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6 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

You may not think twice about flushing that pair of contact lenses or those “flushable” wipes down your toilet. But did you know that repeated flushing of these items and other commonly used household items can lead to clogs or cause disruptions in wastewater treatment systems? The sewer and drain cleaning pros at Reid & … [Read More]

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Buying a Home? Don’t Forget the Sewer Inspection!

Congratulations! Your offer on a new home was just accepted! Although this is an exciting step in the home buying process, it’s only the first one. Smart home buyers wouldn’t think of closing on their new home without having a general home inspection performed first. But just what does the inspector look at and look … [Read More]

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Does Your Home Have a Drainage Problem?

If you look out your window and see a lake but you don’t own any lakefront property, you could have a drainage problem at your home. While it may seem harmless to see pools of water in your landscape, it’s important to know what is happening underground and how water can affect the safety and … [Read More]

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What Are Window Wells and Why Are They Important?

If you have a basement, you may have noticed u-shaped metal or plastic guards fitted around the outside of your basement windows. Called a window well, these have a few different purposes. What are Window Wells For? The first purpose of a window well is that they are designed to allow light into partially underground … [Read More]

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5 Sump Pump Problems & How to Fix Them

Your sump pump plays an important role in keeping your basement dry. Sump pumps operate by pumping extra groundwater that finds a way near your foundation away from your home during heavy rains or snowmelt, so it is imperative that it remains in optimal condition. Read on for some common sump pump problems, and what to do … [Read More]

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7 Springtime Tips for Your Sewer & Drains

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to keep your sewer and drains flowing. Below are some tips and easy steps you can take to prevent backups and clogged drains in your home this spring. 1) Remember the 4P’s! Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper and waste down your toilets. Contrary to popular … [Read More]

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