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Treat Your Drains Kindly

Posted by Agentis on Jul 6, 2018 11:51:49 AM

We rarely think about our drains and pipes until something goes wrong.

But if you follow a few simple tips, you’ll keep your drains flowing and prevent potential problems down the road.

Here are a few questions and answers as well as tips for keeping your drains healthy....

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Topics: plumbing inspections, Plumbing, Clogged, chemical drain cleaner, drain cleaner

Plumbing Inspections: Check the plumbing before buying the house

Posted by Agentis on Jun 27, 2018 5:53:03 PM

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 you’ve found a home that is in the perfect location and looks great on the outside, you also need to know what’s going on under the floors and behind the walls. 

Selecting a home with many plumbing issues could cost you thousands down the road, and add significant stress to your life. 

Here are a few features of a home’s plumbing system that are important to check before buying....

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Topics: New Home, plumbing inspections, Plumbing

Save Water and Lower Your Bill with Three Simple Changes

Posted by Agentis on Jun 13, 2018 5:44:41 PM

The amount of water Americans waste is at an all-time high.

According to the EPA, 900 billion gallons of water are wasted annually in the US, just due to leaks around the house. In fact, 95% of all the water we use goes straight down the drain.

And this can cost you a lot of money – draining your bank account as well as local reservoirs.

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Topics: Water Bill, Save Water, Water Leak, Leak Detector

Got a Bad Clog? Be Careful When Playing With Snakes

Posted by Agentis on May 29, 2018 3:31:51 PM

Tried everything to clear a clog in a sink or toilet and nothing has worked?

Before you jump to a drain snake, be sure you know the different types and how to use them. It’s also important to understand the potential for damaging your pipes if used incorrectly.

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Topics: Plumbing, Clogged, Bathroom Drain

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: Plumbing, Water Leak, 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, Bathroom Drain, Drain, Drain Trap

How to Fix a Running Toilet: The Flapper

Posted by Agentis on Apr 20, 2018 1:56:08 PM

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 few of the main culprits of a running toilet that you can easily fix on your own.

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Topics: Bathroom Remodel, Budget, Toilet

Can You Fix or Replace a Bathroom Sink on Your Own?

Posted by Agentis on Apr 13, 2018 1:45:01 PM

Replacing major elements – or even the sink itself – can be a large undertaking for the average homeowner.

But if you’re a do-it-yourselfer with the right plumbing knowledge, you can tackle it.

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Topics: Bathroom Remodel, Budget, Toilet

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