Professional Plumbing Tips

Prepare for the Insurance Process when Plumbing Floods and Damages Your Home

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Flooding from a leak or a burst pipe can cause a lot of damage. Upon discovering the mess, you may be tempted to make repairs and clean up the scene immediately, but this can actually ruin your chances of settling an insurance claim in your favor. Understand and prepare for the insurance process before facing flooding damage caused by plumbing issues to properly file a claim to help with recovery costs.

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Be Wary of Backflow Hazards at Home

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Backflow is a potentially serious problem that can affect your home water supply’s usage, which can harm you and anyone else who may reside on your property. It is important to understand how to prevent it, recognize it, and to contact a professional plumber before small problems escalate.

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Prepare Your Vacation Rental Home for Common Plumbing Problems

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Having a vacation rental spot is fun and can provide a little extra income, allowing you to rent it out to visitors that need a temporary stay. There is a little extra work owners need to consider to keep it running well with minimal problems, especially since vacation homes are often not tended to year-round. If you own a vacation rental, working to make sure that your guests have a great stay is a priority. Part of this includes taking steps to avoid common plumbing problems. Here are three ways vacation rental owners can combat common plumbing problems, so that guests will have less maintenance issues to deal with while on vacation.

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Don't Let That Willow Catch You Weeping

willow tree with lush green leaves

With spring in full swing and summer on its way, gray days of icy roads and windy afternoons will be just a memory. In spring and summer, trees cast shade on your neighborhood, and the smell of sweet blossoms is already on its way. But did you know that your trees have been busy all winter long? While you were inside and staying warm, those lovely shade trees outside, bare since fall, have continued growing, adding another ring to their trunks and roots. By the time the ground is thawed, those root systems have been hard at work, finding microscopic cracks in your plumbing and sewer lines. Those cracks lead to water leaks, and potential entry points for tree roots to grow.

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Check Off Sewer Maintenance from Your Spring To-Do List

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The snow has melted, and spring is in the air! The air is finally getting warmer, the days are getting longer with more daytime light, and landscaping is likely at the top of your to-do list. Now is the perfect time to consider servicing your sewer system, so you don’t have to worry about it the rest of the year. An annual, routine sewer service now allows you to enjoy the upcoming warm months worry-free.

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