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Dec
13
2019

How to Safely Unclog Your Drains

When it comes to bathtub and sink drains, it is easy to take the job they perform for granted. After all, other than us at Priority Plumbing & Drains — who is actively thinking and worrying about drains? For the most part, drains successfully dispose of wastewater from showers and sinks with relative ease, letting it all travel down into the sewers — out of sight, out of mind. However, when a shower or kitchen sink drain is blocked, many homeowners can’t think about much else!  […]

Dec
11
2019

Make Sure Your Pipes are Ready for the Winter Holidays With These Tips

As the weather gets colder and colder, there is an increased risk of frozen pipes. When the temperature falls below 20°F (-7°C), the water in your pipes is susceptible to freezing and causing an ice blockage that builds up too much pressure and can eventually burst through the pipe wall. Burst pipes due to freezing can result in extensive and expensive water damage and temporary relocation for you and your family while the repairs and renovations take place.  […]

Nov
26
2019

4 Plumbing Myths We Should All Stop Believing

Your plumbing system is not the most glamorous aspect of your home, but it plays a necessary role that can prevent disaster. It also has its fair share of myths that seem to rival those of Odysseus and Poseidon for longevity. Also, much like the Ancient Grecian rivalry, the struggle between man and water is only increased when we attempt to fight (or fix) that which we do not understand.  Fortunately, our team has a true understanding of plumbing systems and is committed to squashing the following plumbing myths. […]

Nov
25
2019

Why You Should Invest in an Electric or Battery-Powered Back-Up Sump Pump

A sump pump is a frequently side-lined device that is also one of the most essential disaster prevention appliances in your home. Your sump pump is placed in a sump pit at your home’s lowest elevation, usually in the basement or crawl space, and it pumps out any additional water that collects in the pit. This simple machine is what helps prevents catastrophic flooding, hazardous mold growth, and costly damage to your home due to flash floods, drainage, or high water tables. That is until the power goes out, or the system breaks down! […]

Nov
20
2019

Do I Have a Plumbing Emergency?

Unless you are a skilled plumber or have had significant exposure to plumbing repairs, most plumbing problems may seem like emergencies. And, for most homeowners, they are! Whether it’s a matter of convenience, peace of mind, or safety (or all three!), calling a professional for emergency services could be the best – if not only – option you have. First, you need to determine if the issue is indeed an emergency. If it is, then do not hesitate to call the experts! At Priority Plumbing & Drains, our technicians are standing by to take care of your emergency quickly and efficiently.   […]

Oct
22
2019

How to Catch Your Running Toilet (and Other Toilet Troubleshooting)

Your toilet is one of the most used appliances in your home. Although that’s no surprise (for obvious reasons), many homeowners don’t know what to do when their toilets begin to leak or malfunction in any way. While you can always call the experienced and knowledgeable plumbers at Priority Plumbing & Drains to provide award-winning [...]

Oct
22
2019

Trenchless: The Best Way to Repair Sewer Pipes

If your sewer line is damaged, broken, or irreparably corroded, blocked, or disconnected, you will certainly need a sewer pipe repair that lasts for a long period of time. In the past, sewer line problems precipitated an entire yard excavation to access the sewer line, assess the damage, and formulate a repair or replacement solution. [...]

Oct
22
2019

What Causes a Main Sewer Line Blockage?

Drain clogs are plumbing headaches, but they are, for the most part, simple to eliminate. However, when there are blockages in the main sewer line, those headaches can turn into expensive and hazardous problems for you and your family. Since the sewer lines are hidden underground, it is easy to forget that they are present [...]

Mar
18
2019

Celebrate World Water Day with Special Appliances and Fixtures!

The United Nations’ World Water Day—on March 22—will call attention to the importance of conserving water and keeping it clean wherever you live. We pay water bills for drinkable and usable water that’s treated and purified for our safety in cities and rural areas. The world’s water supply is finite. According to the U.S. Department [...]

Dec
17
2018

Ways to Handle Frozen Pipes This Winter

It’s that time of year again where water can freeze and expand inside your pipes. This can cause cracked or leaking pipes, adding unwanted strain to both a homeowner’s bank account and peace of mind. Rest easy this holiday season by safeguarding your pipes with our tips. Winterizing Indoor Pipes There are many easy ways [...]

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