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Category: plumbing-services

Five Reasons to Schedule a Plumbing Inspection with a Licensed Plumber

If water comes out of your sink, the toilet flushes, and the shower works, you may think everything is just fine.  Why bother get a plumbing inspection done on your home?  Well, here are five reasons to have a licensed …

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Don’t Neglect Your Plumbing During a Power Outage

As hard as we (and our local meteorologists) may try, we can’t always predict when a power outage will strike. Nearly a million people in the Metro Detroit area were caught off guard this past Wednesday when strong winds left …

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3 Quick Fixes for a Cold Shower

Being cold is never any fun, but shivering because there isn’t any hot water in the shower is the worst.  An unintended cold shower can start your day off on the wrong note, and it is definitely something we want …

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Too Hot of Shower after a Toilet Flush

Ouch!! Have you ever stepped into the shower after flushing the toilet, or have you had a family member flush the toilet during your shower?  That can result in some burning hot water.  Even those of us who love a …

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Does Your Laundry Tub Need Maintenance?

Laundry tubs, or utility sinks, can usually be found in the basement of laundry room of a home.  They can be really useful for washing out paint brushes, hand washing clothes- or even washing the dog!  If your home has …

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Use EPA’s Mold House Tour to Prevent Mold in Your Home

Mold is a common problem in households, but that doesn’t make it any less of one.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions) and irritants. Inhaling or touching mold or mold …

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5 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes

For those of us who live in places, such as Michigan, with cold winters, the thought of frozen pipes can be very scary.  Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes and huge messes.  The good news is that preventing frozen …

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Your Family’s Water Usage

Think you’ve got your family’s water usage under control?  You may be surprised to learn that you could be using more than you think! Many of our morning routines include time spent in the bathroom showering, brushing our teeth, and …

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What Thanksgiving Items Can Go Down the Garbage Disposal?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means that for many of us, our kitchens will soon be filled with the smell of a turkey roasting and pie being baked. While prepping for and cleaning up after your feast be …

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The Problem with Galvanized Pipes

If you live in an older home, you have probably changed some things.  The furnace, the refrigerator, the stove, the wall paper, etc….  Have you thought about swapping out your plumbing?  Many homes built before the 1960’s have galvanized plumbing …

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