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Emergency Plumbing

Dump Your Sump Pump: 5 Signs it’s Time for a Replacement

If your sump pump fails, it cannot keep the lower levels of your home dry. Learn the signs of impending sump pump failure from the experts at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating.

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Winter Plumbing Problems: 4 Common Issues

Wisconsin winters are notoriously cold—less than 30 years ago, we recorded our coldest day in history at 55 below zero. When the weather reaches temperatures like that, plumbing issues are almost inevitable. At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we know just how inconvenient and potentially damaging winter plumbing problems can be. So, to help you recognize when you might be on the verge of a plumbing disaster, we’ve put together this brief collection of the most common issues we see. Take a peek and get prepared.

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8 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Drains

Tossing things down the drain when you’re in a hurry might seem convenient—after all, if it goes down, it’s basically like throwing it away, right? Wrong. When you toss the wrong things down your drain, they can get caught in your plumbing, potentially contributing to severe clogs. At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, it’s our job to keep your plumbing functioning as efficiently as possible. To help you keep your pipes in top form, we’ve put together this list of eight things you should never put down your drains. Take a look.

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Plumbing Preparation: How to Get Your Pipes Ready for Winter

Winter is quickly approaching, which means you don’t have much time to get your plumbing ready for cold weather. In Wisconsin, we all know just how damaging freezing temperatures can be to our pipes. However, you can save yourself from a springtime plumbing disaster by taking the appropriate preventative measures. The experts at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating explain what you can do to help ensure your pipes stay in tip-top condition year-round.

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What To Do When Your Water Heater Breaks

It's one of the worst things a homeowner can experience, but there are quite a few things you can do to prevent serious damage to your home (and income) in the event your water heater tank breaks. Thankfully, we're not only make the situation considerably less stressful, but walk you through the steps so you can rebound as soon as possible. Here's a look at what to do in the event your water heater tank breaks.

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The Benefits of Reliable Emergency Plumbing Services

Plenty of plumbing companies promise emergency services, but not all of them have the means to provide truly reliable work when you need it the most. Steve's Plumbing and Heating has been helping homeowners out of their worst plumbing jams for many years now, and we know just how important it is to take action as soon as possible. See why it's crucial to choose a plumbing company that can really get the job done.

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How to Maintain Your Home’s Drains

The drains in your home carry used water out of your home and to your septic system or the sewer drain line. If you don’t properly care for and maintain your drains, they can fail, which can cause nasty water backups. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of how to properly care for their drains. Here are a few tips you can follow for proper drain maintenance:

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Is Your House Full of Hidden Leaks?

When there is a dripping faucet, this is an obvious water leak. To some, this may seem inconsequential; however, it is your money going down the drain. Wasting water is wrong. Besides being costly over time by increasing the water bills, conserving water is good for the environment.

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Plumbing Inspection 101: What You Need to Know

The best way to maintain your plumbing system is to schedule an annual plumbing inspection with Steve’s Plumbing & Heating. We offer comprehensive assessment services including repair and plumbing replacement. A plumbing check-up could reveal small issues before they turn into costly problems. To schedule your check-up this spring, call us today. We’ll send a technician to your home to perform a point-by-point evaluation and let you know what we find.

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Hidden Leaks: Where Do They Exist?

One of the most challenging problems that occur in your plumbing is fixing a leak under the house. If your home is built on a solid foundation, it makes the issue even worse. Steve’s Plumbing & Heating can identify plumbing leaks under the structure and fix them. We recommend that you hire one of our plumbing technicians instead of attempting a DIY. We can solve the problem faster and provide long-term solutions. Call us today for quick, dependable service.

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