water backup system

So you have a sump pump system in place and now you’re researching on getting a backup system for it. Which route should you take? Maybe you considered a water-powered backup system. So now the question is: is it worth my time and money? The Problem With Water-Driven Pumps We here at Reliable Drain really…

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Automatic Sump Pump Issues

My Sump Pump Keeps Turning On and Off If your sump pump keeps turning on and off repeatedly, that is a signal that something is wrong with your pump. This is called short-cycling, and it is a really big issue. There are a couple of different reasons as to why this is happening and a…

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a Sewage Ejector Pump

A sewage ejector pump is a high-end pump that helps move sewage up to the proper receptacle or sewage system. Sewage is anything from toilet paper to waste. The impellers on these ejector pumps are different than a traditional pump and the pump itself if a higher horsepower. It’s built to grind and pump sewage.…

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Pro Tips: Installing a Bathroom

Are You Looking to Install a Bathroom in Your Basement? If you are thinking about installing a bathroom in your basement, there are a few things you need to know and do before you get started. There’s a couple of different ways to run the plumbing in your basement. Depending on where the elevation of…

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Pro Drain Tips

Your drains are the most important part of keeping your home water-free, so it only makes sense to keep them in shape. Today, Ken is here to share a few helpful tips on how to keep your drain working properly. Watch What You Put Down the Drain It is important to pay attention to what…

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sump pump

Welcome back to the Reliable Drain Tips from a Pro blog. This week we are talking about sump pumps. What is a Sump Pump? Sump pumps are one of the most important mechanical fixtures that we have in a house. What is a Sump Pump? If you have a basement, you should have a sump…

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Low Flush Toilets

Recommendations from a Pro: Low Flush Toilets Low flush toilets have been on the market for many years at this point, and as with any technology, they have only gotten better. When the low flush toilet was first developed, they really weren’t that great. But now, there are quite a few high-quality low flush toilets…

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plumbing maintenance

We’ve all heard the saying, “out of sight, out of mind.” And unfortunately, this is very true for plumbing. Most homeowners do not regularly inspect their pipes, drain, sinks, water heaters, etc., for any issues. However, by inspecting those features monthly or even just 4 times a year, they can end up saving themselves a…

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Copper vs. Plastic Plumbing

In your home’s plumbing system, there are two types of pipes: Water distribution system, which is potable drinking water The drainage system, which is your drains. Both of these types of systems could be made out of materials such as copper, plastic, brass, etc. Is there a reason why I should use copper over plastic…

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