June 20, 2019

Plumbing Tips for Summer Storms

Summer is almost here and everyone is gearing up for family BBQ’s, a day on the water, or relaxing nights watching the lighting bugs glitter. Many of us are not even remotely thinking about our plumbing systems. Along with summer fun, also comes summer storms. The DMV area has already begun experiencing some bad summer storms that have caused some bad flooding. Once your yard becomes saturated with moisture, your plumbing system can begin to suffer. Some cities here are even more prone to flooding, which reaps even more havoc on your system. Some of the most common problems summer...

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May 1, 2019

4 Things Your Plumber Wishes You Wouldn’t Do

While most of us have the best intentions, sometimes we end up, unknowingly, making matters worse. We all have a story about the time we tried to fix our own plumbing, but ended up just causing more problems. Here are some of our top five faux pas we see customers doing, that could easily be avoided. Don’t shove stuff where it doesn’t belong Sinks Most homes come with a cheap garbage disposal, that is barely capable of breaking your leftovers down enough to prevent clogging. Fibrous vegetables, pasta, grease, and eggshells are some of the worst culprits. As you already...

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April 1, 2019

What Would Make My Water Bill Go Up?

It’s that time of the month when you sit down to pay the bills. Not a favorite task, but a necessary one. As a homeowner, it’s a task that you’ve probably been doing long enough that you have a pretty good estimate of what each of your utilities should be. Then, you open the water bill, and it’s double the “norm.” What could be the problem? Let’s explore some of the more common reasons you might see an increase in your water bill and what you can be on the lookout for, as a homeowner. Running toilets According to the...

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March 28, 2019

Modernize Your Water Filtration System

Some of you probably have water filtration systems from over a decade ago. It’s time to modernize your system! There is a growing awareness that the water we consume contains such hazards as chemicals, metals, fluoride, and even treated sewage. It is important to test your water quality yearly and upgrade your water filter as needed. If you want the peace of mind that a better, more efficient system can give you, it’s time to upgrade. There are so many new water filtration technologies out there, that we are sure to find one that is a perfect fit in your...

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March 21, 2019

Do You Have an Iron Problem?

Do you get stains on your sinks and toilets? Is there slime in your toilet’s tank? Maybe your laundry is coming out rust-tinged? Iron in your water is the most common culprit for all of these issues. Iron is a naturally occurring element in rivers, lakes, and underground water. However, it can be a nuisance when it gets into your home water supply. Let us address some concerns about various types of iron and how we can help you find a solution. There are three main types of iron that are found in residential (especially well) water systems. These are...

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August 6, 2018

Emergency Plumbing Problems and Solutions

Imagine that you wake up in the middle of the night to a loud crashing noise and find that water is pouring from your ceiling. That doesn’t give you a good feeling, does it? While this is a more major plumbing emergency, a plumbing emergency of any kind is stressful! They can happen at any time of the day, or night, and we want you to feel confident that you can handle it until a professional arrives to help you and fix it. Below, we discuss some of the more common emergencies and how you can control the situation, minimizing...

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