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What to Do When Your Basement Floods

December 18, 2023
What to Do When Your Basement Floods. Image is an illustration of a broken copper pipe leaking water on a white background.

Your Greensboro basement is flooded and filled with water. Now what?

Leaks, floods, and plumbing problems can be stressful. Sutton Brothers is here to remove those worries. We are ready to offer the home solutions you need here in NC.

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

December 27, 2022
Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection? Image shows plumbing professional inspecting sink.

Gurgle, gurgle. Hiss. If you immediately recognize these sounds from any plumbing in your NC home, it could indicate you need a home plumbing inspection.

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Protect Your Plumbing From Freezing Weather

December 22, 2022
Frozen outdoor water faucet covered in snowflakes.

With temperatures expected to dip well below the freezing mark over the next several days here in North Carolina, our team at Sutton Brothers has some tips to protect your plumbing equipment:

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Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

November 22, 2022
Image of a faucet with plants in the background. Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

Ensuring the plumbing system in your North Carolina home operates efficiently throughout the holidays (and the entire year) is always a top priority. That includes the fixtures, faucets, pipes, and drains.

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Testing Ensures Your Backflow Prevention Device Works Correctly

September 28, 2022
Testing Ensures Your Backflow Prevention Device Works Correctly

Backflow prevention is crucial for maintaining clean, potable water in the Piedmont Triad area.

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5 Plumbing Problems Costing You Money

August 31, 2022
Leaky pipe against a green background,

An ostrich hiding its head in the sand to avoid danger is actually a myth. But it is no myth many North Carolina homeowners will ignore plumbing problems, hoping they will just go away.

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How to Unclog a Drain

July 28, 2022
Baking soda poured to unclog drainage system at home, How to Unclog a Drain | Plumbing Service, Maintenance | Sutton Brothers

It’s bound to happen to Kernersville homeowners sooner or later—a clogged drain. Although clogged drains are often a nuisance, they can many times be managed at home with inexpensive solutions.

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 What Happens When Your Sump Pump Fails?

June 8, 2022
Old grungy rusted sump pump | What Happens When Your Sump Pump Fails?

Sump pumps are the silent heroes of basements, and homes in general. Without any hoopla, they quietly protect your home from flooding, and living in North Carolina, you know basement flooding can happen quite easily.

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What to Do When Your Toilet Will Not Flush

May 31, 2022
Blog Title: What to Do When Your Toilet Will Not Flush Photo: Plumber fixing a toilet

A simple fix might be the answer to a broken toilet. If not, call our Sutton Brothers experts and schedule repair services with us today!

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Disposal Installation in Oak Ridge, NC 27310

April 29, 2022

“I am 110% satisfied with the service I received today. Antonio is very knowledgeable and totally professional and the next time I need anything for my home I will definitely be calling Sutton Brothers company. Thank you so much for the total peace of mind.”

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What Is a Plumbing Inspection?

April 14, 2022
What Is a Plumbing Inspection?

At Sutton Brothers, we recommend an annual plumbing inspection for your Winston-Salem home. Many homeowners pass on the inspection not realizing its importance in your regular home maintenance.

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Why Does Water Pressure Fluctuate in the Shower?

March 15, 2022
shower with fluctuating water pressure

Water pressure fluctuation can result from a simple problem that is easily fixable, or it may indicate a more significant issue in your plumbing system

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You Can Improve Your Home’s Water Quality

November 15, 2021
clean blue water with air bubbles and splashes on white background indicating water quality

Sutton Brothers can help you avoid these health problems by improving the quality of your tap water. Replacing worn-out pipes, upgrading faucets, and installing filters that block contaminants can make a big difference in water quality.

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Help! I Have No Hot Water

October 6, 2021
master holds a thermostat from an electric boiler in his hand to fix the no hot water problem

At Sutton Brothers, our certified plumbers can help with whatever water heater issue you may have. Talk to us about a new installation or replacement, a repair, or water heater maintenance.

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Reduce High Water Pressure With a PRV

September 17, 2021
Rain water falling type shower head with blue clean tone

Instead of sending money down the drain, reach out to our trained professionals at Sutton Brothers. We have more than 20 years of experience in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), as well as plumbing.

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Why Is Heat Pump Water Heater Maintenance Important?

August 18, 2021
heat pump water heater or hybrid water heater

Opting for routine preventative maintenance service is essential. It encourages your hybrid water heater to function at its best and helps assure all components are in good condition.

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What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Plumber?

July 7, 2021
White toilet in home bathroom

Our professionals at Sutton Brothers want to help you to be prepared. Here are some important questions to ask your potential plumber before signing on the dotted line.

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Prepping Your Plumbing for Winter

December 11, 2020
Neighborhood with snow on the ground, Prepping Your Plumbing for Winter | Sutton Brothers | Winston-Salem, NC

Imagine this winter, sitting in your Winston-Salem home by the fire, looking out the window at the falling snowflakes while sipping your hot cocoa with marshmallows. Life is good. It is good, that is, until you hear the loud rush of water somewhere in your North Carolina home.

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Plumbing Tips to Remember This Fall

November 19, 2020
Water splashing into a stainless steel kitchen sink, Plumbing Tips to Remember This Fall | Winston-Salem, NC | Sutton Bros.

The weather is cooling down, and you finally feel like you can relax in your Winston-Salem home—until you suddenly hear a strange sound, like gurgling, thumping, or running water. Your fear of having a plumbing problem in your North Carolina home starts to set in.

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What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Plumber?

May 22, 2020
Close up of a leaky faucet, What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Plumber? | Plumbing

Indoor plumbing is one of those things we all take for granted—that is, until we lose that convenience due to a plumbing problem. When plumbing issues inevitably arise, knowing what to do and who to call can drastically reduce the stress and difficulty of the situation. Even if you don’t have a leaky faucet or a clogged drain on your hands at this moment, it’s still a good idea to know what to do if and when such a problem happens.

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6 Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

March 5, 2020
Common plumbing mistakes clogged sinks

Whether it’s a clogged toilet or a slow-running drain, plumbing problems are never fun. With the growing do-it-yourself mentality and the access to a great deal of how-to information online, it can be tempting to try to resolve your plumbing issues on your own. Before you give it a try in your Kernersville home, take…

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How to Know If Your Drain Line Is Clogged

February 20, 2020

Minor clogs are nothing to panic about, but clogged sewer lines can create a world of trouble for your home and plumbing. Sewage coming from the shower and clogged drains all over your house are just two of the many symptoms you might encounter. Clogged sewer lines can be frustrating and expensive to fix, so…

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How Long Does an Average Toilet Last in a Home?

January 20, 2020
White toilet with water closet look outside

In general, toilets are quite durable and resilient, capable of lasting a long time. It’s not uncommon to find a toilet that is several decades old, especially inside older homes or buildings. However, just because a toilet is functioning doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best toilet for your bathroom. The true life of your toilet…

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What Should You Never Put Into a Garbage Disposal?

January 12, 2020
Woman Using Plunger In Kitchen Sink At Home, Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal is great at keeping your food waste separate from your trash. It reduces smells in your kitchen and can even help protect the environment. With less plastic trash bags used per week, you’ll be reducing plastic waste on earth just a little bit. With fewer food scraps clogging your drain, you’ll have…

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How to Prep Your Plumbing for the Colder Months

November 11, 2019

Homeowners don’t usually notice a problem with their plumbing system until after something goes wrong. With minor problems, you’re simply inconvenienced. But when a pipe bursts, something not out of the ordinary during the winter, expect massive damage resulting in major repair and restoration costs. Rather than see this occur, take time to prepare for…

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3 Benefits of Water Softeners

July 10, 2019

The quality of the water we use greatly affects us and the appliances in our homes. That’s why many people are installing water softeners. These are three of the benefits you’ll see from adding water softeners to your residence. Greater Life Expectancy for Your Appliances A water softener removes a lot of the minerals in…

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