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3 Steps to Unclog Your Sink Before You Call a Plumber

  Sinks clog. It’s just what they do! In an effort to prevent clogging, avoid rinsing clog-inducing materials down the drain such as hair, oil, or food byproducts. If you do find yourself with a clog, what should you do? In some cases, sink clogs require the assistance of a professional plumber; at 1 Call

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How to Use and Unjam Your Garbage Disposal

How to Use Your Garbage Disposal (And Get It Unjammed!)

Garbage disposals are extremely popular in the United States. Here in the south, more homes have them than don’t and most people can’t imagine a kitchen sink without one. Unfortunately, all too many people are using their garbage disposals the wrong way (just asking for a jam!) 1 Call Plumbing repairs broken garbage disposals in

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Why You Should Invest in a Hot Water Recirculating System

3 Benefits of a Recirculating Hot Water Pump System

Is it time for a new water heater? You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to installing a new hot water system in your house. You may have heard about “hot water recirculation systems” before; they’re one of the most popular kinds of hot water heaters available. The experts at 1 Call Plumbing

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The Sink is Leaking: Call a Professional or DIY?

Uh oh…the sink is leaking! Should you try to fix it yourself or immediately call in a local plumbing professional? Some plumbing problems obviously need an expert, but others are less clear. Leaky faucets and sinks don’t always need an emergency plumber…so should you DIY or call the pros? First, identify the leak. There are

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Why is My Water Heater Making Noise

Why is My Water Heater Making Noise?

Water heaters are a common source of plumbing issues. Think about it: traditional gas or electric water heaters are just giant tanks filled with water! One of the first signs of trouble with your water heater can be a noise, specifically, popping, banging, and creaking noises. What do they mean, and should you worry? Here’s

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4 Signs Your Sewer Line May Be Broken

You may think a broken sewer line is an obvious problem, but many people deal with the after effects of a busted sewer line for weeks without ever realizing it. At 1 Call Plumbing, we get calls all the time from customers who think they’ve just got a clogged toilet but in actuality are up

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Choosing the Right Plumbing Company for Your Needs

Most people don’t think much about plumbers until they need one. When your toilet’s running or your washing machine won’t drain, how do you choose the right plumbing company for your needs? A quick online search can inundate you with options. Here are a few tips from your friends at 1 Call Plumbing on how

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Keeping Your Pipes Working for Winter Temperatures

Even here in Charlotte, winter can do a number on your water pipes. The lower the temperature goes, the more at risk your home is for severe plumbing damage. What can you do to keep your pipes working all throughout the winter months? Here are a few tips from your friends at 1 Call Plumbing

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How Much Are Plumbing Leaks Costing You Annually?

How Much Are Plumbing Leaks Costing You Annually?

When most people think about plumbing problems they imagine huge floods and expensive whole-home replumbs. In reality, it’s the slow plumbing leaks that can be some of the costliest problems homeowners don’t even realize they have! How much are plumbing leaks – both the ones you know about and the ones you don’t – costing

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3 Money Saving Ways to Lower Your Water Bill

3 Money Saving Ways to Lower Your Water Bill

Many people don’t give too much thought to their water bill until they realize it’s doubled, tripled, or more in just a few years’ time. We talk to customers all the time at 1 Call Plumbing who are looking for simple, cost-effective ways to lower their growing water bills, and we’re always happy to help.

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