Plumbing

Recent Posts in Plumbing Category

  • What is Backflow Testing?

    Larger properties – like retail stores, schools, hospitals, office buildings, etc. – see a pretty large number of people every day, and just about everyone is using water in that structure at one point or another each day. All of this water use can be a real strain on a building’s pipes and valves, as well as the entire system as a whole. In the best case scenario if something goes wrong, you …

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  • Six Signs it May Be Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

    As much as we would like them to, appliances unfortunately do not last forever. In the case of garbage disposals, it can be difficult to know if a unit needs to be repaired or completely replaced. If your disposal displays any of the following signs, it may be time for a replacement. Frequent clogging: If your unit clocks often even with normal, manufacturer-approved use, it is probably time for a …

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  • Five Benefits of Purchasing Plastic Pipes

    Plumbing with plastic pipes has gained considerable popularity within the United States over the past two decades and now accounts for more than half of the plumbing pipes bought by consumers each year. Used for both water supply and drainage, plastic pipes such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) have several advantages over traditional copper or galvanized pipes. …

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  • Why Saving Water For Summer Months Is Key

    You’re excited about summer and the plans you have for your home, but the water you’re already losing is driving up your water bill , and you wonder if you’ll be able to fulfill the plans that you have for the summertime. Your biggest plan may be to get finally the pool filled after it’s been empty throughout the year, but you know it’s going to take a lot of water and cost a pretty penny, but …

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  • Instructions for DIY Wet Wipes and Why Flushing Regular Wipes Will Clog Your Drains

    While everyone should know that you can’t flush disposable wet wipes down the toilet, many people still insist on doing it. Disposable and flushable wet wipes are too thick to be flushed down the toilet. They’re not safe for septic systems like many brands advertise. In New York, they have such a problem with wet wipes being flushed down the toilet, that they have had massive clogs, which has …

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  • 10 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

    Every industry needs to know how to adapt to the changes of the day. Small businesses need to know how to use the internet. Plumbing companies need to keep up with all of the bathroom remodeling upgrades. Homeowners everywhere and especially in Lexington implement many of these new changes in their bathrooms. There are several reasons for homeowners to do some bathroom remodeling . 1 – You do not …

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  • How to Light A Water Heater

    If you have a gas water heater installed in your house, and you notice water running out from the hot water faucet is cold, it is likely your heater flame has gone out. You do not have to worry since you can relight the heater flame without calling a water heater repair professional. Be it an old or a new house in the Columbia area, the process of lighting the pilot light is the same. You may need …

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  • Fixing a Faucet and Why a Plumber is Needed

    Faucets are a wonderful thing to have. They are good for washing hands and dishes. They are very helpful when it comes to keeping clean. However, water faucets come with its own set of problems. One common problem is a dripping, leaking faucet. When a faucet is dripping and leaking even though it is turned off, then this is a sign that there is an issue with the faucet. This is when you may need …

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  • The Latest Toilet Technologies

    The bathroom is important to West Columbia homeowners. It is one room in which we spend a lot of time and need it to maximize comfort. Our bathroom experience needs to be complemented by technology, efficiency, and high function. When there are new toilets or amenities for the toilet on the market, the rational consumer can hardly be blamed for seeking them out. Many plumbing companies are finding …

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  • THE TOP 3 BATHROOM TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2016

    Remodeling a bathroom can give your West Columbia home a fresh, new look. There are many things you can do to make your bathroom look larger and more inviting. A new coat of paint can add visual appeal to your bathroom. The bathroom is the place to remove clutter from countertops and shelves. A cluttered room makes it look smaller than necessary. You want this room to be the place where you can …

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  • Plumbers Recommended Technique Of How To Unclog A Sink

    Don’t Let A Clogged Sink Stay Clogged Some people tend to leave a clog to sit for a while, and they figure that they’ll just run less water into the sink, so the clog won’t be so bothersome. It’s possible for clogs to get worse over time, especially when more and more junk is going down the sink. Bathrooms will allow toothpaste, soap scum, hair, and even cotton products to go down the drain, and …

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  • Things to Consider When Shopping for a New Water Heater

    Shopping for a new water heater can be an intimidating procedure. Due to the myriad of different models and prices of heating units, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your family’s needs. To help clear up some of the confusion and point you towards a purchase that is right for you, it is important that you ask yourself the following questions when making a selection. 1. How Much …

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  • Why Should I Go with a Tankless Heater?

    When shopping for a new water heater, you may want to consider going tankless this time around. As opposed to a traditional gas or electric heater that stores heated water in a massive reservoir, tankless heaters heat water on demand through the use of specialized heating coils. While these units have a higher up front cost, choosing a tankless heater can prove to be a beneficial investment in the …

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  • 5 INVENTIVE WAYS TO REMODEL YOUR BATHROOM FOR THE NEW YEAR

    When it comes to people’s Columbia homes, remodeling is one of the biggest tasks. Yet with the new year rapidly approaching, many people are turning their attention to how they can give their homes the makeover it deserves. While some people will choose to redo their kitchen or bedroom, more and more people will instead decide to do their bathrooms. A growing trend among homeowners, today’s …

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  • The Top 5 Plumbing Myths

    Many myths have arisen around plumbing over the years. Such myths can make it harder for Columbia consumers to maintain their plumbing systems and get the best possible service should something go wrong. Plumbing is Not Complicated Many people think plumbing is a relatively straight-forward system. In many instances, this is simply not true. A plumbing system can be just as complex as any other …

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