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Ahhh – Springtime finally comes to the Twin Cities! And with spring, more people are looking at and buying homes. Before you get all starry-eyed about what seems to be the perfect home for your family, take a closer look at the plumbing. Most of us don’t like to think about water coming in and […]

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Spring Will Be Coming! Even if it doesn’t feel like it now, all that snow out there will be melting soon. We’ve got 20 more inches from this weekend too! Add those lovely April (and probably May) showers, and many homeowners will need to be concerned about basement flooding. It’s time to check out your […]

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Should you be concerned about your home’s water quality? Most of us think only about drinking water purity, but sediments and chemicals in the water will affect the plumbing, faucets, and fixtures in your home also. To protect your plumbing and large appliances, as well as improving your family’s health, you should consider a¬†whole house […]

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If you had the money to buy whatever you wanted, what would your bathroom look like? Here are some ideas.   For just 1 Million Euros (about $1.5 million dollars), you can have a quartz crystal bathtub from the Italian company Baldi. It’s carved from a single piece of rock crystal found in the Amazonian […]

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How pure is the water coming into your house? Do you trust it for drinking, cooking, and washing? Most of us don’t have any idea about our water quality, unless there’s an obvious color or silt present, or it has a taste or smell. If you’d like to kick the bottled water habit, you may […]

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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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