Monthly Archives: February 2017

Signs of Foundation Damage

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Many of us have had to deal with an aging home that’s starting to show the signs of age with a settling foundation. What often happens as a result of the settling is the formation of cracks in your foundation. Although those cracks may be the least exciting thing you’d like to pay attention to, they’re linked to one of the most important areas of your home, the foundation and its ability to protect the structural integrity of your home. If your foundation is not sound it will affect many things in your home, like how well your doors close and your windows open, for example. This is why it’s a good idea to know what signs to look for and then do something about it.

Cracked Drywall

Not all cracks indicate a serious foundation problem. Some can come from the natural settling of an older home. In a word, …

How to Prevent Clogged Drains and Plumbing Backups

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Preventing a clogged drain or plumbing backup doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Like many things, a little maintenance goes a long way.

The following are some tips on how to prevent both clogged drains and plumbing backups.

Ensure the Area is Clean and Free of Debris

Make sure the area where the clog or backup is occurring is clean. It is an essential first step to managing any clog and backup. In the case of a backup, cleaning the area will also help determine where the blockage occurred. After fixing the blockage, routine maintenance is essential.

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Remember, Blockage Could be Caused by a Variety of Factors

Sometimes a blockage could be due to a damaged or broken pipe. Maybe it could be caused by a clog of some kind. Depending on the location of the pipe, the culprits could also be roots.

They tend to find their way into …