Dealing With a Blocked Toilet

Tales for The DIY Amateurs: Why You Should Avoid Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Drain Cleaning

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All homeowners love it, the DIY prescription to what ails their home. Sure, it’s a low-cost solution that can work well and not quite well for others, especially the DIY amateur. Clearing a blocked drain is no simple task. Even though you’re looking to score a few DIY points, trying to clear a blocked drain could get you into all sorts of trouble that could cost you a fortune than if you had called an expert. Read More»

When to Stop Your Repair and Call an Emergency Plumber

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Some plumbing problems around the house can be addressed on your own, with a few everyday tools and a bit of knowhow. However, even seemingly simple plumbing repairs can be more complicated than you realize, and not addressing those repairs properly can cause damage to the home’s pipes and connectors. To ensure you don’t do any further damage to your home’s plumbing pipes, and so you know that the job will get done right, consider when you want to stop with your DIY plumbing repairs and call an emergency plumber, and why this might be necessary. Read More»

Home Plumbing Repairs That May Be More Complicated Than You Realize

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Home plumbing repairs are almost always best left to a professional, as trying to fix even one small problem on your own can lead to major plumbing disasters, either at the time of the repair or after the work is seemingly finished. Note a few of those small plumbing repairs that may be more complicated than you realize, and why you want to call a plumber to have them done. Read More»

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Winter

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Winter weather can cause your pipes to freeze or even burst, leading to costly repairs and major inconvenience. The best way to combat frozen pipes is to prepare in advance and know what to do in the worst-case scenario. Below are some of the best ways to eliminate the risk of frozen pipes when cold weather strikes. Map Out Problem Areas: Look for places around your home where the pipes are most likely to freeze. Read More»

Say No To Cold Showers: Three Telltale Signs That Your Domestic Water Heater Should Be Replaced

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Did you know that water heaters exhibit some signs before breaking down? Looking out for these signs can help you make the necessary adjustments before they fail. Many people fail to service their water systems regularly and only contact plumbers when the system breaks down. Regular inspection of your hot water system will not only improve its efficiency, it also leads to repairing anything that needs attention. Here are some signs that indicate your water system needs some help. Read More»