Kansas City Plumbing News,Tips & Resources - Andy's Pipe Dream


Save Water by Redirecting Your Sump Pump to a Rain Barrel.

In times of drought like we’ve recently been experiencing, cities often enforce water restrictions for tasks like watering your lawn. When it finally does rain, it can be heartbreaking to see all that extra water flowing into storm drains instead of into your yard. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Tankless Water Heaters:  Are They Worth the Investment?

With all the encouragement out there to “go green” and save money, you might be tempted to install a tankless water heater in your home. But is it really a worthwhile investment? Let’s take a look at the facts.

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Prevent Flooding with a Sump Pump

We’re all familiar with the torrential rainstorms we get here in the Midwest, and hopefully you’ve never had to deal with a flooded basement. If your basement is prone to flooding, though, a sump pump could be an excellent investment.

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Common Toilet Problems

Issues with your toilet can be very stressful. Before you panic, know that most common toilet problems are easy to fix and you do not need a professional plumber to come to fix it. No matter the toilet problem, remember to be careful and always have a professional in mind to call if things go awry. If the situation is something you do not think you can handle, you should call Andy’s Pipe Dream right away.

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Best Toilet Cleaners

Cleaning the toilet is probably the least desirable chore to do around the house. However undesirable it is, it is necessary to do. A great toilet bowl cleaner is an item that will help reduce the frustration.

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The Truth About Bidets

In movies and on television, bidets are often cast as the butt of the joke, so to speak. Foreign, hard to use, water spraying everywhere — we admit we’ve laughed, too. But the truth is, bidets are actually pretty awesome. Here’s why.

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Eliminate Hose Hassle With an Outdoor Faucet!

Today, I’m going to give you a pass. Go ahead and throw out the guilt. Because life is short. And sometimes, we deserve a little splurge once in awhile. Or in this case, a splash. So go for it. And really consider how much easier your life could be with an outdoor faucet.

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Septic Tanks 101

If you live in a rural area or even a small suburb or town, you may be a part of the 25 percent of the population that uses a septic tank. Do you know what yours does and how to maintain it?

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Protecting Your Pipes in the Winter

To properly protect your home in the winter, you need to be conscious of every inch of your home, including your pipes. A frozen pipe will become instantly disastrous for your house but it is easy to prevent if you take the proper precautions.

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