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Follow These Holiday Plumbing Tips for a Jolly Time

on November 17, 2017

Plumbing problems are never fun. When they happen during holiday festivities, they can be embarrassing, ruin holiday parties and force out of town guests to go elsewhere. Don’t get caught with an embarrassing plumbing disaster at the worst possible time. Follow these simple holiday plumbing tips to  keep the fun flowing. Common Holiday Plumbing Problems […]

Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips

on October 20, 2017

Nobody wants to deal with expensive plumbing disasters during the fall and winter months. Broken and damaged pipes can cause problems for your home and you may have to go without warm water because of it. Don’t let your plumbing cause you holiday strife! Use these plumbing maintenance tips from Mainstream to prepare your pipes […]

Is It Time to Replace My Garbage Disposal?

on July 28, 2017

While you may not have used yours in a while, most homes and apartments come with a garbage disposal installed in the main kitchen sink.  They’ve made our lives much simpler since we no longer have to clean out a nasty sink trap after washing the dishes.  But, as is the case with any appliance, […]

Water Heaters – Ownership Do’s and Don’ts

on June 9, 2017

Hot water is essential to daily life.  While we mostly use it for cleaning, it’s such an essential part of life that when the hot water runs out, our plans for the day screech to a halt.  When your hot water tank is on the fritz showers are uncomfortable and it takes more energy for […]

How to Detect a Plumbing Leak

on May 26, 2017

As a home service company, one of the things we see from time to time is damage due to minor plumbing leaks throughout a home.  At first, they aren’t much, just some leaking water that evaporates faster than it pools.  Over time these leaks expand (especially when they’re part of high-pressure lines) or a high-humidity […]

Flood Safety Preparation Guide

on April 28, 2017

With cloudy days and scattered showers, it can be easy to forget how fast a flood can strike.  Even a home that’s on an uphill slope can suffer from flood conditions if water starts pooling just right against the foundation.  When cracks form, a heavy rain can overburden the sump pump in your home or […]