08 Jun

Summertime Plumbing Tips to Help You Beat the Heat

It is HOT outside! You know what that means.. it’s summertime! Since it's so hot people everywhere are using more water than they usually do the rest of the year, particularly in swimming pools, watering lawns, and staying hydrated. In fact, water usage in the summer can go up two to four times during the summer months. Now, with all of the extra strain on our plumbing systems, it’s no surprise that we encounter ...

11 May

6 Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer is coming! Is your plumbing ready? Here are 6 tips for keeping your plumbing in tip top shape this summer: Playing outside means more dirt, and more dirty clothes. Make sure you check your washing machine hoses for bulges, leaks, and cracks. Also be sure to clean out your dryer lint regularly. Finally keep in mind ...

12 Apr

Spring Plumbing Tips: 15 Simple Plumbing Tips to Help You Save Money

Spring Plumbing Tips We found this awesome article on JustCallHeritage.Com.. Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to do some “Spring Cleaning” for your home’s pipe and drainage systems. Here are 15 quick and simple Spring Plumbing Tips to protect your home against plumbing problems: Check faucets for drips or leaks. Make repairs to save water. Check toilets for hidden leaks. Add six drops of food coloring to the toilet tank. If the toilet ...

08 Mar

How To Protect Your Drains During The Easter Holiday

Because Easter is yet another holiday that focuses on eating and visiting friends and family, there are steps you can take to minimize the chance of a clogged drain adding an additional problem and the need to call a plumber.. to an already busy day. Some steps you should perform before guests arrive and the holiday commences, while other actions must be performed with vigilance while the celebration is taking place. Preparing your ...

03 Feb

Plumbing Tips for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day is right around the corner, now is the perfect time to show your plumbing system some love. Here are a few maintenance tips from BlueFrog to help keep your plumbing system in good shape. Home Plumbing Tips: Locate Your Water Shut Off Valve - Knowing where your main water shut off valve is located will help prevent water damage in an emergency. If you ever experience a plumbing leak, you ...

25 Nov

Company Is Coming. How’s Your Plumbing?

Can Your Plumbing Handle A Holiday? You probably don't give your plumbing much thought when you're getting ready to host an event. You may clean and organize your house top to bottom, but I bet you just assume your plumbing is going to come through for you when you need it. Except when it doesn't. Unfortunately, sometimes your plumbing breaks down at the worst possible times. For example, when twenty people are coming over to ...

10 Nov

Time to winterize your plumbing, Portland, Oregon

It's time to winterize your plumbing! Be ready for the cold that's coming and prevent water disasters, such as flooded basements from burst pipes, It's Time To Winterize Your Plumbing, Portland! Many of the water disasters that were the result of a freeze, could have been avoided with some basic winter maintenance. One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is to either put it off too long or perform the task incorrectly. Standard ...

03 Oct

Plumbing Maintenance Checklist: Get Ready For Winter

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The cold weather will be here before you know it. Now is the time to make sure your plumbing is ready for winter. Here is a plumbing maintenance checklist to guide you through some basic winter prep tasks before it gets too cold: Plumbing Maintenance Checklist Drain exterior water lines and open taps (in cold areas) - these spots are often forgotten, but ...

28 Jul

Leaking Toilets: Are You Flushing Your Money?

  • Brenda Casey
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During the hot summer months, water conservation becomes more important than ever. More demand from people watering their lawns and gardens combined with less rain can really tax our water distribution systems. There are many ways to conserve and today, were are covering "water wasting toilets." What are "water wasting toilets" you ask? Read on:  Leaking Toilet: Stealing Your Water AND Money A leaking toilet, better ...