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Emergency Plumbing

Winter Pipe Leaks: 3 Reasons Prompt Plumbing Repair is Critical

Do you think your pipes might be leaking as a result of winter weather conditions? Learn why immediate plumbing repair is critical for the overall condition of your home.

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Troubleshoot Your Toilet: 3 Sound That Signal Trouble

If you’re toilets sounding strange, there’s a high chance it’s in trouble. Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explains common plumbing sounds that require professional attention.

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

Your home’s sump pump is a critical component of its plumbing system and one you must maintain—especially if your area is prone to substantial snowmelt. Your home’s sump pump functions to remove water that accumulates around the foundation of your home, and without it, you could find yourself with a flooded crawl space or basement.

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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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