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Overflowing Toilet? Here Are the Steps to Take

Monday, March 11th, 2024

It’s easy to panic when something sudden and distressing happens—say, for example, the waste and water in your toilet doesn’t flush down but instead starts rising up. But if you panic, it’s all too easy to spend critical moments rushing around accomplishing nothing while the problem gets worse. What’s the best antidote to panic? Knowledge and understanding.

If you’ve already got a plan in place, you’ll be able to execute that plan even when circumstances are extreme. In order to make that plan, you need some information. Here’s what you need to know in order to deal with an overflowing toilet quickly and calmly and keep the disaster as contained as possible.

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How to Prevent These 5 Common Plumbing Issues

Monday, February 12th, 2024

We’re in the business of fixing plumbing problems. But we’re also ordinary folks like yourself, and we know how much better it is to avoid household problems in the first place than to have those problems repaired. Many plumbing issues can be entirely prevented with a little planning ahead.

Here are some common plumbing problems and the ways you can avoid them.

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Signs of a Scary Sewer Gas Problem

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Everything you flush down the toilet should be gone forever. And it’s easy enough for your sewage system to deal with liquids and solids—as long as you’re not flushing anything you shouldn’t be. But what about gases? Your plumbing has some design features specifically for trapping and safely venting sewer gases, but if something goes wrong, you need a plumber right away. Sewer gas is extremely toxic, so if you have any concerns about it whatsoever, you should treat it like what it is: a major health risk.

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Should You Call a Plumber for a Drain Clog?

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Clogged drains are unpleasant, inconvenient, and smelly. But do they really require a professional plumber? It’s a good question, but the answer “sometimes” is a little vague. We’ll go over what options you have for dealing with drains yourself and give you a clear rundown of when you should definitely call a plumber.

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7 Signs You Might Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Leaks in your plumbing can be disastrous for your home. Water damage can cause many problems, including rot deep within subfloors and other critical structures of your home. And while you may have a pretty clear idea of what a plumbing leak looks like if you’re able to see it, there are many times when leaks occur in places that are out of view.

How can you tell if your plumbing has sprung a sneaky leak where you can’t easily spot it? Here are seven signs that indicate that a leak is present, even if you haven’t found the source yet.

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How Long Will My Garbage Disposal Last?

Monday, May 9th, 2022

After dinner, the majority of households rinse the dinner plates in the sink, flip a switch on the wall, and watch the food particles disappear down the drain without ever thinking twice about the appliance doing the work.

Garbage disposals are something we always expect to be there—shredding our food waste and keeping kitchen pipes clean and clog-free. We especially don’t think about installing a new one when our current one seems to be working just properly.

However, all garbage disposals have a life expectancy. Eventually, you’ll have to replace even the best garbage disposal. When that time does come, ensure you use only a professional plumber in the Marana, AZ area for the installation. Here’s some information on how long your garbage disposal will last and the factors that influence that length of time.

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