown significantly. The population in California alone has more than doubled since 1970 to close to 40 million. That means we need to…

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Why I Prefer PEX Over Copper For My Home Repipe

PEX Tubing

The pipes are making funny noises, and we’ve experienced a couple of pipe leaks. Our home, built-in 1965, is now approaching sixty years old. The writing is on the wall; our house needs repiping. This scenario is common in older homes. Most copper pipes last forty to sixty years, then they’ll start showing signs of…

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