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How Professional Drain Cleaning Does the Job Better

December 4th, 2017

drain-auger-tub-plumberWhen you have a drain clog, it’s easy to look for a quick fix and hope for the best. And sometimes, your quick fix works. But will it stand the test of time?

There are times when a bit of DIY work around the house can quickly solve a problem. There are other times when it is better to leave the job to a professional. Drain clogs can fall into either category. Sometimes, do-it-yourself drain cleaning works. Other times, you need professional tools to solve the problem at its core. Here’s how professional drain cleaning can do the job better.

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Is a Gas Furnace the Right Heater for My Home?

November 20th, 2017

natural-gas-furnace-flameYou probably know someone with a gas furnace. In fact, most homeowners you know are likely to have one if they have central heating. It’s the most common system there is! However, that doesn’t make it the right system for everyone. Sure, it has its advantages. But there are other systems that may be right for your needs!

We’re here to help you decide. When it all comes down to it, you have to make the right choice for your home and, of course, your budget. Contact our team to help you get the right heating system for your needs this year.

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What to Do If Your Wedding Ring Falls in the Sink

November 6th, 2017

plumber-under-sink-toolsLet us start off by saying that, if you’ve come to this page due to a specific online search, we’re sorry! We hope you’ve not been panicking too much, because when a wedding ring or another item falls into the sink, it is often retrievable. If you have little expertise with the plumbing and basic tools, we recommend calling in a plumber. Otherwise, it may be possible to do a quick DIY find.

Follow our expert tips on what to try if your wedding ring falls into the drain of your kitchen or bathroom sink. Call our team if you get stuck on any step, if you don’t have the tools or expertise to do the work, or for any other plumbing need!

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The Most Important Factor in Selecting a New HVAC System

October 23rd, 2017

green-home-handHeating and air conditioning systems are a must-have for many homes throughout the country, which means they are often a “distress purchase” of sorts. Homeowners may only really buy a new heating system or a new air conditioner when it’s an emergency, leaving them little time to consider their options. In many cases, they simply stick with the cheapest system they can find, but we think this is a mistake.

Whenever possible, we think it’s important for homeowners to take the time to compare efficiency ratings and find the best HVAC system available for their homes. Today, we take a look at why this is.

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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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