Winter plumbing check list?

Make sure before the winter months and the ground freezes you mark where all your drain clean outs in your yard are. You never know when that unexpected drain clog will happen. Don’t forget to mark the clean outs before it’s to late. If you don’t have any outside clean outs make sure you drain your outside exterior sillcocks/hose bibs. If they freeze and break they will need to be replaced in the Spring.

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Pick plumbing as your next career

After the company you work for shuts down consider becoming a plumber. As you all know plumbing will be needed forever. People will always run water and use their toilets. Water lines will always break and seasons will always change. Most people in the world aren’t handy and if they try to tackle and fix something their almost always gonna fail and probably make situations worse. Being handy is one thing, but becoming a plumber is an entirety different kind of world. You can guarantee that someone somewhere will do something stupid with their plumbing each and every day. In the article I found below will explain 10 reasons why becoming a plumber is the next best career to keep in mind.

http://www.networx.com/article/top-10-stupid-things-people-do-that-ruin

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Root Killing Secrets

The world likes to think that buying a chemical for under five dollars at the local store will magically take care of their root problem. Guess again. No matter the diameter of any root, chemicals don’t just make them vanish or wither away. Weather you have an older sewer line or newer sewer line roots will somehow make their way in.

Roots are attracted to water, so wherever water flows roots will somehow get their too. Plumbing companies are the only people that can properly remove roots from your sewer system. Being that Minnesota is a much colder state are sewer lines are below the frost line. Sewer lines are anywhere from seven feet to fifteen feet under the ground. In warmer states like California or Arizona the sewer lines are three feet down. The difference is tremendous when going to excavate. In Minnesota most plumbing companies have to use backhoes to excavate that far down. Digging with a backhoe you have to be extremely careful near water/gas and other unknown lines. In warmer states plumbing companies only have to hire people to dig down three to five feet. Digging by hand is not only easier but is cleaner as well. Hand digging is easier because backhoes can only dig so far down before they have to switch to hand digging. Once you reach other lines you can’t use the backhoe anymore. If your not familiar with what’s underneath the ground there are important lines and pipes that run though. Next time you have a safe chance to see down in a dug whole, take time and look in without falling in.
Removing roots from a sewer line needs to be professional done. Plumbing companies hire technicians that have years of experience from doing this kind of work day in and day out. Companies that try jetting roots out of a sewer line before cabling are just charging you more money without you knowing. Remember using blades to clean a sewer line is the first step. Call Hiawatha Plumbing today to set up a root cleaning service before you back up at that unwanted time.

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Shower rule #1 (Water Pressure)

Having a good steady stream of water is key while showering. Think back to time when your traveling or away at school and the water pressure in the shower just isn’t up to your standards. Make sure your water lines can handle the type of shower your creating. Multiple shower head and jets must have a big enough water line going to them. If your water line going to the shower valves aren’t large enough the pressure in your shower will be disappointing. Consult a plumber if your not sure about your water pressure. If your designing your own walk-in shower it’s very time consuming, but is worth every second in the end. Call Hiawatha Plumbing for any shower questions.
Enjoy and have fun creating your new shower!

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Granite sinks REALLY?

When beginning shopping for a stainless steel sink or a granite sink which should it be? There are many good and bad features to each sink. Granite is very durable because it comes from one large piece of stone. Every piece is unique and looks different from the next. Granite doesn’t stain easily at all and is heat-resistant. People have been worried about putting granite in kitchen cause of their fragility. But “If you
know how to care for your stone sink, it will last for a hundred years.”

Stainless steel sinks on the other hand have been around for a very long time. We all know how durable they are and how easy they are clean up. They blend with many colors and there affordable for everyone’s budget. They don’t chip, or stain, or tarnish. Just like granite sinks they are also heat resistant. Some of the defaults are that they scratch, get dull over time and are only available in one color.

Some questions to ask before purchasing a sink are:
• Do you want a sink with a single bowl or a double bowl?
• Do you want one with a soap dispenser? A hot water dispenser? A
filtered water dispenser?
• How do you plan to mount your sink: top mount or under mount
• Do you want a sink that is built in to your countertop?
• How deep do you need your sink to be?
• Do you want something custom?

http://www.hgtv.com/decorating/is-a-stone-sink-right-for-your-kitchen/index.html

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What is plumbing

Basic Information
http://www.learnplumbing.co.uk/what_is_plumbing.html

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How To Find The Sewer Clean Out By Aaron Stickley, About.com Guide

A main line stoppage is the ultimate drain clog that will cause all of your plumbing to back up. More…

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Hire Hiawatha Plumbing today to install any horse power Garbage Disposal. The average disposal is installed for $109. Call for details. Complete plumbing needs are available.
Why have a Food Waste Disposer?

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