Archive for the ‘Sewers & Drains’ Category

How to Prevent a Clogged Sewer

Just about everyone deals with a clogged toilet or drain from time to time. It’s to be expected, even among the most careful homeowners. Of course, expecting a clog shouldn’t stop you from trying to prevent one, especially the underground variety. Those tend to be the most difficult and costliest to repair. So, to help

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Do I Have a Sewer Line Problem?

Household plumbing and related problems are bad enough when the cause is staring you in the face.  At least then you have some idea of what comes next…trying to fix it yourself, shutting off the water supply, calling a plumber, etc. But what happens when you notice certain problems but can’t see what’s causing them?

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Is My Sewer Clogged?

A clog in your underground sewer line is a very serious problem, especially if not detected in a timely fashion. Once clogged, the water has no place to go.  That means it will flow backwards into your household plumbing. But since you can’t see what’s going on underground, how would you even know the above-ground

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How to Avoid a Clogged Bathtub Drain

There are two basic ways to deal with a clogged bathtub or shower drain. The first is the time-honored tradition of doing absolutely nothing about it – until, that is, the clog is so bad, water simply refuses to go down the drain, or goes so slowly you can’t even bear to watch. We know

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How a Plumbing Inspection Can Save You Time and Money

Admit it. You neglect your plumbing maintenance. Between work, getting kids to and from school, and all of life’s other more urgent events, you probably never give your poor old pipes a second thought. And why would you? Other than buying or selling a home, “Plumbing Inspection” is a phrase most homeowners probably never say

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Five Leading Causes of Clogged Drains, and How to Prevent Them

Plumbing problems are not unlike mosquitoes. They’re both pesky, they have a habit of sneaking up on you and, ultimately they bite you somewhere it hurts. In the case of plumbing and drain problems, that’s usually in the wallet. Well, the same way you can prevent mosquito bites with bug spray, knowing what to keep

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How to Unclog Your Drain in Omaha & Council Bluffs

Very few people immediately pick up the phone to call a plumber when a clogged drain “happens.”  Most of us are far more inclined to try fixing it ourselves, especially since most clogged drains can be cleared pretty quickly and with minimum effort. So the question isn’t really “if” you should try it on your

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How to Avoid Thanksgiving Clogged Drain Problems in Omaha

If you’re a holiday shopper, chances are you’re just itching for Black Friday to come around.  For the uninitiated, that’s the day after Thanksgiving and also the second busiest shopping day of the year.  (Top shopping honors go to the day after Christmas.) Well, plumbing companies like Burton also call that day Black Friday, but

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Is it Time for an Omaha or Council Bluffs Emergency Plumber?

Everyone has their own definition of what constitutes a plumbing emergency in Omaha, Council Bluffs, and throughout the greater Omaha region. If, for example, you come home to a flooded basement, we can all pretty much agree on that being a true plumbing emergency that requires a quick phone call to a reliable and experienced

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