Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Archive for August, 2016

Is Hard Water Something to Worry about in a Home?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

You’ve probably heard the term hard water before and wondered exactly what it meant. The simple answer is that hard water is any water that has a higher mineral content than normal. For most homes that have hard water, these minerals are magnesium and calcium. If you notice that you have a hard time working up soap lather in your water, or if there are visible films left on shower and sink surfaces, then your home probably has hard water. And to answer the question in the title, yes, this is a problem.

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How Plumbers Do Leak Detection for a Home?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Leaks are one of the more common, aggravating, and damaging plumbing problems a home can face. Even a small pinhole leak can destroy drywall and lead to other major issues—not to mention waste water and drive up your bills.

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The Advantages of Trenchless Technology

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

In our last blog post, we mentioned trenchless technology as a method to repair or replace a damaged sewer line. If you wondered when reading that (or seeing this headline) “What’s trenchless technology?” then this blog post is for you. We’ll explain how trenchless technology works, and the advantages it offers to you when it comes to plumbing work.

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Why Your Drains Smell Bad (And What to Do about It)

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Nobody wants to have a house the smells unpleasant, for any reason. If you make a special effort to keep a clean house, but then find that foul odors are coming from one or more of the drains, it can be frustrating. There are various reasons for this to happen, and fixing the problem can be simple—or something that will require professional plumbers. Below we’ll look at the causes of bad smelling drains and how to get rid of them.

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Here’s What You Shouldn’t Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, August 8th, 2016

If you have a kitchen equipped with a garbage disposal, you probably would find it difficult to imagine living without it. A working disposal makes it much easier to clean up in the kitchen after meals, and it helps to protect your drainage system by grinding down food waste so it flows easily down the pipes. (There’s also an environmental benefit, which is that garbage disposals keep organic waste out of the landfills by moving it to the sewage treatment plant.)

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How Professionals Handle Cleaning Drains

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Drain clogs: they’re annoying and they’re difficult to avoid. No matter how careful you are about what goes down the drains in your house, you’ll probably run into a tough clog at some point. It can be from a cap accidentally knocked down a bathroom drain, thick clogs of hair in a shower drain, or fat and grease along the inside of the kitchen sink drainpipe. Whatever the cause of the clogged or slow drain, you’ll need to have the blockage removed fast. The best way to do this is to call on professional plumbers for drain cleaning.

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