Now Playing: The Unflushables

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Flushing is fun, until you flush the wrong thing (or too much of a flushable thing). We’ve all felt the panic that sets in when flushing goes wrong -- the whole toilet experience goes right down the drain (see what we did there?). To keep your toilet in good running order, below are 8 things to never flush, no matter how tempting it seems. 1. Litter box poop Ever notice how it gets all dried...
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Layering Up For Winter – Plumbing Insulation

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During the cold months, we love our layers. And we’re not just talking long johns, either. We’re talking about layering up our water pipes and water heaters with insulation to help them retain heat, prevent frozen pipes and reduce our water heating costs. Why Worry about Frozen Pipes? It’s not the frozen pipe that does damage, it’s the frozen pipe that bursts (frozen water ...
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Toilet Running? Better Catch It!

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When paying for water, a running toilet can sock it to your pocket book. Toilets are the super-fantastic-bubble-plastic of modern plumbing. And when the toilet isn’t working properly, it’s a bad, bad, bad, bad world. Our focus today is on fixing a toilet that runs constantly. A running toilet stealthily increases the water bill and jiggling the handle quickly wears thin. How to Repair ...
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Black Friday – Time to Stock Up on Plumbing Parts!

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Everything will be on sale soon. Buy now! Install Later!  It’s out-of-the-box thinking, but one of the easiest ways to dress up your home or business for a holiday party is to do a little makeover on your bathroom, kitchen or bar area. With Black Friday sales coming up fast, a good deal on a new toilet, bathroom sink, instant hot water dispenser, garbage disposal, kitchen/bath faucet or...
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Licensed Master Plumber vs. Non-Licensed Plumber

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Q: I have a clogged drain. Should I look for a Master Plumber or will a regular plumber be just as good? A: Plumbers, like many professions, come with varying levels of training. Traditionally, there are three levels of plumbers: Level 1: Apprentice An Apprentice Plumber is at least 18 years old, has a high school diploma (or equivalent) and works under the mentorship of a Journeyman Plumber for 4...
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Death of a Water Heater – Not as Sad as You Think

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a.k.a. “How to Jump-Start an Overdue Basement Makeover” Note: Janet Murphy is the monthly blog writer for Allied Reddi Rooter. After years of writing about water heater replacements, she finally has one of her own. Below is her blog-a-monial. Sunday, October 8, 2017 11:47 am • Notice water leaking from under the water heater tank. • Verify the pilot light is still lit (it is....
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