How to Use a Plumbing Snake

May 17, 2022

The plumbing system is one of the essential parts of any home, delivering water to the bathrooms, kitchen, and toilets as well as flushing dirty water. It’s also one of the most used systems in the houses, increasing the chances of getting clogged or blocked. Homeowners need to carry out frequent inspections and maintenance to ensure everything is operating optimally. During an inspection, you may notice your kitchen sink or bathroom drain is a little slower than usual. This is a sign of clogged drainage systems caused by hairs and materials such as food and dirt. Over time,

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How Can Vomit Affect Your Plumbing System?

May 12, 2022

While Snopes considered and largely disproved the old wives’ tale that vomit ruins plumbing, you can stop up your drains by vomiting into the sink. Only toilet plumbing can appropriately handle vomit. Sometimes, though, you can’t make it to the toilet. You reach the sink first. No one can fault you for where you get sick when you fall ill. However, you could cause yourself plumbing issues if you choose the sink over another option like the trash can or toilet. Why Is Vomit Bad for Plumbing? You probably don’t want to study

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9 Habits to Avoid If You Want to Keep Your Drains Clear

February 12, 2022

Few things are more frustrating than having a clogged drain. Not only does it prevent water from flowing freely, but it can also cause a major flooding problem. If your drains are constantly getting clogged, it might be time to take a closer look at your daily habits. Here are nine bad habits that could be ruining your drains and causing backups in your home. 1. Not Using Drain Covers Drain covers are crucial for protecting your drain from any foreign objects that may fall in. Many of us have dropped small items into our drains

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Top Reasons Why You Should Install a Water Softener

January 4, 2022

When it comes to having clean water in your home, there are a few things you need to consider. One of the most important is whether or not you have a water softener installed. Softened water has a laundry list of benefits that make your life easier. If you’re on the fence about getting one, here are reasons to convince you. Prevents Soap Scum From Building Up in Your Shower The high amount of minerals found in filtered water can lead to soap scum building up on everything from your body to shampoo bottles. A water

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Why Are My Plumbing Pipes Making Noises?

August 20, 2021

Have you ever been relaxing at home and been suddenly startled by a banging, wheezing, groaning, or popping noise coming from the walls? Plumbing pipes can be surprisingly noisy. Many of the reasons for loud pipes are perfectly harmless, but sometimes, noisy pipes can mean you have a problem. Here are seven common reasons why your pipes are loud and what you can do to fix the issue. 1. You Have a Clog If you hear weird bubbling or gurgling noises, the culprit might be a clog. Clogs create noise because they impede normal water flow,

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What Type of Plumbing Pipe Is Best?

May 10, 2021

No matter what room you’re in or what you’re doing, you’re probably near a gas or water pipe. It makes sense to get familiar with these materials before there’s a problem. Unfortunately, we don’t usually think about the various tubes running through our homes and offices until something goes wrong. The Most Common Types of Tubing in The Plumbing Industry In the plumbing industry, copper and PVC are the two most common types of pipe used inside homes and businesses. Choosing the right one for your house depends on several factors, including cost, durability and

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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 16, 2021

If you’re like most Las Vegas, NV, homeowners, you don’t spend much time thinking about your water heater. As long as it delivers hot water when you turn on the tap or shower, you probably don’t give it a second thought. However, skipping regular maintenance could cause your water heater to experience more malfunctions or a shorter lifespan. One of the best ways to make sure that your water heater efficiently heats water and lasts for as long as possible is to drain it once a year. Here are some tips on how to do it safely and without making

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Can Too Much Rain Cause Plumbing Problems?

February 4, 2021

The monsoon season and other heavy rainfall that happens throughout the Las Vegas area and other parts of the desert southwest is a blessing that rejuvenates the landscape. It can also wreak havoc on your property, however. After significant amounts of rain come through the area, you may have erosion, debris, standing water, and other issues. Heavy rains and the resulting water flow also threaten your plumbing system. How Heavy Rain Damages Plumbing Systems Significant rainfall in the desert southwest cannot be absorbed quickly by the ground, so the water most often flows along the surface.

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Ways to Avoid Damaging Your Plumbing System

January 21, 2021

Things go wrong with plumbing systems, which could frustrate many homeowners. Plumbing repairs are often unavoidable, as pipes, lines, and fixtures might suffer from wear and tear. And then there are avoidable plumbing disasters. Unfortunately, homeowners may contribute to damage inflicted on a plumbing system. Here is a look at some common ways to possibly avoid damaging a plumbing system and, hopefully, avoiding unnecessary plumbing repair jobs. Avoid Neglecting Routine Plumbing Care Plumbing systems may age, which leads to wear. Other factors, such as excess moisture or even ground shifting, could cause

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Traditional Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater

December 16, 2020

You rely on your Las Vegas, NV, home’s water heater for comfortable showers and baths, essential hygiene and cleaning needs. If there’s a problem with your water heater, you’ll want to replace it as soon as possible. When replacing your water heater, you’ll have a lot of options, including a traditional one with a storage tank versus a tankless option. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing a traditional water heater versus a tankless water heater. Type There are several types of storage water heaters and tankless water heaters. Heat pump water heaters

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