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Plumbing Tips


As a professional plumbing company that has been operating for over 75 years, we’ve picked up quite a few plumbing tips along that way that can save you a lot of time and money. You never know just when you will use one of our plumbing tips but, when you do, you will happy you learned it!

Increase shower water pressure
If it is leaking, you need to replace the washer. If the water spray seems erratic, it’s likely mineral build-up. Clean the water outlets with a pin or remove the shower head and soak it in something like CLR.
Quiet a noisy toilet
This is likely due to a restricted water flow or a defective ball cock assembly. Check water flow to ensure there is not blockage. If not, replace your ball cock assembly.
Quiet noisy hot water pipes
Hot water pipes squeak due to the pipe moving in its strap. The friction causes the squeaking. To stop the noise, cushion it!
How Do I Prevent Pipes From Freezing?
During really cold days and nights, keep a trickle of water running when the temperature reaches freezing temperatures.
Accidentally Drop Something in Your Toilet?
Retrieve it using a wet/dry shop vac. It makes for easy retrieval and simple cleanup.
Lower Your Water Bill
Adding an aerator to your faucet will reduce water usage by 50 percent!