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Plumber St. Louis Don’t let a clog or leak persist in your plumbing this holiday season! The last thing you would want is for your toilets, sinks, or pipes to stop working while you have guests over or to add stress to an already busy time of year. If you want to avoid the stress of calling a plumber in an emergency, then follow these 5 tips to prepare your plumbing system for the holidays. Plumbing St. Louis Avoid chemical drain cleaning products. These chemicals are toxic and can create long-term damage to your pipes, making you spend more money on pipe repair. Don’t throw oil or grease down the drain. Any excess grease or cooking oil from cooking a meal can harden in your drain and be very difficult to remove. The hardened oil will attract other debris or food particles, creating a huge drain clog. Be careful of what...

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Plumbing St. Louis Winter can create lots of problems with your home plumbing system. Frozen water in your pipes can destroy your plumbing from the inside out. Prepare for winter’s temperature drop with these preventative measures: Fix all pipe leaks. Check all exposed indoor and outdoor pipes for leaks. Insulate your pipes. Locate any exposed pipes in your attic, garage or crawl spaces and wrap them with plumbing insulation foam. This will protect your pipes and will help keep your home and water warmer in the winter. Drain your evaporative cooler or swamp cooler. Turn off the cooler’s water and power, then drain the water supply line and water out of the cooler. Insulate and heat your pump house. If you have a well, make sure that your pump house piping is well insulated. Also, make sure that your pump house has a properly working heater to keep its temperature...

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Water Treatment System St. Louis If you use water from the city, you most likely know that it went through a water treatment plant before flowing into your home. The water treatment plant aims to remove most of the harmful contaminants naturally found in the water supply. The effectiveness of this treatment process varies from city to city, but no city water treatment plant is 100% effective. If you want higher water quality and less harmful contaminants in your home’s water and plumbing, then a water treatment system would be a good option for you. Water Filtration St. Louis Unfortunately, harmful contaminants found in many water supplies across the country can cause health problems if you’re exposed to them. Lead, cyanide, and other toxic substances are sometimes present in your water. Even though you probably won’t absorb a fatal amount of these toxins from drinking water, any exposure to these contaminants...
Sewer Services St. Louis Since sewers are underground and generally unpleasant, you rarely think about them. However, they are the most essential plumbing in your home for sanitation. If your sewer line breaks or your sewer main drain clogs, then you will have serious consequences—sewage will flood your home and leave you with very expensive repairs. How do you know if you need your sewer lateral line or main drain serviced, repaired or replaced? Keep an eye out for these warning signs so that you can catch a problem before it escalates into a bigger, more expensive episode. Sewer Repair St. Louis Fixtures Clogging All at the Same Time: If your sinks, drains, showers and toilets are clogging all at one, then this is a tell-tale sign that your sewer line has problems. Make sure to call a plumber to perform a sewer drain cleaning quickly and eliminate even the worst...
Sump Pumps St. Louis Keep your basement dry this summer despite St. Louis rain by replacing your sump pump. This is especially important if you live in an area that’s predisposed to flooding like St. Charles County. Here are all the facts you need to know on sump pumps: When to make a sump pump replacement: Sump pumps have an operating lifespan of 10 years. If your sump pump fails to work during rising water levels, it can incur serious and expensive damage. Avoid this by calling a plumber to inspect your sump pump to see if a replacement is necessary. Types of sump pumps: Submersible pumps – A submersible pump lives in a hole and has a waterproof encasement to protect the motor. However, because these are submersed, these types of pumps may call for regular replacement. Pedestal pumps – A pedestal pump’s motor is several feet above the water...
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