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Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Naughty or Nice?

Chemical drain cleaners are very naughty. They all claim that they can bust up that problem clog, but they all do not do the job well…or really at all. Not to mention, they can also present several different risks to your home. Why You Should Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners When you have a clog, you […]

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Common Thanksgiving Plumbing Malfunctions

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, you will want to make sure that you keep an eye out for plumbing issues. This time of year, plumbing problems are a common occurrence. Knowing what to look for and having a reliable plumber on standby is imperative. Plumbing Issues That Can Happen During Thanksgiving There are several issues you […]

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6 Signs Your Drains Need to Be Cleaned

Keeping your drains clean is an essential part of home maintenance. If there is a problem with your drains, one of these six signs will manifest, indicating it is time for cleaning: Strange Odors Strange odors coming from your drains are a strong indicator that something is wrong inside. This might be a buildup of […]

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Water Heater Tips For The Holidays

As the temperature drops and snow begins to make its presence known more and more, our thoughts naturally turn to the holiday season, and how quickly it seems to come around yet again. Homeowners who haven’t done so already would be wise to “winterize” the home soon before the real harsh winter weather settles in […]

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Drain Maintenance For The Holidays

The winter holidays are almost here. If your home is the center place for family gatherings, you need to think about plumbing emergencies. From your garbage disposal breaking in the middle of your holiday dinner to a clogged toilet at the end of the night—you don’t want any lingering odors or backups. Fortunately, there are […]

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Steam Showers: What You Need To Know

Why not kick your bathroom up a notch and take it from your rudimentary restroom to the oasis of your dreams. With a steam shower, you can! Steam showers are designed to turn your shower into a sauna. With a control panel that activates each setting, all you have to do is step into your […]

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Common Toilet Clogging Culprits

Don’t know how your toilet got clogged? You’re not alone. There are numerous clog-causing culprits, and if you are not a trained professional, it can be hard to identify the source of your debacle. If you have tried unclogging your toilet using a plunger, drain cleaner, or other at-home solutions, but you are still facing […]

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Is It Time For A Water Line Replacement?

The plumbing in your home is essential in supporting your daily routines. And, the most important piece of plumbing in your home is your waterline. This supplies your home with clean water. Unfortunately, just like all things, over time, your water line deteriorates and requires replacing. Should your water line break, your home could experience […]

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Detecting Water Leaks In Your Home

A water leak in your home can lead to persistent odors, foundational and structural damages, and insect infestations. Locating the source of your leak is essential; however, this can sometimes require informed investigation strategies, as leaks can range in size and severity. Yet, even tiny pinhole leaks can result in thousands of dollars in damage […]

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Start Reducing Your Water Consumption

Reducing your water consumption, especially while you are home significantly more, during stay-at-home orders, is increasingly important! Eliminating water waste will not only decrease monthly water costs, but it will also make a positive impact on the environment. That’s why we here at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical are sharing water-saving tips with you […]

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Beautification Products That Will Harm Your Drains

The last thing anyone wants to deal with while going about their day is an unexpected clogged drain. Ignored for too long, a clogged drain can cause permanent damage to your piping. That’s why it is imperative you know which products cause clogs! Hair is the main culprit for clogged drains; however, beauty products can […]

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The Bidet—The Answer To Your Toilet Paper Woes

In response to COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders, a toilet paper shortage has ensued. Worried citizens started hoarding this paper good early on in the pandemic, making it hard for those that were late to the stock-piling trend toilet-paperless. So, for those of you who are on your last roll…we have a solution for you. Enter […]

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Is A Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System Right For You?

Water is a vital resource. The purity of water in your home should be a matter of utmost importance, especially if your area has noted poor water quality. Installing a reverse osmosis drinking water system will ensure your home has safe, potable drinking water. What is Reverse Osmosis? Reverse Osmosis, or RO, essentially acts as […]

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What to Do If You Run Out of Toilet Paper

There is no doubt that the spread of COVID-19 has significantly altered the daily lives of millions of people around the globe. A simple search on Twitter will reveal an eerie tone across the world—empty supermarkets, as people engage in panic buying. COVID-19 has turned each and every one of us into doomsday preppers, as […]

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Enhanced Health & Safety Protocols

Our top priority is keeping you and our team healthy and safe. The way we normally conduct business with you may change, but our commitment to you stays the same. Our Protocols for Service Calls Maintaining a recommended safe distance of at least 6′ at all times Frequent hand-washing and sanitization of tools, equipment and […]

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Facemask Trend Causing Drain Failure

Beauty regimens often include face masks. Clay and mud masks help purify, soften, and tone your skin; however, as much as these beauty masks unclog your pores it does precisely the opposite to your drains. Every homeowner needs to proceed with caution when applying and removing skin products! Here’s why: Designed for Trouble Clay, mud, […]

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Spring Cleaning—The Drain Edition

Does your bathroom have a lingering odor? Whatever you do—don’t try and mask the odor with air freshener. This will only hide the smell temporarily. The only way to permanently rid your bathroom of that persistent odor is by spring cleaning your drains. You will need vinegar, baking soda, and hot water. These simple cleaning […]

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Dogs & Your Drains

Your dog needs a bath at least once every two months. That’s a lot of potential clogs. Oil deposits from soap and hair are the leading cause of most home plumbing clogs. And, the same goes for fur. When fur is trapped in your drain, additional layers of soapy residue will accumulate, creating an even […]

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How to Deodorize Your Garbage Disposal

You’ve already taken the trash out, but its odor still lingers. As you approach the sink, the smell grows stronger, and you suddenly realize it’s not coming from your trash, but rather it is emanating from your garbage disposal. This unpleasant smell can result from particles of food adhering to the grinders and a grimy […]

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How to Show Your Plumbing Some Love

Pennsylvania’s cold winter weather sometimes imposes a heavy burden on homeowners, as plumbing networks can become compromised. No one enjoys discovering plumbing system damage that could have been preventable. How can you show your home or commercial plumbing system some love this Valentine’s Day? One: Protect Exposed Water Pipes During Winter Some homes in this […]

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