Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Leaky Faucet

July 17, 2024

A leaky faucet might seem like a minor annoyance, but it can lead to significant problems if not addressed promptly. At Fix-A-Leak Plumbing and Heating Inc., we often encounter situations where a simple drip has escalated into a costly repair. Here, we’ll explain why you shouldn’t ignore a leaky faucet and how it can affect your home and finances. Increased Water Bills One of the immediate impacts of a leaky faucet is the increase in your water bills. Even a small drip can waste a substantial amount of water over time. According to the Environmental Protection

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Garbage Disposal Dos and Don’ts

June 5, 2024

A garbage disposal is a convenient kitchen appliance that helps manage food waste efficiently. However, improper use can lead to clogs, damage, and costly repairs. At Fix-A-Leak Plumbing and Heating Inc., we want to help you keep your garbage disposal running smoothly. Here are some essential dos and don’ts for maintaining your garbage disposal. Garbage Disposal Dos 1. Do Use Cold Water Always run cold water before, during, and after using your garbage disposal. Cold water helps solidify any fats or grease, making it easier for the disposal to grind them up. Continue running the

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How Could Getting My Drains Professionally Cleaned Impact My Water Bill?

May 15, 2024

Have you ever considered how professional drain cleaning could impact your water bills? While it might not seem obvious at first, maintaining clean drains can actually contribute to significant savings on your water bill. Let’s explore how getting your drains professionally cleaned can make a difference in your water consumption and overall costs. Prevents Clogs and Blockages Over time, drains can accumulate debris, grease, hair, soap scum, and other substances that can lead to clogs and blockages. When your drains are clogged, water cannot flow freely, causing backups and potentially requiring you to run

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What Happens When a Toilet Is Clogged for a Long Period of Time?

April 4, 2024

The Dangers of Prolonged Toilet Clogs We’ve all experienced a clogged toilet at one time or another. It’s a common nuisance that can happen for various reasons, from flushing down too much toilet paper to accidentally dropping items into the bowl. But what happens when a toilet remains clogged for an extended period? Let’s dive into the potential dangers and consequences. 1. Water Damage When a toilet is clogged, it’s not just the immediate area around the bowl that’s affected. Over time, the water can seep into the floor and walls, causing extensive water damage.

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What Do I Do After My Pipe Bursts?

March 5, 2024

You’re going about your day, and suddenly, disaster strikes – a burst pipe! Don’t panic; we’re here to guide you through the steps to take when faced with this plumbing emergency. 1. Turn Off the Water Supply First things first, locate your main water shut-off valve and turn it off immediately to prevent further flooding. This valve is typically found near the water meter or where the main water line enters your home. 2. Drain Faucets Once the water supply is off, open all faucets to drain any remaining water from the

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What Are The Two Types of Backflow?

February 1, 2024

Today, we’re diving into the crucial topic of backflow and why it matters for the safety of your water supply. At Fix-A-Leak, we believe that knowledge is the first line of defense in maintaining a healthy home, and understanding the two types of backflow is key to achieving this goal. The Basics of Backflow Imagine your plumbing system as a one-way street for water. Usually, water flows from the public supply into your home, providing you with clean water for various needs. However, backflow occurs when the direction of water flow reverses, potentially allowing contaminants to

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A Typical Bathroom Remodel Plumbing Timeline

January 9, 2024

Remodeling a bathroom can be a relatively easy and affordable way to make your house more comfortable while increasing its value. Although you may be able to do some of the work yourself, it may be faster and easier to hire a professional to do it instead. Easier Jobs Take Less Time As you can probably imagine, a simple remodel involving little more than replacing existing fixtures will be completed faster than a more complicated project. In some cases, a job can be finished in a single day, depending on how big the space is

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Is Your Home’s Slab Leak a Plumbing Emergency?

December 13, 2023

A slab leak is any leak that occurs under or inside your foundation. While this issue can quickly cause damage to your walls, floors and the foundation itself, it’s technically not an emergency. However, it’s best to call for service as quickly as possible to limit repair costs and prevent long-term damage to your home. Potential Slab Leak Damage If your main water supply line cracks or develops a hole, it can leak water undetected for weeks or even months. Eventually, this moisture can pour out of your foundation and soak your walls or carpets.

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How do you detect a slab leak?

November 17, 2023

Homeowners might handle common plumbing problems such as leaky pipes and clogged drains with ease. However, a slab leak is a sneaky monster that could be lurking beneath your home’s exterior. For this problem, you will need to call in the experts like the pros from Fix-A-Leak Plumbing & Heating. Slab leaks can cause extensive damage. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to the following early warning signs. 1. A Sudden Spike in Your Water Bill With inflation hanging over all of our heads, we’re all conscious of our utility

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Common Signs of Serious Plumbing Problems

October 17, 2023

Clogged drains and backed-up toilets are normal plumbing concerns you may encounter every once in a while. Most plumbing issues fortunately start small, like a change in how your pipes sound or new strange odors. Catching these red flags early will prevent you from having to pay for substantial plumbing repairs in the future. Gurgling Noises Listen for any gurgling or the sounds of running water when you’re not using any fixtures. Gurgling often points to the presence of air or a blockage in the pipes. Clogs can consist of hair, grease, oil, food and other

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