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How to Keep Your Toilets up and Running

Posted by Agentis on Jun 19, 2017 12:51:31 PM

Toilets are the last thing you want malfunctioning in your house. So maintaining them is important. Use these tips to keep the porcelain “thrones” in your house in tip-top shape.

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Topics: Toilet

Is It Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal?

Posted by Agentis on Jun 13, 2017 3:50:41 PM

Like anything else in your house, garbage disposals wear out over time. But when is it necessary to replace it? That depends on how old it is and how it’s been treated over the years. 

If you routinely do some basic things like run cold water through it after you use it and keep large pieces of food or known “cloggers” like coffee grounds away from it, a disposal can last many years.

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Topics: Garbage Disposal

Getting a Checkup on Your Pipes Can Prevent Possible Disaster

Posted by Agentis on Jun 7, 2017 3:30:33 PM

 Everyone will go through at least one major plumbing disaster in their lifetime – whether it’s a broken water heater, a massive flood in the basement, or a burst pipe. But many of these disasters are preventable with some routine maintenance. 

But how do you conduct routine maintenance?

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Topics: Water Pipe, Pipes, Disaster

Plumbing Tips: Why Does It Take so Long for My Shower to Get Hot Water?

Posted by Agentis on Jun 2, 2017 12:47:13 PM

You’re waiting for what seems like hours. And it’s costing you money as wasted water runs down the drain. But you’re not going to get in until it’s nice and warm. 

So why do showers take so long to heat up?

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Topics: shower, hot water

Plumbing Tips and Prevention: Be a Leak Detective

Posted by Agentis on May 30, 2017 12:23:46 PM

Three things you can do to detect water leaks. 

Here’s a simple checklist that can pay big benefits when it comes to tracking down pesky leaks.

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Topics: Water Leak, Plumbing, Toilet Test

Plumbing and Prevention: Clogged Kitchen Sink?

Posted by Agentis on May 22, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Keep your drains flowing smoothly. Easier said than done when it comes to the high-traffic kitchen. There’s food particles, soap, and the worst culprit – grease.

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Topics: Plumbing, Clogged, Kitchen Sink

Plumbing and Prevention: Tested Your Water Shut off Valves Lately?

Posted by Agentis on May 16, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Stop a leak from doing further damage by turning it off at the source 

Whether it’s a leak from the washing machine, toilet, or sink, you can stop it at the source and save yourself from major water damage. All it takes is a little preparation.

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Topics: Shut Off Valve, Water Leak, Plumbing

What Not to Put down Your Kitchen Sink

Posted by Agentis on May 7, 2017 8:23:17 PM

Are you abusing your kitchen sink drains without even being aware of it? 

You’re not alone. With over 60 years of experience unclogging drains in the Lehigh Valley, here are some common food discards that can be incredibly harmful to your drains.

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Topics: Plumbing, Kitchen Sink, Disposal

Plumbing Tips and Prevention: Why Is My Water Bill so High?

Posted by Agentis on May 2, 2017 12:30:00 PM

When the weather warms up, we tend to use more water. Hotter weather. More showers. More watering in the yard.

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Topics: Water Leak, Plumbing, Water Bill

Plumbing and Prevention: Treating a Clogged Bathroom Drain

Posted by Agentis on Apr 28, 2017 9:10:22 AM

There are some simple ways you can keep your bathroom drains flowing smoothly. And you don’t even need to use harsh chemicals.

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Topics: Plumbing, Drain


As a second generation family owned business, Agentis Plumbing has served Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the entire Lehigh Valley since 1954. Through our family-owned and operated full-service plumbing and drain cleaning Mr. Rooter franchise, we offer courteous and prompt service by fully uniformed, skilled technicians, providing 24 hour / 7 day emergency plumbing service at no extra charge.

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