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Category: Plumbing Questions

5 of the Easiest Ways to Remove Toilet Bowl Stains

william 11th September 2023
Since you might say that we are in the “toilet business”, we get asked this question a lot. “What is the best way to remove toilet bowl stains?" housewife hand in green rubber glove hold brush, disinfect and washing toilet bowl in bathroom, cropped shot, housework concept Stains left in the toilet bowl from hard water and mineral deposits are unsightly and can be difficult to remove with typical toilet bowl cleaner and a brush. So what’s a person to do? There are products on the market shelves that state they are designed specifically to get rid of stains in…

Tips to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

william 2nd November 2022
Know the Location of Your Main Water Shutoff Valve The first thing you may need to do in a plumbing emergency is turn off the water coming into your house. Known as the main shutoff valve, it will likely be a “wheel” valve located somewhere near where the water comes into the house from outside. Turn the valve clockwise to stop the flow of water. Keep an Eye on Your Hot Water Heater If your tank hot water heater is more than 10 years old, it’s time to start planning for a replacement. If a hot water heater bursts, it…

6 Plumbing Myths You Should Know

william 29th April 2021
Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their plumbing. Around here of course, we do! When properly taken care of plumbing contributes considerably to our daily comfort. There are a lot of myths and urban legends out there involving plumbing that can cause a lot more harm than good. We don’t want you to risk damaging your plumbing, or to be taken for a ride believing something that isn’t so. Here are some myths about plumbing that can cost you unnecessary expense and aggravation: Myth #1 – Mix Boiling Water with Grease to Help It Go Down…

Tips for Avoiding Frozen Pipes this Winter

207HeatingAdmin 20th January 2020
When temperatures plummet in winter, the risk of your pipes freezing skyrockets. Frozen pipes can cause tremendous damage to buildings, and represent one of the most common, and expensive, causes of property damage to homes in Maine. Costing easily $5,000 or more on average according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, it’s a no-brainer to do everything you can to prevent frozen pipes! Luckily, there are some very simple efforts you can make to prevent frigid temperatures from reaching your pipes and causing them to burst. Cold winter temperatures can cause even indoor frozen pipes. The pipes…

3 Common Plumbing Questions Homeowners Ask

207HeatingAdmin 18th December 2019
Plumbing problems are extremely frustrating, especially when having one prevents you from using your sink, shower or toilet! While we suggest you give 207 Plumbing & Heating a call for your plumbing issues, it’s helpful for any homeowner to have a good base of knowledge. We try to provide some of this base knowledge in our BLOG. Check out this list of some of the most common plumbing questions: How do I unclog a drain? Clogged drains are definitely one of the most common problems homeowners face. Clogs notoriously have bad timing too – they occur when you must get…