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What To Do When Your Pipes Freeze In Winter

burst pipes are shown on a table with big ruptures.

Winters here in Missouri can be a real witch. It can play hell on older water pipes, especially copper pipes. They do burst from time to time once they freeze. And that really bites. Frozen water pipes burst because the water

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Plumbing Emergency Kits For Columbia Mo

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At A1 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling we always have our customers best interest at heart first and foremost. If you can Dot It Yourself, you should. With that said, many jobs are just too tricky for the home improvement novice,

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Dealing With Winter Plumbing Issues

Well, the throws of winter are upon us. We want to make sure that you don’t incur any unnecessary problems with your plumbing (yes, we make a living off of helping people just like you with plumbing emergencies…but we want

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Spring Means Faucet Repair For Columbia Homeowners

With Spring finally being here, it’s time to water the lawn.  What?  Your outside faucet is busted, leaking or otherwise shot?  Don’t worry, it’s not that uncommon. The reason that your water pipes bust open or crack is because water expands as

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The High Cost Of Cheap Plumbing

Cheap plumbing is often times expensive in the long run Plumbing.  It’s a dirty word. And it’s a dirty job. Most people try to take the path of least resistance and just hire cheap plumbers. Others opt for DIY (do-it-yourself)

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The Best Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Videos Around

The best DIY and How-To plumbing videos around We’ve said it before and will continue to say it…we want to help people in and around Columbia, MO save money on plumbing maintenance and repair. Sure, it’s what we do for

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The Basic Components Of Your Home’s Plumbing

The basic components of your home’s plumbing I came across a great video resource that I want to share with you.  This video highlights the very basic components of your home’s internal plumbing system. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Air5AmzGSU Now, every home is different,

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Why Using A Licensed Plumber Is Important

Why Using A Licensed Plumber is Important I’ve been asked recently if having a plumbing license (and being insured) is important.  The short answer is “yes”.  But I’m not letting you off that easy….it’s important to remember that plumbing problems

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The Hidden Cost Of Leaks In Your Home

Does your shower tend to leak, even just a little bit, after you turn off the water?  Most people don’t even think about it, and why should they?  It’s harmless right???  It might seem insignificant, but a shower head that

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Practical bathroom plumbing design

Click this diagram to expand and see the important elements of its functional design Practical Bathroom Plumbing Design This is a basic bathroom plumbing design running under the floor and into a drain. This view can show how easy it

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