Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

4 Ways Hard Water Damages Your Home

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

If you grew up with hard water, you might be used to the squeaky-clean feeling you experience when all of that soap has been rinsed away. Unfortunately, hard water, which is naturally filled with suspended minerals like calcium and magnesium, can be incredibly hard on your house components. Here are four ways hard water can damage your home and why you should consider getting a water softener.

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5 Ways to Prevent Restaurant Plumbing Emergencies

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

If your restaurant has a plumbing emergency, expect the world to know about it as soon as your customers or your employees start posting pictures and comments. Take the following five steps to both prevent and prepare for a plumbing crisis.

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What You Should Know About Hydro Jetting

Friday, November 17th, 2017


Clogged drains and pipes can be frustrating for any homeowner. If the plunger and the baking soda just isn’t enough to dislodge stubborn blockage, you may need a stronger way of dispatching your clog. Hydro jetting offers an innovative way of busting up clogs that prove difficult to remove using other methods.

But before you get in touch with us to set up your hydro jetting appointment, you should know a few things about the process, from how it works to the results you can expect. The following explains the ins and outs of hydro jetting so you can decide if it’s right for your plumbing needs.

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Signs You Need to Schedule Pipe Inspection

Monday, July 10th, 2017

pipe-inspectionIt can be difficult to keep your plumbing system in proper shape much of the time, since most of the system is hidden from view. Most of the issues that can afflict a plumbing system are quite subtle, as well, making it even more difficult to be able to tell when your system is in need of repairs. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify signs that it’s time for a professional inspection. Have a look at some of the more common signs that you need to schedule pipe inspection services.

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2 Ways to Make Sure Your Plumbing Stays in Good Shape

Monday, May 15th, 2017

plumbing-waterYour plumbing system is a pretty important part of your home. You use it every time you do the dishes, take a shower, water the lawn, and a dozen other daily tasks. However, the plumbing system is also one of those systems most often neglected by homeowners until something is seriously wrong. You really don’t want to wait until your plumbing system breaks down entirely before calling for professional services. It’s not good for your plumbing system, your wallet, or your mental health. If you want to make sure that your plumbing system is in the best possible shape, for as long as possible, follow the steps outlined below.

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Common Plumbing Problems and Their Symptoms

Monday, May 1st, 2017

underwater-homeYour plumbing system is one of the most important ones in your home. You rely on it all the time, for all kinds of tasks, so you should put some effort into making sure that it stays in good shape. Part of doing that, as with all systems, is being able to detect problems as early as possible. Quicker detection means faster repairs, which saves you money and extends the effective lifespan of your plumbing system.

Unfortunately, it can be tough to reliably detect issues with your plumbing system before significant damage is done. Most of the plumbing is hidden, and the problems that commonly effect it are often subtle at first. If you know what to look for, though, you can still catch issues early enough to make a difference.

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Why You Really Don’t Want to Ignore a Hard Water Problem

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Hard water is a very common issue, one that affects millions of homes across the country. Just because it’s common, though, that doesn’t mean that it can be safely ignored. Hard water causes lime scale, which can be a massive problem for your plumbing, drain, and sewer system. If you want to avoid the problems caused by lime scale, you would do well to read the following.

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The Different Ways Pipeline Inspection can be Conducted

Monday, February 20th, 2017

One of the biggest frustrations with keeping plumbing pipes in good condition is the difficulty inherent in diagnosing them. When a problem develops in one of your pipes, you’re probably not going to be able to tell just by looking at it. That is, unless you have a lot of exposed piping on your property, or you like to dig them up on a regular basis. Most homeowners don’t realize that their pipes are even having issues until the damage is already done, and has begun to spread to the surrounding areas. For that reason, it’s a good idea to schedule pipeline inspection at least once a year. There are a number of different pipeline inspection techniques that can be used to isolate problems with the plumbing.

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Ways to Identify Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

Monday, January 9th, 2017

It can be quite difficult to identify plumbing leaks in the home, at least without proper equipment. Chances are, any plumbing leak you’ve had to deal with became apparent through water damage or some other issue. By then, of course, you have to spend quite a bit of money remediating the damage already done. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify plumbing leaks much sooner than that.

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Water Treatment Systems That can Help You This Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Water quality issues have been in the media a lot over the last couple of years, which is a good thing. It’s important for people to realize that, despite the widespread use of municipal water treatment centers, the water coming out of their tap might actually not be as clean or as healthy as it should be. If you’re concerned about the quality of the water in your home, there are a number of different water treatment systems that you should consider. Have a look at a couple of the more popular kinds below.

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