Plumbing Tips & Tricks

Don’t Get Soaked: Knowing Your Plumbing System as an Outer Banks Homeowner

As a new homeowner on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, understanding your plumbing system is crucial. The Outer Banks is a beautiful area with pristine beaches and stunning views, but it is also an area prone to flooding, hurricanes, and saltwater intrusion. These environmental factors can cause significant damage to your plumbing system if you are not prepared and knowledgeable.
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5 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Water Heater

Water heaters are one of those items in your home that you don’t often think about – until you run out of hot water, that is.  The mechanics of both the tank-style and tankless water heaters are designed to be extremely durable and reliable.  However, in order to maximize the life of your unit, you …
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‘Tis the Season to Winterize

Here we are at the end of another very busy season here on the Outer Banks. The growth and population of our area is evident! And whether you’re an owner or a visitor, we hope you had a safe and relaxing season. As the season changes, so do our projects and the needs of our …
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Plumbing Problems That Go Creep In the Night

Plumbing problems can be frightening when you’re not familiar with the gurgles, creaks, and sounds that go bump in the night. Here are a few things that can really scare you if you’re not aware of the affect they may have on your pipes and fixtures. Keep Your Jack O’Lantern in Check Slick, slimy and …
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What You May Not Know About Tankless Water Heaters

If your tank style water heater is getting ready to kick the bucket, the thought may or may not have crossed your mind about considering a tankless style water heater as a replacement.  If you have, chances are you are somewhat familiar with the advantages of tankless, but if tankless is a new concept for …
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9 Ways to Conserve Water and Protect the Environment

Although it seems we are surrounded by water here on the Outer Banks, water use for daily life is a precious commodity. Yes, it is a renewable resource, but the rate at which we overuse water as a population can have devastating effects.  In this blog we share 9 ways to conserve water as we …
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5 Steps to a Healthier Plumbing System

Everyone, at one time or another, has had a run-in with their plumbing system.  Whether it’s a clogged toilet, jammed garbage disposal, or a leaky pipe, it’s something we just can’t avoid.  The good news is that there is a way to dramatically reduce the instance of problems in your home or vacation rental simply …
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Common Plumbing Problems & How To Fix Them

There are several common plumbing problems that are relatively easy to solve if you catch them early. In addition to that, taking preventative measures (regular inspection and care) will reduce the chances of the same problem happening again.
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Plumbing Safety Tips When Returning to Your OBX Home

When your vacation home or rental on the Outer Banks has been vacant for a number of months, it’s important to return to your little piece of paradise with caution and preparedness.  If your home’s plumbing system has been idle for an extended period of time, it is possible it could be susceptible to harmful …
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Four Steps to a Successful New Construction Project

It’s more likely than not that your plumbing system is a necessary part of your new construction project. Proper planning and doing your homework is key, because poor installation of your plumbing system can result in big problems (or a little problem that may turn into a big problem) if not executed correctly.  A leak, …
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6 Winter Plumbing Tips

Winter is here – and although the temps don’t dip down below freezing all that often, there are times when they do.  Freezing temperatures can be tough on your outdoor AND indoor plumbing, so it’s important to be informed and prepared.  Here are 5 tips to keep your plumbing system safe from freezing temps. Repair …
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Why Is My Toilet Leaking?

Anything that holds water has an increased possibility of leaking. Think dehumidifiers, water heaters, water filtration systems and yes, your toilet. Get to the source of your leak with these tips.
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