Recent Pipes Articles


Solve the Mystery of Those Weird Noises Your Home Makes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 29, 2015

Creak ... squeak ... groan ... eek ... sometimes it sounds almost as if your house is alive. But that couldn't be. Or could it? Well, your home is built of materials like concrete,...

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Six Great Gizmos to Organize Your Kitchen Storage

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 20, 2015

One thing we Americans can't seem to get enough of is storage space. And nowhere in our houses is that more true than in the kitchen. This room is the heart of the home, as well as...


6 Simple, Moneywise Steps to Greener Plumbing

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 19, 2015

If you're concerned about making your home plumbing more environmentally friendly, installing a greywater system or a solar water heater may be a "someday" dream of yours. But not every...


Plumbing Problem -- Fix it Yourself or Call in a Pro?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2015

Water, water everywhere ... or a hefty bill for a 15-minute service call? That's a decision you may have to make when you're faced with a plumbing problem in your home. The combination...

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The Fast Way to Find and Fix a Drain Line Break

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 10, 2015

Diagnosing a broken sewer pipe deep under the earth used to be a complicated, painstaking process. As anyone who has ever been faced with this type of plumbing emergency can tell you,...

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What Happens When a Water Main Breaks?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 08, 2015

Have you ever seen a water main break? It's extremely dramatic. A broken pipe causes water to shoot out from under the ground with incredible force, creating a geyser that can rise...

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5 Funny Noises from Your Plumbing and How to Stop Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 22, 2015

Do you take your home's plumbing for granted? You shouldn't. If the system that was designed to provide you with clean water and wash away waste just keeps on keeping on, day after...

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Want to Prevent Frozen Pipes? Here's How.

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 16, 2014

When outdoor temperatures drop and cold winds blow, your water pipes are in danger. Inclement conditions can cause them to freeze. Or rather, the water inside will freeze, expanding...