11 March Closeup of the edge of a drain pipe that is filled with tree roots

Signs You Have Tree Roots in Your Drain Pipes

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For a plumbing system to work effectively, clean water must be supplied to your property and wastewater must be carried away efficiently. As you can imagine, having tree roots in your home’s drain pipes is a serious problem. Though to many new homeowners, this may seem like an unlikely scenario, it’s a case that we, at PlumbWize, are faced with every now and then. Read More

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09 March A plumber working on PEX pipes with polyphenylsulfone fittings

Kitec vs PEX Plumbing: What’s the Difference?

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If there is one key thing to remember when it comes to Kitec vs PEX plumbing, it’s this: Kitec plumbing needs to be replaced as soon as possible; meanwhile, PEX plumbing is in many ways considered an upgrade from traditional plumbing materials. So when it comes to advantages, there is very little that can be said for Kitec plumbing. Read More

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23 February Overhead shot of a person using a sink

Why Do My Drains Smell?

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A plumbing system that is in good working order should do two things: supply clean water to your home and direct wastewater away. For the latter function, various kinds of drains in your home or property play a critical role. For example, the drains in your sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets all channel wastewater away. Because of this, they may emit bad drain smells from time to time. Read More

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09 February Photo of a modern kitchen sink with a faucet

How to Properly Install a Kitchen Faucet

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At one point or another, every homeowner is faced with the need to change a kitchen faucet. It could be because of wear and tear, a completely broken faucet, or just looking to upgrade. If you’re in this situation and are looking for a complete and actionable guide on how to change kitchen faucets or how to install kitchen faucets, you’re in the right place. Read More

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28 January A man applying finishing touches on a newly-installed sump pump

How to Install a Sump Pump in Your Basement

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Basement flooding is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. The average cost of a basement flood can set a homeowner back $2,000 (for minor floods) to around $25,000 (for more substantial floods). Taking into account that flood-prone basements could possibly flood multiple times a year, expenses can easily tally up. Read More

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