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What a Plumbing Vent Problem is & How to Know if You Have One

One of the most common complaints we get here at Armstrong Plumbing is about sinks and tubs that drain too slowly. Often, homeowners will complain about gurgling or bubbling sounds in their pipes as well. These signs all point to a vent problem. Here’s what…

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Noisy Pipes? Here are 5 Common Pipe Noises & Likely Causes

A banging pipe can be a scary sound – and not just on Halloween. Often, it means that you’ll have to do some detective work to identify the problem and get it fixed. At Armstrong, we’re well-versed in the language your pipes speak. Let us…

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The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

No homeowner wants to hear that they need a new water heater. The cost of having a new one installed, including labor, can cost you over a thousand dollars. Yet, this appliance has an important job to do, especially if you have a big family.…

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Smart Plumbing Products for Your Home

You may have heard about “smart homes,” homes connected to internet devices that allow you to set your alarm or turn your lights off remotely. If you’re not familiar with smart home products, it may be time to do some research. Smart home capabilities are…

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How to Tell if You Have a Water Leak

Do you suspect you have a water leak? An obvious leak is easy to spot, but when a leak is hard to find, it can drive any homeowner a little crazy. Here are a few tips for investigating a leak and knowing when to call…

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Plumbing Tips in the Time of COVID-19

Do you have family stuck at home? Now that you’re practicing social distancing, working from home, and staying in when you can, you may be placing a few more demands on your home’s plumbing system.  With people in the house all the time, there are…

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5 Reasons You Need a Professional for Drain Repairs

5 Reasons You Need a Professional for Drain Repairs A lot of people want to take the DIY approach to everything, drain repairs included. Here’s why you should consider the help of a professional instead. You’re heading to bed after a hard day of work.…

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5 Signs You May Need Sewer Repair

5 Signs You May Need Sewer Repair Sewage problems seem like they can sneak up on you. Make sure you know these signs so you can call for sewer repair before it’s too late. Being a homeowner means taking care of your property from the quality…

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When To Use A Plunger

When to use a plunger? Blockage in the sink or toilet can be a messy experience, the sink starts to stink, particles remain on the surface, and worse of all, is if it’s in the toilet; a blockage here can even cause overflow all over…

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DIY Drain Cleaning Tips

Plumbing Tips for Drain Cleaning Plumbing structures in each home create stops up, and there is no real way to avoid this. Without legitimate learning, cleaning a channel in your home can be an exasperating background. If your pipes have a tendency to get stopped…

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Some tips on how to start with plumbing makes a great start for beginners. Below are some tips that will hopefully assist you into making better decisions and to start maintaining your own home system. You need it to work effectively, so it is to your benefit to learn something from these tips. When choosing a plumber make sure he is insured and licensed. This is very important. If there is a plumbing emergency, you want to make sure the plumber has met the training requirements of the state. If he is insured, this covers any accidental damage done while fixing your plumbing. When starting a plumbing project that is due to loud noises in your pipes empty the pipes first. This can be an easy fix to an other wise wasted huge job. Just close the main water line and open the facets throughout the house. After the water has stopped flowing turn the water on from the main source and check to see if the noise is eliminated. Do not put cooking oils, fat, or grease, down your drain. These fats cause clogs by solidifying in pipes. To properly dispose of fats, put them in a bowl with a lid that you can dispose of. Once it gets hard, throw it in the trash or compost bin. In order to avoid unsightly and unnecessary clogs in your shower, invest in a drain strainer. This cost-effective addition to your shower will gather your hair before it makes it to the drain, and limit the chances that you will find yourself showering while standing in a clogged up mess. Unclog drains with ease. Try using a plunger and drain cleaner, as your clog may simply be a build-up of hair and debris. If this doesn't work you may have to clear the drain with a snake. Feed the snake into the drain line as far as it will go. Turn the crank gently, which will help to loosen the clog. Remove the snake, and run water down the drain to see if the clog has been removed. You may have to use the snake a couple of times, before the clog is cleared so don't give up! These tips should have given you some much needed insight on where to start and how to begin with your own plumbing jobs at home. These tips were thoughtfully compiled to help the plumbing beginner learn the basics and some other cool techniques that are simple enough to use for everyday maintenance and repair.

Need To Tackle A Plumbing Emergency? Check Out These Tips First!

Plumbing Emergency Some tips on how to start with plumbing make a great start for beginners. Below are some tips that will hopefully assist you in making better decisions and to start maintaining your home system. You need it to work efficiently, so it is…

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