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How to Fix a Leaky Sink

October 9th, 2017

plumber-woman-fix-leaky-sinkDespite the fact that plumbing pipes run throughout an entire home and underneath your property, with the potential for leaks and blockage to occur along several hundred feet of piping, plumbers tend to get called in for the same pesky problem over and over—a leaky sink. Leaks from the sink can range from a minor inconvenience to something that causes serious damage.

You want to get that leak fixed fast, but you likely don’t want to call in a plumber if you think you can fix it first. In some cases, this is true! An advanced knowledge of how to use common household tools could provide the help you need, as long as you do it right. For everything else, call our plumbers if you’re in Shoshone, ID!

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Can You Clear a Clogged Drain with Chemicals?

September 25th, 2017

faucet-bathroom-waterWhen you go to the store to find a solution for clogged drains, the easiest solution you’ll find will be a jug of chemical cleaning solution. These are marketed towards homeowners and renters looking to quickly clear up a drain that has slowed or stopped, especially a bathroom drain that may be stopped up with hair. Yet, any plumber is likely to warn you against using this.

Are chemical drain cleaners truly the best solution for your clogged drains? Find out why we think most other products and services are a much better fit. It may seem like the easy way out, but looks can be deceiving!

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What Should You Do When Your Sink Backs Up?

September 11th, 2017

kitchen-sink-faucetThe most annoying problem you can run into with your home’s systems is a plumbing problem. In this day and age, plumbing is not a luxury. It’s something you need, and the smallest of plumbing problems can become major inconveniences quickly.

A clogged, slow-moving, or backed-up drain makes it difficult to use a kitchen or bathroom sink. Everything from rinsing dishes to washing your hands gets a little more difficult when the sink is filling up just as you’re trying to use it. We hope today’s post will give you some guidance about what to do once the sink starts filling up with water and waste.

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Why You Should Schedule AC Repair Sooner Rather than Later

August 28th, 2017

Air-Conditioner-Unit-Lawn-Pink-FlowerYou may not hesitate to spend money on something fun like new clothes, a romantic dinner, or a concert, but spending money on a necessity—like your air conditioning system—is never fun. When you notice your air conditioner is failing, or when it’s struggling to maintain temperatures as usual, you might not think to call in the air conditioning technician right away. After all, it hasn’t shut off completely, and you still feel comfortable enough.

But this way of thinking can get you in trouble later on. Today, we tell you why it’s so important to schedule air conditioning repair before your air conditioner breaks down completely, even as summer comes to a close.

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How Pro Drain Cleaning Makes Plumbing Run Smoothly for Longer

August 14th, 2017

drain-sink-waterA drain clog may not seem like too big of a deal for you—as far as household plumbing troubles go. After all, it’s not like having a burst pipe or a flooded basement. It’s usually not an emergency (unless sewage backs up into your home). That’s why so many people look for DIY solutions when they encounter issues with their home’s drain and sewer system.

However, many of these at-home cleaners and tools simply don’t work for certain types of clogs. And when they do work, the solution may only be temporary. On the other hand, professional drain cleaning can clear out clogs and prevent clogs from coming back for months or even years. How is this done? And why is this the better option than do-it-yourself drain cleaning?

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How to Save Money on Air Conditioning

July 31st, 2017

ac-pile-money-condenserSaving money on air conditioning can be tough, especially in the middle of summer when the heat and humidity leaves you wishing you could hang out in front of cold AC vents all day. You do try not to leave the air conditioner on for too long, but saving money shouldn’t mean having to shut off the AC system altogether.

Thankfully, you don’t have to work up a sweat while relaxing in your home in summer just to save on air conditioning. We’ve got some expert tips to help you stay cool without draining your savings.

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Tree Roots in Sewer Lines: A Common Source of Drain Clogs

July 17th, 2017

tree-roots-drain-pipeWhen drains are constantly slow and backing up, the root of the problem might be tougher than you think. That’s right; tree roots are often responsible for backed up sewer lines, especially if you’re noticing problems with the drains in sinks and tubs throughout your home. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to resolve the problem.

If you suspect tree roots are affecting your home drainage, it’s time to take action. Call a plumber, and get more information from today’s guide.

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What to Do When Your Toilet Clogs

July 3rd, 2017

plunger-woman-toilet-phoneThis isn’t exactly a topic everyone enjoys talking about. That’s why, when your toilet clogs, you might still feel in the dark about what to do. In fact, some people think they know the right way to unclog a toilet, only to find their method makes matters worse if the clog is not dislodged fast enough.

We’ve got some good advice for you today on how to make sure you’re doing things the right way the first time around. If you’re wondering about any part of the process, from choosing the right plunger to assessing whether your toilet needs replacement, check out our guide or give us a call!

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New Plumbing Technologies You Should Know About

June 19th, 2017

pipes-valvesFor the most part, the plumbing system in your home is based around the same designs that have been in place for over a century. Water pressure is what allows water to get up to the faucets in your home, so a pressurized water system guides the indoor plumbing supply. Gravity is what helps move wastewater along, so the sewer pipes in your home are quite simple indeed.

However, beyond the basic concept of sewer lines and water supply pipes, plumbing has advanced a great deal over just the last couple of decades. There are new technologies in plumbing we think any homeowner should know about. That way, when the time does come to call in a plumber, you’ll know that you have someone on the job with the right tools and equipment to make your home run smoothly.

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What Should You Do When Your Air Conditioner Is Leaking?

June 5th, 2017

drip-drop-waterOften, we get phone calls from homeowners worried that they’ve got a major plumbing leak in the house—only to discover the problem is actually an air conditioner leak! Air conditioners can leak water, but not because they use your plumbing system to work. Rather, condensation builds up within the system and may, if drainage is not properly set up, find a way to spill over into your home.

Depending on the location of an air conditioner’s indoor unit, the results of a leak can be nearly catastrophic. So what should you do if your air conditioner springs a leak? And can you prevent this from happening in the future? Learn more from the guide below, and call our team ASAP to fix your leaky AC unit!

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