Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How to Know You Need Leak Detection When the Leaks Are Hidden

Monday, May 13th, 2024
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Many homeowners face various maintenance challenges, and hidden water leaks are among the most deceptive and potentially damaging. These plumbing leaks, often unnoticed due to their locations behind walls, under floors, or above ceilings, can lead to significant water wastage and structural damage to a building. The challenge, however, lies in detecting these leaks: you must first know they exist, yet this is difficult because they’re hidden.

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Why a Broken or Leaking Outdoor Faucet Is a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Monday, May 1st, 2023
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Your outdoor faucet may not seem mission critical to your home’s plumbing system, but that doesn’t mean it’s not facing problems of its own. You use it to wash your car, fill up your pool, and maybe run the sprinkler system, which is why it’s important that you know this.

When your outdoor faucet starts to leak, there’s a big problem at hand with a few issues you should be aware of. These often require you to call in a plumber in Springfield–let’s explain why.

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What is Considered an Emergency Plumbing Problem?

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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It’s always good to take care of any plumbing-related problem the moment you’re aware that it exists, but what happens when there’s no clear fix and you can’t find the root of the problem in the first place?

That’s one reason to call for plumbing services, but how do you know if it’s a run-of-the-mill call, or if you need emergency plumbing service?

Let’s help you figure that out right now. These are some of the most common plumbing emergencies that you really shouldn’t wait to call a professional about.

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Why Should You Use a Professional for Your Plumbing Installation?

Monday, July 25th, 2022

plumber-working-on-bathroom-sinkOftentimes, professional plumbers get called to jobs where a homeowner has already tried to install or repair something on their own, or allowed an amateur to handle it, and it didn’t go as planned. Trying DIY fixes can be a great solution for a good number of around-the-house tasks, but when it comes to your home comfort and efficiency, you really should leave the work to the pros.

A professionally trained and experienced plumber will bring a lot to the table that an amateur simply can’t, and you’ll see the difference in the quality of work provided. So what is it that sets professional plumbers apart? Read on as we uncover the answer!

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“What If I Bought a Home with a Sump Pump?”

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

victorian-home-in-the-snowIf you’re new to Vermont, welcome! It’s gorgeous here. Sometimes the snow sticks around a little longer than we’d like, but our summers can’t be beat, and if you enjoy the outdoors, there are countless activities to explore. Plus, we’d be remiss not to mention the craft beer scene and the pride in our locally grown food!

But enough about us–we’re sure you’ve heard it all, that’s probably why you moved here!

Let’s talk about your home. If you’ve never lived on the East Coast, then there are some things about your home that might be a bit different than what you’re used to. Shoot, even if you lived down a bit further south there could be some things that come as a surprise–like basements! And what’s in the basements of most Southern Vermont homes? Sump pumps. Read on to learn what you can expect, if you bought a home with a sump pump.

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Is It Possible You Need Repiping?

Monday, April 18th, 2022

copper-pipesYou’ve likely heard of repiping before, even if you heard it referred to as “pipe replacement.” This service is essentially the process of removing faulty plumbing from your home and replacing it with new plumbing. In most cases, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you just need one small pipe replaced. It’s quite possible that we’ll have to replace a long length of plumbing so your whole home can benefit–you may even discover you’d benefit from whole-house repiping, depending on the age of your home and the state of your plumbing system.

Properly repiping a home to avoid future plumbing problems requires necessary preparation and education, plus an awareness of the warning signs that it may be a bigger job than initially expected. This is why it’s so important to call in a pro when you need this service. But, how do you know when you actually do need repiping service in your home? Read on as we uncover many of the common signs that your home is due for repiping.

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Signs That Your Plumbing Could Use an Upgrade

Monday, January 10th, 2022

pipesOne of the most common questions that our plumbers get is “what is repiping?” This is the process of stripping down all the faulty plumbing that you have in your home and replacing it with new plumbing. In many instances, you may need to have repiping done throughout the whole home due to older plumbing that will eventually start corroding and leaking, even if it hasn’t already.

Repiping isn’t a service you should try to attempt on your own. You’ll want a lot of preparations to be made, which is what our professional plumbers are here for! The good news is though, there are some signs that you can watch out for that indicate you could, indeed, use repiping. Read on to learn these signs, and then give us a call once you notice any of them.

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Plumber Qualities to Look for with New Construction

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

kitchen-in-the-middle-of-constructionOne of the most complex systems in your home is your plumbing system. It’s comprised of various pipes, components, and fixtures. So when it comes to having a home built, you need a reliable and qualified contractor to complete the new construction plumbing. Our team understands what it takes to complete your specific job, and you can rest assured that our work will meet your expectations.

One of the most important factors to remember when you’re hiring a contractor for this kind of job is that an amateur is much more likely to make mistakes and leave you with an unreliable plumbing system. But how do you know the difference between a professional and an inexperienced plumber? Read on as we uncover what you should look for.

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Factors to Consider When Installing Plumbing

Monday, July 26th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markersInstalling new plumbing into a residence can be a tricky job, and one that you should definitely not try to undertake as a “DIY” project. Even something that seems relatively minor or something that doesn’t seem to require that much work can end in disaster, like an out-of-control leak gushing water into your home. Fortunately, no matter what your plumbing installation needs may be, our team is here to help!

Keep reading as we uncover a few factors that are important to consider when you’re planning on a plumbing installation. And keep in mind we have plenty of more knowledge to share! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you might have.

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Importance of Maintaining Your Sump Pump

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

sump-pumpOne of our goals is to always be here with helpful advice for our customers. This is the time of year that flooding from melting snow and heavy rain is quite common, and we want to make sure you’re well prepared for that. One of the best ways to prepare is with regular sump pump maintenance.

You will need professional maintenance at least once a year to make sure your sump pump is functioning as it should. However, there are quarterly maintenance tasks that homeowners should do on their own as well. By doing this, you’ll be able to rely on your sump pump and you’ll know when to call us for repairs. But how do you do this? What are these maintenance tasks? Read on to find out! (more…)