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February 20, 2019

Rafael, should I fix that leak?

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it—this is the attitude that many people take when it comes to a plumbing leak, especially when it’s not flooding the house. They figure, the faucet, the toilet, the hose bib—It’s still working, why make the...

August 16, 2018

Hydro-jetting is better—sometimes.

Hydro-jetting is by far the most effective way to fully clean and clear your drain line. Hydro-jetting uses high pressured water to clean the line of any debris, build up, roots—pretty much everything.  The pressured water hits the ful...

Q. Rafael, how can I prevent clogs?

A. Like a dietitian might say: watch what you put in your pipes!

For starters, keep your pipes free of grease. While that hot, fish-tainted grease in your frying pan might seem liquidy enough to drain down the sink, it’s not! Cooled do...

March 12, 2018

Q. Rafael, how can I  avoid a costly plumbing emergency?

A. First, know where your water shut-off valves are. You have your main shut-off, typically next to your water meter. Also, each fixture, such as your sink and toilet, will usually have shut-off valves f...

September 26, 2017

Q. Roots in my sewer line, how?

A. Roots are naturally attracted to the water and other stuff in your sewer line. To them, this is food. And when cracks or joints in your sewer line give roots a sniff of what’s inside, they want in! They take these small openings to get...

August 22, 2017

Q. What measures can I take to unclog my toilet before resorting to calling a plumber?


A. One, pour a few cups of hot water into toilet bowl and try the plunger. The hot water can help dissolve the clog. If that doesn’t work, so long as the bowl is not overflowing, fil...

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Q&A with Rafael: Toilet Clog

August 22, 2017

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