Slow Water from your Faucet? Clean the Aerator.

If you’ve noticed the water running out of your faucet or shower head has slowed to a trickle, a blocked aerator could be to blame. Fortunately, unclogging it is a simple fix. What is a Faucet Aerator? A faucet aerator is at the end of your water faucet. It…

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About water softening equipment

Water softeners are appliances connected to your home’s water supply that remove the minerals like calcium and magnesium that cause water hardness. Water softening equipment can be easily removed, so you can take it with you if you move. The most common method for producing soft water is through…

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Hard Water Buildup Problems and Solutions

What is Hard Water? Water is considered hard if it has a high concentration of dissolved minerals like magnesium and calcium. These elements can be picked up by groundwater as it passes in and around soil and rocks. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon (GPG), parts per…

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Why Won’t My Toilet Flush?

We’ve all experienced that moment when it’s time to flush the toilet and nothing happens. Panic starts to set in. What do you do? Besides checking for a clog, the reason for the toilet not flushing could be that the water level in the tank is too low, the…

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The History of Plumbing

Water is an important element for survival and plumbing has made providing water much more convenient. Plumbing originated during ancient civilizations such as the Greek, Roman, Persian, Indian and Chinese cities as they developed ways to irrigate their crops and provide public baths, wastewater removal and portable water. Here…

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Reduce Hair In Your Pipes With a Drain Filter

Clogged drains are the most common household plumbing problem. One of the main clog-causing culprits? Hair. Hair buildup causes slow drains and messy backups that render your sink, shower or tub unusable until the drains are cleared. What’s worse, over time these buildups can cause mainline clogs in your…

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Will Toilet Bowl Cleaner Damage a Septic System?

Everything you pour down the drain, flush down the toilet or put in your washing machine has the potential to affect the lifespan of your septic system. Toilet bowl cleaners and bleach/chlorine based cleaners should be avoided or minimized. Look for chlorine bleach or chemical sodium hypochlorite on product…

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Tankless Water Heater Pros & Cons

If your current water heater is showing signs of failure, it’s probably time to start thinking about a replacement. We’re often asked about tankless water heaters and their advantages over traditional water heaters. Although the two styles of heaters are quite different, it’s important to consider the pros and…

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How To Test Your Toilet for Leaks

How To Test Your Toilet for Leaks Your toilet gets a lot of use so it’s not surprising for it to show signs of normal wear-and-tear. One of the most common bathroom problems is a toilet that keeps running after you flush. This is a sign that your toilet…

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How to Become a Professional Plumber

The plumbing trade is a popular career choice, and it’s no wonder…even in a slow economy, people always need plumbing services! This means, though, that getting into the profession is increasingly competitive, and early preparation can be key. While the requirements for becoming a professional plumber vary by state,…

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