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Backflow Preventer Inspection – What It Is and What to Expect
January 25, 2020 Contractor2020

Have you ever heard the phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” It’s especially true when it comes to preventing non-potable water from backing up into a building’s drinkable water supply. Obviously, any contamination from human

Don’t Put These Common Foods Down Your Sink or Garbage Disposal
January 19, 2020 Contractor2020

It slices. It dices. It makes food scraps disappear like magic. Yes, the garbage disposal is an amazing appliance but it’s not invincible. There are certain types of foods that you should avoid putting down the kitchen drain – unless

How Do Toilets Work? Allow Us to Explain
January 1, 2020 Contractor2020

Have you ever sat to ponder life’s most important questions – like why are we here? Why is the sky blue? Or, how does a toilet work? While we can’t answer the first two questions for you, we can explain

5 ways to unclog your toilet without a plunger
December 25, 2019 Contractor2020

We’ve all been there before – the toilet is clogged and the plunger is M.I.A. Before the panic sets in, turn off the water source to the toilet and take a deep breath. Then head to the kitchen and grab

9 Most Common Plumbing Problems You May Experience in Your Home
December 20, 2019 Contractor2020

Are you on a first-name basis with your local plumbers? It seems as though some homes simply have more plumbing problems than others. But if you feel like you’re constantly calling us for help, you’re not alone! Research has actually

Answering the Question: Why Does it Smell When I Flush the Toilet?
December 17, 2019 Contractor2020

Is there anything worse than the smell of a stinky toilet? No one wants to go into the bathroom in fear of the stench that awaits upon flushing. If your home bathroom is smelling more like a dirty public restroom

Tips For Using a Garbage Disposal With a Septic Tank
December 8, 2019 Contractor2020

As a homeowner with a septic system, you are probably already careful with what you flush down the toilet. This is very important for the health of the septic tank and preventing blockages that could be extremely messy and costly.

Important Water Heating Terms and Calculations You Should Know
November 28, 2019 Contractor2020

In general, using a water heater is very simple. You set the desired temperature on the unit, let it heat up, then turn on the faucet or shower to enjoy hot water. However, there are situations when things can get

DIY Tip – How to Join PVC Pipes
November 25, 2019 Contractor2020

Many plumbing projects should come with a “Do Not Try This At Home” warning. That’s because one wrong move could cause a major problem, a big mess, or even a safety hazard. However, if you’re looking to tackle repairs or

Can You Still Flush a Toilet When the Water is Shut Off?
November 18, 2019 Contractor2020

We’re all very accustomed to the comforts of today’s world. Have you ever flicked a light switch even though you knew the power was out? How about explaining to a young child why their online videos aren’t playing when out

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