Maintenance

Common Plumbing Disasters and How to Avoid Them

Think you’re all thumbs when it comes to fixing things? If you’re into preventing problems before they occur, then this is a must-read. We’ve outlined some of the most common plumbing disasters – not to cause panic – but to help you take steps to keep small problems small and prevent significant expenses and inconvenience.

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The Ultimate End of Summer Plumbing Checklist

As summer winds down, it’s a good idea to think about preparing your plumbing for the months ahead. Checking your plumbing seasonally can help guard against those untimely problems that can arise as the weather changes.  Here’s a simple checklist of things to do to keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly.

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Plumbing Inspections: Check the plumbing before buying the house

Buying a house is a huge decision and one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make.  And, since plumbing is key to how a home functions now and in the future, you want to make sure you understand what you are actually buying and what might be required to get the house into shape.  Maybe […]

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Is it time for a new dishwasher?

Every night, we depend on our dishwashers to do a chore we all dread. We get so used to the convenience that when it starts to show signs of failure, it can throw your routine off. The reality is that, while we trust our dishwashers to be reliable, we don’t conduct regular maintenance until something […]

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How to Fix a Running Toilet: The Flapper

Running toilets are a common household nuisance. They waste a lot of water, and the sound of the water cycling through begins to sound like a constant stream of money as expensive water slips away. But fear not, fixing a running toilet is easier than you think. In this post, we’re going to cover a […]

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Three Things to Remember When Fixing Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal can present certain risks when repairing it. Here are some things to be aware of when fixing your garbage disposal.

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Water Heater Maintenance: What Is an Anode Rod and Is It Time to Replace It?

You may not know it, but water heaters are built with safety in mind. One of the best examples of this in action is an anode rod.  But what is an anode rod?

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