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Your Bathroom Habits: 3 Things Your Plumber Always Knows

When you have a plumber come to your home to inspect or repair your plumbing, he learns a great deal more about your bathroom habits than you might imagine. What might that include? For starters, he’ll instantly be able to tell what kind of showers you take, based on the presence or lack of mold and mildew in your bathroom. Beyond that, there are a few more things a plumber can determine just by taking a peek in your drains. Curious what they are? Our team at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explains below.

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Spring A/C Maintenance Checklist: 8 Things You Must Do

Are you gearing up for spring cleaning? Don’t forget about your air conditioner! Many homeowners don’t realize they should inspect and clean their air conditioners before cranking them up in late spring. Unfortunately, neglecting this simple maintenance action can age your HVAC system far faster than you’d like to believe. If you’re not sure how to go about taking care of your air conditioner this spring, our team at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating breaks down the process below.

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4 Sneaky Signs That Your House Has a Plumbing Problem

Many plumbing problems are highly evident due to the telltale signs they produce. There are, however, several less obvious plumbing issues that never make a peep. And, if your plumbing system is suffering from one of the more sneaky signs of failure, you may have a water disaster on the horizon.

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6 Drain Maintenance Tips That Can Save Your Plumbing

Practicing proper drain maintenance can help you avoid unexpected plumbing disasters. The experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating in central Wisconsin detail simple tips to keep your pipes in great condition.

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4 Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

If you’ve been following global news, you know the conversation around climate change has been heating up (and apparently, so has our planet). As a result of the growing concern, many conscientious homeowners have begun searching for ways to improve their homes’ energy efficiency. Are you one of them?

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4 Dangers of DIY Plumbing Repair

When your plumbing acts up, it can be tempting to attempt a do-it-yourself fix. But, unless you’re trained in plumbing repair, trying to remedy the problem yourself is almost never a good idea. At Steve’s Plumbing & Heating, we know many homeowners attempt their own repairs to save both money and time, but unfortunately, many of those repairs end in disaster. If you’ve been scouring YouTube for fixes of your own, keep these X DIY plumbing repair dangers in mind. You might just end up saving yourself both time and money — that’s what you’re going for after all, right?

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Winter Pipe Leaks: 3 Reasons Prompt Plumbing Repair is Critical

Frozen pipes can cause catastrophic damage to your home if left unattended and unrepaired, so unless you love the idea of water damage remediation, prompt plumbing repair is critical. At Steve’s Plumbing & Heating, we know our central Wisconsin winter weather can be hazardous for your home’s plumbing. That said, we also know that with prompt attention, the majority of winter plumbing problems can be easily resolved. If you believe your pipes are leaking as a result of freezing weather, clogs, or age-related deterioration, immediate, professional attention to the matter could save you thousands of dollars in home repairs. Here’s why:

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Troubleshoot Your Toilet: 3 Sound That Signal Trouble

A finicky toilet isn’t just irritating and inconvenient; it can be downright expensive, too. If your toilet is constantly making strange sounds, that’s a solid indication it’s suffering from some type of leak or plumbing issue, which, unfortunately, can cause your water bills to skyrocket without warning. If you’re dealing with any of the following three obnoxious toilet noises, our team at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explains what might be going on.

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Defective Ductwork? 3 Signs It’s Time for Replacement

If you’re blessed with central heating and cooling, chances are you don’t often ponder the condition of your ductwork—until something appears wrong, that is. Maybe your energy bills recently jumped, or your home won't maintain a consistent temperature anymore, but whatever the issue is, it’s definitely caught your attention. At Steve’s Plumbing & Heating, we know that the efficiency of your home often hinges on the condition of its ductwork. If you’re dealing with any of the three issues below, give us a call so we can conduct a thorough inspection.

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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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