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BUSTED: DIY Drain Cleaning Myths

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Nov 26, 2018 @ 10:54 AM

bigstock-Kitchen-drain-clogging-up-with-213533257Keeping a drain clean shouldn’t feel like a major chore. You would be hard-pressed to find a homeowner, or even a renter for that matter, that hasn't dealt with a clogged, stinking or otherwise problematic drain. There are probably a lot of drain cleaning concepts you're familiar with that are actually myths muddying up the waters too.

Use this guide to separate drain cleaning myths from actual fact. Doing so can help you keep your drains at home in tip-top shape all year long.

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Tags: Plumbing resolutions, clogged toilet, myths, plumbing facts, plumbing myths

4 Things to Avoid Stuffing Down the Drain on Thanksgiving

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 @ 08:43 AM

Plumbing_Thanksgiving DinnerThe holiday season is right around the corner and soon our homes will be filled with the food, family, and friends that we love. We all know the best way to relax around the holidays is to prepare ahead of time, especially in the kitchen! The sink is a focal part of Thanksgiving, and a clogged drain is the last thing you want to deal with when you’re in a turkey coma. So take one thing off your checklist this Thanksgiving, avoid putting these four things down your drain:

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Tags: Clogged Drains, holidays, Fall, kitchen drain

Why Does My Garbage Disposal Stink?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

bigstock-Cleaning-Kitchen-Sink-2893444Your garbage disposal helps you get rid of those scraps of leftover food that cling to your plates and serving dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. That same helpful garbage disposal can also be the source of some serious headaches and foul odors.

If you’re starting to notice that your garbage disposal stinks, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem, but that doesn’t mean you want to live with it. Who would want a kitchen that always smells gross?

Use this guide to learn more about why your garbage disposal stinks and how you can fix it.

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Tags: Plumbing horrors, Water, faucet, Sink Disposal

Understanding the Importance of Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 @ 02:36 PM

img_tankless_water_heaters-e1479231114404Your water heater provides you with important things like clean dishes and hot showers. However, without proper maintenance, your water heater may not provide those warm showers you’ve come to love and expect.

Tankless water heaters are durable and designed to give you years of quality performance, but you can’t neglect them and expect hot water without hiccups. Use this guide to learn more about why it’s so important to keep up with your tankless water heater maintenance.

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Tags: water heater maintenance, Water, Jacksonville Plumbers

Does Water Conservation Really Matter? Yes, and Here Is Why.

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

bigstock-Running-Tap-Water-1324014Most of us consider water as a mainstay of daily life that's readily available. Everyday tasks like showering, doing the laundry, washing dishes, and brushing our teeth would not be possible without water. Although many of us take having enough water for granted, water is actually a limited resource that is not available to many people in less fortunate places.

Only one percent of the earth's water supply is available for human use. The remaining water is salt water that makes up our oceans or frozen ice caps in remote arctic areas of the world. Without water, many people and important industries like farming, mining, and fishing would suffer. Clean water is not as accessible as most people think, so water conservation really does matter.

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Tags: Shut off water valve, Broken Pipe, plumbing facts, Water

Bizarre Things Plumbers Have Found in Toilets

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 @ 02:16 PM

bigstock--167733980Plumbers can be lifesavers that help people get their homes back in top shape when dealing with plumbing issues like clogs, leaks, or broken pipes. Of the many possible plumbing problems a homeowner may encounter, the most common is clogged toilets.

Excess paper products and sewage are common reasons a toilet might back up, but some days, what plumbers find might surprise you. Keep reading to learn a few of the weirdest things plumbers have found flushed down toilets.

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Tags: Plumbing horrors, Plumbing Repairs, clogged toilet

Top 6 (Not Gross) Things People Are Doing on the Toilet

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

bigstock-Continuous-Single-Drawn-One-Li-250446100Let’s get real for a moment. While it might seem like a strange topic to bring up, most people often spend their time sitting on the toilet doing other things. And why not, there are only so many hours in the day, so for some it is out of necessity, while for others it could simply be out of boredom or the sanctuary of having a quiet moment to themselves. Below are six common things that people do while sitting on the toilet.

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Tags: Bill Fenwick, Bathroom, trending bathrooms

Does the Water at Home Taste Funny?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

bigstock-Running-Tap-Water-1324014Clean water is an essential part of daily life. If you’re noticing that the water that comes out of your faucet isn’t tasting quite as fresh as you’d like, you might be wondering how on earth that sort of problem could happen. After all, don’t you get water from a supply that’s always safe and clean?

While the water that comes out of the pipe might be safe to drink, there are a number of reasons you could be experiencing a funny taste. Use this guide to learn more about your water’s strange flavor and how you may be able to fix it.

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Tags: Plumbing horrors, Plumbing Repairs, piping

Helpful Plumbing Tips for Plumbing Emergencies

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 @ 08:10 AM

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You never know when plumbing emergency might strike. An overflowing toilet, broken faucet or leaking pipe can cause expensive water damage to your home in addition to just being inconvenient. However, if you are equipped with these plumbing tips, your inconvenience and damage to your home can be reduced.

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Tags: Shut off water valve, Water leaks, Plumbing Repairs, Emergency Plumbing

Answers to Your 5 Most Common Plumbing Questions

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

 

Maintaining the plumbing in your home is important tbigstock-Close-up-Of-A-Male-Plumber-Fix-226841344-1o preventing water damage and keeping your water bills in check. But when the same things keep happening over and over again, or your water bill suddenly spikes up without an obvious reason, it can be a little confusing. So, it’s only normal you would be looking for answers. Here are five of the most common plumbing questions that homeowners have about the plumbing in their homes.

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Tags: kitchen plumbing, piping, plumbing facts, water heater, Clogged Drains, garbage disposal, water bill

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