Recent Posts in Water Leaks Category

  • Plumbing Spring Checklist: Hose Bibs

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    18 May. 2016

    Hose bibs are outdoor faucets that carry water from your indoor systems outside. Commonly found on the side of your home, a hose bib allows you to attach a hose to direct water where you need it most, often for such activities as watering plants and washing cars. Like all water faucets, hose bibs can have problems when not properly cared for. Because they are typically exposed to harsh elements, ...
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  • Cleaning Up After a Plumbing Leak

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    25 Sep. 2015

    A busted pipe, a bad fitting, or deterioration over time can all lead to plumbing leaks. Unfortunately, homeowners can't predict when or where a leak will occur and if it isn't addressed promptly, the residual water can promote the growth of mold and mildew and cause thousands of dollars in damage. Often, plumbing repair work will fix the problem, but homeowners will have to address the ...
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  • Top 5 Plumbing Scares

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    3 Sep. 2015

    Professional plumbers field a lot of different types of plumbing problems. The following are 5 of the most common plumbing scares homeowners face. By understanding how they start, you can take the proper preventative measures to avoid these problems in your own home. 1. Clogged Drains Clogged drains are caused by a number of things such as: hair build up, grease and fat, debris and foreign objects ...
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  • Must Know Plumbing Tips for New Home Owners

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    6 May. 2015

    Plumbing is something that can sometimes be overlooked but plays an essential role in many activities throughout the home. After purchasing a new house, it is wise for the owner to take stock of what devices and areas of their property utilize plumbing and to gain a basic knowledge of some steps that can be taken to keep their appliances and other water-based systems in great condition. The ...
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  • Fix a Leak Week - Most Common Causes for Plumbing Leaks

    Posted By Eco Plumbers

    18 Mar. 2015

    Plumbing leaks create an absolute nightmare if left unchecked. They are a serious issue and can lead to significant damage and repair costs. If you’re a homeowner (or even just renting), you may want to educate yourself on some common reasons for plumbing leaks. Doing so helps you spot problems before they get out of hand. During Fix a Leak Week, make a checklist to find and fix plumbing ...
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  • 8 Tips for Proper Pipe Maintenance

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    11 Sep. 2014

    Corroded and clogged pipes can substantially decrease efficiency, requiring more energy with fewer results. Learning how to keep your pipes in excellent condition year round is an important part of being a responsible homeowner. Pipe Talk: The Risks In addition to using more energy, damaged pipes can cause widespread destruction unexpectedly. When leaks go unnoticed or without repair for long ...
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  • Chase Leaks with WaterSense for Fix a Leak Week

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    17 Mar. 2014

    The sound of a dripping faucet or toilet "ghost" flushing can keep anyone up at night. But it's not just the sound of wasted water that's annoying. The average American household leaks more than 10,000 gallons of water each year, tacking an extra 10 percent on to homeowner's water bills that no one wants to have to pay. On a national level it really adds up, household water ...
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  • Spring Plumbing Tips

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    12 Mar. 2014

    With spring finally around the corner, it's time for some spring cleaning! Aside from cleaning your home, this is the perfect time to ensure your plumbing system is in top condition. Since leaks and other plumbing issues can result in hundreds of dollars wasted, it's critical to check the condition of your pipes at least once a year. For many homeowners, spring is the most opportune time ...
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