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In today's world people are trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible in many, if not all, of their daily activities. Whether you own your own home or you rent, if you have indoor plumbing you have certainly had a drain issue in your life time. There are a lot of products available to add...

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When you say the word "backflow" most people thing about a drain backing up. In the plumbing world, however, “backflow” refers to the water distribution side of things. A backflow preventer such as a check valve, or an RPZ (reduced pressure zone valve) are devices that are installed in your piping s...

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Why would a customer prefer a flat rate price as opposed to hourly? First of all, almost everything you buy on a daily basis is flat rated these days. When you go out to dinner everything on the menu is a set price. When you buy an item of clothing it is at a flat price on the tag. Even when you get...

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Every drain is different. For a toilet obstruction most people can clear that on their own. We even have a helpful video on our website to give you a little advice on how to do it. For obstructions in showers or sinks the first thing I would say is DON’T use harsh chemicals. Drain cleaning chemicals...

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We were called out to a customer's home recently for a clogged laundry sink drain. While my plumber was rodding the drain, this old bottle of drain cleaning chemical dropped from the shelf, hit the sink and splashed onto my plumbers face. I am so thankful that my plumber was quick in his actions and...

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Often times plumbers out there believe that "one pump fits all". This couldn't be further from the truth. When trying to decide on the sump or ejector pump that will make the most sense for you, you have to answer several questions? What are you going to be pumping? Do you directly control what w...

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Wow, I was sitting back, relaxing and I saw the actors in Breaking Bad fixing his own tankless water heater. What does that mean? Not too much, it is only a TV show but…….Every day we service all brands of tankless water heaters. In this particular episode the star of the show was adjusting his own...

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Do you get what you pay for? That is a great question and the answer is usually yes. Let's now ask another question: How often do you get the best quality product, the best service and the friendliest service provider for the cheapest price? That is an easy one to answer as well..."Never!" When I...

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Lead in Our Drinking Water

CBS 2 Chicago: 2 Investigators: New Study Casts Doubt on Lead Testing in Tap Water Watch CBS 2 Chicago's Video Report - click here. As you can see by the headlines, lead in our drinking water is a major concern. What are acceptable levels? The EPA sets the limit at 15PPB (parts per billion), h...

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The Risks of Hiring a Side Jobber As a professionally run business, I naturally don't think much of employees doing side jobs. The first concern for me as the business owner is that the side jobber is taking away work from my company and our employees. The other concern is that because he does not...

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