10 Apr

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.

17 Mar

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 ...

16 Feb

Prevent Mold Growth In Your Home With These Tips

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It's rainy season around here, and that means wet. Everywhere, and on everything. One of the drawbacks of our temperate but moist climate is mold growth. Mold loves it around here. If you have any leaks, cracks, or plumbing troubles you have yet to find, mold growth could be your first clue that something is "off." The situation may arise, also, where you've had a

03 Jan

Unjam A Garbage Disposal

How To: Unjam A Garbage Disposal You can unjam a garbage disposal yourself, without a master plumbing certification. Jammed garbage disposals can be quite a nuisance especially when they clog up your kitchen sink. The good news is that it is often a simple task to unjam the disposal.   As you can see from the image, a disposal will jam, ...

10 Dec

Keep Your Pipes From Freezing And What To Do If Disaster Strikes

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How do you keep your pipes from freezing? There's always a possibility of  frozen pipes when temperatures skid to the 32 degrees-and-below mark. Here are a few tips on how to keep your pipes from freezing, and what to do if disaster strikes: Keep Your Pipes From Freezing: Let your faucets drip overnight, particularly uninsulated pipes located on an exterior wall. Lukewarm water is your best bet. Keep cabinet doors to ...

16 Aug

Portland and Oregon Solar Eclipse Guide

With the eclipse occurring on Monday we wanted to share this article from Travel Portland and we hope that you safely experience this once-in-a-lifetime event! Here’s what you need to know about experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event in and near Portland.   Parts of Oregon will ...

15 Jun

Solve These 5 Summer Plumbing Problems Before It’s Too Late

As the summer heat slowly begins to arrive, make sure you’re fully prepared for possible problems heat can cause to your plumbing. It’s never too early to get a routine check to make sure you’re all set for the next big heat wave. We came across this post created on http://nuhome.com and wanted to share it with you. Beat the heat now before it’s too late, check out the five major problems ...

04 May

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 ...

15 Apr

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 ...