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Leaks & Drips

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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What is Scale? Can it Affect Your Plumbing?

You know that white gunk you see accumulating on your faucets and showerheads? It isn’t just unsightly; it can be downright damaging to your plumbing if you allow it to accumulate. At Steve’s Plumbing at Heating, we know how incredibly mineralized our central Wisconsin water is, which means that unless your home has a water softener, you’ve definitely got scale buildup. So what exactly is scale, how can it damage your plumbing, and what can you do about it? Let’s take a look.

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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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Dripping Faucet? Why You Need to Have it Repaired

Drip, drip, drip—the sound of your hard-earned dollars going straight down the drain. That annoying dripping faucet doesn’t just raise your utility bill; it could end up causing damage to your home, too. If you’ve noticed a consistent drip from any of the faucets throughout your home, it’s important to address the issue before it gets out of hand. What can happen when you ignore that bothersome drip for too long? The plumbing professionals at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating discuss the consequences below.

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New Kitchen Faucet? Leave the Installation to a Professional

Do-it-yourself videos have a knack for making everything look easy, but if you've ever tackled a project as a first-timer, you know it doesn't go the way they show it on YouTube. While it is possible to overcome unexpected difficulties, doing so as a first-timer is typically a long and frustrating process. Do you really want to go through all of this just to put in a new faucet?

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Signs You Need to Replace Your Toilet

The estimated lifespan of a toilet is 50 years. However, many toilets need to be replaced sooner because the parts that make up the toilet fail before the porcelain fixture itself. Many homeowners are unsure when they need to or should replace their toilets. Here are a few signs you may need to replace your toilet.

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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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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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Leaky Pipes: Money Down the Drain

Leaky pipes are more than an irritation. They cost you money. Experts estimate the cost of a leaky pipe includes more than the pipe itself. Leaks can lead to structural damage around the house, expensive plumbing repairs, and mold mitigation.

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4 Plumbing Pet Peeves and What to Do About Them

When your plumbing systems are all running perfectly, you rarely think about them. When one or another component encounters a problem, it can quickly escalate into a huge annoyance. The experts at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating know all too well how a small inconvenience can lead to a costly disaster. Our expert plumbers in Central Wisconsin are here to help! Below we’ll look at the four most common plumbing pet peeves and how we can fix them.

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