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3 Reasons for a Slow Flushing Toilet

Running into clogged pipes is a regular part of living in any home. Sometimes the solution can be fixed with a plunger, and you can return to your day. Other times though, a weak flush can really throw a wrench…

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How to Easily Get Tree Roots Out of Sewer Lines

Trees grow toward water, especially the roots. They usually absorb whatever moisture is in the soil or rains from above. Still, tree roots will also seek any moisture they detect below the ground. This includes sewer lines on your property.…

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When to Worry About Foundation Cracks

Most people have heard enough about the risks of foundation cracks to be concerned about potential problems when a crack is first spotted in your home. Foundation cracks can be the first sign that your house is shifting unevenly on…

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How to Unclog Shower & Bathtub Drain

Nobody thinks about the speed of your bathtub drain until it starts to slow down and the water begins to pool. Standing in ankle-deep water as you shower or waiting half an hour for a bath to drain is not…

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Top 4 Reasons & Solutions for a High Electric Bill

Electricity is probably one of the biggest bills you pay month after month. Whether you're paying for cooling in the summer or heating in the winter, we need electricity to live modern, comfortable lives. But does your electric bill need…

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Remodeling a Kitchen: What Comes First?

A kitchen remodel is a great way to transform and modernize any home. Many of the homes in neighborhoods today were built more than twenty, thirty, or even forty years ago, with kitchens designed for a previous era. You can…

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How to Know When Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

Air duct cleaning is something that every home needs done about every three to five years. Most homes that never have their ducts cleaned deal with a slow efficiency drain on the HVAC. Many only have their ducts cleaned every…

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5 Benefits of Having a Water Filtration System Installed

A water filtration system has become essential because of all the harmful contaminants found in tap water. Water filters remove harmful contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, chlorine, and pesticides. The filters also reduce the amount of sediment buildup,…

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How to Choose an Emergency Plumber

If you are experiencing a severe issue with your plumbing or are just trying to be proactive and prepared in the case of an emergency you’ve come to the right place. Finding the best plumber for your needs isn't always…

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What are the Benefits of a Plumbing Inspection for Homeowners

  The Benefits of Running an Annual Home Plumbing Inspection Are you hesitating to get started on a major home improvement project like plumbing? It may seem daunting at first, but once you get the ball rolling, your future self…

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See What Your Neighbors Are Saying

“Many heartfelt thanks to the people I talked with on the phone late this afternoon who were concerned enough to send Pat over to check on our frozen pipes and dripping shower. Pat was so kind and professional and fixed...”

– Rindi

“Bud, I want to send my thanks to your company and especially to Scott. He got into more than he bargained for on our project yesterday. He went out and got different parts and went the extra mile to make...”

– Dave W.

“They were professional, honest, and cleaned-up after their work, and even took the shop-vacuum around the living room for good measure (we have a GSD - say no more)! Nice folks.”

– Judith A. – Pittsboro, NC

“Bud Mathew responded to our call even though it was made during the weekend. Plumber came to the house, identified the problem, gave us a temporary fix and suggested we wait until Monday to fix it. (That saved us some...”

– Gloria C. – Carrboro, NC

“They replaced a number of parts in my old Maytag dryer. It has been very reliable for 26 years and I want to keep it rather than buy a new one. Works great now!”

– Jane S. – Chapel Hill, NC

“Repair people were punctual and cordial. They troubleshot a problem, trying different approaches when the first try didn't work to clear the line. They explained everything they were doing as they did it while we watched. They were very efficient...”

– Diana B. – Efland, NC

“We were very happy with the process and outcome. Noah was very responsive. If he couldn't answer his phone when I called, he quickly returned calls. Everyone was very polite and respectful. They did a great job. Noah made good...”

– Jeffrey H. – Durham, NC

“They fixed my LG Front Load Washing Machine, which was leaking. They also helped me level it properly. They were on time, they provided clear estimates, they were professional, and they clearly explained every step of the process to me...”

– Lindsey S. – Chapel Hill, NC
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We recognize that our services are of a special and often emergency nature, and we remain fully committed to fulfilling the needs of our community even as potential demand for our services may increase with more families either choosing to or being required to remain home for extended periods of time. More importantly, the safety of our employees and customers is always our highest priority, and we recognize that heightened diligence and focus on health and safety is required during these challenging times. We are actively monitoring updates from the CDC, WHO and local health officials; and we have been proactively and continually implementing measures and developing plans to prioritize the health and well-being of our employees and customers. Including:

  • Equipping all technicians with masks, gloves, and disinfectants.
  • Social distancing – Avoid handshakes and limit direct contact with customers during their visit.
  • Requiring technicians to clean all surfaces with disinfectants before and after performing work.
  • Requiring all employees to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing or fever.