Environment Masters, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Problems With Your Main Water Line

Monday, December 31st, 2018

As its name implies, the main water line is the most important piece of your plumbing system. Your main water line’s sole responsibility is to deliver clean, potable water into your home. A problem with your main water line can affect your day-to-day life, not to mention cause serious damage to your home and property. There are many reasons as to why your main water line may be compromised, but no matter the reason, you will need a plumber in Clinton, MS, ASAP.

Your main plumbing lines must be fully functional to keep your home safe, clean, and operational. Any issues could be detrimental to your home and property, so it is important to be on the lookout for warning signs. Below, we have provided a list of signs that are indicative of main water line trouble. 

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Plumbing Tips That Can Benefit You This Year

Monday, September 10th, 2018

retro-woman-points-at-youHow often do you think about the plumbing in your home and what’s best for it? Probably not often since plumbing is designed to remain mostly out of sight (the pipes, at least) and working away without you needing to give much thought to it.

But taking a few care and maintenance steps for your plumbing can go a long way. As we move into fall and start to transition into the colder months, it’s beneficial to give some thought to how you can enjoy great plumbing for a full year to come. Below are some of our tips for better plumbing.

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Common Plumbing Problems and Their Symptoms

Monday, July 16th, 2018

kitchen-plumbingPlumbing problems are numerous and obnoxious, as you probably already know if you’ve been a homeowner long enough. Some are rarer than others, of course, and you likely won’t ever have to deal with a few of them. However, there are some that you will very likely have to cope with more than once throughout your life. These also happen to be among the more damaging plumbing issues, depending on how quickly they are found and repaired. Have a look at the following common plumbing problems and their symptoms, so that you can call for repairs as soon as you notice one in your own home.

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Do You Know if You Have Hard Water in Your Home? Find Out!

Monday, March 26th, 2018

drain-pipesThere are a lot of different issues that can afflict a home’s plumbing system. One of the most common, and the most damaging, is lime scale. Lime scale is the result of hard water, a common condition that affects homes across the country. If you have a hard water problem in your home, it’s a good idea to take steps to deal with it as quickly as possible. You don’t want to have to deal with lime scale in your pipes if at all possible. Have a look below at some of the ways you can tell if you have a hard water problem in your home.

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Watch Out for These Plumbing Problems

Monday, February 12th, 2018

burst-pipeThere are a lot of different plumbing problems that can afflict your system, and none of them should be taken lightly. Some are more dangerous than others in terms of the kinds of damage they can cause, but practically all of them will get progressively worse if they aren’t dealt with in time. That’s why you need to be familiar with the signs that your plumbing system is malfunctioning, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. Read on for some common plumbing problems and their warning signs.

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Signs That You Have a Plumbing Leak in Your Home

Monday, January 1st, 2018

burst-pipeOf all the various problems that can affect your plumbing system, leaks are the most common. They’re also among the most damaging if allowed to develop for long enough. That’s why it’s so important that you be able to identify when there is a leak in your plumbing system. You may not be able to detect every leak without professional training and equipment, but any that you can catch early will help prevent further damage. Have a look at some of the warning signs that you have a plumbing leak in your home.

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Why an Automatic Shutoff Valve is a Good Idea

Monday, December 4th, 2017

burst-pipeDo you know where your manual water shutoff valve is? If not, you definitely should. The water shutoff valve is designed to cut off all water flowing into the home’s plumbing system. This is most often used when involved plumbing work needs to be done, like installing a new water line. However, it is also commonly used in case of a plumbing emergency that could cause a lot of water damage. Your plumber will take care of the water shutoff valve in the first case. If you have a sudden pipe rupture or other plumbing emergency occur, though, you really want to make sure you can shut the water flow off yourself as quickly as possible.

But that creates a whole new issue. The thing is: the location of the water shutoff valve is not standardized across all homes. Your water valve could be in one of several places, and if you don’t know where it is, you don’t want to go looking for it while a burst pipe is turning the ground floor of your home into a pool. This is one of the main reasons why an automatic shutoff valve is a good idea.

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How to Respond to an Emergency Plumbing Situation

Monday, November 6th, 2017

burst-pipeNot all plumbing problems happen during convenient hours. Of course, it’s almost never convenient to have a pipe burst or a drain backflow. Some problems can at least wait long enough for an appointment to be scheduled with a plumbing contractor, but severe issues cannot. If you have a plumbing emergency that absolutely has to be dealt with right now, there are a number of steps that you should take to manage the situation. Have a look below to find out what to do in the event of a plumbing emergency.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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