7 Tips for Preventing Problems with Your Laundry Room Plumbing

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Plumbing issues can cause significant damage to your laundry room before you even realize there is one. Staying aware of the potential plumbing problems that could arise can help you prevent water damage and keep your laundry safe and dry. A qualified and experienced plumber is your best ally when it comes to keeping your laundry plumbing intact and functioning.

Water Pressure Reducing Valve: The Basics

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While you may not give much thought to your water pressure, having the right water pressure in your home is critical. Mains water pressure needs to be sufficiently high to cater to the needs of firefighting, high-rise plumbing, and water towers and tanks. But mains water pressures which can exceed 200psi are not safe for homes. High water pressure can

Oh No! There’s Sewage Backup in My Sinks And Bathtubs!

Sewage backup in your sinks and tubs can be prevented with annual inspections and sewer cleaning
There are few things that homeowners find more distressing and problematic than a sewage backup into the home. Not only does it cause a huge mess but it can also be dangerous as sewage can spread disease around your home. Sewage backing up into sinks and bathtubs can be particularly troublesome, as this may be near food prep or family

8 Most Common Causes Of Clogged Drains and How to Prevent Them

With so many causes of clogged drains, it's common to have to call a plumber for help
Clogged drains and blocked pipes may start as minor issues but can quickly escalate into major problems. A clogged drain can cause slow water drainage, corrosion, flooding, and, in extreme cases, sewage backup and costly repairs. Preventing them starts with recognizing how the causes of clogged drains. Below are the 8 most common household causes of clogged drains and how

What’s The Best Material For Repiping Plumbing Lines?

Tools and materials for repiping plumbing lines
Repiping plumbing lines in your home is a big job – and it’s a job you want to get right. But the range of plumbing pipe materials to choose from can make it confusing. Here we look at some of the characteristics of the major pipe types to help you choose the right pipe for your plumbing. Copper Copper has

What Appliances Can My Natural Gas Line Power At Home?

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Natural gas is one of the most economical and versatile fuel sources used in the home. Gas can be used to power a large variety of appliances in the home, in every room of the house, and both indoors and outdoors. But just how many appliances can your gas line power? And is it worth extending your gas line to

Why Does My Water Heater Smell And Sound Funny?

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When strange noises or smells start to come from your water heater, it could be a sign that it needs repair. In some cases, water heater smells and sound can indicate an urgent issue or plumbing emergency. Diagnosing the unusual sounds and smells coming from your water heater is the first step to finding a solution for water heater problems.

When Is My Water Heater Due To Be Replaced?

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Unless you enjoy cold showers, it's important to keep your home water heater serviced and up to date. Just like any household appliance, your hot water heater can wear out over time and will eventually require repair or replacing. But how can you tell when your water heater is due to be replaced? There are a few signs to look

How Do I Know What Size Water Heater I Need?

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Unless you enjoy cold showers, it's important to keep your home water heater serviced and up to date. Just like any household appliance, your hot water heater can wear out over time and eventually require repair or replacing. But how do you know when your water heater needs to be replaced? Here are a few signs to look out for

How To Troubleshoot Common Water Heater Problems

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A cold shower is something that no homeowner wants to wake up to. But although water heaters are often the most reliable appliances in the home, you may encounter difficulties with your water heater at some point. A number of different issues can occur with these appliances, and it's not always easy to tell which problem is the cause of