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Don’t throw that down there: How to keep the garbage disposal clog-free during the holidays

Posted by Agentis on Nov 20, 2018 3:28:13 PM

With the fall season upon us, the holidays are right around the corner. And that means  meals with family and friends. 

When you’ve got family visiting for a few days, you’ll likely be cooking, eating and cleaning up together. And that can open up the possibility of having one or more family members put something that can cause a clog into the garbage disposal. 

It can also bring about an uncomfortable discussion when your guests tell you that they always throw this stuff down their disposal and never have a problem. 

Prepare yourself before their arrival – and put the power of professional plumbing advice behind your case. 

Here are ten things that should never be thrown into the disposal.

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Topics: Plumbing, holidays, Garbage Disposal

Common Plumbing Disasters and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Agentis on Nov 9, 2018 2:10:28 PM

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 major expenses and inconvenience.

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Topics: Plumbing, Common Problems, Prevention

Simple Plumbing Fixes Anyone Can Do

Posted by Agentis on Oct 31, 2018 1:43:43 PM

Think you’re all thumbs when it comes to fixing things?

Think again. The best way to keep your plumbing functioning smoothly and be prepared for any emergencies is to do some simple maintenance on a regular basis. And there are a lot of things you can do that do not require a lot of do-it-yourself expertise.

Here are some easy fixes that you can do yourself when it comes to your plumbing.

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Topics: DIY, Handyman, Plumbing

The Ultimate End of Summer Plumbing Checklist

Posted by Agentis on Aug 22, 2018 2:25:09 PM

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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Topics: Plumbing Checklist, End of summer, Water Heater, Plumbing

How to Clear a Plumbing Vent

Posted by Agentis on Jul 25, 2018 8:43:11 PM

A working plumbing vent is integral to the function of any home’s plumbing system.

Your plumbing vent regulates the pressure in your drainage pipes to ensure pipes are safe and can effectively drain waste and water. 

Understanding how to maintain and clear your plumbing vent can save you time and money – helping you avoid an expensive plumbing disaster.

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Topics: Plumbing, plumbing vent, clogged vent

Leaky Faucet? Know your faucet you before you fix it

Posted by Agentis on Jul 16, 2018 5:07:34 PM

Faucet leaks are the nuisance of bathroom maintenance issues.

And the cost can be high. A leak that loses just one drop per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water a year.

Sometimes leaky faucets are a quick fix, but other leaks can prove more difficult and come back over time.

To get started diagnosing and fixing a leak, it’s important to know what type of faucet you have and how it’s designed.

Before you begin any maintenance, be sure to shut off the water to the sink. This will mitigate the risk of water flooding the sink while you are trying to handle your repairs.

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Topics: Plumbing, Clogged, faucet, leaky faucet

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

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

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