What to Do When a Pipe Bursts in Your Home

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You’re sitting at home on a Tuesday evening and all of a sudden, a water pipe bursts. You think fast and call a plumber, but what now? Besides nursing the headache that came from this annoying situation, there are plenty of things you can do while you wait for a plumber to arrive that can reduce water damage and prevent … Read More

Water Damage Recovery

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As a homeowner, it is possible that you may deal with water damage at some point in time. A variety of events can cause water damage, including flooding in your area and broken or busted pipes. No matter the cause, it can be inconvenient and costly to fix. Unfortunately, water damage is never planned and when it strikes, your home … Read More

How Trees Can Affect Your Drains

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Slow drains? It could be the sign of a bigger issue. Tree roots can occasionally cause slow drainage or even block drain pipes. Believe it or not, this is more common than you think, especially for your toilets. Determining that you have a root problem can be difficult but there are a few signs to look for. What are the … Read More

Plumbing Tools Every Home Should Have

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Minor plumbing problems can often be solved by the homeowner. Issues like clogged toilets or backed up drains may be a simple fix that does not require an expert. But it’s important to make sure you have the right tools to take care of these problems. Here are a few plumbing tools that we think every home should have. PlungerEvery … Read More

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