How to Test Your Sump Pump

Spring is almost here, and in the Wichita area that often means heavy rain. That’s why you should test your sump pump now, and then every month or two through summer and fall. What Does a Sump Pump Do? Many homes use sump pumps to prevent ground water from…

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Why is there a sewer smell in my basement?

A strong sewer smell coming from your basement is most often caused from a dried out floor drain, a bad ejector pit seal, improperly vented appliances or fixtures, or even a damaged sewer line. Floor Drains – Rarely-used floor drains in your basement are typically the source of the…

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Do I Need a Backup Sump Pump?

The short answer: Do you “need” a backup sump pump? No. Is a backup sump pump recommended? Yes. Why? A backup pump could prevent water from overflowing your sump pump pit, and/or a full on basement flood if your power goes out and your primary sump pump can’t function. A battery or water powered backup…

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Holiday Plumbing Tips

This holiday season you’ll be gathering with friends and family at various gatherings and parties to share in the spirit of the season. But with the rise in large groups of people celebrating together in one place, this is also a time of year when there is added pressure…

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Professional Drain Cleaning Versus Home Remedies

It can be difficult to know whether you should attempt to clean your drains on your own or call a professional.Liquid Drain Cleaner A drain clog that you fix yourself with home remedies can give the illusion that the problem is solved, but that isn’t always the case. Many…

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Simple Steps to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Frozen pipes are something homeowners in Kansas have to be prepared for, due to the freezing winter weather. When frozen water lines burst, they can quickly cause flooding and expensive water damage to your home. Here are some easy preventive measures you can take to help minimize the risk.…

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How to Drain a Water Heater

Your water heater is like anything else your home – it needs maintenance from time to time. Rather than ignoring it until there is a problem, you can be proactive to ensure you get the most life possible from your water heater by draining the tank once a year…

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Preventative Maintenance for Drain Clogs

In order to save yourself time, money and headaches, there are household items you can use to prevent clogs in your drains before they become a problem. Used regularly, they can help keep your drain free of obstructions and your water flowing freely. If you already have a clog,…

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipe Bursting

Even during mild years, winter in Kansas usually means bitter cold and harsh winds. Freezing temperatures can cause unprotected water lines to freeze, creating a big mess and costly damage if they burst. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways you can protect your pipes and prevent a catastrophe.…

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The History of Toilet Paper

In America, toilet paper is one of those things we tend to take for granted, unless it’s not there. But have you ever wondered what people did before it was invented, and how long it’s been in use? The answers might surprise you. Before Toilet Paper Before toilet paper,…

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Why is the Water from My Faucet a Strange Color?

If the water from your faucets is coming out in funny colors, it can be an unsettling experience – especially if you’re getting ready to cook or use the bathtub or shower. There are a variety of reasons this could be happening, and not all issues require service but…

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Why Do My Plumbing Pipes Make A Knocking Noise?

We’ve all heard strange noises around our homes and most of the sounds are harmless. But if you hear banging water pipes, this could be a sign of a serious plumbing problem. The top three causes of banging plumbing pipes are because of a water hammer, copper pipes or…

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3 Ways to Deodorize a Stinky Garbage Disposal

If you’ve noticed a funky smell lingering in your kitchen even after taking out the trash and cleaning the fridge, it could be your garbage disposal. Bits of food can get stuck to the grinder blades, leading to bacteria growth and a stinky sink. Here are 3 natural ways…

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Tips to Conserve Water in Your Home

Finding ways to cut down our water usage has been a hot topic of late, but how exactly do we do it? Reducing water usage will become more and more important in years to come, so here are some easy ways you can start today. Shower or Bath? If…

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