Plumbing Articles

Reduce High Water Pressure With a PRV

September 17, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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5 Plumbing Problems Costing You Money

October 5, 2020
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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

August 20, 2020
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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 Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Plumber?

May 22, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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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