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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...


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Watch Out for Undetected Water Leaks

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 21, 2014

Sometimes it’s impossible to ignore the fact that you have a water leak in your home’s plumbing system. A torrent gushing from a burst pipe is an obvious sign. But other...


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Take Fast Action when Water Damage Occurs

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 22, 2014

Water from flooding or plumbing problems can be a very destructive force in your home. Be prepared for a possible emergency scenario so that you can act quickly should water damage...


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Don't Let the Polar Vortex Ruin Your Home!

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 07, 2014

It's brutally cold across much of the US, which has many people huddling indoors and seeking shelter. While you're staying warm inside, though (or calling your HVAC technician to find...


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Care for Your Drain the Natural Way

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 04, 2013

Slow-draining plumbing fixtures are a pain in the showerhead. It always starts as a slow creep so you can try to trick yourself into think that nothing's wrong, but eventually, you...


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Fall Maintenance: Freezeproof Faucets

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Aug 13, 2013

If you live in an area with frosty winters, you know the agony of exploding pipes and the pain of preventative maintenance to stop the issue before it starts. Particularly cold cities...


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Tree Roots vs. Your Sewer Line

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 29, 2013

The lovely and mysterious thing about tree roots growing into sewer lines is that it happens below ground, which means that you can't see it without a backhoe. It's a shame, isn't it?...


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Spring Home Maintenance Check List

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 25, 2013

Winter weather can damage a house in big ways and in small ways. From animals nesting in vents, to leaves that have accumulated in the gutter, to moisture that can accumulate around...