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Why You Should Invest in a Sump Pump

If you’re not a handyman, the term might be unfamiliar to you, but in our part of the country, where winters are long and basements are prone to flooding, sump pumps are absolutely crucial to home maintenance.

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Best Time of Year to Redo Your Bathroom

During the long Michigan winters, plenty of people start planning home renovation projects. A combination of cabin fever and excitement for the upcoming spring entices many to start brainstorming ideas, and bathroom remodels are some of the most common projects our clients undertake once the weather gets warmer.

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Answers to the Top Three Most Commonly Asked Plumbing Questions

Ask any homeowner and most will tell you that owning a home is not for the faint of heart – especially when it comes to plumbing. Many homeowners admit to being clueless and ask lots of questions about their pipes. Here are the top three most frequently asked questions.

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Five Ways Your Home Will Benefit by Using PVC Pipes

If you live in a home that’s 20 years or older, chances are you’ll have to replace your pipes soon. Since 2000, plastic piping, also known as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), has become the preferred choice for homeowners for a number of advantages.

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How You Can Prevent Water Damage from Leaky Plumbing

No one wants to come home from work to find pools of water in the basement, which is why we encourage you to periodically check your plumbing for leaks. According to, the average cost of water damage repairis $2,329. If you discover a leak in your home, we recommend you contact a licensed residential plumbing contractor as soon as possible.

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4 Signs it’s Time for Water Heater Replacement

Imagine starting your day by having the water run cold while you’re taking a shower, only to find out your water heater has bit the dust. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had some sort of warning before this happened? Your water heater has ways of letting you know it needs to be replaced, but it’s up to you to know the signs. At Grand Valley Plumbing, our Rockford plumbers will teach you how to recognize when it’s time to call an experienced water heater installation company to replace your unit.

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Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Are you tired of running out of hot water in your household? It can be an inconvenience when you need to take a hot shower before work, only to find that all of your hot water has been used up by your teenage daughter. To avoid this type of situation, you may want to consider installing a tankless water heater in your home. A professional tankless water heater installer can help you get set up so you never have to run out of cold water again.

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Differences Between Sewage Pumps and Grinder Pumps

While they may sound similar, sewage and grinder pumps operate differently to dispose raw sewage. Below, you will find information on how they differ. If you suspect an issue with either your sewage ejector pump or septic grinder pump, please do not hesitate to call your local licensed plumber.

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Maintenance Tips For Your Septic

Your septic grinder pump is responsible for grinding and pumping waste from water-using household appliances into a septic tank or central sewer system. Septic grinder systems are usually located in basements or buried below the frost line in yards to prevent freezing.

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Free Water Hardness Analysis

Are the stains in your bathtub or spots on your clean glassware driving you mad? Are you suffering from dry, itchy skin or dealing with dry, lifeless hair? It could be due to hard water, which can cause damage to both you and your home.

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How to Eliminate and Prevent Bathroom Mold and Mildew

Do you have unsightly mold or mildew in your bathroom? This seems to be a problem for most homeowners. Not only does mold and mildew make your home seem less cleanly, but it’s also an eyesore. At Grand Valley Plumbing, our plumbing contractors understand that you want your home to look its best. To help you out, here are a few tips for getting rid of bathroom mold and mildew permanently.

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How Does a Sump Pump Work?

Part of being a new homeowner is making sure you understand what plumbing is necessary to safeguard yourbasement from flooding. Sump pumps are great for homes that have been built at the bottom of hills or in areas that experience a lot of meltwater in the spring. At Grand Valley Plumbing, our Rockford plumbers understand that you want to make the best plumbing decisions for your household, which is why we have provided this plumbers guide for the most commonly asked questions we get about sump pumps. At Grand Valley Plumbing, we believe that informed customers make the best customers.

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Which Water Treatment is best for My Home?

Are you concerned with the water quality in your Rockford home? At Grand Valley Plumbing, our Rockford plumbing contractors offer our water conditioning services to improve the taste and safety of your drinking water.

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How to Protect Your Home from a Plumbing Disaster While on Vacation

You’ve probably been saving up for this trip for a while, so why end a great vacation by coming home to a plumbing disaster? While you’re enjoying the beach with your family, a small leak can turn into a more serious problem. Make sure to safeguard your home against plumbing issues by checking out the following tips.

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Common Bathroom Sink Plumbing Issues

Nothing is worse than finding out that you need a repair done for your bathroom sink. At Grand Valley Plumbing, we are aware that our clients may not know what to look for when they suspect a plumbing issue in their bathroom. For this reason, as plumbing contractors, we have decided to create a list of the most common issues our clients have with their bathroom sinks. If you recognize any of these problems, please do not hesitate to call our Rockford office so we can send a plumbing professional over to your home or business as soon as possible. At Grand Valley Plumbing, we offer both residential and commercial plumbing services.

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5 Signs Your Water Heater Needs to be Repaired or Replaced

Imagine not being able to have hot water for washing dishes and laundry or taking a shower. A functional water heater is key to running a productive household, which is why it’s important to call a Rockford plumbing contractor, like Grand Valley Plumbing, when you first notice an issue.

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How to Prevent Hard Water Issues

Do you live in an area where hard water is common? Hard water simply refers to the presence of sediment in your water. While mineral-rich water doesn’t pose as a threat to your health, it can have devastating effects on your home’s plumbing if left unattended.

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8 Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Plumbing Contractor

Are you anticipating a major plumbing repair or installation? Hiring the right Rockford plumbing contractor for your next job can be filled with unexpected pitfalls. At Grand Valley Plumbing, we make sure you are informed about what questions you should ask us and our competition. Below is a list of our top eight questions you should ask a plumbing contractor.

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