Get your home’s plumbing ready for winter with our checklist

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It’s not quite time for flannel shirts and holiday parties, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to get your plumbing ready for the colder months ahead. In fact, now that another September is in the books and October is underway, it’s the ideal time to do some winter home plumbing preparation. Below is a list of the most important home plumbing jobs to take care of before the first frost. Most ite...
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How to locate your home’s underground sewer line

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So, you need to know where your sewer line is located. Maybe you’re ready for new construction work at your home or you need to locate the line for a repair.  While there are various ways to find out where your sewer line is located, some require a little more work and time than others. Regardless of how you find the line, the good news is that once you locate it, you’ll always know where the...
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How to detect a gas leak on your property – and what to do if you find one

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Every day, homes throughout Greater Cincinnati use natural gas for everything from water heaters to oven ranges to clothes dryers. While natural gas is very clean and usually extremely safe, natural gas leaks can occur, and when they do it can be a very dangerous situation. Not only can gas leaks lead to explosions, they can also cause you and your family to become ill. Gas poisoning is a potentia...
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15 ways that you can conserve water

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Conserving water isn’t just good for the planet, it’s also great a great way to limit wear-and-tear on your plumbing that can lead to repairs. And reducing your water usage can also help you save money on water bills, which tend to be higher in the summer months when we use water outdoors for things like watering our lawns. Luckily, there are many easy ways to conserve water. Below are our tips fo...
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The hard truth about Cincinnati's hard water

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Why hard water is bad for your home’s plumbing and heating systems  Have you ever taken your glasses and silverware out of the dishwasher only to find spots or film all over them? The culprit is likely hard water, caused when calcium carbonate and magnesium heats up and adds solid residue on your dishes.  But hard water isn’t just a nuisance, it can also cause damage to your home’s plumb...
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Tips for choosing the right gutter system for your home

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So, you’re ready to invest in new gutters for your home. That’s great, because a solid working gutter system can help keep you home safe from damage rainwater can cause. Gutters keep your home’s paint from molding and cracking after rainwater curls under the eaves. And if rainwater pools on the ground by your foundation it can flood your basement. With this kind of damage that can happen to your h...
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