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Don’t Be a Drain on Your Wallet: Why Ignoring Your Drains Could Cost You More

If you’ve ever had a clogged or slow-running drain, you know that it can be a major headache. It can lead to water damage, expensive repairs, and a whole lot of frustration. But many homeowners make the mistake of ignoring their drains, thinking that it won’t lead to any long-term issues. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be

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The ‘Doctor’s Orders’ for Stress-Free Holiday Drains

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and, let’s be honest, indulgence. From big family dinners to festive gatherings, our homes are abuzz with activity. However, amidst the merriment, our home’s plumbing often bears the brunt of the holiday cheer. Clogged drains and plumbing mishaps can turn a festive atmosphere into a plumbing

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Don’t Let Retro Plumbing Ruin Your Home!

There’s a reason people love vintage homes; their unique charm and character make them totally groovy! However, homes built in the ‘60s and earlier can come with their fair share of plumbing, sewer, and drain challenges. In this blog, our Home Service Doctors will explore some common issues faced by homeowners in vintage properties and

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5 Ways You Might Be Harming Your Drains—Without Even Realizing It

Have you ever noticed a strange smell coming from your drains? Or, have you had problems with water backing up in your sinks or showers? If so, you might be damaging your drains without even realizing it. We all use our drains on a daily basis and it can be easy to overlook the potential

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Why You Have More Plumbing Problems In The Summer

Why You Have More Plumbing Problems In The Summer  Have you ever wondered why you experience more drain clogs in the summer? The summer season brings high temperatures and humidity levels resulting in an excess or sometimes a lack of rain. Soil saturation levels can lead to problems with your home’s plumbing. Depending on rainfall

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Keep These 5 Things AWAY From Your Drains!

Even with a garbage disposal, it is important to not put THESE things down your drain. Certain substances expand in your pipes and become the perfect culprit for clogs. Make sure you and your family keep these FIVE things away from your drains this year! Coffee Grounds  Unlike most foods, coffee grounds clump together in

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5 Ways To Maintain Your Drains

Drain issues can be quite the pain, but there are some easy home remedies to keep your home’s drains in tip-top shape! Preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your drains flowing all year long. Continue reading to find out FIVE ways to maintain your drains!  Use A Drain Guard  Using a drain guard, strainer,

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Why a Sump Pump is Important

If your basement is prone to flooding because of its structure or the natural landscape and location, you can’t just hold water back. Unless you’re Moses, you’re probably not going to be able to pull off a miracle. There’s only one real solution to prevent flooding from damaging your basement floor, walls, and your possessions:

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New Water Heater Regulations

Did you know that on April 15th, 2015, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) updated water heater energy factor requirements for homes in the United States?  While there is no need to panic, Fairfax, VA homeowners are advised to give some thought to their water heater situation sooner rather than later. These new regulations mean that manufacturers

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