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Six Important Dates in the History of Plumbing

Believe it or not, plumbing has played a major role in developing human civilization, facilitating the transport of safe drinking water and disposal of waste that makes large human settlements ...
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Six Things to Never, Ever Flush Down the Toilet

We have all seen the commercials of the small child dropping the car keys, cell phone, or toy into the toilet, hitting the lever, and—whoosh—flushing it, down they go. While the commercial ...
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Got Kids? Plumbing Advice for Parents!

Some people have a good grasp of plumbing, especially when they grew up with a father or a grandfather who was pretty handy around the house. If you were the kid who wore your Dad's tool belt as ...
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What is Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement?

If you live in an older home, the lifespan of your home's plumbing system may be in the back of your mind, or even at the top of your mind. If your sewer is 40-years-old or older, it may be a ...
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Plumbing Advice for Landlords in Kansas City

In many situations, renters and homeowners have different mentalities when it comes to home maintenance. When something breaks down or stops working, usually the first thing a renter does is put in a ...
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Common Commercial Plumbing Problems

Whether you're a business owner or a manager, there's one thing you know for sure: You can't afford to have plumbing "problems." After all, time is money! When it comes to ...
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Tree Roots and Plumbing Problems

Most people enjoy the beauty and splendor of big, mature trees, especially when they provide a lot of shade during the hot summer months. As a child, or when you were a young adult and you rented your ...
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Renters and Plumbing Repairs

Most of our posts are written for homeowners who actually live in their homes, but this post is geared towards homeowners who rent or lease out one or more homes. It's valuable for renters too! ...
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Preventing a Plumbing Emergency Over the Holidays

If you will be entertaining over the holidays the last thing you want is for a plumbing disaster to strike, and we all know that emergencies always happen at the worst times – like when we have ...
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5 Tips to Winterize Your Plumbing

The last thing you need during the mad holiday rush is to have something go wrong with your plumbing, right? Unfortunately, if you don't prepare your plumbing for the winter, you could end up ...
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How Long Do Washing Machines Last?

In the United States, almost every home has a washing machine, and the few people that don't have them, certainly wish they did. Spending hours each week at the laundromat can be a large waste of ...
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Buying a New Home: Plumbing Inspections

Are you buying a new home? When we say "new," we're not necessarily talking about a brand new home, but a new home for you. If you put an offer in on a house, you're going to order a ...
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How Long Should Garbage Disposals Last?

If you live in a rural area, or if you have an older home, you may think that having a garbage disposal is like having a dishwasher, it's a luxury more than a necessity. Or, if you're like ...
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Commercial Plumbing: Problems to Look For

Are you a property or facility manager? If so, dealing with the plumbing will be a big part of your job, but you already knew that. Technically, the plumbing is made up all of the building's pipes ...
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Tree Roots & Clogged Sewer Lines

Most of us can agree that trees, especially large mature trees are beautiful. A yard filled with lush trees can make all the difference in the way a property looks, but unfortunately big trees can ...
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Common Causes of Noisy Pipes

Let's say you just moved into a new home and every time you turn on the kitchen sink faucet, you hear this ominous "hammering" noise in the pipes. Now, you're worried that one day ...
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Is Your Water Heater Ready for the Fall?

As the kids return to school and everyone eases back into their back to work routines, the leaves begin to turn brown and the nights get a little bit chillier. During the summer, you may not think ...
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Main Causes of Sewer Problems

Modern-day plumbing is arguably one of the greatest inventions of mankind, next to the Internet and the smartphone. It's also something that we don't think much about until we see dirty water ...
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Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe?

If you're like a lot of people, you have childhood memories of your father or grandfather trying to unclog a sink or bathtub drain with a harsh chemical drain cleaner. Should you do the same now ...
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Should I Clean My Toilet Tank?

If you've ever had trouble flushing your toilet, you may have pulled off the lid of the tank to look at the hardware and see if there was a problem with the chain, or to see if the tank was ...
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Why Does My Water Appear Brown?

Have you noticed that occasionally the water in your home appears brown, dirty, or discolored? If so, you're probably wondering if it's safe to drink the water, and if you have a major ...
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What to do About an Overflowing Toilet

You're watching TV in your family room or checking your email on your laptop and you hear your child call, "Mom, Dad, there's something wrong with the toilet!" with urgency in their ...
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Gas Safety Tips for the Home

A large portion of America's homes rely on natural gas to heat water and cook food and to provide warmth during the fall and winter months. Natural gas is a clean, affordable resource, but in some ...
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DIY or Call a Pro Plumber?

When you become a homeowner, you are no longer in the role of a "renter." As a renter, you may have been quick to call the landlord and report a clogged kitchen sink or a broken garbage ...
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Plumbing Considerations When Buying a Home

You're buying a new home. You put in an offer and it was accepted. Up next – home inspection, termite inspection, and appraisal. The house passes the inspection with flying colors, so ...
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