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What is the Best Way to Stop Creaking Pipes?

Does your home’s plumbing system make you feel like you are in a haunted house filled with all kinds of creaking and groaning noises? Noisy pipes are not only annoying but they can make you feel...

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Choosing The Right Plumbing System for Your Home

Copper vs. PEX pipes for your plumbing, which one is for you? Here we take a look at what these materials are, as well as their pros and cons.

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DIY: Plumbing Inspection Checklist

Before you buy the home of your dreams, be sure to inspect all of the plumbing features because plumbing areas are usually the hardest to fix. Buying a home is probably the biggest investment that you’ll...

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Tree Roots and Plumbing Pipes Don't Mix

If your tree roots have infiltrated your plumbing system, you know that it doesn't take long for them to make an unwelcome home in your pipes. A tiny crack can lead to the breakdown of one of more pipes...

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How Much is that Small Leak Really Costing You?

Do you have a leaking faucet, shower or running toilet in your home? If so, you may be surprised to learn how much that small nuisance is costing you....

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How To Keep Your Drain Pipes Clean

Cleaning your drain pipes can be a chore, but learning how to keep your drain pipes clean before they get dirty can save you the haste.

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3 Tips for Cleaning Bathroom Tile Grout Fast!

No matter how clean your bathroom or kitchen floor is, if you have dark and dingy grout between the tiles, your space is not going to look and feel as clean as it could. The problem however, is that grout...

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Choosing the Right Fittings

Choosing your bathroom's fittings and fixtures is an important part of the design process. These include everything from the major bathroom items like showers, bathtubs and sinks, all the way down to the minor details such as what handles to put on a cabinet or the tap design that you are after.

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Help! My Pipes Are Frozen! Tips and Tricks to Unfreeze your Pipes

As we settle into the cold winter months, one of the dangers of the plummeting temperatures is that your pipes can freeze. Unfortunately, the result isn`t just about having frozen pipes and its effect...

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Natural Ways to Deodorize your Garbage Disposal

Even in the cleanest of homes, where there is old food there is usually a bit of a stink. And although it`s perfectly normal, it can also be pretty unpleasant! A stinky garbage disposal can be off-putting to everyone, so how can you keep it clean and stink-free but without using harsh or expensive chemicals?

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How do you know if you have soft or hard water?

How do you know if you have soft or hard water? Often the side effects will be the best indicator of which water is flowing through your taps. If you've never had any other kind, you may need a...

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Tips to Make Your Shower Head Look Like New

If your shower behaves more like a leaky tap, hard water might have gotten the best of your shower head. If you need to take a day off work to complete that shower, finding a solution is a must. The vast...

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Winterize Your Home Plumbing

With the cold winter months just around the corner, frigid temperatures can wreak havoc on your home's plumbing system.  You want to be prepared ahead of time before the temperature drops and causes...

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Repairing vs. Replacing Pipes: When to Repair vs. Replace and What's Involved

Having problems with your plumbing can not only be very damaging and expensive to fix (or to fix the damage which is caused by water), it can also be very worrying for the people inside the home. So it...

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Essential Plumbing Tools to Have on Hand in Case of an Emergency

For anyone who owns their own home, damage limitation is one of the most important aspects of looking after it. Unfortunately, water can be one of the most damaging substances that a building can be exposed...

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Tips to Keep your Garbage Disposal Running Smoothly

Our garbage disposal is likely the hardest working appliance in the house. We can't live without them and yet they are largely ignored. If your garbage disposal is fighting back and no longer living up...

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Washing machine maintenance and care for the summer

With the summer months upon us, laundry can seem to be a never ending job. The only thing worse than having an endless pile of dirty clothes around the house is having a washing machine on the fritz. Keep...

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Low Quality Water

Municipal testing doesn’t account for contamination within the pipes in your home and if you’re not on city water your wells and cisterns need to be tested.

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Leaky Toilet Troubleshooting

A leaking toilet can cause damage to the floor and subfloor around the toilet due to the dampness of the water causing rot and mould.

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What To Do When Your Sink Drain Smells

Creating a home that looks and feels good is a priority for most. Having a home that is friendly on the nose is equally important. If you have a smell that you just can't unearth, the culprit might be...

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Save Money with Water Efficient Appliances

Of all of the products that you use in your home, water usage appliances account for a significant proportion of your costs because it is not just the water being used but the electricity as well.

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Unplugging Drains Without Using Chemicals

Most of us never think about the drains in our homes until something happens to plug them up, but we should be more conscious about their function because they’re hidden heroes.  Luckily for many...

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Replacing your Plumbing Pipes

Before replacing the plumbing pipes in your home, you want to make sure you know the different types of pipes available and what would work best for you.

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Why You Should Stop Using Drain Cleaners

When you've got a clogged drain, you can't unclog it fast enough. Your drain didn't likely get that way overnight. It can take months for hair and debris to build up in our pipes or one carefully placed...

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How hard is it to move my sink, tub, or toilet during a bathroom renovation?

You can move your sink, tub, and toilet around in your bathroom renovation, but bear in mind that doing so will require a reworking of your plumbing, and that’s no small job.

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How To Fix A Slow Draining Toilet

Do you find yourself having to flush your toilet two or three times to avoid leaving nasty “presents” behind for the next person who uses it? A slow draining toilet can be the source of much...

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New Trends in Plumbing

Like never before we are seeing technology being integrated into plumbing systems. And for a good cause. Where we have needed a boost, especially in the controlling of water and energy wastage, we are beginning to see steps forward.

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Common Plumbing Myths

There are many common myths that homeowners believe about their plumbing. A home's plumbing system requires special care to run efficiently and remain reliable.

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Avoiding Plumbing Nightmares

You can you prevent plumbing disasters by following these tips in maintaining your home.

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Most Common Plumbing Questions Received by Plumbers

Here are some the most common plumbing questions, which can help you save money and reduce the chance of plumbing emergencies.

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Preventing Sewage Backups

Preventing a sewage backup is always cheaper than repairing the damage a backup can cause. Many of the things we subject our pipes to every day put our plumbing and sewer system at risk. Sewer backup happens...

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Choosing a Toilet

We hope you don't too spend too much time on your toilet, but we all know that it's enough time to consider carefully what kind of toilet we want to purchase. Whether it's for a new bathroom or a replacement...

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Where Should My Laundry Room Go?

When it comes to relocating your laundry room, convenience is the most important thing for determining where it should be located in the house.

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Low Pressure Shower Heads - Make your Hot Water Last Longer

Low pressure shower heads can help saving on energy and water bills, while making your hot water last longer.

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Handling a Plumbing Emergency

When it comes to an emergency plumbing situation, no problem should be left to chance, since it can lead to potential damage to your building and its contents.

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The Advantages of a Water Softener

There are many benefits to having a water softener installed in your home. Many people wonder if a water softener is right for their home. Here is some information on the benefits of getting a water softener....

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Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

As master plumbers, we get a lot of questions about plumbing. So, we have put together a list of plumbing questions that we seem to get quite frequently, to answer some of your inquiries....

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