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Posts Categorized: Plumbing Tips

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Plumbing

While many plumbing projects involve calling a professional and licensed plumber, there are also some DIY plumbing projects you can do on your own. We specialize in plumbing in Shoreview and the surrounding areas, and we have a few suggestions on what you should (and should not!) do when tackling your next plumbing project, as well as a few basic rules about how to properly use your garbage disposal and other water-using appliances. No matter what kind of plumbing repair you are working on, even if you are just trying to unclog your toilet, it is a good idea to shut the water off before you begin your work. You should shut it off at the main water valve or in the localized valves that… Read more »

Five Ways to Avoid Plumbing Repair

While sometimes unavoidable, there are certain things you can do to prevent plumbing-related repairs and accidents. With a little bit of preparation and foresight, you can help avoid plumbing repair in your Roseville home. Make sure you know where your water main shut-off is located, and make sure you know how to turn it off. Most of the time, these shut-offs are located behind an access panel of some sort, usually in your basement or on the lowest level of your home. You might need to turn the water main off if you have a burst pipe, and you will definitely need to turn it off if you are doing any work on your home’s plumbing system. Remember that you should never flush anything down… Read more »

What to Do If a Pipe Bursts

One of the worst things that can happen during the winter months is a burst pipe. When there is water in the pipes of your home and the pipes are not properly insulated, the water can freeze and expand. When the water expands beyond the pipes’ capacity, it can cause the pipes to break. Any water that is in the pipes or flowing into them could end up flooding your home. If this happens at your house, your first step is to call a residential plumber. Maplewood residents have trusted us for years when they need help with a plumbing emergency. Here are other things you should do as well. Make sure you try to collect the flowing water in some type of bucket or… Read more »

Four Tips for Winterizing Your Plumbing

It’s fall and with it comes cooler temperatures. Winter will be here before you know it, so it is time to start figuring out what chores you need to tackle before the worst of the cold hits. As a plumbing contractor serving Shoreview and the surrounding areas, we have seen our share of burst pipes and other weather-related plumbing issues. So we thought we would give some tips on how to get your plumbing system ready for winter. Tip 1: Insulate your pipes Take the time to insulate any pipes that run through unheated areas of your home. You can get polyethylene or fiberglass to use for insulation, and you might want to consider wrapping the pipes in heat-tape before you insulate them as well…. Read more »

How to Plan for a Flood

Flash floods can strike at any time. The day could be nice and sunny, but with one good thunderstorm, the next thing you know creek beds are overflowing and there is high water all around. While these things happen sometimes without any warning, there are still a few things you can do to prepare yourself, your family and your home. And if the worst happens and you need help after a flood or for any other plumbing emergency, call us and we can send a plumber to your Edina home. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions on how to prep for a flood: Pack an emergency kit. The kit should have bottled water, nonperishable food, band-aids and other medical supplies, a portable radio,… Read more »

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