Drain Services

Learn all about the various services provided by different drain professionals

Here are numerous articles on drain services provided by the pros, for when do-it-yourself just isn't an option!

  • What Homeowners Need to Know About Video Pipe Inspection

    Expert Author Donald Gregory Smith

    What Homeowners Need to Know About

    Video Pipe Inspection

    As a homeowner, it's important for you to be aware of the technological advances that make it easier and more affordable for you to take care of the various maintenance tasks necessary to keep all of the systems in your home functioning as effectively as possible.

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  • How to Find Certified Plumbers

    Expert Author Darren Hurley

    How to Find Certified Plumbers

    Finding an experienced certified plumber can be challenging as no one is skilled at everything. If you are dealing with problems that are common in keeping a property or having plumbing difficulties, it is advisable for you to find certified plumbers in your area. When it comes to plumbing emergencies, anyone who has been in the same situation can help you find good plumbers. Checking the yellow pages and exploring the Internet for information can also help too.

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  • House Traps For Sewer Lines

    Expert Author David Balkan

    A House Trap For A Sewer Line

    Why Is It So Important?

    Believe it or not a house trap on a sewer line is vitally important in many ways that you would probably never think of. That "thing" you see in the bottom of a pit in your basement can cause an awful lot of aggravation or damage if it is not functioning properly, is in poor condition, or is not operated properly.

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  • Emergency Plumber May Be Hard To Find

    Expert Author John Ves

    Why An Emergency Plumber

    May Be Hard To Find

    One thing that you need to consider in choosing a place is the water works and the wiring of the whole place. It is important to check all the pipelines in order to prevent the need of an emergency plumber. You need also to consider the wiring in order to prevent the need of emergency electricians.

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  • What Should Not Be Put in the Drain

    Expert Author Wanda Arnold

    A Plumber Tells You:

    What Shouldn't Be Put in the Drain

    There are many different items that not many of us would realize are not healthy for our drains or plumbing. One good rule of thumb to remember when considering if it should go down your drain or not is if it is not "biodegradable" then it should stay out of your drain.

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  • Four Tips For Finding A Plumber

    4 Tips For

    Finding A Plumber

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  • Plumbing's Big Turn Offs

    Expert Author Nancy Wilkes

    Plumbing's Big Turn Offs

    There are a lot of things about plumbing I do not like...running toilets, pulling hair out of clogged drains, drips, smelly odors. I could go on, but this is not what this article is about. This is about what very well could separate an inconvenience from a full-blown emergency. If something was to go wrong with your plumbing, would you know where to go to turn off the water, gas, and power to your appliances?

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  • A Little TLC Can Save Your Drains

    Expert Author Nancy Wilkes

    A Little TLC Can Save Your Drains

    Years of neglect and lack of maintenance can really cause trouble for your pipes. Over time, the amount of scale and build-up can lead to clogged drains and sewer back-ups.

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  • Residential Video Pipe Inspection

    Expert Author Donald Gregory Smith

    Key Benefits

    of Residential Video Pipe Inspection

    Perhaps one of the greatest fears most homeowners have is the idea of having to dig up huge areas of their yards to find a plumbing blockage or broken pipe. Fortunately, thanks to video pipe inspection technology, that's not something that homeowners are likely to have to do anymore.

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  • Plumbing Systems Explained

    Expert Author Lee Schraner

    Plumbing Systems Explained

    Plumbing is an area best left to the professionals. The skill and knowledge required to repair or maintain any plumbing system is at a level beyond that of the everyday person. Around the home there are four main plumbing systems and each may require a specific type of plumber. Be sure to understand the systems around your home to assist in deciding what plumber is right for you.

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  • When Is It a Good Time to Call a Professional Plumber

    Expert Author Ana M Fraser

    When Is It a Good Time to Call a Professional Plumber?

    Plumbing projects can sometimes be handled by a homeowner. Other times though, plumbing projects really do need to be handled by a professional.

    Some of the projects that fall under the category of needing to be handled by a professional are listed below.

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  • Hydro Jetting Process

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    Hydro Jetting Process

    Hydro Jetting

    What is hydro jetting? If you operate a septic tank or if you run a commercial property you might already be familiar with this technique as a sewer cleaning process. Utilizing high volumes of water released at high pressure, hydro jetting scrubs the walls of drains and sewer lines. This process has become increasingly popular because it is one of the most thorough techniques for removing blockages in drains and pipes. Streams of water are shot out of a hose at pressures up to 3,500 psi and are strong enough to cut through built-up debris so it can be washed out through the drains. Ultimately, this process restores your sewers, drains, and pipes to their original condition and functionality.

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  • Drain Flies

    Expert Author Clint S. May

    Drain Flies

    These Little Flies Can Really Get On Your Nerves

    Drain flies are very common in some homes and many commercial businesses. Many consumers and restaurant owners don't completely understand why they get these flies. They think it has to do with a pest control issue, but drain flies normally appear due to sanitation issues in the floor drains and other areas. They do not just show up anywhere. They usually show up in large numbers, so they can cause a state of panic in a business when hundreds of flies appear in a short period of time.

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  • How To Find And Choose A Local Plumber

    Expert Author Andam Persand

    Do Your Homework

    How To Find And Choose A Local Plumber

    Do Your Homework And Avoid A Costly Mistake

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  • Importance of Using an Experienced Plumber

    Expert Author Ana M Fraser

    The Importance of Using an

    Experienced Plumber

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  • Importance of Pool Cleaning Services

    Expert Author Diane Louise Villanueva

    The Importance of Pool Cleaning Services

    Keep Drains Flowing Free and Clear

    When thinking of how hot summer can be, you would definitely feel like cooling off in a tub or in a pool. And of course, no one likes an untidy place for swimming, but some homeowners just lack the time to treat and clean their pools. Overall maintenance and sanitizing can take up a large amount of your time but this cannot be a hindrance to the safety of your family, friends and guests. To be able to enjoy the luxury of swimming, it is best to maintain your home with the right pool cleaning services.

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  • Effective Ways on How to Prevent Drain Blockage

    Expert Author Carolyn Clayton

    Effective Ways

    How to Prevent Drain Blockage

    In house drains, particularly the one in the kitchen are susceptible to frequent blockages. The causes of such blockages may be partly due to large food particles. These food remnants pile up slowly and eventually contribute to clogging the drainage system. Such occurrences cause bad smell besides causing the sinks to overflow. Once you realize such clogging try to identify the specific location.

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  • Questions To Ask When Searching For A Plumber

    Expert Author Michael Taggert

    Questions To Ask When Searching For A Plumber

    Let's face it; we regularly go to the doctor and dentist for our annual and bi-annual check ups. We have our cars inspected and tuned up like clockwork. Why then do we not have our plumbing systems in our homes checked regularly? Why do we wait until something goes catastrophically wrong? Our homes are our family's foundation and we made a huge investment-why not protect our investments.

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  • Identifying Septic Tank Issues

    Expert Author Beverly Jacobs

    Identifying Septic Tank Issues

    If you have a septic tank, knowing the signs of impending issues can save you thousands of dollars in repairs. Many people are not sure about septic tank care, however there are several signs you may notice indicating a problem with the septic tank. In most cases, a septic tank should be cleaned out on average every 3 to 5 years. Although there are other factors, such as the number of people in the house, a washer on the system, or heavy rain periods, can often dictate how often a tank is given maintenance.

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  • Finding an Emergency Plumber

    Expert Author Greg Vandenberge

    Finding a Plumber

    Who Deals With Home Emergency Situations

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  • A Plumber To Fix Your Problems

    Find A Plumber

    To Effectively Fix Your Problems

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  • Finding a Professional Plumber

    Finding a Plumber

    Know when it's time to call a professional

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  • Proper Maintenance Of Your Garbage Disposal

    Expert Author Michael Taggert

    Proper Maintenance Of Your Garbage Disposal

    By properly maintaining your garbage disposal will extend its life and prevent plumbing and drain disasters.

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  • How Video Inspection Systems Work
    Expert Author Ana M Fraser

    How Video Inspection Systems Help Plumbers Today

    Video inspection services can be provided by plumbing companies throughout the United States.

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  • Checking the Professionalism of a Plumber

    Expert Author Douglas Babbitt

    Checking the Professionalism

    of a Plumbing Contractor

    If you have problems with your plumbing system, one of the most important things that you can do is to get a plumbing contractor. Unfortunately, getting a contractor doesn't mean that you will always get the best results. It will still depend on the professionalism of the contractor that you hired. What makes things worse is that there are a lot of people who are not aware of the things that they can do in order to determine whether a plumbing contractor is professional or not.

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  • Not All Sewer Pipes Are Created Equal

    Expert Author David Balkan

    Not All Sewer Pipes Are Created Equal

    When a sewer contractor was hired to replace a sewer line in the Bronx the material originally used turned out to be the cause of the sewer problem. The sewer repair might never had been needed if proper sewer line material had been used in the first place. This is a recurring theme in the sewer repair and sewer line replacement business.

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  • Dealing With Clogged Drains and Sewer Mains

    Expert Author Dorothy Dutch

    Dealing With Clogged Drains and Sewer Mains

    Life's Ugliest Plumbing Emergencies

    Since your sewer main is buried deep underground (sometimes up to ten feet or more) your sewer pipe is probably one of those things you never think of until it becomes a problem. But, everything you flush, or pour down your toilet, sink or shower ultimately leaves your house through that sewer pipe. And when it does clog, the result is one of the homeowner's worst disasters and the messiest to deal with. Backups not only look revolting, but smell horrible and due to bacterial contamination, can compromise the health of an entire family.

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  • Commons Services of a Plumber

    Expert Author Fidelio Orosco

    Commons Services of a Plumber

    There are a lot of things that you need to know about a plumber, but one of the most important things that you need to understand are the services that you can get from them. This is a very important topic, because this will help you determine whether you already need to hire a plumber or not. Aside from this, you will also be able to determine whether a plumber can provide you with the service that you need or not. Reading this article will save you from the problems that you may encounter whenever your plumbing system is damaged.

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  • Keeping Sewers Clean

    Keeping Sewers Clean

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  • Choosing a Drain Service

    Choosing a Drain Service

    Who to Call for Help Cleaning and Clearing Drains and Plumbing Repair

    Many things can go wrong with plumbing in the home or apartment. Knowing which professional to call will save the homeowner or renter both time and money. Should a drain cleaning rooter service be called, or is a fully licensed and bonded plumber required? Can the neighborhood handyman clear up the problem or could the homeowner even do it themselves?

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  • You May Not Need a Plumber

    Expert Author Douglas Babbitt

    You Don't Need a Plumber!

    Yes! That's right. Unless the problem that you are experiencing is already beyond what you can do. Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who are spending a lot of money for problem that can easily be solved without professional help. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of people who immediately calls a plumber whenever they think that they have problems with their plumbing system. Take note of the word "think"; that is similar to calling a medical specialist whenever they "think" that their problem is too severe to go to a family doctor.

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  • What Is Storm Water Management

    Expert Author Wanda Arnold

    What Is Storm Water Management?

    Storm Water Management is the process of managing the condition and amount of excess water, particularly when it appears suddenly. This involves engineered devices and systems, such as a retention pond for cleaning and treating polluted runoff. It is important to manage this water, especially in urban areas where the run off can be a flood risk.

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  • Winterizing the Outdoor Plumbing Fixtures

    Expert Author Nancy Wilkes

    Winterizing the Outdoor Plumbing Fixtures

    The temperature is really starting to drop now, and one thing that many people forget to do is to turn off outdoor faucets. Any water left in outdoor pipes can freeze and cause cracks and leaks in the pipes by spring. Even if it's never happened before, odds are it will happen in the future.

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  • Sewer Backups and Backflows

    Sewer Backups and Backflows

    Dealing with disaster

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  • Tree Roots In Sewer

    Expert Author David Balkan

    Tree Roots In Sewer?

    How To Avoid A Sewer Repair Or Sewer Replacement

    Tree roots in sewer lines are a property owner's nightmare. If untreated they can result in very costly sewer repair or replacement work. Many property owners wait until the house drain is completely blocked with roots to take action - That may be too late to avoid costly excavation for a sewer line repair or replacement.

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  • Finding A Plumber Who Is Right

    Expert Author Alex Hunt

    Finding A Plumber

    Who Is Right For You

    Everybody needs to be able to contact a good doctor, lawyer, accountant and plumber. A plumber has mastered the trade and specializes in the maintenance and installation of water systems. These systems may be used for sewage, drainage or drinking water.

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  • Using the Network of a Plumber

    Expert Author Fidelio Orosco

    Using the Network

    of a Plumber to Get Better Services

    There are a lot of people who are saying that if you are looking for a plumber, one of the best ways to do it is by finding one using word-of-mouth. This refers to a process wherein you will be asking your friends or people you know if they know a good plumber who can provide you with the service that you need. There are a lot of advantages that you can get from this kind of referral, and will ensure that you will get the best service from a plumber.

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  • Find The Best Plumber In A New Neighborhood

    Expert Author Diane Louise Villanueva

    How To Find The Best Plumber

    In A New Neighborhood

    It is more challenging to find a plumber when you've recently moved in to a new neighborhood. You should be very careful in choosing the perfect stranger who will gain access into your house. You'll have to think if he's trustworthy and competent enough to finish the job.

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  • Sheetrock and Clogged Drain Problem

    Expert Author Alan Ruffell

    Sheetrock and Clogged Drain Problem

    If you have a clogged drain due to a piece of sheetrock stuck in it you will have a continuing problem. Over a long period of time it will eventually break down but in the course of time it is accumulating hair and other stuff which will cause the clog in the drain to worsen.

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  • High Blood Pressure Over Low Water Pressure

    Expert Author David Balkan

    Don't Get High Blood Pressure

    Over Low Water Pressure

    Low water pressure can be caused by many varied conditions and can result in anything from an annoyance to a quality of life issue. In the case of fire protection it can be a life threatening issue. Many of these conditions can be easily checked by a handy property owner, but typically a licensed plumber is the best bet. Low water pressure can be due to a main water line problem, inside plumbing problem, or a simple check of the house plumbing. The first step is to determine if low water pressure is throughout the property, or in only certain area of the premises.

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  • Where Does the Word Plumbing Come From

    Expert Author Ana M Fraser

    Where Does the Word Plumbing Come From?

    The answer very well might surprise you.

    Plumbing is a normal day to day term used by Americans, but where did the word plumbing come from? Where did plumbers who fix our clogged drains and broken pipes get their title from? The answer very well might surprise you.

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  • Plumbing Traps

    Expert Author Wanda Arnold

    Plumbing Traps:

    A Small But Essential Component

    What is a Trap?

    Draining sewage and waste out of your home or office can get smelly. That's because fumes from gases like methane, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide are a by-product of wastes. The job of a plumbing trap is to keep these gases (and their odors), and also small vermin, from entering your home or office via the drain pipes. How does a plumbing trap work? It works by creating a water seal by allowing a small amount of water to be retained in the trap and not allowing anything back up through the pipe. All plumbing fixtures, sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, utility sinks, washer drains, etc. have a trap of some kind.

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  • Protect Yourself When Hiring A Contractor

    Expert Author David Balkan

    How To Protect Yourself

    When Hiring A Contractor

    When having any sort of work done on your property, you have to protect yourself. That does not mean being mistrustful, or antagonistic. It simply means implementing a common-sense payment plan that is agreed upon ahead of time with your chosen contractor.

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  • Lead Piping In Old Houses

    Expert Author O Reynolds

    Lead Piping In Old Houses

    What Are The Risks?

    Lead is a toxic metal that can be found in houses where there is corrosion of old pipes, lead combining solders, taps or brass fittings. The level of lead leaching into the plumbing system also depends on the level of acidity in the water, the mineral levels and how long water is left in the pipes for.

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  • How to Find Good Plumbers

    Expert Author Darren Hurley

    How to Find Good Plumbers

    Looking for local plumbers isn't that difficult. Yes, you might have many things to seriously consider, but there are also many good ways to help you find the best plumbers in the area. Below are some things to consider.

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  • The Common Clogs and How to Avoid

    Expert Author Antoinette Ayana

    The Common Clogs

    How to Avoid Needing Drain Cleaning

    Drain cleaning can be a good thing for your household plumbing, but it isn't cheap to have it done professionally. While it may be something you want to schedule in to your home's maintenance needs, it isn't something you want to be up against in an emergency. Having said that, millions of homeowners have found themselves in just such a position at one time or another. 99% of the time, these clogs could have been avoided by following some simple rules about what should go down the pipes and what shouldn't. Stick to those rules, and you shouldn't experience any trouble. Here are some of the most common clogs.

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  • Helpful Tips For Finding A Plumber

    Finding A Plumber

    Helpful Tips

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  • Find a Plumber with Yelp or Google

    Expert Author Douglas Babbitt

    Finding a Plumbing Contractor

    Which Is Better Yelp or Google?

    If you are going to look for a plumbing contractor, one of the first and best things that you can do is to search the Internet. There are a lot of advantages that you can get from using this method, but the problem is that there are a lot of people who are not aware of the sites where they can find a plumbing contractor in their area. This article will be discussing the things that you can get from Google and Yelp, which are two of the largest search engines today.

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  • Video Drain Inspection

    Pipe Video Inspection and Exploration

    Sending Cameras Down Drains and Plumbing for a View Inside

    Stubborn, persistent, or recurrent drain problems can be difficult to diagnose. Tracking down the exact location of damage or blockage once pipes leave the home can mean money, time, and property damage saved in the end. One modern tool many rooter and drain services will use is a remote video camera, capable of inspecting the pipes from within and transmitting the image back to the camera operator.

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  • Hydro Jetting

    Hydro Jetting

    Washing Drain Pipes, Sewer and Conduits With Pressurized Water

    By Andam Persand

    Drain and sewer jetting is an extremely effective method for cleaning and clearing blocked drains. The interior walls of plumbing are rinsed completely clean of grime and clogs, with the filth washed away by the torrents of water.

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  • A Plumber Has an Important Job

    Expert Author Antoinette Ayana

    A Plumber Has an Important Job

    There are some in society who see certain jobs and career paths as being nobler than others. For instance, they see doctors, lawyers and even teachers as having a highly important job. Little do some know, however, a plumber performs tasks just as important and beneficial. The main duty of a plumber is to repair and install pipes that are used to transport water and waste.

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  • Find a Competent Local Plumber

    Expert Author Lee Schraner

    How to Find a Competent Local Plumber

    Finding a plumber shouldn't be a problem, since there are so many out there willing to handle your assignment. The problem however is getting the right person for the job. In most cases, people begin their search by asking around from their friends and family. Recommended plumbers are usually the best especially in emergencies.

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  • Drain Snaking

    Drain Snaking

    Handheld Drain and Closet Augers Vs Motorized Plumber's Snakes

    Plumber's snakes are the mechanized rooters that rooter businesses are named after. The professional's tool is motorized, and spools out a stiff, tough metal cable with a reinforced multi-purpose tip, reaming a clear path through constricted or blocked plumbing.

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  • Insulate Your Water Lines

    Expert Author David Balkan

    Insulate Your Water Lines In The Winter

    To Prevent Damage From Freezing

    Any exposed water main or water line should be insulated during the Winter. The same goes for a water line in an unheated environment - Even a buried NYC water main less than 3 1/2' deep should be insulated from frost. Insulating is not a complicated process at all, but it depends on the circumstances. 

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  • Building Regs Law in Plumbers Jobs

    Expert Author O Reynolds

    Plumbing Advice and Tips

    Building Regs Law in Plumbers Jobs

    When planning any type of plumbing project, it is important to make sure that all plumbing regulations are followed. This is why many people prefer to hire a professional plumber for plumbing tasks. There are also water bylaws which need to be followed, which also control the type of work that is done on plumbing installations. There are certain types of plumbing tasks which must be certified and inspected after the job has been completed.

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  • Dealing With Plumbing Problems

    Expert Author Lee Schraner

    Dealing With Plumbing Problems

    in New Homes

    New houses are in most cases falsely perceived to be perfect and flawless. However, many new home owners have been faced with plumbing, lighting and construction related problems. These may be as a result of negligence, use of inferior quality material or complexity of the housing plan.

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  • Helpful Information to Find the Best Plumber in Your Area

    Expert Author Diane Louise Villanueva

    Helpful Information

    Find the Best Plumber in Your Area

    We all know that it is important to invest in our home. This also means learning how to provide proper care and maintenance whenever our house requires occasional repairs. These include fixture and plumbing services. It is wise to carefully look for the best local plumber around, and just not settle for less. If you are eyeing any particular plumber, be sure to go through this checklist just before hiring him.

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  • Find and Read Testimonials Before Hiring a Plumber


    Expert Author Ana M Fraser

    Find and Read Testimonials

    Before Hiring a Plumbing Contractor

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