From the Plumber

July 30, 2020
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Hard Water vs. Soft Water: What’s the Difference?

You might have heard the terms “soft water” or “hard water” before, but do you know what the difference between them is? From their respective health […]
June 29, 2020
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The Best Way to Clean Your Plumbing Fixtures

It’s not always on the top of our minds to clean our plumbing fixtures. However, it’s important to the overall health of not only your plumbing […]
May 27, 2020
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4 Tips for Summer Plumbing Maintenance

With the temperatures already going up quickly and summer almost fully in effect, its that time of year where relatives and friends start coming to town […]
April 27, 2020
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When is it Time to Replace Your Pipes?

When cleaning the house and checking things off your list, plumbing is typically overlooked. Most people don’t think about it until something breaks, but if you […]
April 13, 2020
Clean double sink with dark marble backsplash and counter.

Clearing A Clogged Drain Or A Slow Draining Sink

A clogged drain can quickly become an enormous nuisance. If left uncorrected, a simple clog can result in flooding, which could cost you thousands to clean […]
April 13, 2020
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Ways to Maintain Your Plumbing to Avoid Emergency Situations

When it comes to plumbing, there are a million and one things that could go wrong. By being a smart homeowner and learning how to spot […]
March 26, 2020
An old, rusty pipe with a section replaced.

Spring Plumbing Tips You Need to Know

With spring quickly coming to the Treasure Valley, it’s important to include plumbing in your spring cleaning checklist. Cold winters can cause severe damage to plumbing […]
December 11, 2016
water softener

Water Softener: Fact or Myth

Does a Water Softener really work? Have you been wondering how a water softener could affect your home’s water system? Wondering if they really work? In […]
November 28, 2016
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How long will your pipes last? A Viking Plumbing Guide

There are many different materials used in plumbing. Among the most common are copper, Galvanized Steel, Polypipe vinyl Chloride (PVC), Chlorinated Polyvinyl (CPVC), and Cross-linked Polyethylene […]
November 2, 2016
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Water Lines | Who is responsible for fixing them?

Who Is Responsible for Sewer Line and Water Main Repair Homeowners protect their homes from floods and fires. Many have “home warranties” for appliances. However, most […]
October 12, 2016
Tank versus tankless hot water heater

The unsung hero – The water heater

Water heating systems are installed in homes all across America. They serve the important function of providing the supply of heated water to your taps and […]
July 5, 2016
A clogged pipe

Should you flush “sewer safe” items?

We all know that a lot of products say that are septic and sewer safe. But as a plumber, I can guarantee you that flushing a […]