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Demystifying Common Plumbing Sounds

We’ve all heard them – seemingly ominous noises coming from our various plumbing systems. They may appear randomly, or be the result of gradual build up, but they all strike the same fear in consumers: that something is seriously wrong (or about to be seriously wrong). Most of the time, however, these plumbing noises are

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Should I Worry about Sweating Pipes?

What Are Sweating Pipes? Sweating pipes aren’t “actually” sweating. The accumulation of water on sweating pipes is not attributed to water boring through the micropores of your piping system, but condensation. Condensation is caused by a differential in temperature. When moist (humid) air comes into contact with a cold surface, water droplets form and adhere

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How to Prevent Washing Machine Problems Before They Start

  Washing machines are one of the most common culprits of residential plumbing problems. And when problems occur, they can be serious. Washing machine-related insurance claims average over $5,000 per incident.   Thankfully, a handful of issues are responsible for a vast majority of all washing machine plumbing problems. Here’s what the plumbing professionals at

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4 Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure doesn’t exactly qualify as a plumbing emergency, but it sure is annoying. Anyone who’s ever fumed underneath a lackluster showerhead knows how frustrating a lack of pressure can be. But what causes low water pressure, and is there anything that can be done about it? 1 Call Plumbing has been helping Charlotteans

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How Much Money Are Plumbing Leaks Really Costing You?

Did you know that household leaks waste more than one trillion gallons of water a year in the United States? That’s a lot of water! 1 Call Plumbing helps homeowners all over Charlotte deal with leaks both large and small. Even a slow dripping leak can equate to hundreds of gallons of lost water a

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Plumbing 101: How a Toilet Flushes

Ever wondered how a toilet flushes? Understanding one of the most common appliances in your home – the toilet – is actually a lot more complicated than you might think. One Call Plumbing is your local plumbing expert. We’ve worked on thousands of toilets over the years, and we’re fully versed in the intricacies of

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“Why Does My Water Switch Between Hot and Cold?”

  Is your water screaming hot one minute, then freezing cold the next? It’s a common plumbing problem. The good news is, you don’t need to rip out all your pipes and start over. There are a lot of explanations for this phenomenon, including:

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Is Faulty Plumbing Causing Mold Growth in Your Home?

 Plumbing isn’t a problem…until it is. If you’ve got a plumbing problem, you might have a water problem, and water inevitably leads to mold. 1 Call Plumbing has seen more than one seemingly minor plumbing issue result a big mold situation. Don’t let faulty plumbing lead to mold issues in your home.

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What a Bathroom Remodel Means For Your Plumbing

  Ready to remodel? Great! A bathroom remodel can bring new life to your home and it can actually increase your property value. 1 Call Plumbing has worked with hundreds of homeowners on bathroom remodels in Charlotte. A plumber with experience and know-how can help you avoid renovation disasters and keep your remodel on track.

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How to Prep Your Plumbing for Winter

  The good news is that Charlotte’s winter weather isn’t anything like it is in other parts of the country. The bad news? It still gets plenty cold enough here to wreak havoc on your plumbing if you’re not careful. 1 Call Plumbing is here when you need us – once a pipe bursts or

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