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Prevent Drain Clogs with These Tips

April 16th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.You might not be surprised to learn that the #1 most common plumbing problem is the drain clog. Everyone has dealt with a clogged up or slow drain at some time or another. Our professional plumbers offer Durham, NC drain cleaning to rid homes of these clogs all the time.

But what if you could avoid drain clogs altogether? While we’re here to relieve your drain clogs in the most effective ways possible (liquid drain cleaners you can buy at the store are not the answer) we also love to help our customers out. That means sharing some tips with you to help you avoid plumbing problems to begin with.

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How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

April 2nd, 2018

Woman looking under sink at plumbing leakThe plumbing system within your home is vast, with a complex network of pipes connecting to the various appliances in your home. It’s one of those systems that you depend on daily, but probably don’t give much thought to, until something goes wrong. Fortunately, you can turn to our team for 24-hour plumbing in Hillsborough, NC, when something does go wrong. But we’d like to help you avoid plumbing emergencies, if possible!

There are a number of things you can do in order to ensure that your plumbing system serves you well throughout your homeownership. Keep reading to learn more.

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Worried about Your Water Line?

March 19th, 2018

water line with leak The main water line is the most important part of your home’s plumbing system. Whether you get your home’s water from the city, or from a well, all water that enters your home comes through a water line. Therefore, it’s a good idea to ensure your water line stays in good shape!

There are a number of factors to watch out for that indicates your water line is in disrepair. If you do notice any of the following symptoms, we urge you to give a professional Raleigh, NC plumber on our team a call for repairs right away.

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Caring for Your Commercial Kitchen Plumbing

March 5th, 2018

commercial grease trapCommercial plumbing systems have a lot in common with their smaller, residential counterparts. But, they are typically more expansive, and therefore more complex. This is particularly true when we’re talking about commercial kitchens. As such, certain problems can arise that could put an absolute halt to your business operations. These problems include issues caused by FOG (fats, oils, and grease), which poses a very serious threat.

It’s for this reason (aside from it being legally required) that your commercial kitchen be equipped with a grease trap, professionally installed and serviced by a commercial Cary, NC plumber. This important system will not only help prevent clogged drains and sewer lines on your property, but will protect the municipal plumbing system as well—helping you to run your business and to do your part in creating a healthier community.

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“Help! All My Drains Are Stopped Up”

February 19th, 2018

clogged drainDrain clogs are among the most common service calls our team receives. When it’s just one drain, you may be able to relieve it with a plunger and a little bit of elbow grease. When all the drains in your home are stopped up, however, then you have a much more serious problem on your hands—a sewer line drain clog that requires professional Durham, NC drain cleaning.

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Exploring Your Water Heater Options

February 5th, 2018

Pipes of a water heaterYour home is already equipped with a water heater, but is it in good shape? If it’s a couple decades old, and/or you haven’t had maintenance done and repair needs keep piling up, then it’s likely time to consider a water heater replacement. Are you aware of all your options?

If not, we urge you to give a professional Chapel Hill, NC plumber a call—our team is standing by! In the meantime, we’d like to go over two of the most frequently talked about options in water heater systems, the storage tank system, and the tankless water heater.

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Is It Time for Whole House Repiping?

January 22nd, 2018

Woman calling a plumber service to fix drain pipe blockage.For many plumbing problems, such as leaks or clogs, all you need to do is give our professional plumbers a call for quick repair. However, at some point, your plumbing system will age to the extent that replacing or repairing just one section of piping isn’t going to cut it—what you’ll need instead is whole-house Durham, NC repiping.

Whole house repiping is the safest way to protect your home from leaks and water damage once your plumbing system ages to a certain point. It’s often the last resort when it comes to fixing plumbing problems, but definitely necessary sometimes. But how do you know if your household needs it?

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Bathroom Remodel: Factors to Consider

January 8th, 2018

beautiful remodeled bathroom with white countertops and fixturesDoes your bathroom look the way you want it to? Is it as functional as it could be? Or do you find yourself having difficulty getting around it? Depending on your answers, you may want to consider a bathroom remodel. After all, your bathrooms are the most used rooms in your home, and with a remodeling job, you could have a whole new space.

Of course, for this kind of job, it pays to work closely with a qualified and experienced Durham, NC plumbing professional. Planning and preparation make a huge difference in the results you’ll see after your bathroom remodel. In fact, there may even be factors you haven’t considered yet, which we’re here to share with you.

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Don’t Let Frozen Pipes Halt Your Plumbing System!

December 25th, 2017

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoFreezing pipes are an unfortunately common occurrence during our chilly winters. And they can cause a good deal of damage if they’re not dealt with properly. This is because as water in the pipes freezes, it expands, putting pressure on the walls of the pipe.

As you’ve probably guessed, this can cause openings for leaks, and even burst plumbing pipes. To protect your plumbing system from freezing in this manner, there are a few things you can do. Keep reading to learn more, and contact our experienced staff for Durham, NC plumbing services if you end up with damaged plumbing or if you’d like to learn more.

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Use Your Water Meter to Detect Leaks

December 11th, 2017

faucet slowly dripping waterHave you found yourself with unnaturally high water bills that can’t be explained? It stands to reason that your water bills will fluctuate somewhat from month to month depending on your use. However, when your utilities skyrocket for no apparent reason, it’s time to take a closer look at what’s going on with your plumbing system.

Even the smallest plumbing leaks can waste a significant amount of water—in fact, according to the US EPA, a faucet leaking at just one drop per second wastes 3,000 gallons of water per year! But you may have that “small” of a leak anywhere in your water line, including places you can see such as the pipes that run underneath your slab to the ones behind your walls.

So what if you suspect you do have a leak? Is there anything you can do? When it comes down to it, the best thing to do is give our team a call so we can perform professional Durham, NC leak detection services. In the meantime though, the following may help you determine on your own if you have any reason to be concerned about a leak.

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