A leak can appear anywhere in your plumbing system. Some leaks are quite obvious and easy to identify. But the more dangerous ones are hidden, silently wreaking havoc in your home. To identify hidden leaks, you’d have to keep an eye out for signs such as dampness and patches of warped paint. However, some homeowners…

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There are plenty of jobs around the house that a dedicated do-it-yourselfer can tackle independently, but plumbing is a trade that requires tremendous skill and knowledge. As with many maintenance tasks, diagnosing a plumbing problem can often require the most significant amount of time, effort, and experience. Making the wrong diagnosis can lead to expensive…

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Plumbing system maintenance and regular repairs aren’t just about convenience and efficiency. Poor maintenance, an aging plumbing system, or other issues can sometimes cause plumbing problems that could increase health and safety risks in your home. Discover four situations where your plumbing could put your health at risk.   1. Dry P-Trap Letting Sewer Gases…

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Pest problems can cause multiple headaches for homeowners, from property damage and spoiled foodstuffs to worries about diseases. Termites, cockroaches, rodents, and other unwanted guests gravitate toward ready sources of food and water. Unfortunately, plumbing problems may offer both. If you struggle to control a pest issue in your home, you may need to determine whether…

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The kitchen serves as the heart of many homes. An outdated kitchen can detract from the value of your property and create inconveniences when you prepare meals. A kitchen remodel is the perfect way to improve the appearance and function of a dated kitchen. Homeowners often focus on picking out new cabinets, countertops, and flooring…

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One important part of every home plumbing system is the plumbing trap, also known as a p-trap. Many homeowners believe that the purpose of a p-trap is to catch debris that falls down a drain before it travels into other plumbing system pipes. However, plumbing traps, are actually designed to block the entry of sewer…

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Inspection cameras are an innovative tool that allow plumbers to see inside the pipes of a residential plumbing system. The camera is attached to a long flexible pushrod that can be inserted into the pipes to visually inspect the integrity without having to dig, jackhammer, or cut into the drywall. A live image is projected…

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