Maynard Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

The Maynard Man Shares: How to Spot a Plumbing Leak

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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There is one plumbing problem that can happen in your home any time of the year, and that’s a leak. Leaks can be pretty sneaky–surprising homeowners and not making themselves apparent until severe damage has already occurred to your plumbing system and property.

Fortunately, The Maynard Man is here to help. While you’ll want to call us for professional leak detection if you suspect a leak, there are some things you can watch and listen for to help you determine if there is a leak happening. Read on to learn more.

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Leading Holiday Plumbing Tips from The Maynard Man

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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Did you know that the most likely time for The Maynard Man to get a call about plumbing services is during the holidays! Yup, it’s our busiest time of year—but we won’t say favorite time of year, because we don’t want you to suffer the consequences of plumbing in disrepair.

If you don’t properly prepare, however, you could find yourself in hot water—or actually, without it—this holiday season, and up to your elbows in other plumbing problems as well.

Read on to learn about the common holiday plumbing problems we get called for and tips on how to avoid them.

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Signs of Sewer Line Trouble, From The Maynard Man

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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The Maynard Man and team understand that your sewer line is one of the most important components of your plumbing system—if not the most important. This is why we want to do everything we can to help you to protect yours.

Unfortunately, it can be pretty easy to miss sewer line damage. After all your sewer line is buried underground. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

Just like any other plumbing pipe, a sewer line wears down and can suffer damage from clogs or leaking. Fortunately, The Maynard Man has the solutions you need. But first, you need to know if you even have sewer line trouble, right?

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The Maynard Man Shares Plumbing Care Tips

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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The Maynard Man knows that plumbing problems can be pretty stressful! Unfortunately in many cases, plumbing problems are the accumulation of years of neglect to the home’s plumbing system. We don’t blame you! The plumbing system is “out of sight, out of mind,” and therefore not considered very much.

But a lack of care and attention can lead to a number of problems, from clogged-up drains to burst pipes and much more.

Fortunately, you have The Maynard Man and team to call when you do run into a plumbing issue. But wouldn’t it be nice to avoid it altogether right from the start? By following the plumbing care tips we’re about to share, you could do just that.

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The Maynard Man’s 5 Tips to Find a Plumbing Leak

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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In our previous blog post, The Maynard Man uncovered some of the things you should watch out for with your plumbing system during the winter. One plumbing problem we didn’t mention but can happen any time of the year is a leak. Leaks are oftentimes insidious—sneaking up on homeowners and not making themselves known until severe damage has already been done.

The Maynard Man is here to help! We’ve provided some leak detection tips below for any homeowner. To pinpoint the exact cause and location of your leak, you’ll want to give our team a call. But it’s a good idea to know what signs to watch out for that you have a leak so that you know to give our team a call right away! Read on as we uncover 5 tips to finding signs of a plumbing leak.

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The Maynard Man Shares Tips to Protect Your Plumbing This Winter

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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There’s no denying that winters get pretty chilly around here! The question is, what are you going to do about it? No, we don’t expect you to play Mother Nature and magically change the temperature outside. But you can absolutely take steps to protect your home as the weather gets chillier. One often overlooked part of that home is your plumbing system.

The Maynard Man is here to share with you everything that could potentially go amiss with your home’s plumbing system this winter. We’ll also share some helpful advice about how you can avoid these problems altogether. Read on…

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6 Signs of Sewer Line Trouble, From The Maynard Man

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Imagine this scenario: You go to use a sink in the bathroom, and it’s slow to drain. It also smells a little funky. You reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, pour it in, and walk away. Later that day, you go to use another sink in your house and have the same problem–should you trust that bottle of drain cleaner again, or is something more sinister going on?

The Maynard Man wants you to know that your drain problems could very well be spelling out a sewer line blockage or leak. When multiple drains throughout your home start backing up and/or emitting foul odors, it’s a serious sign that you shouldn’t ignore. It’s 1 of 6 signs we’re about to share below that you have some sewer line trouble and it’s time to call in a professional Nashville plumber!

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The Maynard Man Answers: “How Do I Test My Sump Pump?”

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Keeping your home comfort systems in good shape throughout the years takes a lot of work. In almost all cases, we recommend you hire a pro. Sump pump services aren’t an exception, however, there are certainly steps we think you should take on your own to test your sump pump each season to make sure yours is operable. Taking these steps can be the difference between a flooded home and a carefree home this summer.

Many homeowners read this and wonder, “how do I test my sump pump?” The Maynard Man is here to guide you! Read on as we uncover some fairly simple steps for you to follow. If you get stumped, please don’t hesitate to call our team.

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The Maynard Man Answers “Why Should You Avoid Store-Bought Drain Cleaners?”

Monday, May 18th, 2020
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No matter what drainpipe we’re talking about, there is a very good chance that at some point, you’ll deal with a clog. Whether it’s hair in the bathroom, food particles in the kitchen, or waste backup in the sewer line, your plumbing is naturally susceptible.

Of course, you can help prevent drain clogs in your home! But, it’s not by using store-bought, liquid drain cleaner.

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The Maynard Man Shares 2 Simple Steps toward a Healthy Plumbing System

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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We don’t expect our customers to have x-ray vision and know what’s going on with the plumbing system behind their walls and beneath their floors. Our plumbers don’t have that either! What we do have are the right tools and methods to handle a variety of plumbing problems and to inspect your plumbing to make sure it’s healthy.

Do you have a clog forming? What’s the source of that clog? Is corrosion occurring, or do you already have a leak—maybe multiple leaks? Read on as we uncover how we can answer these questions and help you achieve a healthy plumbing system in 2 simple steps.

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