Professional Plumbing Tips

Brian wear is the owner and primary plumbing professional at Brian Wear Plumbing.  With more than 15 years of experience, Brian offers professional and affordable plumbing services to customers in Columbia and Mid-Missouri.

How to Handle a Flooded Basement

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A flooded basement is a nasty surprise, but it doesn't have to be catastrophic. Understand how floods happen to prevent them and learn to keep your cool if they happen to you.

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Solar Water Heating: Installing Your New System

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You've decided to get a solar water heating system. That's great! It will lower your energy bills and raise your home's value. Now, how do you go about getting your solar water heater installed?

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Solar Water Heating: Good for Your Bills and the Environment

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Clean energy is more popular and more affordable than ever, and it is now a reliable way to run your water heater. Solar water heating is a great alternative to traditional water heating options like gas or electric, offering better energy efficiency, lower bills, and added value for your home.

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Bacteria Is Normal for Your Septic System

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Unbeknownst to many homeowners, all septic systems contain bacteria. It's not all bad, though. Bacteria is necessary in the decomposition process. Septic systems have both anaerobic and aerobic bacteria at all times. This balance is important and necessary to maintain a healthy septic system. So what is the difference between the two and what's so special about them?

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Biodegradable Soaps: Beneficial for Your Pipes and Budget

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It is critical to consider everything that goes through your water pipes, as they impact plumbing maintenance and your water bill. One of the key things traveling through pipes that can cause decay is soap. If you are using average soap from the store, you may consider using biodegradable soaps instead.

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