Churchwell Plumbing

When Do I Need to Call a Plumber?

There are plumbing problems you can handle on your own, but others are too big to tackle. Do you know when you need to call in professional help? The five scenarios below may surprise you.

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Hidden Water Leaks in your Home

Early detection of a water leak can save you money and avoid potential disaster. Here are some signs that you may have a leak and should consider contacting a plumber.

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Root Infiltration

Did you know that your landscape could cause you plumbing problems? Tree roots will travel long distances to find water, especially when drought conditions persist. When trees and shrubs get thirsty, they follow the trail of moisture vapors escaping from small cracks, holes or poorly sealed joints in water and sewer lines.

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Your Insurance May Not Cover Pipes Broken Due to Negligence

Homeowners insurance can be a lifesaver. If you have a major disaster, like a fire or a flood, you could be out tens of thousands of dollars for repairs or renovations. Fortunately, in most circumstances, your insurance should be there to pick up most or all of the cost. However, there are some scenarios where your insurance could refuse to honor a claim, leaving you responsible for the entire bill. For example, if you experience a plumbing leak caused by your own negligence, you might be on your own. Read on to learn more.

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Avoiding Garbage Disposal Clogs

If you have ever experiences garbage disposal problems then you know that the leftovers may be long gone, but your garbage disposal failure is still fresh.

Fortunately, using your garbage disposal properly and keeping it well maintained is actually a fairly simple process. Abide by these tips, and you’ll not only make it through without a clog — you’ll extend the life of your disposal.

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How to Prevent Cracked Plumbing Seals

When considering buying an unoccupied home, have the seller turn the water system back on a few days before you schedule an inspection so you will be able to spot any plumbing leaks that stem from cracked hoses or gaskets.

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What to Do About a Noisy Faucet

A noisy faucet can drive a family crazy. When you have to brace yourself for an annoying sound every time you wash your hands, it’s time to get to work to remedy the problem. Fortunately, noisy faucets can be relatively easy plumbing repairs that you may be able handle without calling in a plumber. Read on for tips on how to quiet unwanted whistles and screeches from your faucets.

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