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Spring Time Plumbing Tips

Spring Time is officially here in the Northwest Region! Here are some great spring time plumbing tips from LOVETT! Kitchen/Bathrooms: -Check faucets for drips or leaks. Make repairs to save water. -Ensure that all drains have strainers to prevent hair and other debris from entering the drain lines. -Inspect tank and bowl for cracks or leaks. General Tips: -Check pipes under the sinks and cabinets to make sure that there are no leaks. -Install flood alarms to ensure that you will know if a flood happens. CLICK FOR LINK -If your home uses a sump-pump make sure that is works correctly. Outside: -Time to clean you gutters!! If you have debris, leaves or other such items now is the time to get those cleaned out...

Emergency Plumbing Tips for the Fall Season

The Oregon rain and stormy weather is upon us. Don't procrastinate stay ahead of the curve and help prevent costly repairs. Here are 10 DIY tips to help protect your home and save you during the winter months! 10 FALL PLUMBING TIPS: 1. Gutters and Downspouts -Cleaning your gutters and downspouts should be done at least twice a year to help prevent clogging and flooding.  If you are going to clean the downspouts and gutters be sure to have the right tools for the job. 2. Garden Hoses -Unhooking and draining your garden hose is an important task before the winter months arrive. To drain the hose yourself you can blow on one end of the hose and drain the remaining water in the hose...

Plumbing Tip

Q: What should I do if my toilet is clogged? A: Firstly, it’s important to know what you absolutely should not do when you’ve got a blocked toilet, which is to flush it to try and clear the obstruction. Doing this could cause the toilet to overflow and flood the bathroom, causing damage which could push your repair bill even higher. Instead, your first action should be to use a plunger to try to draw out the blockage and encourage it to progress through the pipes. You should push the plunger firmly down into the toilet then pull slowly upwards, creating vacuum in the head. You’ll often need to repeat this around ten times - you’ll know the blockage has been removed as you’ll hear...