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5 Solutions to Fixing Hard Water in Your Home

Hard water can cause a number of issues in your home, from spotty dishes to lackluster laundry. But fear not—there are several solutions to combat this issue in your home. In this guide, we’ll discuss effective methods to fix hard water and improve the overall quality of your water supply. These tricks and tips will not only protect your pipes and appliances but also improve your daily water usage experience. If you’re experiencing issues and need professional assistance, our Plumb-Tech …

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Common causes of slow-draining sinks

Slow-draining sinks can be a frustrating challenge for many homeowners, putting a damper on their daily routines. This guide will dive into the common causes that can lead to this plumbing predicament. We’re here to provide you with the knowledge needed to identify the issue. If you’re having trouble identifying the problem or need professional intervention, get in touch with Plumb-Tech! We have a commitment to simplicity, clarity, and helpful service, aiming to offer solutions that will get your sink …

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Homeowner Tips for Removing Hair From Your Drains

There’s nothing quite like a relaxing shower to wash away the day’s stresses—until you notice the water pooling at your feet, a sign of a clogged drain. Often, the culprit is a buildup of hair, stealthily accumulating over time. This practical guidance will provide tips to tackle this hairy nuisance head-on to get rid of blockages and restore your drains. Let’s dive into some simple yet effective methods to keep your drains free-flowing. Causes of hair clogs in drains Hair …

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Distilled Water vs Reverse Osmosis: Differences Explained

Clean and safe drinking water is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle. Distillation and reverse osmosis (RO) are two effective approaches for purifying our drinking water supply, though their processes differ considerably. This blog post will explore the differences between them. Methods: distillation vs. reverse osmosis Each method carries a unique approach, but they share the same goal: delivering clean, safe water. Let’s go over the details of these two methods. Distillation Distillation is a proven purification method used for generations …

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Why is Your Water Softener Full of Water?

Many homeowners have experienced their water softener units not fully draining between cycles, causing them to overflow with liquid. When this happens, you may wonder what the cause is. This blog post will explain why your water softener is full of water, as well as what to do about it. Any issues should always be handled by a professional, so if you notice any signs indicating that this could be the problem, get in touch with a plumber immediately. Let’s …

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Homeowner’s Guide to Removing Nitrates From Water

Nitrate is a naturally occurring and man-made compound that can be found in drinking water. It’s tasteless and odorless, and consuming too much can be unsafe. As clean and safe water is essential to every household, we’re here to provide assistance with an essential process that will keep you and your family safe: removing nitrates from your water supply. How to detect nitrates in your water Before learning how to remove nitrates from your water, you’ll need to first detect …

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Best Types Of Water Filters That Remove PFAS

If your household gets your drinking water from either a well or tap – chances are, it contains some type of PFAS contamination. If you’re searching for an effective solution to remove these contaminants from your home water supply, we’ve compiled a list of the best water filters to consider.  At Plumb-Tech, we pride ourselves on providing the best service and assistance to homeowners when it comes to their plumbing and water supply. This article will provide all the information …

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What To Do When Your Toilet And Shower Are Clogged At The Same Time

No homeowner wants to begin their day with shower water pooling around their feet and a toilet that won’t flush properly, yet these plumbing issues can quickly turn any ordinary day into one that’s filled with stress and worry.  But don’t despair – Plumb-Tech is here to help with our flexible, yet reliable services that ensure your home plumbing always functions at its best. This post will guide you through some key steps you can take if you notice your …

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How to Tell if Your Water Softener is Actually Working

Water softeners are a vital part of many Missoula homes, ensuring we can enjoy clean, safe water daily. But, like all fixtures and appliances, they can experience issues that impact their performance. Problems may not always become immediately evident, so how can you tell if your softener system is operating like it should?  In this post, we provide practical guidance to educate you on how to tell if your water softener is working and what you can do if it’s …

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What Causes Scale Buildup and How to Prevent It

Have you ever noticed a scaley, white or green buildup around your faucets that you can’t get rid of no matter how many times you clean it? Scale buildup, or limescale, is a common problem that affects many water systems, appliances, pipes, and fixtures. It can reduce the efficiency, performance, and lifespan of home appliances, and it doesn’t look great.  In this article, we’ll cover the causes of limescale and how you can prevent it in your home plumbing system.  …

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