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Water Conservation Starts at Home

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 @ 09:01 AM
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Conserving water and reducing water waste is now more important than ever as the possibility of shortages continues to grow. A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office brought to light that 40 out of 50 state water managers anticipate that water shortages within their states in the decade to come. Protecting the environment and natural resources is everyone’s responsibility.

 

 

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Tags: water fixtures, water regulation, Energy Costs, Water leaks

Why Proper Disposal of Used Cooking Oil Is So Crucial

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Dealing with a clogged kitchen drain can be a hassle, especially when it springs out of nowhere when you are trying to prepare a meal or, worse, preparing for guests to arrive. One of the most common causes of clogs is the dumping used cooking oil down your drain. This includes rinsing oil and grease from pots and pans down your drain. Rinsing drains with hot water and grease-fighting dish detergent behind the oil won’t prevent clogs; the grease will simply jell further down the pipeline, causing the same clog but in a more difficult location.

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Tags: kitchen drain, plumbing tips, Clogged Drains, Best Practices

Plumbing Tricks That Can Save You Money

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 @ 11:22 AM

Some plumbing repairs are small enough to be done at home.

 

While some plumbing repairs are better left to a professional, there are some repairs you can do on your own. Here are some plumbing tricks that can be done by almost anyone that will save you money and a visit from a plumber.

 

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Tags: DIY

What Is a Slab Leak?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 10:14 AM

Slab leaks can be difficult to detect.

 

Leaks in pipes under your sinks or in those that connect to various appliances or plumbing fixtures in your home are usually easy to find. However, a slab leak can be difficult to discover, and this is problematic because such leaks can cause expensive damage to your home. Here’s what you should know about slab leaks.

 

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Tags: Emergency Plumbing, Jacksonville slab leak

Keep Pipes Clear Through the Holiday Season with These Tips

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 10:49 AM

Holiday meals are great! But they can take a toll on plumbing.Thanksgiving is behind us, and Christmas is just around the corner! That means the savory smell of turkey, the frenzy of football games, and the dreaded post-meal cleanup. It may be tempting to throw everything down the drain or flush away things in the toilet, but that could make matters worse for yourself and your plumbing. If you want to avoid issues with your pipes during the holidays, here are some tips about what you should and shouldn’t do:

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Tags: Clogged Drains, holidays

What is Repiping and How Do You Know When You Need It?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 @ 05:02 PM

When do you need repiping?No plumbing device is invincible, and even the safest, most durable pipe systems will eventually break down. While it is often possible to shore up broken plumbing with minor repairs, the longer you have had your pipes, the greater the chance that they are too severely damaged for repairs to work. When this occurs, you need to invest in repiping, or comprehensively replacing large portions of your plumbing system with new pipes.

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How to Avoid Plumbing Horrors this Halloween

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

Halloween.jpgWith all the spooky happenings around Halloween, you expect to have a little friendly terror in your life. What you don’t want are plumbing horrors that ambush you during an already busy time of year. Yet the potential for difficulties with your plumbing is already haunting your home, waiting to spread some Halloween frights.


These Halloween plumbing tips can help you avoid some common plumbing mishaps that can happen this time of year. A little common sense will go a long way towards keeping you and your plumbing happy during this creepiest of holidays!

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Tags: Jacksonville Plumber, 24/7 plumbing jacksonville, Fall Plumbing Tips, Halloween, Plumbing horrors

Know Where Your Water Shut Off Valve is This Hurricane Season

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 @ 01:52 PM

image.jpgHurricane season has the potential to spell disaster, as we’ve already seen this year with Irma. In the event of an emergency, it can be crucial to know where your water shut off valve is. This year has had one of the most active hurricane seasons to date. In case of an emergency, it's important to know where the water shut off valve is located in your home. Even outside of hurricane season, you will find the ability to close the water valve useful for sudden pipe leaks, minor repairs, and even bathroom fixture inconveniences.

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Tags: Bill Fenwick Plumbing, 24/7 plumbing jacksonville, main water valve, Hurricane Prep, Shut off water valve

How to Not Ruin Your Plumbing System

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

bigstock-Set-of-male-hands-holding-plum-153428168.jpg We all have prized possessions we go out of our way to take  care of.  Perhaps we never drink red wine or grape juice on a  favorite light-colored couch, or we keep our most precious  trinkets in an enclosed cabinet. These are signs that we value  these items and want to enjoy them for many years to  come. 

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Tags: leaking, Jacksonville plumbing, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, Clogged Drains, Broken Pipe, Plumbing Repairs

Plumbing Repair: Busted Pipe

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

bigstock--181515553.jpgBefore calling for plumbing repair, Jacksonville residents might want to learn how to repair a burst pipe on their own. Fixing a burst pipe isn't as hard as you might think. It only requires a few simple tools and items as well as some moderate soldering skills! We promise, it isn't as daunting as you might think!

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Tags: DIY, Tips, plumbing tips, Bill Fenwick Plumbing, Broken Pipe, main water valve, Water leaks

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