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A Plumber or a Landscaper?

Posted by admin on May 4, 2019 in Troubleshooting, Water Lines

Who to call?  A plumber or a landscaper?  A landscaper is going to be able to help you with anything related to your sprinkler system excluding your hose bibs and yard hydrants.  You want to call a landscaper for a zone that doesn’t open or a broken sprinkler head.  If you have a problem with your hose bib or any of the other plumbing unrelated to your landscape, call a plumber.  A landscaper is not licensed to work on your home’s plumbing.  Both work with pipes and water, but they each have their own area of expertise.

 
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Don’t Leave For the Holidays Until You Do This!

Posted by admin on Dec 17, 2017 in Maintenance, Water Lines

If you plan on going out of town for the holidays, remember to make sure you don’t turn off your heat before you go!  Often people try to save a little money by turning off their heat when they leave, but this can cost you big bucks when your pipes freeze.  Make sure your foundation vents are closed and your home is warm enough to keep your pipes from freezing, so water damage repair isn’t the first item on your to do list for the new year!

 
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An Ounce of Prevention….

Posted by admin on Dec 6, 2015 in Troubleshooting, Water Lines

Winter is in full force here in Central Oregon, and your plumbing is at risk. If your pipes freeze and break, the repairs can be very costly. There are some things that you can do, though, to help protect your home before any damage happens. First, make sure that your home’s exterior foundation vent covers are on. This will hold in the heat and help protect the pipes under your home. Second, remove all hoses from your hose bibs. This will help keep your hose bibs from freezing and breaking. Finally, and most importantly, never turn the heat off to your home. If the pipes in your walls freeze in addition to the pipes under your home, your home could flood when the pipes thaw out which will be expensive and messy. Take some precautions this winter. You know what they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”!

 
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Is Your Water Bill Too High?

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2015 in Troubleshooting, Water Lines

Between filling the kid’s pool and watering the lawn, your water bill is going to be higher through the summer months.  Does it still seem a little too high?  You may have an issue with your plumbing system.  It could be anything from a broken flapper in your toilet to a broken water main.  Don’t pay for water you aren’t using!

 
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Locate Your Water Main Shut-off

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2014 in Troubleshooting, Water Lines

Do you know where your water main shut-off is located?  While you are still outside working in your yard, it is a perfect time to find it and learn how to turn it off.  Educate yourself before it starts to freeze.  If your pipes break when your yard is covered in snow, you can lose valuable time trying to find it.

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