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Leaky pipes can waste up to 20,000 gallons of water per household every year. In a time when water conservation is more important than ever, there’s no excuse for not having leaks in your home taken care of. To help you identify household leaks — both apparent and hidden — we’ve put together the following…

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Thanksgiving is just one week away! Before you dig in with family and friends, consider this: Is your home’s plumbing ready for house guests? We at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing have put together the following checklist to help you get prepared for the big holiday: Give your fixtures a checkup. You don’t want…

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When not properly maintained and cared for, your home’s plumbing can become a real money-eater. Want to cut back on your water usage and save cash in the process? Then adhere to these money-saving plumbing tips: 1. Listen for leaky faucets. Hear a constant drip-drop from the kitchen sink? It’s not exactly harmless. “A leaky…

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A toilet’s a toilet, right? Wrong! There are so many features to consider, such as flushing mechanisms, efficiency and size. With that said, keep the following tips in mind when shopping for a new porcelain throne. 1. Flush rating It’s very important that you compare flush performance across manufacturers and models. This rating measures how…

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With evening temperatures dipping below freezing, it’s clear that winter is almost here. We’ve already discussed the importance of getting your furnace ready for the cold weather ahead, but what about your pipes? “Wicked winter weather can cause plumbing pipes to freeze and possibly burst, causing flooding and costly water damage to your home,” advises…

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Whenever you run into a slow or backed-up drain, you can count on the plumbing professionals of Service Plus Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for same-day service. But obviously avoiding clogs altogether is preferable. To that end, here are a few ways to prevent clogged drains: 1. Toss food scraps into the garbage, not down the…

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Most people with older homes have to worry about tree roots entering their sewer pipes at some point or another. Oftentimes it’s caused by drought, when trees will look for moisture wherever they can get it. Is chemical tree root killer the solution to this problem? On its own, not entirely. First, you must use…

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The seasons are changing, and our area is known for severe winter weather. With heavy snowfall comes heavy snow-melts — a major threat to unprotected basements. Here’s what to do now to prevent basement floods over the next few months: 1. Keep gutters and downspouts clear. As fall comes to a close, make sure leaves…

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Every family’s water needs are unique. And when it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, bigger isn’t always better! Don’t waste money on heating up water that you won’t use. Follow these tips to choose the right size water heater: 1. Figure out your home’s FHR (first hour rating) This rating measures…

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Finding where the water is coming from in a ceiling leak can be a nightmare. Water falls and continues to move downwards to the lowest point where it begins to pool. A leak can eventually start underneath the pool of collected water. It may be the ceiling that is dripping water, but the source of…

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Did you know that the holiday season is peak season for plumbers? This time of year, far too many homeowners toss food scraps and grease down the drain, leading to untimely clogs. Holiday plumbing emergencies also occur in the bathroom, where improper disposal of paper waste can cause sewer problems. Prevent a holiday plumbing emergency…

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If you’ve run into a plumbing issue in your kitchen or bathroom, call in the experts of Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We specialize in everything from dishwashers to bathroom spas! Why choose us for bathroom and kitchen plumbing repair? Our trucks are always fully-stocked, so we’re 100 percent prepared to tackle your plumbing…

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Most of us have encountered a slow drain at home or at work. But just because it’s a common issue, doesn’t mean it’s not a serious one. In fact, a slow drain could indicate a much bigger problem that could cause major damage and broken water pipes. If you have a slow drain in your…

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No matter where you live, water conservation is more important than ever before. This is especially true in the bathroom, where you’re probably wasting more water than you realize. For instance, did you know that by merely turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth you can save approximately four gallons of water? Below we…

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Common sense would have us believe that the bathroom — and, more specifically, the toilet — is the dirtiest area of the home. But according to recent research from NSF International, the toilet seat isn’t even one of the top 10 germiest surfaces in most households. No, your bathroom probably isn’t the worst offender when…

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New homeowners are quick to take the advice of their friends, family and neighbors. When it comes to your home’s plumbing, don’t believe everything you hear! Remember, just because something is “recommended,” doesn’t mean it’s true. 1. Grease can be flushed down the drain with hot water Fat, oil and grease are terrible for your…

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Did you know that household leaks add up to more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year in the U.S. alone? If you’ve got a plumbing leak — even a minor one — you’re contributing to this colossal problem. Let’s take a look at the facts: About 10 percent of American homes have…

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We at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing are proud to offer top-of-the-line drain cleaning services in the greater Indianapolis area. We specialize in hydro jet drain cleaning, which breaks up clogs using a high-pressure stream of water. Let’s take a closer look at the hydro-jetting process and what sets it apart from traditional drain…

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Dripping faucets and other household plumbing leaks might seem relatively harmless, but in actuality they add up to a lot of wasted water. Water leaks are therefore not only bad for your wallet, but also for the environment! Check out the following eye-opening facts about plumbing leaks, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):…

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