Top 4 Summer Tips for Homeowners

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We’re about halfway through the summer! What should you be thinking about when it comes to your home? We asked some of our top technicians for their tips to help you get through the summer with your home comfort equipment.

Rich’s Plumbing & Drains Tips

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It has been said that knowledge is power. That’s especially true when it comes to the plumbing in your home. With a little knowledge, you can avoid having to call a plumber. We asked one of our plumbers, Rich Wolfel, to share some of his best plumbing tips so that you don’t have to call a plumber.

Mike’s Tips for Keeping Your Drains Clear

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In light of everything going on in our world today, many of us are working and caring for our children at home. You may also be cooking at home more instead of eating out. That means a lot of extra wear-and-tear on your kitchen and bathroom plumbing and drains. One of our top drain technicians, Mike Green, shared some great tips to prevent backups and keep your drains running smoothly to meet any extra demand as a result of being at home more.

Why is my toilet always clogged?

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A clogged toilet happens to everyone on occasion, but if it happens to you all the time, you may need to set the plunger aside and look for the root problem. There are many things that can cause your toilet to clog frequently. Here are 8 common reasons your toilet is always backed up: 8 Common Reasons your Toilet Keeps … Read More

What are drain cleanouts and why do you need them?

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Many things can clog drains in your home. Roots, feminine hygiene products and even toys can make their way down the drain and cause a backup. Clearing the drain is easier for a plumber if your home has drain cleanouts. What is a drain cleanout? A drain cleanout provides access to your main sewer line and is located outside of … Read More

What You May Not Know About Drain Cleaners

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While liquid drain cleaners can be a quick and easy fix for slow or clogged drains, the problem is that it’s only a temporary solution and the problem tends to return. Below we offer some guidance to help you solve your drain problems.

The Difference Between Plumbing and Drain Problems

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Many people may not know that there’s a difference between plumbing and drain problems and we often equate them to the same thing. So what is the difference between plumbing and drain issues? There is an easy way to remember the difference between Drain and Plumbing problems. Plumbing = Fresh Water In Plumbing problems involve fresh water coming into your … Read More

Plumbing Tips For Pet Lovers


It’s no secret that owning a pet can improve your life. Owning a dog lowers the chance of heart disease, as dog owners tend to walk more. Taking your dog on a walk or going to the dog park is a great way to meet people and connect with your community.

Top 5 Thanksgiving Drain Tips


(Editor’s Note this article was originally posted in November 2015.  However, it has been updated to include current information and tips.) It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the holiday. While many of us are looking forward to the food and festivities, there’s something very important that gets overlooked until it’s time to clean up… your drains. … Read More

Dryer Vent Cleaning and Fire Prevention


(Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2015, it has been updated to reflect current information). Your safety is important to us, so we wanted share a common cause of house fires: your clothes’ dryer. If you’re like most folks, you rely on your washer and daily on a daily or weekly basis. It’s easy to take these … Read More

How to clear a slow drain

Your drain system is something that largely goes unnoticed until you have a problem, whether it be a slow drain, or a completely clogged drain. Many people will reach for that liquid drain cleaner when they have a slow moving drain. However, we have a better solution for you that is safe and free of harmful chemicals. Lenzyme is different … Read More

Avoid These Thanksgiving Drain Disasters


(Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted in November 2014, but has been updated to reflect current information and tips.) With the all of the food and company that comes with Thanksgiving, it’s no wonder that the day after is one of the busiest days of the year for plumbers. At TLC Plumbing, we’ve seen it all and are here … Read More

Why You Want to See Inside Your Drain Lines and Duct Work


With the development of technology, plumbers are now able to perform inspections of drain lines and duct work to diagnose problems quickly. But, you shouldn’t wait until a clog comes along to inspect the inside of these important areas of your home. Here’s why:

Avoid Septic Tank Failure


  Your septic system was created to give you many years of service, but like many things, it can get overwhelmed and break.

Flushable Wipes Causing Sewer Problems

Next time you decide to flush that wipe down the toilet, you may want to reconsider. Happening more often than not, sewers are becoming clogged after the pre-moistened towelettes being packaged as “flushable” are being tossed down the commode.

Safer and Smarter Food Prep for Thanksgiving

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Holiday Garbage Disposal Tips We can all somewhat agree that having a kitchen garbage disposal is extremely efficient, especially when cooking or cleaning out the fridge; however, throwing just anything down there can be unsafe.

What to do when your sink is clogged


We live in the era of information, where anyone is but a type stroke away from finding answers to problems. Some problems (especially plumbing problems), however, require the advice of a professional. This week, TLC Plumbing helps you approach the unpleasant problem of a clogged kitchen or bathroom sink.