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Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

July 9, 2019

The plumbers at Western Sales and Service get called out to people’s houses for all kinds of different reasons. Sometimes it is a big and serious situation, other times it is something smaller and more common. Here is a list of the most common plumbing mistakes that we see:

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

May 14, 2019

Call one of our licensed Western Sales and Services plumbers at 205-787-8674 to schedule your plumbing inspection or if you suspect you may have a plumbing issue.

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What To Do If You Have No Hot Water

February 11, 2019

No hot water? Don’t panic. It’s more than likely something with your hot water heater. It may be something simple that you can take care of yourself.

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Plumbing Problems That Cost You Money

January 9, 2019

Even though thinking an ostrich will hide its head in the sand to avoid danger is actually a myth, it’s no myth that many Birmingham, AL, homeowners will ignore plumbing problems, hoping they’ll go away. That can be a costly mistake, as these problems almost never disappear on their own and typically evolve into a…

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How Can I Prevent Frozen Pipes?

November 12, 2018

What is a frozen pipe and why is it bad? Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes. When water freezes, it expands. As it expands it presses on the walls of what is holding it in, in this case a pipe. Pipes that freeze the most are those that are exposed to the extreme cold.…

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How Do I Fix a Clogged Drain?

September 6, 2018

There are some home remedies you can try to clear a clogged drain. There are also things that you can do at home to help keep it from happening again. Try these tips at home before investing in some of the harsh chemicals they sell at the store. Often these products can cause damage to…

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How Do I Know I Have a Good Plumber?

July 7, 2018

Hiring a qualified, experienced and honest plumber is an important step for a homeowner. It is important to find one that knows what he/she is doing. They are responsible for parts of your house that are crucial to your daily life and if they fail to execute their job correctly it can result in costly…

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