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Don’t Let These Items Go Down a Drain

Don't Let These Items Go Down a Drain

One of the most common causes of clogged and damaged drains is a foreign object that should never have got into the drain in the first place. Practicing basic drain

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Should Get a Plumbing Upgrade? How to Decide

Should Get a Plumbing Upgrade? How to Decide

If you’re like most homeowners, you may not pay a lot of attention to the plumbing system in your home until age-related issues start to develop. You can avoid the

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Need a New Toilet? Use Our Tips to Help You Choose

Need a New Toilet? Use Our Tips to Help You Choose

Is it finally time to retire that old toilet and pick up a new one? You don’t have to go on this little adventure alone — we’re here to help!

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Take Precautions to Prevent Winter Pipe Bursts

Take Precautions to Prevent Winter Pipe Bursts

As temperatures drop in the Grand Traverse County area, your pipes have a higher chance of freezing. If this happens, your pipes could end up bursting and causing considerable water

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Checking the P-Trap for Clogs

Checking the P-Trap for Clogs

The traps in your plumbing perform an important function. Traps are the curved section of the drain pipe — S-shaped, U-shaped or J-shaped — that hold on to a small

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Plungers, Augers, and Snakes — Oh My! A Look Inside the Plumber’s Toolbox

Plungers, Augers, and Snakes — Oh My! A Look Inside the Plumber's Toolbox

It’s often said that to get the best results with any project, you need the right tool for the job. That’s why the licensed plumber carries around an extensive array

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Conserve Water in Your Home With These Plumbing Fixtures

Conserve Water in Your Home With These Plumbing Fixtures

Modern plumbing fixtures have come a long way in terms of conserving water. Homeowners have recognized the benefits of these newer, more efficient appliances, as they learn they not only

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Using and Maintaining a Garbage Disposal

Using and Maintaining a Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is handy to have, but if not maintained properly, it can end up worse than useless. Use and care for your disposal correctly, though, and it will

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What to Know About Water Shutoff Valves

What to Know About Water Shutoff Valves

Every home has them, but most people don’t pay attention to them except in an emergency. The simple water shutoff valve is a vital component of any plumbing system. This

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Tips for Plumbing Emergencies

Tips for Plumbing Emergencies

Few problems around the house can get your attention faster than a plumbing emergency. Water spewing from pipes or stopped-up drains can cause serious damage to your home. While some

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