What Makes Toilet Paper Environmentally Friendly?

April 18, 2022

What Makes Toilet Paper Environmentally Friendly? You may have chuckled while reading or viewing toilet paper ads that proclaim a certain product is soft, best at cleaning, or more absorbent than competing products. While these factors are important, it’s also wise to consider the environmental friendliness of toilet paper. Let’s look at what makes a toilet paper environmentally friendly and how to choose one that won’t cause damage to your Willow Creek, MT home’s septic system or sewer line. Consider the Material Until recently, most toilet papers were made from new tree pulp. However, consumer

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Signs That You Have a Slab Leak

March 15, 2022

In the Belgrade and Gallatin Valley areas, most homes are constructed on slab foundations, meaning that the plumbing system runs through slabs. Therefore, water can easily seep inside of your house if you have a slab leak, causing water damage. You can tell when you have a slab leak by watching out for the following signs. Raised or Swollen Foundation Major slab leaks can quickly alter your foundation’s soil structure, heaving some parts of the floor. In extreme situations, slab leaks can cause the swollen foundation to lift entire floor sections and cause cracks. You might

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Common Plumbing Code Violations You Should Know

February 17, 2022

While many people like to make their own plumbing repairs and modifications, it often results in a plumbing code violation. This is one of the reasons why this type of work should be left to a professional plumber. These are some common plumbing code violations to be aware of. Insufficient Space Around a Toilet There needs to be sufficient space around a toilet for it to meet plumbing code. Different parts of the country have specific clearance minimums. There also has to be sufficient space around cabinets, sinks and appliances. Use of

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Ways to Flush a Washing Machine

January 13, 2022

Flushing a washing machine is important in order to get rid of excess water and detergent that has been left behind. This will help prevent any mold from growing inside of your washer, which can be dangerous for you and your family’s health. Here are different ways to flush out a washing machine so that it stays clean and efficient. Vinegar Vinegar is a great way to clean and disinfect your washing machine. To flush your washer with vinegar, simply pour one cup of vinegar into the detergent drawer and run a hot cycle. This will

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What Is a Tankless Water Heater and How Does it Work?

December 20, 2021

Tankless water heaters are an alternative to hot water heaters. They produce hot water on demand and don’t store water, unlike traditional water heaters. There are several reasons to choose one if you need a new water heater in your home. Tankless Water Heater Tankless water heaters are increasingly popular because they’re less expensive to operate than traditional water heaters. Traditional water heaters store hot water kept at 120 degrees or more. A tankless water heater produces hot water only when it’s called for, such as when you’re taking a shower. When you

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Tips for Finding Plumbing Leaks

November 20, 2021

When your Belgrade, MT, home’s plumbing system functions as required, you can easily forget about it, mainly because it operates out of sight. But when things stop working as usual or your water bill skyrockets, it’s time to act. However, since much of your piping exists underneath your home, under cabinetry, or within the walls, finding the problem becomes challenging. A leak that goes unnoticed for an extended period can result in catastrophic property damage. Experts at PJ's Plumbing & Heating share with you some handy tips for finding plumbing leaks in your home so that you can contact us before it’s too

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Learn All About Water Heaters

October 19, 2021

Hot running water is a great convenience for your household. From bathing to doing laundry and washing dishes, a water heater allows you to comfortably perform a slew of household chores. Despite all these benefits, it’s easy to forget about this unobtrusive appliance until the day it stops working. Without a water heater, you’d get forced to enjoy cold showers and do laundry in cold water. Now that you understand how useful water heaters are, let’s look at how different types work. Conventional Storage-Tank Water Heater The conventional storage tank is the most popular unit,

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The Top 5 Fall Plumbing Tips

September 20, 2021

If you’re looking to get your plumbing in shape for winter, consider doing some fall maintenance. Here are five tips to consider for your Belgrade, MT, home. 1. Get the Drains Cleaned Fall is a great time to get the drains in your home cleaned because it is much more of a hassle when it is colder. If you smell sewage in your home or have gurgling drains, it is vital to get them cleaned out as soon as possible. You may also have a slow drain in your home that needs cleaning so everything flows

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Questions You Should Be Asking Your Plumber

August 17, 2021

When you need assistance with your plumbing, you will want to hire a reliable plumbing expert. There are some questions that you should ask the plumber before they come into your home. Do You Have Licensing? The very first question you should ask your plumber is whether or not they have licensing for your state. This helps to ensure that they are up to date on the latest building codes. While a license does not guarantee that they will be perfect, having a license is a sign that the plumber is a professional.

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Actions to Take During a Plumbing Emergency

July 29, 2021

We’ve all had to deal with a leaky faucet, a clogged drain or a toilet running constantly. Those are minor inconveniences that need to be fixed eventually. Often, they can wait. Occasionally, however, a genuine plumbing emergency occurs, a situation that can’t wait and that is so serious it will become a disaster if left unattended. When faced with a major plumbing failure, it’s extremely important to control the situation and limit the damage as much as possible. There are immediate steps you should take, and some of them ought to be done before even calling your plumber.

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