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4 Things You Should Not Put Down the Kitchen Sink

There are certain things you should not wash down the kitchen sink. Waste such as glass, metal, plastic, and paper are not the types of items meant to go into a garbage disposal or any sink drain. However, here are three things you might not know that should not be […]

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Common Causes of Household Drain Blockages

Clogs can happen at any time, for a variety of different reasons, and in some situations, these blockages can be unavoidable. Besides your toilet, the two most common kinds of drain blockages in your home come from improper disposal of food waste and shower runoff, both having the potential to […]

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Drain Problems to Watch for This Summer

Summer can be a busy time for any individual or family. Kids may be out of school, vacations are planned, and lots of activity is likely happening in your home. With more people around in the summer, there’s more strain being placed on your sewer and drains. However, rather than […]

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What to Do When Your Drain Is Clogged

Many homeowners can go years without worrying about a clogged drain. However, the truth is that over those many years, the homeowner’s drain is slowly accumulating more and more debris. A clogged drain isn’t always a case where the water never goes down — sometimes the drain works, only slowly. […]

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Why Is My Washing Machine Leaking

Your washer is one of the most important appliances in your home. It can also be a common source of leak issues that could cause damage to your flooring and surrounding property. If you’ve noticed any amount of water left on your floor after running a load of laundry, it […]

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Shave Without Clogging Your Drain

Most homeowners are aware of common items that can cause the drains in your home to become clogged. This includes food waste, hair, and non-flushable items going down the drains of your toilet, sinks, or shower. While people are aware that the hair from their heads can clog their shower […]

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Reasons You Have Cloudy Tap Water

The white cloudiness of your water can seem scary, but it is likely harmless. Water is generally safe to drink in the United States, so there is not much to worry regarding the safety of the water coming from your tap. Below are a few potential reasons you have cloudy […]

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Signs of Sewer Trouble

We don’t often give it much thought as homeowners, but we rely on sewer lines every day. Although we’d rather not think about them, it’s crucial to keep all aspects of a home’s wastewater removal system well maintained, even when your home is served by municipal sewer services. Major sewer […]

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The Importance of Sewer Scope Inspection

A sewer scope inspection is a service ideal for homeowners and potential buyers who want to have a better understanding of the quality of the home’s piping system. Sewer line damage can be devastating due to the health risks backed up sewage can create, as well as the damage it […]

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Common Winter Drainage Problems

The winter months are a time of unpredictability. It could be a mild winter with light snow, or it may feel like the snow will never stop falling with extremely frigid temperatures. Winter brings specific concerns when it comes to the drains both inside and outside of your home. In […]

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