Finding a Plumber

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  • Plumbing Safety Advice and Tips

    Expert Author O Reynolds

    Plumbing Advice and Tips

    Health and Safety in Plumbers Jobs

    Health and safety concerns are extremely important when taking on plumbing tasks. In addition to basic safety measures, such as wearing protective clothing and safety goggles and dust masks when appropriate, there are also a number of other health and safety considerations which are specific to plumbing.

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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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  • 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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  • Why Hire A Plumber

    Expert Author Fidelio Orosco

    Why Hire A Plumber?

    If you have a house, you mostly likely have a plumbing system. In fact, it is said to be one of the most important parts of your house, because this is the one that is responsible for the flow of water in and out of your house. But what happens when you start to experience problems with your plumbing system? What are the things that you can do in order to be sure that your plumbing system is in perfect condition? Why do you need a plumber? When should you start looking for one? These are some of the questions that we will be answering in this article.

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  • Solving Sewer Backup Problems

    Solving Sewer Backup Problems

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Does Drain Cleaning Liquid Clear Clogs

    Expert Author Ana M Fraser

    How Does Drain Cleaning Liquid

    Actually Clear Your Clogged Drain?

    Normal everyday homeowners often don't properly understand the inner-workings of their plumbing, and why would they?! Who needs to know exactly what happens when you flush your toilet, or when you turn on your garbage disposal. It's not in any way necessary to know, but it can be interesting to learn about!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Long Will Your Main Sewer Line Last

    Expert Author Ana M Fraser

    How Long Will Your Main Sewer Line Last?

    Main sewer lines for homes are built to last quite a long time. Nowadays, most of the lines for homes are made out of PVC pipe. If you have never heard of PVC pipe before, you are not alone. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, and this polyvinyl chloride piping is sincerely built to last. If your sewer line is built using polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, piping, then it will likely last 100 years.

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  • When Can Bursting a Pipe Be a Good Thing

    Expert Author Ana M Fraser

    When Can Bursting a Pipe Be a Good Thing?

    When you think about the words "bursting a pipe," do they sound in any way good to you? No! Of course not!

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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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  • Storm Sewer Backup

    Expert Author David Balkan

    Storm Sewer Backup

    What To Do When Heavy Rains Cause A Sewer Back Up

    When sudden downpours occur, such as a recent Saturday and Sunday when over 4" of rain fell in NYC, City sewers frequently back up. Property owners can be left with inches or feet of waste-water in their basements. As an example, on a recent weekend property owners across New York City were left with just such a sewer condition.

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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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  • Sewer Check Valves

    Expert Author David Balkan

    Flooded Basement, Sewer Back Up?

    A Sewer Check Valve May Be The Answer

    In certain areas of NYC and around the country a public sewer back up may cause a flooded basement. This back up can be due to heavy rains or over development in the area causing the system sewer to be over burdened. Other possible causes of a sewer back up could be a malfunctioning city sewer, a high groundwater table, although there are various other reasons. As in all of these cases a sewer back up does not mean that the house sewer is defective or needs to be cleaned. Many times the solution to stopping a flooded basement from happening and stopping a public sewer back up is by installing a sewer check valve, also known as a backwater check valve.

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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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  • Using Sink and Toilet Plungers

    Using Sink and Toilet Plungers

    Learn to Successfully Use Plungers On Each Type of Household Drain

    The red rubber suction cup plunger is still as popular as ever, because when used correctly, even this old design can work wonders. But for even better chances of success, match your plunger purchase to the drain it will be clearing. The old standby with its wide flat face can be difficult to work with on curved drains such as those in toilets and lavatory basins.

    Fortunately, the enormous variety of plunger shapes available means there is one for every type of drain in the home.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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