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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

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

Is It Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

Posted by Agentis on Apr 26, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A water heater can last 8 to 12 years, sometimes more depending on the manufacturer. So what are some of the things you can do to prevent a water heater leak?

Here are a few things you can do:

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Topics: Plumbing, Emergency, Prevention, Water Heater

Plumbing Tips and Prevention: How to prevent a “fatberg” in your pipes

Posted by Agentis on Apr 24, 2017 11:05:00 AM

We didn’t coin the name but it’s kind of catchy.

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Topics: Plumbing, Emergency, Prevention

Plumbing and Prevention: Water, Water, Everywhere

Posted by Agentis on Apr 20, 2017 4:50:00 PM

Be prepared to stop a leak by shutting off the main valve to your home.

Water is running everywhere. In the frenzy you run around looking for the main shut-off valve and have no idea where it is. Okay, relax. Deep breath! 

With a little preparation, you’ll be ready for an emergency like this. You can even show your family how to do it so everyone’s prepared if they discover a water leak. 

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Topics: Plumbing, Emergency


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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