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What are some indications that I have a leak in my plumbing?

Water leaks around the house are often underestimated in their potential to cause serious damage. A trap that’s not tight, a toilet seal that’s lost its grip, or even a water line with a tiny drip too hard to see or hear, but every day it continues to wear away parts of your home, causing…

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My toilet has lost pressure and barely flushes. What causes this?

If you have one of the first low-pressure toilets that came on the market, the best thing to do is replace it. If your pressure loss just happened, the most common cause is a clog somewhere in the drain line. Plunging may solve the problem, but you may want to have the line snaked.

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How often should I have my system serviced?

You should have your heating system serviced once a year for a seasonal check-up in the fall. A heating system that is not maintained is a problem waiting to happen. At the very least, you will have escalating operating costs due to the inefficient running of your system and the eventual need for repairs. In…

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Is a heating & air conditioning system with more capacity always better?

No. A larger system with more capacity actually delivers less comfort and costs more to operate. An air conditioner is at its least efficient when it’s first turned on. A system with too much capacity will run in numerous short cycles, turning on and off repeatedly, therefore causing it to be less efficient. Also, keep…

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What happens when roots get inside water/sewer lines and what can I do?


Once roots have entered the pipe, they continue to grow and expand, exerting considerable pressure at the crack or joint. This increased pressure can cause the pipe to break or collapse, in which case it will need to be repaired or completely replaced. If left undisturbed, roots will completely fill the pipe with hair-like root…

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