Ways to Unclog a Drain Before Calling a Plumber

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When you have a clogged drain you might be tempted to fix the problem yourself before calling a professional. Improperly unclogging a pipe can cause damage, make the clog worse, or be potentially dangerous. Here are some steps to follow to make sure you are properly unclogging your pipe and preventing harm to your pipes and yourself. Use a Wire … Read More

Spring Plumbing Checklist

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Spring is almost here and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. But spring cleaning should be more than just focusing on the inside of your home. After being exposed to the winter cold, your pipes, drains and water heaters could use a little TLC. Check out this list of plumbing tasks and consider adding them to your spring cleaning … Read More

Steps to Take if Your Pipes Freeze

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With prolonged freezing temperatures, pipes in your home are at risk of freezing. Knowing what to do with thawing a frozen water pipe is crucial. It’s important to thaw the pipe quickly but also carefully so as to not cause more damage to your plumbing. Here are some steps to take if you find yourself with frozen pipes. Your first … Read More

Annual Plumbing Maintenance

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As we welcome the new year you might be making a resolution to improve your home or looking ahead to future projects for the year. Simple plumbing maintenance that can be performed by you or a professional at Norfolk Plumbing is a great way to start. Performing these tasks at least once yearly can prevent future plumbing issues.   Repair … Read More

It’s Time to Call a Plumber!

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Unfortunately, we don’t always know when it’s time to call a plumber…until disaster strikes! Most homeowners do not actually know about the wide-range of plumbing issues that can affect their home. Sometimes these issues can also affect your health, and your bills. A few of these might be obvious, but here are 6 signs it’s time to call a plumber! … Read More

Winterizing Your Pipes

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While some of us live for the snow and ice, our pipes don’t have the best relationship with this type of weather. As we are dreaming of a white Christmas, homeowners should also take precaution to prepare your pipes for the freezing weather. Use these tips to get started on winterizing your pipes.  Perform an inspection. Walk around your home … Read More

All About a Sump Pump

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This past summer was a rainy one! April’s showers lasted well into June, July, and August; and luckily, we were out of the path of Hurricane Florence in September – leaving the Hampton Roads area with only mild flooding. Hopefully your home was protected with a working sump pump, but if not, it may be time to consider installing one. … Read More

It’s All About the Plumber-Customer Relationship

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As Norfolk Plumbing has grown over the past 17 years, they have developed countless relationships with many loyal customers. Chances are, if you have used NPI once, you may be coming back to them for your future plumbing needs. This is because NPI strives to make every customers experience a great one. Whereas some businesses are sales-focused, NPI is retention-focused. … Read More

Understanding Gas Logs

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You may not be thinking of gas logs just yet. The temperature outside is still hot and some of us don’t want to accept the reality that fall will be here soon. However, we know that when choosing gas logs, many people are confused on where to even begin. Many of them look the same so it is hard to … Read More

Insulating Your Water Pipes

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When we think about the water coming through our pipes, we mostly concentrate on what kind of water heater we want. You might think, why is there a need to insulate my pipes when my water heater provides hot water already? Well, few homeowners know about the energy efficiency of insulating hot and cold water pipes. It’s getting hot in … Read More