Plumbing Tips & Tricks

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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Outside pests staying out of plumbing systems.

6 Tips to Keep Drain Pipes Pest Free

Are pests damaging your plumbing system? If you’ve ever had to deal with pests in your Outer Banks home or vacation rental, then you know how much of a nuisance they can be. Not only are they invading your space, but they can also be destructive while they work to make your house their home. …
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Paint and Remodeling

3 Ways to Spruce up your Home

We’ve got some quick and easy tips to spruce up your home without spending a bundle of money or time. Remodeling can be fun with a little planning, prep and positive attitude!
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Updated bathroom remodeling and home improvement project with spa bath and upgraded fixtures.

5 Improvements for Your Outer Banks Bathroom Remodel

Home improvement projects are on the rise! Make the bathroom in your Outer Banks home more luxurious and comfortable with these 5 essential remodeling ideas.
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Plumbing and drain system spring cleaning checklist

What Should Really Be On Your Spring Cleaning Check List?

Spring is here and if you’re like most homeowners, you’ve got a long list of to-do’s to prepare your year-round home or Outer Banks vacation rental for the warmer months. Here are a few of the areas around your home or rental that need a little TLC as you prepare it for months of entertaining, relaxing and enjoyment.
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5 Smart Tips for a Safer Bathroom

January is bath safety month, and it’s a great reminder that the bathroom is not a playground. Here are a few tips to share with your loved ones as a reminder of ways to create a safer bathroom experience!
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5 Plumbing Tips for a Trouble-Free Summer

Summer is here!  And so are your guests. Whether you’re renting out your vacation home on the Outer Banks, or it just feels like you are (wink!), chances are you will be dealing with a steady flow of traffic in and out of your home over the next few months. Did you know the average …
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6 Reasons Why Your Beach House Needs an Outdoor Shower

Do you have a lot of vacation traffic coming in and out of your beach house each summer?  It’s likely that the bulk of the footsteps belong to kids who are having the time of their life and enjoying the feel of sand between their toes.  For you, on the other hand, the sand may not be quite as enjoyable under your feet.  So why not indulge in an outdoor shower?
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