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Plumbing Projects and Housing Appeal

When you think of curb appeal, whether for a flip house to sell quickly or a nice invitation for the guests invited to your family home, you don't really think about plumbing. However, you can trust that a great plumbing system and fixtures is far more appealing than a wonderful front lawn. If no other reason makes you want gorgeous plumbing, understand your friends, family, and especially children will want to wash their hands at an amazing bathroom vanity or gorgeous kitchen sink, and that's reason enough to discuss your options with a professional plumber.

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When Plumbing is More than Plumbing

When you think of the need for a plumber, most people tend to think of an immediate repair such as a clogged drain which won't clear with typical means available to the homeowner, dripping faucet, or burst pipe. Although such jobs are common for plumbers to conduct, you should be aware plumbers do more than such basic tasks. There's a reason plumbers have to be licensed. They have a practical knowledge of how to approach repairs and they also understand how and why plumbing systems work both as a design and in physical reality.

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Plumbing Services Are Emergency Services

If you've ever had an issue with plumbing, whether a stopped up drain or a broken inlet pipe, you understand the urgency which accompanies a plumbing repair job. Even if the problem is temporarily contained, the meter which registers your water bill continues to run when there is a leak in your house. Even if you try to avoid the problem with regular inspections and routine maintenance, eventually you are going to have an unexpected plumbing issue. You can trust you'll be glad when that day comes that plumbers are experienced and knowledgeable in providing

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Top Ways to Protect the Health of your Plumbing

Protecting your plumbing is something that you probably don't think too much about. A little proactive thought and effort can save you a great deal of stress at a later date. The following tips can help you protect the health of your plumbing.

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4 Plumbing Tools You Should Have in Your Toolbox

Every home needs to have a toolbox with basic tools for those inevitable small jobs that always come up when you become a homeowner. While you don't have to go out and buy a slew of tools all at once, the following are ones that you should plan to add to your toolbox along the way. 

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Five Ways to Prep Your HVAC for Fall

Your HVAC system might be durable, but season changes can cause problems. Regardless of your location, you should prep your HVAC system to prepare for cooler weather, rain, and rapid temperature shifts. Once you’ve worked on the water heaters, are squared away with drain maintenance and have squared way contact information with emergency services, you should get involved at the ground level with these ground-level fall HVAC tips:

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Plan Your Plumbing for Summer Vacation

Sure, you might be ready for drain maintenance, emergency services, drips and leaks, but are you ready for preventative vacation care? Eventually, you’ll leave home. Summertime is busy, and no one deserves to look over their shoulder, every minute, to wait for disaster.

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Finding the Freeze: Locating Problem Pipes in Winter

Rain isn’t the only thing freezing in winter. If you’re suffering drips and leaks, you might be backed up down below. You might also be experiencing symptoms of a frozen pipe network. All too often, emergency services are needed to determine, locate and eliminate frozen pipes. Sure, drain maintenance, trenchless sewer repair and other options can remedy your icy situation, but a little prevention goes a long way. Below, we at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating run through the best ways to locate frozen pipework—one examination at a time.

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Do You Have a Hidden Heating Problem?

Sometimes, HVAC problems aren’t discovered until it’s too late. Whether you’re using an AC system or a furnace to heat your home, you’d be wise to check for the several warning signs indicative of faulty heating. Other than just feeling the heat, it’s possible to pin down a faulty system by taking care in noting a few of the following symptoms. Be proactive about your heating system, and don’t let problems sit by the wayside for too long.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

Home renovation is supposed to be expensive, right? Well, not necessarily. You can remodel a bathroom without emptying your bank account, and you needn’t settle for the most expensive options, either. A few techniques exist to slow the money bleed, and you can certainly obtain a top-quality bathroom installation, removal or alteration project while sparing the big dollars. Below, we’ve compiled the top tips for penny-pinching home designers—straight from the professionals.

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