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Avoiding the Most Common Plumbing Mistakes

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

DIY plumbingIf you are handy with tools, you might try to attempt tackling some of the easier plumbing repairs in your home to save money. However, before attempting a repair, you should be aware of common mistakes many do-it-yourselfers make that could leave you with a costly plumbing bill. Here are some of the most common plumbing mistakes homeowners often make that you should avoid.

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Tags: DIY, plumbing tips

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

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

Water Works: Know How to Manage Water in Your Home

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 12:48 PM

A common location for Floridians' shut-off valve is underground near the hose bibbAlmost every room in your home has access to plumbing, and even rooms like your bedroom have adjacent access. From showering, to brushing our teeth, to doing laundry, to cooking, most of our daily activities require water. Despite this fact, most homeowners don’t know a ton about their plumbing. But knowing how to shut your water off can become essential very quickly in the case of emergencies. It can also be helpful if you’re doing some quick DIY plumbing that you learned in our eBook or in one of our blogs.

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Tags: DIY, Tips, main water valve, water regulation, piping, how to turn off water

Prevent Water Damage, Know How to Turn Your Water Off in an Emergency

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 12:28 PM

Water damage in your home can be catastrophic. What starts as a small leak can quickly turn into damaged walls, ruined floors, and thousands of dollars’ worth of furniture repairs – if it can be salvaged at all.emergency-plumbing.png


However, homeowners don’t have to allow a little leak to turn into a major problem. To avoid serious issues, though, you’ll need to know more about your home and how you can get your water off if or when you spring a leak.

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Tags: DIY, Tips, how to turn off water

Tricks of the Trade

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

Ever hear the sound of water dripping but you don't know where it is exactly? Fortunately there are plumbing leak solutions that are simple, effective, and don't cost 3.jpgmuch money. Most issues can be handled by oneself although on occasion you may need the help of a professional. Below is a collection of DIY tips to make your life easier should the day come when you must face a dreaded plumbing problem.

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Tags: leaks, leaking, DIY, Tips

Keep Your Toilet Bowl Naturally Clean

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 11:44 AM

bigstock-Hand-Of-Woman-In-Blue-Glove-Cl-92571824.jpgYou embrace a healthier life by eliminating additive-laden foods, and unsafe chemicals in your home.  Reading labels, googling ingredients and weighing the choices you have has become a way of life for consumers all over the Sunshine State.  Paying attention to those foods and products you bring into your home and making sure they’re not harmful can take a lot of time. But, if it keeps your home and family safe and healthy, you don’t mind a bit.


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Tags: toilet, DIY, plumbing tips

Your DIY Guide to Toilet Installation

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

bigstock Close up of a plumber fixing t 53723413 resized 600While most plumbing situations are pretty cut and dry, one bathroom remodel project that causes a lot of confusion is toilet installation.  While many toilet installations are generally problem-free, the real danger here lies in the fact that when something goes wrong, it goes really wrong. This often results in flooding, a broken toilet and a call to the plumber.

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Tags: DIY, toilet installation

Water Regulation for The Summer

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 10:07 AM
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While your water may not be the most costly of your monthly expenses, saving money on your water bill can certainly make an impact. This summer, there are things that you can do to minimize your water usage, make your appliances more energy friendly and in general, make water regulation a priority so that you can see the savings right on your bill. Here are ten things to help you regulate your water this summer.

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Tags: water bill, DIY, plumbing tips, water regulation

4 DIY Plumbing Tips to Try Before Calling the Plumber

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

 

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Tags: leaking, DIY, Jacksonville Plumber, plumbing tips, Clogged Drains

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