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Is it time for a new dishwasher?

Posted by Agentis on May 16, 2018 1:50:28 PM

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 goes wrong.

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Topics: Plumbing, Dishwasher, Replace Dishwasher

How to Replace Your Sink

Posted by Agentis on May 9, 2018 5:39:11 PM

 Replacing a sink can be a big job. If you have a fairly standard drop in or under mount sink, then the replacement process may be somewhat easier to complete.

However, it is worth noting that any time you end up connecting and disconnecting piping, there is a chance that leaking or flooding may occur. So, if you’re not comfortable with that, you may want to bring in a professional.

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Topics: Plumbing, Kitchen Sink, Replace Sink

Water Heaters: Should You Consider a Water Heater Leak Detector?

Posted by Agentis on May 4, 2018 4:45:42 PM

 

With the average water heater holding about 50 gallons, a leak in your tank can create a lot damage.

And, depending on where your water heater is located and how long it is until the water is shut off to the tank, it could spread into several rooms – ruining carpets, damaging flooring, and even seeping into walls.

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Topics: Water Leak, Plumbing, Water Heater, Leak Detector

Plumbing Diy: All About Drain Traps

Posted by Agentis on Apr 27, 2018 3:11:07 PM

 Ever wonder what that curved pipe is underneath your sink? 

Today we’re going to boost your plumbing knowledge and put a new skill into your DIY arsenal. 

Understanding the drain trap is a good step that will serve you well for diagnosing those strange odors coming up, fixing nagging leaks, or fighting stubborn clogs.

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Topics: Plumbing, Drain, Bathroom Drain, Drain Trap

Love DIY? Basic Plumbing Tools To Get the Job Done

Posted by Agentis on Mar 19, 2018 2:25:01 PM

Want to start tackling some of those smaller plumbing jobs around the house? 

Here are some of the basic tools you’ll want to keep on hand to save a few bucks and take on those running toilets, replace showerheads, or fix a leaky faucet.

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Topics: Plumbing, Garbage Disposal repair, DIY

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

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