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There’s a lot of information lately about water quality, and homeowners are asking more questions about water filtration and softening. So – you may wonder, “Does my home need a water softener?” Water Softeners 101 As you start your water research, it’s useful to know the terms: Hard Water. What is “hard” water? It’s water […]

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Everyone who owns a home, whether it’s a single family home, townhouse, or a condo, will need a plumber at some point. Sometimes it’s as simple as a clogged drain or toilet, or perhaps you want to remodel a bath or kitchen. Maybe your home is older and an inspector tagged your main water valve […]

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First – Pick Your Plunger You’ll want a heavy-duty rubber plunger with the fold-out flange. The flange insert will help give a good seal for plunging. Second – Protective Clothing Get some rubber gloves, safety goggles or glasses, and some protective clothes. Make sure you have plenty of rags around the base of the toilet. […]

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So – in my last blog entry I talked about drain cleaning liquids not being effective or safe to use in DIY clog-busting. What’s a homeowner to do? The safest way to go after a stopped up or slow drain is to use a tool to reach down and pull it up – using a […]

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Most of us, when faced with a pesky slow drain or clogged sink, have been tempted to use a chemical drain cleaner at one time or other. What could be easier than opening a bottle and pouring the contents down the drain? Jake the Plumber doesn’t recommend any of these products, and here’s why.   […]

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A Drip At The Base… It’s Time To Replace! The lowly water heater. Most of the time it sits, neglected, in your basement or crawl space. Delivering hot water whenever you turn on the tap, it fires up to heat more water for the next shower, dishwasher or laundry cycle. Most of us don’t know […]

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  Water enters a basement, especially in an older home, from a variety of sources. You may have some cracks in the foundation, the floor drain can overflow from a leaky washing machine, or some of the joints in the concrete may allow seepage, to name a few. In any case, you need a sump […]

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With spring rains in the forecast for Minnesota, it’s time to start thinking about your sump pump. If you live in a house or townhome, you probably have one. It’s a small pump installed in the basement or lowest part of your house, and is designed to keep the area under the building dry.  It’s […]

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Does your toilet gurgle when you flush? Or afterwards, do funny noises come from it? Chances are there is something wrong with the venting in your plumbing system. The plumbing in your house or apartment is made up of several components – the water supply coming in, the drain pipe for used water, and the […]

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Our plumbers who do drain cleaning are great at what they do, but many people want to know how to keep their drains running freely without having a messy back-up. No one wants to think about this – we all want to use our sinks and toilets and have it all disappear down the drain. The […]

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