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What to Do if You Have No Hot Water

There are few things more annoying than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. But don’t panic. It’s more than likely something with your hot water heater. Typically it may be something simple that you can take care of yourself. However, some things do need the assistance of a professional plumber. […]

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What Should I Do If My Pipes Freeze?

What to Do About Frozen Pipes During the coldest months of winter, frozen pipes can be a real concern. It’s not only about the pipes freezing and you not having water. The bigger issue is when the pipes burst, causing all levels of havoc and damage to your home. Just like everything else in life, […]

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A Brief History of Plumbing

Plumbing is a system that moved fluids around for heating, cooling, waste removal, potable water etc. Plumbing uses pipes, valves, fixtures, tanks and other things to move fluids around. Plumbing infrastructure is critical for public health and sanitation. [Wikipedia] Clean water and waste removal is long cited as one of the most important inventions in […]

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5 Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

In Anchorage, the plumbers at Alokota Plumbing and Heating get called out to people’s houses for all kinds of different reasons. Sometimes it is a big and serious situation, other times it is something smaller and more common. Here is a list of the most common plumbing mistakes that we see: Using the Wrong Tool […]

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What You Need to Know About a Clogged Main Line Drain

A main line drain is the drain that transports waste water from your home to the the sewer mains underground. A main drain clog can lead to raw sewage backing up into your home or yard, and can lead to costly repairs to both the line and your home. How do I know if I […]

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Water Testing and Safety

The quality and safety of your water has, for a long time, been a trusted public service. Recently there has been a lot of inquiries about what to look for to know if the water in you house is safe. Many quality anomalies in your water are relatively harmless, some discoloration, some smells etc. If […]

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When Do I Need to Replace my Pipes?

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As a homeowner, it is important to know the signs and signals that the pipes in your home need replacing. The pipes in your house are used every day and also hidden from view so they are easy to overlook and forget about. Though out of view, pipes need maintenance just like any other system […]

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What Should I Do About My Frozen Pipes?

What is a frozen pipe and why is it bad? Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes. When water freezes, it expands. As it expands it presses on the walls of what is holding it in, in this case a pipe. Pipes that freeze the most are those that are exposed to the extreme cold. […]

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How to Fix a Clogged Drain at Home?

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What Is In My Clogged Drains? Bathroom – hair and soap residue will clog sink and shower drains and flushing large amounts of paper or other paper products down the toilet can cause a clog. Kitchen – food, grease and dirt will clog a kitchen. Utilize your garbage disposal whenever you can and don’t put […]

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Tips for Hiring a Plumber

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Hiring a qualified, experienced and honest plumber is an important step for a homeowner. It is important to find a plumber that knows what he/she is doing. They are responsible for parts of your house that are crucial to your daily life and if they fail to execute their job correctly it can result in […]

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