Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How to Prevent Basement Flooding

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There can’t possibly be a season more eagerly anticipated than spring…especially after a cold and snowy Omaha winter. Yes indeed, what’s NOT to like about spring?  Tulips popping up, birds brushing up their vocal chords, grass turning from brown to green, and being able to shed a layer or two of clothing. Spring is practically […]

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Tub to Shower Conversion

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More and more homeowners now prefer shower stalls to tubs with a shower.  That’s especially true for families with more than one bathroom…they realize it’s much easier to sell a house with at least one tub. Not sure if this is the right move for you?  Consider the following advantages of a tub-to-shower conversion: Additional […]

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Uses for a Hot-and-Cold Water Outdoor Faucet

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Most people just accept the “reality” that if you’re working outside and need hot water, you go inside and get it. Well, sorry to contradict popular opinion, but now you can quickly and easily start enjoying the convenience of hot and cold running water…even outdoors! How? We can either replace a cold-water-only faucet or install […]

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World Plumbing Day Tips

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Which of today’s indoor conveniences would you find most difficult to live without:  heating & cooling, plumbing, or electricity. Who even wants to make a choice like that?! Well, assuming you don’t have to and is equal in importance to the others, let’s give a tip of the hat to indoor plumbing…without which, life as […]

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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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