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What Qualifies as a Plumbing Work Emergency?

Plumbing work and water piping problems run the gamut when it comes to severity, but they always require professional help to fix.

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Three Signs Your Garbage Disposal is Broken

While it’s an important part of your plumbing work and water piping, your garbage disposal is certainly not invincible. Learn how to tell when it’s ailing.

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How to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Plumbing

While no plumbing work or water piping can last forever, there are plenty of ways you as a homeowner can make yours go strong for longer. Get a few tips from the plumbing experts at P&D Mechanical.

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First Aid for a Burst Pipe

As we head towards winter and with colder temperatures on the horizon, this plumbing-work disaster becomes all the more common. Ice builds up inside your water piping, putting increased strain on it and eventually leading to leaks of massive proportions. While ice buildup isn’t the only cause of burst pipes, given the wrath of Minnesotan winters, it certainly is a common one.

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Winterizing the Plumbing at Your Cabin

As the summer winds down and fall begins, a sad reality approaches: you’ll soon need to close up your three-season cabin for the winter. While you’re busy getting the most out of your cabin before the cold sets in, now isn’t the time to shirk maintenance tasks—namely, winterizing your plumbing. A burst pipe is not something you want to stumble upon come spring, when all you want is to get back out on the lake!

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How to Get Your Home’s Plumbing Ready for Winter

Fall is so atmospheric, isn’t it? Warm-toned leaves and that nip in the air can sometimes make you feel as though you’re in a painting come to life. But that aforementioned nip shouldn’t just be enjoyed; it should also be a signal that it’s time to winterize your home—namely, your plumbing work.

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Saving Money on Your Summer Water Bills

Times are tough, monetarily speaking, these days, and it sometimes can seem like the weather outside is only getting hotter. Of course, your water bills are going up! From your kids running through the sprinklers to the increased showers you’re probably taking to keep yourself clean, you’re using more water each and every day.

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Is your water piping stressed?

Water piping needs periodic plumbing work in order to function at its best. How, though, can you tell when it’s under stress?

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How Your Home’s Water Can Become Contaminated

Contamination – the very word can send shivers down any smart homeowner’s spine. Indeed, it’s used in countless industries and contexts, but the contamination you, as a Minnesotan family, need to worry about is water contamination. When your plumbing work or water piping becomes infected with pathogens (bacteria or protozoa, to name a few) or other unsanitary particles, your family can quickly and easily become sick – and not just with a cold. Contamination can lead to a variety of deadly waterborne diseases that require immediate medical attention, and which are doubly harmful in the immunocompromised, young, and old.

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3 Summertime Plumbing Issues to Look Out For

As the weather warms and you and your family begin to spend more and more time outside, perhaps the last thing on your mind is your plumbing work. Long hikes and lakeside vacations can quickly mean your home’s water piping falls by the wayside. It’s for this reason that summertime is the perfect season for plumbing issues to crop up, resulting in water damage and even mold infestations if you’re unlucky. The heat and humidity that come with the Minnesotan warm season will only exacerbate these issues, so it’s crucial that you learn to spot summer plumbing issues before they snowball and require costly remediation services.

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