Water powered back-up sump pumps don’t work well and can eventually flood your basement

There’s a reason why this pump only costs $167.00, it’s cheap and does not work well if at all when actually needed. And it won’t come close to performing against some of the better battery back-up systems that are on the market today. I’ve heard all of the arguments for water powered back-up systems, but

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How to use pocket change to stop your toilet from rocking

Do you have a toilet that rocks? I see this on ceramic tile more than any other flooring surface. The rocking is caused by the fact that the tiles aren’t all level. This doesn’t work all of the time, but sometimes this can be fixed by popping the plastic caps (china caps), loosening the nuts

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Don’t throw those lemon wedges in the trash

Yes, I’m a fan of McAllister’s Deli, but this is not meant to be commercial endorsement for them. For anyone that is familiar with McAllister’s sweet tea, you can request to have a lemon wedge added and these tend to be on the large size. If you’re like me, that sweet tea will make it

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That white stuff floating around in the air right now can damage/destroy your air conditioning unit

I love spring, but there are definitely things that I don’t like about it. One thing that many people may see every year, but may not know what they are would be the white things floating aimlessly through the air. These are actually Cottonwood tree seed hairs. It can look like snow on the ground

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The Heffner plumbing catch and release program

Never a dull moment at Heffner Plumbing. It’s Saturday morning and I had just gotten done working out at the gym when my wife called. She wasn’t frantic, but she told me that there’s a mouse in the house and our youngest daughter has it trapped in a bowl in the kitchen. My wife hates

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There’s a reason why I tell people not to buy plumbing fixtures at home improvement centers

For years, the name Kohler has been equated with quality and expensive products. I’m not sure when this happened, but Kohler sells their product line to home improvement centers. From what I understand of Kohler and other plumbing manufacturer’s as well, they have a “cheaper” line for the home improvement centers with more plastic parts

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You’re not going to believe this “plumbing repair”

A customer in Indianapolis called me about a water leak in their kitchen ceiling coming from a 2nd floor bathroom. When I arrived, I could see where the husband had poked his finger through the ceiling without really trying. This indicated to me that the leak had been going on for a while, but finally

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Sleepless in seattle? No… tankless in Toledo? No… how about tankless in Brownsburg? Yes!!!

A Brownsburg family had been nursing their ailing water heater for over a year, but the prognosis wasn’t good. With family in from out of town, having enough hot water became a major problem. Heffner Plumbing to the rescue! After receiving a text message from the customer on a Monday night, David sprung into action

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Some landscaping advice from your plumber…

No, I haven’t changed professions and gone into the landscaping business, but I do have some advice for homeowners now that we are in the planting and mulching season. First off, if you are thinking about planting a Willow tree in your yard, don’t do it! Willow trees can grow into magnificent and beautiful trees,

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For $2.48, this handy dandy tool may be able to fix your slow bathroom sink, tub and shower drains!

I’ll be honest folks, the older I get, the less I like doing any kind of drain work. The most requests that I get are for slow or completely stopped up bathroom sink and tub/shower drains. There is a tool called the “Cobra Drain Stick” that is available at Lowes for $2.48, that’s two dollars

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