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Old Home, Lead Pipes: What Do You Do?

Lead pipes used to be used in homes for plumbing. Lead is a strong material that is durable and resistant to corrosion. At the same time, lead is malleable enough that it can be easily installed. It was an ideal choice for plumbing. That is until we discovered that it...

How to Know When It’s Time for a Repipe

You usually know when there’s a problem with your plumbing and you need to hire a plumber to make some repairs. But you may not know that you’re putting a band aid on a larger problem. You may not realize that your plumbing system is actually experiencing major...

The Ultimate Guide to Slab Leaks

Some homes are built directly on a concrete slab, or foundation, rather than on a concrete or wooden frame. Before these homes are built, an engineer must examine the soil to ensure that the ground is able to support the home over the long term and won’t shift. The...

Galvanized Pipes and Why You Should Replace Them

Once upon a time, cast iron was used for just about everything – your sink, your tub, even your plumbing. But just like it fell out of favor for sinks and tubs, it also fell out of favor for plumbing. Not only was it too expensive and difficult to install, but it was...

Grease and the Damage It Can Do to Your Plumbing

You already know that grease can be a major pain in your plumbing. If too much grease gets into your pipes, it can settle there and block the flow of the water. You’ll be dealing with backed-up sinks with stinky bits of food floating in the water. You may even be...