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Are Tree Roots Attacking Your Plumbing?

Tree roots and plumbing lines can both safely co-exist underground. However, tree roots tend to grow, and when their relationship gets too close to your pipes, it can wreak serious havoc on your home plumbing. While you may not actually see that your tree roots are choking your pipes underground, you will certainly notice the impact above ground.

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FAQ About Septic Tank Maintenance

If your home is on a septic system, it is okay to have questions or need clarification on how to maintain your tank. In fact, septic tank maintenance is critical to the successful and efficient operation of your plumbing. The most important component of your entire septic system is the septic tank. The septic tank is a large container buried near your home that collects sewage or wastewater and decomposes it through bacterial activity before draining.

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Boost Your Home Value with These Plumbing Upgrades

Are you trying to sell your home? Increasing your home’s value and attracting a buyer may be as simple as upgrading a few components of your kitchen and bathroom plumbing. Today, many buyers are looking for luxury as well as water conservation.

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Is Your Water Pressure Too High?

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to get shampoo out of your hair under a showerhead that has a weak water flow. While low water pressure is not ideal in many circumstances, water pressure that is too high can be equally problematic. In fact, water pressure that exceeds 75 PSI can cause costly damage to the plumbing and appliances throughout your home. When it comes to water pressure, stronger is not always better.

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6 Common Pipe Issues

Regardless of whether you are on sewer or septic, your pipes are a critical component of your plumbing system. In fact, they do the “grunt work” of providing fresh water to your family and eliminating wastewater from your home. Unfortunately, when just one pipe fails, it can disrupt your entire plumbing operation. There are different types of pipes for different areas of your plumbing system. Pipe materials have also revolutionized since their beginning. Therefore, older homes may have different pipes than newer homes. The four most common types are PVC, PEX, Galvanized and Copper.

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Are You Exceeding the Capacity of Your Septic Tank?

While they all operate in much the same way, not all septic tanks are equal. A major difference involves the size of the tank. This is important because a septic tank’s capacity must be equal to or larger than the wastewater coming from the home. In other words, if you have a small septic tank for a very large family, you could end up with costly septic disasters or the need for very frequent pumpings.

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