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Winterizing the Plumbing at Your Cabin

Your plumbing work and water piping needs special attention if it’s to survive our harsh Minnesotan winters without periodic maintenance. Click to learn how to winterize the plumbing at your summer cabin. 

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How to Get Your Home’s Plumbing Ready for Winter

Water piping and plumbing work needs to be well-prepared to weather winter’s wrath. Find out how to winterize your plumbing from the experts at P&D Mechanical.

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Saving Money on Your Summer Water Bills

If you’re not careful, faulty plumbing work or water piping can quickly crop up financially. How can you save on a resource your family needs to survive?

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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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When it Comes to Plumbing, Cheaper isn’t Always Better

With the state of the world as it is, it’s understandable to want to do a little bargain shopping for things you’d normally spend a little more on. From buying off-brand foods to switching to a cheaper cell service provider, your family might be making any number of changes in an attempt to live more frugally.

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Is Your Plumbing Work Harming the Environment?

Our planet really is something amazing. From the smallest bacterium to the largest whale, each and every living creature, including humans, coexists in a miraculous balance with those around it. To respect and do their part in maintaining this balance, many people have taken to eco-conscious habits, such as using public transportation instead of driving to work or recycling things they’d usually throw away. Indeed, it’s important to reduce the strain we put on the environment, lest we cause the extinction of some of our favorite creatures.

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Plumbing Work Problems Older Houses Face

Whether it’s a quaint old farmhouse or a vintage chic condominium, there’s a certain kind of charm that old dwellings carry with them. Unfortunately, there’s a certain maintenance requirement to them, too—namely, when it comes to your plumbing work. Outdated water piping and old appliances mean that your old house faces a unique set of problems that newer homes may not. Failure to attend to these problems when they are small arguably creates a larger risk of damage than in new homes, as old pipes are decidedly less hardy than their newer brethren and are more liable to break under strain.

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Common Toilet Plumbing Problems

Our bathrooms are an integral part of our households—especially our toilets, for obvious reasons. It’s because this fixture is so critical to a functioning home that it’s easy to take it for granted. After all, when was the last time you looked over your toilet to see if it needs repairs? People don’t often stop to consider this appliance’s welfare until it ceases to function, and they have a gigantic problem on their hands!

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