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DIY Plumbing Video: How to do a Plumbing Safety Check

[fa icon="calendar'] April 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM / by Home Services Expert

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DIY_Plumbing_VideoWhat's the next best thing to having an expert in your home?

Getting our expert advice on video in your home, courtesy of The Hignell Companies. And now you can, right here on our blog.

You can get started today by watching this video on how to do a plumbing safety check to prevent water damage and flooding in your home at several key vantage points.

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Home Plumbing Basics: The Monthly Home Plumbing Check

[fa icon="calendar'] April 5, 2016 at 3:55 PM / by Home Services Expert

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We hope our recent series on how to protect your home from water damage, room by room, raised awareness about plumbing in your home.

You may be thinking, “I hate plumbing, I fear plumbing, but I know I can't ignore my plumbing, either. Is there such a thing as a quick checklist that I can run through every month to get it over with?”

Does this sound familiar? The licensed plumbers at The Hignell Companies thought so and put their heads – and wrenches – together to devise a plumbing safety check that virtually anyone can, and should, do every month.

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Home Maintenance Tips: Protect Your Laundry Room From Water Damage

[fa icon="calendar'] February 10, 2016 at 11:22 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Let's be honest. All you probably care about is that your washing machine fills with water, cleans your clothes with sudsy vigor, rinses, spins and empties like it should.

 

Even if you had the time, the last way you would choose to spend it would be perched on a stool, listening as your washer progresses from one cycle to the next. Most of us squeeze in a load of laundry as we're involved with other activities around the house; doing the laundry is hardly the object of our undivided attention.

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Home Maintenance Tips: How to Protect Your Kitchen From Water Damage

[fa icon="calendar'] February 3, 2016 at 2:38 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You've heard the expression, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” With this, the second article in a series of home maintenance tips about how to protect your home from water damage, The Hignell Companies suggests that “an ounce of prevention can spare you thousands of dollars in water damage.”

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Plumbing Help: Will Replacing Your Toilet Save You Water?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 12, 2015 at 1:24 PM / by Home Services Expert

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If you like to cook, you probably give your kitchen sink and dishwasher a real workout. If you have teenagers, your shower probably runs longer and more frequently than you can keep count. When it comes to water consumption in your home, no water fixtures work harder than your toilets. That’s why at some point in time you will need some plumbing help.

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Home Plumbing Help for Outdoor Water Conservation

[fa icon="calendar'] July 24, 2015 at 3:12 PM / by Home Services Expert

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It's not exactly what you want to see, especially when you're being reminded regularly to conserve water during the California drought. But there it is in plain sight: a sprinkler that has been carelessly positioned in your neighborhood so that more pavement than grass and landscaping is getting wet.

The Hignell Companies is trying to reverse these habits by providing simple but measurable water conservation tips,

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Plumbing Help: Conserving Water Indoors in the California Drought

[fa icon="calendar'] July 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Is Mother Nature demonstrating a strange sense of humor or a cruel sense of irony?

Illinois residents just endured their wettest, stormiest June in history (with about 9 inches of rain, shattering a state record set in 1902). Meanwhile, Californians are suffering a drought that has seriously strained water supplies, potentially putting their health and well-being at risk.

Clearly, the days of being careless about letting the faucet and shower run needlessly as we prepare food, brush our teeth and take showers are over. The typical American household consumes a whopping 260 gallons of water every day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Unfortunately, much of that consumption is unnecessary.

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Water Saving Tips from The Hignell Companies to Start at Home Today!

[fa icon="calendar'] April 3, 2015 at 3:12 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Being experts in your home means that The Hignell Companies not only strives to provide quality services to its customers, but also give up-to-date and helpful information when it comes to their homes and lifestyle. In light of the drought we’ve all been feeling in California, Gov. Jerry Brown has mandated water reductions. Here’s an excerpt about what you need to know, and some conservation tips you can start doing now.

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Be Your Own Chico Plumber: Tips to Fix an Overflowing Toilet

[fa icon="calendar'] March 3, 2014 at 6:49 AM / by Home Services Expert

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You may find that one of the most frustrating features in your home is the toilet when it is not working properly. It plays a vital role in your daily life and is an unwelcome complication when it is not flushing, or even overflowing. You can often handle much of this problem yourself before contacting a Chico plumber.

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How Your Plumbing in Chico Works: Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters

[fa icon="calendar'] February 21, 2014 at 9:38 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Your hot water system is a vital element in your home. The availability of hot water when you need it is essential for running your home. In today's world you have the option of using the traditional tank-type water heaters or the newer tankless units. If you are in the market for a water heating system for your plumbing in Chico it pays to look at both types of appliances.

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