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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I Need a Backup Sump Pump?

Wichita has seen a fair share of flooding in its 147 year history. With most of the city on a floodplain and the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers flowing through downtown, the first half of the 20th century almost saw Wichita get washed away. The “Big Ditch” and other…

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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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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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