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5 Signs You Need a Plumber

December 4th, 2017

water-leaking-from-holeSometimes you know you need the help of a professional plumber. Burst pipe sending water all over the place? Yep, call a plumber. Toilet that won’t flush? Oh, definitely call a plumber. Clogged up kitchen drain a plunger can’t clear? Call a plumber right away!

But not every plumbing problem is so obvious. Some are sneaky, especially the problems that start small. The trick is catching them when they’re still small so they are easier for a plumber to fix and won’t cause damage to your house.

Here’s our handy guide to 5 warning signs you have plumbing troubles that need a licensed professional plumber to repair:

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3 Things to Look for In a Plumber

November 21st, 2017

plumbing-servicesA plumbing service is as important to your home as your mechanic is to your car or your dentist is to your teeth. When problems arise with your plumbing, you need to be sure that the company you call is going to do the job the right way and make sure you don’t have to deal with the same issue again in the future. There are a number of decent plumbing services in the area and only you can determine which one is right for you. There are, however, a few guidelines to look for that can help guide you to the right service. 

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Tools Used by Professional Plumbers

November 20th, 2017

plumbing-repair-toolsOne of the main reasons to call in a professional plumber (rather than attempt some do-it-yourself work) is the kind of equipment they use: items that are expensive for most homeowners who likely won’t need such equipment more than a handful of times at the most. With winter on its way and issues such as frozen and cracked pipes making professional plumbing calls more common, it’s important to know what kind of service you’re getting with a trained plumber. That includes the kind of equipment they use and the specific ways it helps them solve your plumbing problems faster. We’ve provided a sample list of three tools used by professional plumbers to give you a sense of what we can bring to the table.

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Fight Dry Air This Winter with a Whole-House Humidifier

November 6th, 2017

humidified-installationMost of us are rightfully concerned about the temperature in our homes when winter arrives. A lack of heat can be flat-out deadly when the snow falls and you want your heating system to run reliably all winter. But a good furnace or boiler is only one part of the equation when it comes to home comfort in the winter. Dry air can be a terrible scourge in the cold months, and most heaters only fitfully deal with the problem at best. A whole-house humidifier might be an excellent addition to your HVAC system, and eliminate the problems of dry air before they make your winter more miserable. Now is the ideal time to get one installed, or serviced if you already have one. Here’s a quick breakdown of how humidifiers work. 

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Plan Your Bathroom Plumbing Project

October 24th, 2017

bathroom-plumbing-operationThe bathroom is arguably the most important part of your home: the first place you visit when you wake up and the last place you stop before heading to bed. In between, it serves a vital role in cleaning, grooming and toiletry duties, and when something goes wrong with the plumbing, you need to move quickly. Whether it’s a sudden repair job or a long-standing bathroom remodeling project, the results will impact your entire household’s quality of life. That’s why it’s very important to plan your bathroom plumbing project carefully, regardless of the operation involved. Doing so could save you a lot of time, money and concern, as well as ensuring that your bathroom is fully functional at all times.

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Look for Signs of Trouble with Your Heater

October 23rd, 2017

heating-repair-serviceAutumn is the perfect time to give your heater a close look for any problems it may be experiencing. Cool temperatures mean you’re likely using it regularly, but not quite as often as you will closer to winter, when the weather really gets cold. That gives you ample opportunity to check the system for problems and call in a repair service to take care of them if you discover any.

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Trust a Professional to Fix Clogs and Leaks in Your Kitchen Plumbing

October 9th, 2017

plumbing-repair-serviceYour kitchen is one of the most important spots in your home: the place where you prepare meals and discuss the events of the day with other family members. Clogs and leaks in the kitchen plumbing – from the sink to the water line to your refrigerator – can bring your whole household screeching to a halt and make basic tasks like cooking dinner difficult at best and impossible at worst.

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The Laundry Scrubber Makes Your Laundry Easier

September 26th, 2017


home-energy-efficiencyWhen you do the laundry, you want to make sure your clothes are as clean and fresh as they can be. And as much as we might like otherwise, normal means of washing clothes aren’t always optimal as far as that goes. Harsh chemicals in your detergent and hard water in your plumbing will cause your clothes to fade and wear out over time, to say nothing of the costs of detergent which most of us consider a staple of the home.

It doesn’t have to be this way. The Laundry Scrubber provides revolutionary new features that keep your laundry looking clean and fresh without subjecting it to harsh chemicals or similar problems. How does it work? Read on for the answers.

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A Good Plumber Can Prevent Burst Pipes

September 25th, 2017

Cooler weather has arrived, and the cold days of winter will be here in just a few weeks. Most plumbing services have to deal with frozen pipes and burst pipes on a regular basis throughout the winter. It’s one of the most common plumbing repair calls that homeowners make.

But while our team can respond swiftly and effectively to burst pipes, the best defensive is a good offense when it comes to addressing the issue. That means stopping burst pipes before they start, and now is the perfect time to do so: before the weather gets too cold and the danger becomes too large. A good plumber can help you.

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Trenchless Technology Makes Sewer Line Repairs Easier

September 11th, 2017

sewer-line-plumbingFew plumbing problems are as challenging as sewer line repairs: fixing the main line that caries wastewater from your various outlets to the Havertown sewer system. Sewer lines are usually buried under the ground, which makes reaching them difficult, and with fall almost here, problems with any sewer line needs to be dealt with promptly before the cold weather of winter further complicates the matter. And yet waiting on a sewer line problem is even worse, since it services the whole house and is absolutely necessary for your home to function. Leaking wastewater or wastewater that backs up from your drains can pose a health hazard to your family as well. All of that means you need to move quickly with sewer line repair issues, which can be doubly challenging when you consider that the line itself needs to be unearthed first.

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