Debunking 3 Common Plumbing Myths

You'll find hundreds, even thousands, of D.I.Y. methods, quick-fix remedies, and "household hacks" all across the internet, you may have even tried some before. If you have heard of or tried some of these before but the solution to your plumbing problems may not always be what they seem. Check out this list of common plumbing myths we put together to debunk, once and for all! 

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Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe to Use?

We've all been there before - you start to notice that your showers are spent standing in a shallow pool of water that doesn't seem to properly drain, or you go to wash your hands in the sink, and it begins to fill up even though it should be freely draining.

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Using Your Garbage Disposal Effectively

With the holiday season in full swing, your home might be hosting more friends and family than usual, and your kitchen will likely be doing most of the work to keep them well fed and entertained. It's likely that your kitchen houses one of your most used, yet often most misunderstood, plumbing appliances – your garbage disposal. 

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4 Common Water Heater Problems

Nobody likes a freezing shower, and especially as we begin to enter colder temperatures here in Georgia. If your water heater isn't doing its job, it can cause myriad other issues around your home, but there are telltale signs that may help you diagnose the cause of the problem. When it comes to maintenance around the home, knowing what to look for is half the battle. 

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Sewer Line Cleaning – When Do You Need It?

At home, your pipes and waterways can be susceptible to all kinds of clogs. Maybe you've even taken care of a few in your shower drain or kitchen sink before, but did you know that there is one water line you absolutely don't want to get clogged?

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When to Fix a Leak

No matter how small or infrequent, when you notice a leak in your home it should be addressed as soon as possible. Water and excess moisture can do lots of damage to your home over time, and if you're just now finding a leak, it could point to extended water exposure tracing back to long before you noticed. 

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When to Replace Water Pipes

Your home is full of hot and cold-water pipes that make your daily water use run smoothly, but knowing when and why to have your water lines replaced is most important to keeping your property and family safe.

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Water Heater Replacements

Clean dishes, showers, baths, laundry- how could we carry on without our water heaters? But did you know they all come with an expiration date? There are plenty of signs your water heater might need replacing, or worse, might be ready to explode.

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Why Won’t My Toilet Flush?

Many homeowners will experience issues with their toilets not flushing at least once in their lifetime. It might seem a little taboo to discuss what happens in the bathroom- but having a functioning water system is part of what makes our everyday life a little bit easier. A toilet is an especially important part of your bathroom, for obvious reason...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Garbage Disposals

The age-old question: Can I put that in the garbage disposal? Many of us are keen on tossing in whatever will fit down the drain. Whether it be leftovers from last night's dinner, a group of eggshells from your French omelet, or coffee grounds from cleaning out your reusable K-Cup. Maybe you've flicked the switch of the disposal, bracing yourself for that awful grinding noise and thought to yourself "This one-time won't hurt…".

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Plumbing 101: Common Plumbing Terminology

Chances are if you're a homeowner or renter, you've encountered some sort of plumbing issue. Needing to call on a plumber to fix an unexpected toilet, shower, or drainage issue can be frustrating, but what can be even more frustrating is not having the words to explain the actual hinderance that is occurring. Fortunately, while the world of plumbing is vast, brushing up on your plumbing terms can help you and your plumber when communicating about the problem you are experiencing.  

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5 Tips to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

 For many of us in the South, we're not used to the frigid temps year-round. Nevertheless, it's still incredibly likely that there are a few times out of the year that we experience below freezing temperatures, however short lived they might be. Whether you love the cold or hate it, one thing is for certain: significant drops in temperature put certain parts of your home at risk of damage.

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What causes water to become discolored?

There are a number of reasons why your water could be discolored. In order to find the cause, you first need to look at the water and determine the color, because for each color there is often a different reason. Cloudy WaterIf your water looks cloudy or sort of milky white, it could simply be because of air in your water system. Air in your water ...

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Can chemical drain cleaners take care of a clog?

In short, chemical drain cleaners can usually take care of a clog. However, it's more of a question as to which drain cleaner works best for which clog, because if you use the wrong drain cleaner, it simply won't work. Grease and FoodClogs like grease, food, and other slimy bits tend to happen in the kitchen. One way to prevent this is to simply no...

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How can I find the source of a leak that is not apparent?

Water leaks can happen in all different places throughout your house. The main problem is that leaks drain water you could have used, wasting both precious water and precious money. To make sure you don't have a leak, even if there isn't an apparent one, here are some precautions to take. HumidifiersSome houses have whole house humidifiers that req...

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What causes water to have a foul odor?

Sometimes plumbers will give you the wrong reason as to why your water has a foul odor. The number one thing they tell you to get rid of is your anodes. While this is a temporary solution, it will cause your water heater to rust out very quickly, and usually voids your warranty. But fear not – there is a better way.The foul odor you smell when you ...

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4 Things You Should Know About Water Pressure

Water pressure determines how the water in your house will act during everyday uses, such as turning on a faucet or flushing a toilet. It's important to understand water pressure, especially if you're having problems with it. A common misconception is that having low water pressure is the only potential problem. On the contrary, that's only the beg...

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When It’s Time to Call a Plumber

Working on simple plumbing problems yourself can be an easy task for some. However, knowing your limits on what you can do and what you should leave to the experts isn't always common knowledge. There is a boundary between what tasks you can perform on your own and where it can be dangerous without certified plumbers performing the job. But where a...

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Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer time is always pictured as the most exciting time of year, until you have to face plumbing problems within your drains, pipes, or water heater. The stresses of dealing with plumbing emergencies not only adds to your headache, but can also be a bill that you were not expecting. These problems range from repairing broken pipes to cleaning out ...

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What is a T&P valve?

All water heaters whether gas or electric need to have a temperature and pressure relief valve (commonly called a T&P valve) in them. These valves are required because hot water heaters are in reality, pressurized tanks. T&P valves are there to reduce pressure inside the tank, if it builds up. Simply put, when water is heated, it expands, a...

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