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4 Reasons Not to Try DIY Drain Cleaning

Written by Jim Dhamer Plumbing on . Posted in Plumbing Tips

Drain clogs are some of the most common plumbing issues homeowners face. Clogs also can seem like one of the most straightforward projects for the handyman in your home. However, do-it-yourself drain cleaning methods are unreliable at best and potentially hazardous at worst.

In fact, your best course of action when you notice a persistent drain clog is to call in a professional plumber from a trusted company. In this blog, we list four of the main reasons to leave drain cleaning to your plumber.

Is Your Hot Water Heater Ready for Winter?

Written by Jim Dhamer Plumbing on . Posted in Water Heaters

You rely on your hot water heater for routine tasks you complete throughout the day, from preparing your morning coffee to washing your child’s sports uniform to relaxing in a bubble bath after a hard day’s work.

If your hot water heater is the appropriate size and kept in good condition, the unit should be able to accommodate your everyday hot water needs with little to no delay. However, when winter weather arrives, the change in moisture and temperature could affect your heater’s performance and your daily routine.

In this blog, we discuss how winter conditions can impact your hot water heater as well as how your plumber may winterize your hot water heater to prevent common seasonal issues.

3 Ways New Bathroom and Kitchen Faucets Enhance Your Life

Written by Jim Dhamer Plumbing on . Posted in Plumbing Tips

Replacing your kitchen and bathroom faucets is a worthwhile investment, especially if your faucets haven’t been updated in 15 years, which is the average lifespan of faucets. Now is a good time to pick out some new faucets, there are many choices in faucet styles and materials are available to meet the design of every household.

As you plan your kitchen or bathroom remodel, research the various types of faucets that will work in your home. Get the most use out of your new faucets by following the three tips listed below.

Tips for Frozen Pipe Prevention

Written by Jim Dhamer Plumbing on . Posted in Plumbing Tips

Frozen pipes can cause serious water damage when they thaw. Fortunately, frozen pipes are an avoidable problem. Preparing your home for cold temperatures this winter and taking measures to protect your pipes when cold weather arrives can help you take care of your property.

Insulate Your Pipes

Pipe insulation protects exposed pipes from cold temperatures. If you don’t properly insulate your pipes before winter, they could freeze and then burst. If you live in an area that experiences cold winters, it’s a good idea to contact a plumber in the fall and have them insulate your pipes.

Pipe insulation is especially helpful in parts of the home that are unheated, such as the basement, crawl space and attic. Pipe insulation can also come in handy in any sheltered, isolated parts of the house, like in the space underneath cabinets and in closets.

What to Do if Your Basement is Flooding

Written by Jim Dhamer Plumbing on . Posted in Plumbing Tips

It’s another peaceful morning, and you’re ready to tackle a few chores, including laundry. As you head down the basement stairs with a full basket tucked under your arm, you notice a horrific sight: your basement is flooding. Your first instinct might be to drop the basket and begin saving as many items as possible.

Unfortunately, mishandling even minor flooding in your basement can lead to unnecessary damage, or you might even get hurt. Here are some suggested steps to take once you discover your basement is filling with water.

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