More Than Just “Wrangling Turds”: Bonfe Celebrates Hug a Plumber Week

If you paid attention to our social media feeds last week, you saw that we celebrated National Hug a Plumber Day (April 25) with a whole week dedicated to recognizing the skilled techs that make our team a well-oiled machine. In the words of one Bonfe tech, plumbing is about more than “wrangling turds” all

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How to De-Winterize Your House in 5 Simple Steps

Before the cold sets in, you should winterize your outdoor plumbing system in order to prevent damage from frozen pipes. You don’t use your outdoor plumbing during the winter, so it’s safer to drain the system of water and shut off the water supply to prevent freezing. When spring comes around, you’ll have to de-winterize your

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Prevent Sewer Line Backups With Drain Maintenance Habits

Some causes of sewer line backup are outside your control, such as tree roots growing into the line or a collapsed sewer line. For these causes, all you can do is keep up with regular maintenance and inspections. But some backups happen when your main sewer line becomes clogged, causing sewage to back up into

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DIY Guide: Fix a Leaky Faucet in 5 Simple Steps

Drip, drip, drip! The constant sound of the faucet dripping can drive you crazy, especially if it’s the middle of the night and you’re trying to catch some ZZZs before your busy day tomorrow. Maybe you have enough patience to tolerate the steady dripping of a leaky faucet. But those little drops of water can add up to

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Sewer Line Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Sewer line backups are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. When your sewer line backs up, it causes sewage to flow back into your home drains. The sewage spills up out of your toilets and tubs, doing thousands of dollars of damage to floors, walls, carpeting, and electrical systems. The only way to prevent this disaster is

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How to Fix a Running Toilet Without Calling a Plumber

A running toilet isn’t just a nuisance, it’s a massive source of water waste. In a single day, a running toilet wastes up to 200 gallons of water. That’s 6,000 gallons in a month! Don’t just sit there listening to it, hoping it will “fix itself.” Put your problem-solving skills to work and get to

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4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Toilet

Are you experiencing weekly toilet trouble woes? A fussy toilet can be a constant source of frustration for homeowners. At a certain point, you may be better off if you replace your toilet rather than continually repairing its mishaps. But where do you draw the line between repairing and replacing your troublesome toilet? The following

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How to Flush Your Water Heater (And Why It’s Important!)

When was the last time you flushed your water heater? If you’re like most homeowners, your answer is probably either “huh?” or “never.”  As a homeowner, you should flush your water heater at least once a year as part of annual home maintenance. The good news is, it’s easy to do. Why do you have to flush

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How to Deal With Ice Dam Removal

Few things spell trouble for your roof quite like ice dam formation. Ice dams, thick ridges of solid ice that form along the ridges of your roof when snow and ice are allowed to melt and refreeze, can cause serious damage to your roof. These thick formations of ice can tear off gutters, loosen shingles,

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Prevent Damage From These Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Your home’s plumbing system is never at more risk than during the winter season. Extreme cold temperatures, snowfall, and ice buildup all put stress on your plumbing system. Educate yourself on the most common winter plumbing problems to minimize and prevent serious damage to your plumbing system.    3 Most Common Winter Plumbing Problems 1.

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