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Save Money and Energy with these Energy Efficiency Improvements

Feel like your home is leaking money and energy? Looking for ways to save on both? Considering that, according to ENERGY STAR®, hot water that leaks at a rate of one drip per second from a single faucet can waste up to 1,661 gallons of water over the course of a year and up to…

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Top 3 Reasons to Invest in a Tankless Water Heater

Swapping the bulky water heater that lurks in the back corner of your storage closet or basement for a streamlined model that provides hot water on-demand may seem like a no-brainer. However, any important household upgrade requires a clear-minded assessment before investing. Consider the following benefits of flipping your overworked, outdated water heater for a…

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Vacation-Proof Your Home

Going away this summer? When the sun shows itself and the rainy season comes to a close, planning trips is a great way to enjoy the weather, connect with family and friends, and see new places. However, leaving your home unattended for even a few days can set you up for a plumbing disaster if…

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Teaching Your Children Basic Plumbing Skills

It usually starts with a little high pitched voice telling you “The toilets overflowing!” or any number of other natural disasters caused or witnessed by our children. Let’s face it, most of us are busy and pay as little attention as possible to anything other than just getting through the work day, putting food on…

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How to Avoid 5 Common Plumbing Mistakes

Even the most conscientious homeowner encounters a plumbing problem or two now and again: a clogged drain; a busted septic tank. While these problems are common, especially in homes with older plumbing, there are a few hard and fast rules for keeping your plumbing mishaps to a minimum. Keep the following “what not to do”…

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How to Unclog the Garbage Disposal

(Updated Nov. 15, 2021) A clogged garbage disposal can be incredibly frustrating. Especially if you spend ample amounts of time in the kitchen. We expect a lot from our homes, including not to develop leaks or clogs. Yet we don’t always put in the level of care that we should to make that happen. The…

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Give Your Plumbing a Spring Cleaning

The weather is getting warmer and the dark Oregon winter has come to a close. While you may be busy organizing your closets and packing up cold-weather clothing, consider giving your plumbing a little attention. The following tips can serve as your Spring Cleaning Checklist! Empty it out: Gutters, drains, downspouts, and vent pipes may…

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