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Wait! Read This Before You Use Those Flushable Wipes!

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2020 in Maintenance, Troubleshooting

Although toilet paper is becoming easier to find, some may still be regularly using alternatives such as flushable wipes. Remember, the package may say that these wipes are “septic safe” and “flushable”, but they take longer to break down. This makes it easier for clogged pipes and blockages to occur often requiring a professional plumber to unclog. So before your plumbing system begins to back up, head to the store and stock up on some regular toilet paper!

 
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Emergency Water Leak?

Posted by admin on Mar 24, 2019 in Maintenance, Troubleshooting

Is it the middle of the night and you notice a pipe just burst?  Is your toilet overflowing, and you don’t know how to get it to stop?  Everyone should know how to turn off the water when these things happen.  For something as simple as an overflowing toilet, there is a shut-off at the base on the wall that can be turned to shut off the water flow until you can clear the clog yourself or get someone to come repair it for you.  For larger emergencies such as a burst pipe, you should shut the water off to your home.  The water valve to your house is not located in the same location for every home.  You will need to find out if it is in your crawl space, in your flowerbed, or in your garage.  While you can always call your local fire department in an emergency, it’s the best course of action to learn these things before you need them!

 
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Keep Your Plumbing Protected!

Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2019 in Maintenance

Well, it looks like Punxsutawney Phil may have lied. Keep those foundation vents closed, and if you leave town, don’t turn off the heat to your home. You don’t want your pipes to freeze!  Also, if you use your hose bibs, take the hose off when you are done. This will allow the hose bib to drain properly and not freeze.

 
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Football Games and Foundation Vents

Posted by admin on Oct 21, 2018 in Maintenance

Fall isn’t just about colorful leaves, football games, and Halloween, it’s also time to prepare your house and yard for winter.  Now is the time to make sure all of your pipes are insulated, close up your foundation vents, repair any leaking hose bibs, and blow out your sprinkler system.  This will keep your plumbing system from freezing when winter hits and prevent any unwanted surprises when it warms up next spring!

 
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Trick or Treat?

Posted by admin on Oct 7, 2018 in Maintenance

Halloween is in a few weeks, and people are going to be carving up their best looking jack-0-lanterns.  Treat yourself to a working garbage disposal this fall by remembering to put any pumpkin seeds you don’t toast into the garbage.  It would be a real trick getting them out of there and could potentially ruin the disposal altogether.

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