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Plumbing Video Inspection Cameras

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December 7, 2016
Plumbing Video Inspection Cameras

Plumbing Video Inspection Cameras Can Identify Causes of Drain Clogs If you’ve noticed a slow drain or even a clog in your plumbing, your plumber may recommend a plumbing video camera inspection to help identify the cause. It can be anywhere from the drain to the sewer line. Plumbing video camera inspections can also be…

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Sewer Line Replacement

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November 18, 2016
Sewer Line Replacement

Sewer Line Replacement We hope this article helps your sewer line replacement project become utterly reliable and efficient. As there are several types of underground drain pipes and approaches when it comes time to get it done. Commonly, homes built during or before the mid-eighties had clay underground pipes. There can be two drainage systems…

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Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems

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November 11, 2016
Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems

Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems Drain water heat recovery, also called water heat recycling, wastewater heat recovery, drain water heat recovery, or greywater heat recovery makes use of a device called a heat exchanger to reuse heat and recover energy from wastewater as it moves through the drainage system. Based on the type of drain…

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Easy Sump Pump Maintenance

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November 8, 2016
Easy Sump Pump Maintenance

Easy Sump Pump Maintenance This article about easy sump pump maintenance will help you to protect and extend the life out of the device. Sump pumps are the unsung heroes in our households as they work on our behalf to prevent flooding and water damage to our homes. They work with no supervision twenty-four hours…

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Pros & Cons Of Installing A Water Softener

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November 2, 2016
Pros & Cons Of Installing A Water Softener

Pros & Cons Of Installing A Water Softener As you begin doing research into selecting a water softener for your home there will be four common types available. These include salt-free, dual tank water softeners, descaler, and salt base. There are various features and benefits of each and you well to choose a water softener…

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What Is A Backwater Valve?

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October 27, 2016
What Is A Backwater Valve?

What is a Backwater Valve? As houses get smaller, homeowners try to take advantage of all the space they have by finishing their basements. We use our basements for recreation rooms, home offices, and for storage of things that are important to us. But this creates a vulnerability. City sewers occasionally back up, and this…

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Water And Waste Pipes

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October 27, 2016
Water And Waste Pipes

How can I tell if my water and waste pipes are old and corroded? This article’s intent is to help you diagnose water quality and water pressure along with drainage issues with your potable water and waste pipes. Older homes built before the 1980’s did not have many options as far as plumbing materials go….

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Water Heater Maintenance Tips

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October 25, 2016
Water Heater Maintenance Tips

These water heater maintenance tips are brought to you by our friends at Ken’s Plumbing. Your home’s water heater is a vital piece of your plumbing system. Whether your water heater is gas or electric, poor maintenance can lead to increased energy costs and dangerous conditions within your home. Replacing it can be expensive and—depending…

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Sewer Odor Prevention Tips

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October 24, 2016
Sewer Odor Prevention Tips

Sewer Odor Prevention Tips Here are sewer odor prevention tips to help you. Indoor plumbing, as unpleasant as it can often be, is actually a thing of beauty too. It enables us to flush and wash waste away safely from our home. Yet, there are times when a sewer smell can reenter your home through…

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Preventing Tree Root Damage

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October 10, 2016
Preventing Tree Root Damage

Preventing Tree Root Damage Preventing tree roots is critical if you have landscaping with well-established landscaping as they can cause extreme damage to your water and sewer lines. Tree roots, when it is an especially dry season will travel to locate the closest water source. Moisture escapes from badly sealed joints, small holes, and cracks…

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Types Of Home Plumbing

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October 3, 2016
Types Of Home Plumbing

Types Of Home Plumbing It’s advantageous to know the types of home plumbing you have because they have a major affect on your entire plumbing network. Knowing this can be the difference in whether you have to make repairs or replacements sooner than you would like to. There are several types of pipes used and…

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Septic System Inspection Tips

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September 25, 2016
Septic System Inspection Tips

Septic System Inspection Tips These septic system inspection tips will help you when purchasing a home. Purchasing a home is one, if not the biggest investment in one’s life and there are a multitude of aspects to check prior to doing so. You want to ensure the land is safe, the foundation is solid, the…

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