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How to Prevent Home Water Damage

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If you’ve ever had water damage in your home, it’s an experience you’re not likely to forget. On the other hand, as time elapses, most people tend to forget what caused the water damage in the first place. What sticks in the memory is the mess that followed the water leak or intrusion, the amount […]

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Tips for Frozen Pipe Prevention

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If you live in fear of frozen water pipes and all the problems they can cause, don’t let it get the best of you. After all, worrying about outside temperatures and what effect they might have on your pipes is no solution. But here’s what is:  protecting your pipes from freezing in the first place. […]

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Things You Never Knew About Toilets.

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Did you ever look at a toilet and think: “I bet you and your fellow toilets, past and present, have all kinds of interesting stories to tell, so how about sharing one or two with me.” We doubt it, plus that would be just a wee bit weird. Nevertheless, there are numerous documented “fun facts” […]

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Fall Plumbing Tips for Omaha Home Owners

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Minnesota winters take it out on everyone. Which means no matter how well your plumbing might be running now, things can take a turn for the worse once cold weather revisits us. But now, you can prevent damage to your home and plumbing by following these plumbing self-help tips: Clear out your gutters and downspouts […]

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How to Minimize Home Plumbing Damage

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Remember Murphy’s Law? It’s probably around forty years old by now, but as true today as the day it was coined: when something can go wrong, it probably will. And often at the worst possible time. Unfortunately, your home plumbing fixtures and system are broadly embraced by Murphy’s Law. And yet, just because something appears […]

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When Should I Replace My Sump Pump?

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Funny as it may sound, your sump pump performs the exact opposite function of most other home plumbing fixtures and systems.  While just about everything else brings water into your home, a sump pump is responsible for pushing excess basement water out. That means it gets used less often than probably any other plumbing fixture […]

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The Benefits of a Gas Clothes Dryer

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If your clothes dryer were to call it quits today and you were later told it either can’t be repaired or the cost is more than you’re willing to pay, you’re most likely to rush out and buy a new one. Another brand, spanking new electric clothes dryer. But don’t be so hasty, especially if […]

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Plumbing Noises You Don’t Want to Ignore

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A quiet plumbing system is the best kind of all.  Not that even brand new plumbing doesn’t make a certain amount of noise, mind you.  But for most people, the sound of water hitting the surface their stainless -steel sink or splashing onto them during their morning shower isn’t noise at all.  Just a welcome […]

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How to Prevent & Correct Most Clogged Drain Problems

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No one’s going to argue with us on this one:  the best plumbing repair is prevention. Which means you can avoid all kinds of plumbing repair bills by taking some simple precautions at home and by learning how to resolve simple plumbing issues on your own. Today our focus is on solving and preventing clogged […]

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Common Plumbing Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

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When it comes to home maintenance, there are certain things that can wait (like removing that tired looking wallpaper in the bedroom), and others that should be tackled without delay (like cleaning rain gutters before the snow flies). Wat may seem like a minor issue now, can quickly turn into a homeowner’s nightmare. So, to […]

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