Professional Plumbing Tips

How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home

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A gas leak in your home is a frightening prospect. An overlooked gas leak can cause thousands of dollars in damage and result in severe injury or death if someone is exposed to carbon monoxide or caught in an explosion. Therefore, it is vitally important to recognize the signs of a gas leak and contact a professional plumber if you suspect a leak in your home.

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Avoid Contaminated Tap Water

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It's easy to assume that if your water is clear and tastes fresh, there are no contaminants. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. The EPA describes water contaminants as "any physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance or matter in water." It further describes contaminates as "anything other than a water molecule." While some contaminants are harmless, others can be dangerous to your health.

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4 Safety Tools Required for Plumbing Tasks

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There are many things to be mindful of when tackling a plumbing project, safety being the most important. The right approach to plumbing safety protects you and the components you are repairing. Learning more about some of the hazards a plumber may face can help you decide if you should DIY or call a professional. From chemical burns to environmental hazards, there are several things you could encounter during a routine plumbing project and it’s important to have the right tools needed for protection.

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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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Symptoms of a Gas Leak Outside Your Home

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Gas lines are an essential part of keeping your home warm and providing your plumbing with the heat it needs to operate properly. Unfortunately, gas leaks can occur outside of your home that will not only decrease your heating efficiency but also put your home at a serious risk. That's why it is essential to understand how to diagnose these problems quickly and efficiently. Look for the following signs around your house where a gas leak may be silently wasting your hard-earned dollars and posing a threat to your home safety.

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