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How to Pet-Proof Your Plumbing

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Feb 14, 2019 3:22:00 PM

No doubt that we love our pets! They are part of the family, and like any family member, sometimes they can be a little bit of a handful. They can chew on a favorite toy or shoe, or they can scratch our floors and furniture. Although our furry friends don’t mean it, they can also cause a few issues with our plumbing if we are not aware. This happens because the effect they have on our system is not readily apparent. In order to keep our pipes and pets happy, we put together a list of tips to pet-proof your plumbing.

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Topics: Plumbing Tips, Drains & Sewers

What Are Ice Dams and How Do You Avoid Them?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Jan 29, 2019 1:19:54 PM

Ice dams are a common winter phenomenon that causes damage to your home when the combination of warm air leaking from poor ventilation in your attic melts snow on your roof which then leaks and refreezes on your eaves. The ice dam can be even more dangerous if your gutter system is clogged. It is important to understand what ice dams are and learn how to prevent them because unchecked they can cause serious damage to your roof, gutters, interior drywall as well as paint and insulation on any exposed surface.

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Topics: Plumbing Tips

Does Rain Affect My Plumbing?

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Jan 22, 2019 3:05:33 PM

In short, yes.  Even in dry weather it is important to stay on top of any possible plumbing issues, but when the weather gets wet, it’s even more important to understand how rain, especially heavy rain, can affect your plumbing. This is the first step to avoiding and correcting issues as they arise—even preventing basement or crawl space flooding. Here are some ways that rain can affect your plumbing.

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Topics: Plumbing Tips, Plumbing

5 Plumbing Problems and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Dec 27, 2018 9:50:00 AM

Plumbing problems are never a fun thing to deal with, especially when they come as a surprise. Sometimes it can be difficult to predict problems with your plumbing system because so much of it is behind walls or underground. However, with the right tips and tools, many plumbing issues can be delayed or avoided completely. Let's take a look at 5 plumbing problems and how to avoid them.

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Topics: Plumbing Tips, Garbage Disposals, Water Heaters

How to Know Whether to DIY or Call a Plumber

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Nov 30, 2018 10:55:05 AM

Do-It-Yourself projects, whether it's building your own furniture, installing new flooring, or fixing broken appliances, allow people to truly enjoy the sense of accomplishment and the money they saved by doing the project without professional help.

However, there are certain times when attempting to complete a project or repair on your own can be detrimental to you, your home, or both.

Today we're going to look at how you can tell whether a plumbing job can be done yourself, or if you should call in a professional plumber to handle it for you.

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Topics: Plumbing, Hiring a Plumber, Plumbing Tips