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Fall 2018 Tips for Your Plumbing

Fall 2018 Tips for Your Plumbing It's starting to cool down and the leaves will soon change. Does your plumbing have to change too? To avoid those costly plumbing emergencies there are some things you can do to your plumbing to ensure that it is going to have a smooth winter. Here are some helpful tips for your plumbing this Fall 2018!     Watch Out for the Freeze Fall weather is unpredictable but being able to know when freezing temperatures are going to hit are a valuable thing to keep your eyes on. When freezing temperatures hit it can [...]

Fall 2018 Tips for Your Plumbing 2018-08-27T18:00:37+00:00

Top Five Plumbing Tips: Part 1

Plumbing. It is everywhere. The plumbing system in your house is a network of pipes and fittings. It's true that several minor concerns with plumbing systems can be handled without calling a professional. Check out these plumbing tips before you start your DIY plumbing project. Plumbing Tips Be mindful of Electricity Since plumbing usually does not involve electricity, many people don't think to turn off the electricity. Keep in mind that water and electricity don't mix. This is especially important if you are doing something near a power source. Never work on a water heater, or garbage disposal with the power [...]

Top Five Plumbing Tips: Part 1 2018-01-29T16:00:48+00:00

Should you use Chemical Drain Cleaners?

Should you hire drain cleaners for a clogged drain or use chemical drain cleaners? The first thing some people may grab is a chemical drain cleaner. Although most store bought chemical drain cleaning solutions are affordable and easy to grab in times of urgency, they're not always good for your plumbing system. Here are some reasons why you should cut back on using store bought chemical cleaners. Why? More often than not, clogged drains are a result of buildup hair, grease, soap, human waste, food, and other debris that collect over time. Store bought chemical drain cleaners used chemical reactions [...]

Should you use Chemical Drain Cleaners? 2018-01-29T14:52:44+00:00

PEX Vs Copper Piping

PEX vs. Copper Piping There are a number of reasons why you may choose to use PEX or copper pipe in your home. In order to make the right decision, you should know the advantages and disadvantages of each of these materials. PEX Piping PEX pipe is a type of plastic piping. It is a polyethylene pipe that is cross linked, making it both strong and flexible. It is resistant to temperature changes and does not become brittle when it's cold. PEX piping resists bursting when the water inside the pipe freezes and expands. Express Plumbing Service has the special [...]

PEX Vs Copper Piping 2018-01-29T14:42:58+00:00

5 Simple Bathroom Storage Solutions

5 Simple Bathroom Storage Solutions Simple bathroom storage solutions are exactly what you need to implement in your bathroom. Why? Everyone has that drawer that is filled with clutter and is very unorganized. There are items you need and should throw away but you don’t because they are hiding in the chaos that is your bathroom. These 5 simple bathroom storage solutions are what you need to turn your bathroom from a pity party into bathroom envy. #1 Working with the space you’ve already got Source: You don’t have to buy another cabinet or add bulky shelves [...]

5 Simple Bathroom Storage Solutions 2017-10-27T22:46:39+00:00

Sump Pump: The Break Down

Sump Pump: What is it? What is a sump pump? A sump pump is a sewage system that works using gravity to move solids and liquids down a line. They are in the basements of homes and buildings. Their primary function is to act as an indoor septic system. They are powered by plugging them into an electrical socket close by a battery backup. Regular maintenance is vital to avoid flooding! Sump Pump Sump Pump Maintenance Tips: It is important to keep maintenance up for your pump. This is so that you can reduce your chance of the pump flooding [...]

Sump Pump: The Break Down 2017-07-26T18:43:10+00:00

Happy Mother’s Day!

We all know how important mom is. She’s the lady that’s taken care of us from day one. This Sunday, it’s our day to take care of her. When you go over to mom’s house this weekend, why not do a little plumbing inspection for her to make sure everything is working properly? Nothing ruins a Mother’s Day brunch quicker than a busted pipe! Here are some simple things to look out for that will give mom some peace of mind and you some extra points toward being the favorite! Take a look at mom’s pipes, especially the pipe and [...]

Happy Mother’s Day! 2017-05-09T15:19:41+00:00

Trees With the Most Harmful Roots

Sewage backing up into your home is always frustrating and alarming. While there are many reasons why you may have a back up, the most common is invasive tree roots. This means that roots from a nearby tree have worked their way into your line. Over time, they will fill up your pipe and block the passage of solids. Eventually, even liquid will have trouble getting past. This is why home plumbing maintenance is so important. But, did you know some tree roots can be more harmful to your pipes than others? We know you can't always control what types [...]

Trees With the Most Harmful Roots 2017-04-25T17:26:36+00:00

How to Shut Off Water Supply

Plumbing accidents happen. So, having a plumbing emergency doesn't necessarily mean that your plumbing is bad or that you are maintaining it poorly. Sometimes leaks and burst pipes are caused by environmental issues. The house settling could cause them. Freezing and expanding pipes could be a factor. Whatever the cause of your issue, it is stressful. Also, you can't always wait for a professional to get the water turned off. Here are some tips on how to shut off the water supply until help can arrive! If it is just a single fixture leaking, you may be able to stop the [...]

How to Shut Off Water Supply 2017-04-11T20:43:05+00:00

Making Laundry Efficient

It's important to consider efficiency in your home. Especially as natural resources continue to get used at an increased rate. This is easy to do with overall water and energy usage. But how are you supposed to increase efficiency when doing your laundry? There are a few simple things you can do. These will make your loads more efficient. This will help in the long run, for both the environment and your checkbook! The easiest change you can make is using cold water. True, some more stubborn loads may demand a hot water cycle. Special detergents are formulated for cold water. [...]

Making Laundry Efficient 2017-03-15T16:03:34+00:00