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St Paul Area Premier Plumbing Company

Your lowly water heater. It works day in, day out and we never think about the magic that happens when we turn the hot water tap and presto! Hot water comes out – and we can adjust the temperature to whatever we need. Most of our appliances use hot water – the dishwasher, the washing […]

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At Jake the Plumber, all of our work is up to code. This means that we pull city plumbing permits and have city inspections on all work required. As a homeowner, what does that mean? Each city has its own inspectors of plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and construction work. It’s both a safety factor – and […]

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Don’t despair, spring is coming to the Twin Cities! Are you planning your outdoor activities in the garden, watering the lawn, washing the car in the driveway, cleaning the gutters. Well, you’ll need to unleash your outdoor lawn faucet! It’s been neglected all winter long, and it’s been colder than usual. Turning the water on […]

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Have you heard about the new Smart Toilet Seats? You may be interested in upgrading to smart bath options, and a toilet seat is a great place to start. Kohler makes a line of Cleansing Seats that can make your ordinary toilet seat into a mini-bidet. You can choose from a variety of options: LED […]

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Everything else in modern homes is getting smart these days, so why not your bathroom? If the sky’s the limit, Kohler has an Intelligent Toilet (!) they have just unveiled. The NumiĀ® offers: Motion-activated hands free seat opening and closing Adjustable heated seat and foot warmer Bluetooth speakers Touchscreen remote Advanced cleansing capability All for […]

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The answer should be a resounding YES! Flooding of your home can happen from a leaky water heater, a pinhole crack in a water pipe, or a leaky appliance. To the left, see the creative solution to a leaky toilet above this first floor bathroom that one of our plumbers found recently. That’s hardly a […]

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Now that winter has settled in, and especially with sub-zero overnights common in January, some extra attention to your plumbing will pay off. If you’ve ever had frozen pipes you know how damaging they can be – pipe replacement for sure, and sometimes causing flooding. Especially if your house is older and has water supply […]

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Plumbing Fixture Costs UP We’ve all noticed prices going up, whether it’s at the gas pump or the grocery store. Our plumbing supply houses have all announced price increases. The prices we pay for water heaters, filtration systems, even toilets, faucets, piping, and sealants, all have gone up in the last six months. Some costs […]

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Straight out of our customers’ files: We had a panicked caller on the line last month, screaming into the phone, “There’s water spraying out all over our basement!” The calm, soothing voice of our general manager talked her through the process of locating her home’s main shut off valve and stopping the water. We followed […]

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