What to Do When you Encounter Rusty Water

Have you ever turned on your shower and were greeted with an unexpected stream of rust-colored water? We expect water coming from our tubs and faucets to be clean and clear, so why are you seeing rust-colored water? If the color and taste of your water has suddenly changed, then it could be possible that […]

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The Dangers of NOT Winterizing Your Home

The season has come to an end here on the Outer Banks, and for those of you with vacation homes and investment properties, now is the time to think about preparing your vacant home for the winter months [read more]

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When is Re-Piping Necessary?

During your daily tasks of cleaning, eating, cooking and bathing, you probably don’t think about how much you count on your plumbing system to work properly. There are a number of factors that affect the condition of your plumbing [read more]

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The Dangers of Polybutylene Pipes

If your home or office was built in the 1980’s, it’s likely that polybutylene water pipe was used. It was a popular material because it was a faster and cheaper alternative to copper or PVC pipe. It is suspected that the rate of failure was high in homes with this type of piping because oxidants like chlorine used in municipal water supplies reacts with the pipes and fittings, which then causes the material to scale, flake and become brittle. This can result in breaks or leaks that compromise the integrity of the entire system and could possibly flood your home.

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