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Thank you for visiting the Pete Fer & Son blog! Check back here monthly for new DIY project ideas, money-saving tips, and ways to get the most out of your plumbing and HVAC systems.

DIY Plumber: How to Clean Out Your Garbage Disposal

When your garbage disposal is not working the way that it should be, the most common reason is that debris is stuck around the blades which is making it difficult for them to properly break up the food. There is a simple way to clear out your garbage disposal so that it will work...
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Plumber Problems: Causes of Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be a bit of annoyance. It can make it difficult to actually use your plumbing fixtures and have them clean whatever you’re trying to wash. There are many causes of low water pressure. Some of them you may be able to fix yourself, but for other causes,...
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Plumber Tips: 4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Toilet

Has your toilet been giving you trouble lately? Plumbers are usually more than happy to manage any repairs, but sometimes it’s just not worth it. Sometimes, you just want to replace your toilet with a newer model. It can be difficult to decide if it is the right time to...
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Plumber Advice: Getting Rid of Mold in Shower

Whenever homeowners see mold they become scared, however, mold is very common in your shower. Yes, sometimes it can be dangerous, but most of the time, it is harmless and can be cleaned very easily, but if you seem to have constant trouble with mold in your shower there are...
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3 Things Your Plumber Isn’t Telling You

When you hire a plumber, it can be difficult to find one that you can really trust. There are some things that your plumber may not be telling you that you should know. Often, they do this so they can make more money off of every visit. We are different and want to be open and...
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Call a Plumber: 4 Signs You Have Leaky Pipes

Whenever you have a problem with your plumbing, we recommend that you talk to your plumber. Of course, there are some problems that you can fix yourself, but there are other problems that need the attention of an experienced plumber. Leaks in your pipes are a major problem, and...
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Plumber Tips: How to Clean Your Bathroom

Planning on beginning your spring cleaning? After years of being in bathrooms, we have seen some sparkling clean bathrooms and some that could use some help in the cleaning department. Keeping a clean bathroom is not only necessary to keep your bathroom looking nice, but it is...
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DIY Plumber: Calcium Buildup Removal

You walk into the bathroom and you turn on your faucet. Instead of the gush of water that should come out of your faucet, you see a trickling stream. When you look at your sink, you notice a white crust has formed onto your faucet. The crust is unsightly and makes your fixtures...
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Plumber Advice: 5 Tips for Saving Water

In San Pedro and the South Bay, it is part of our duty as good citizens to save water where we can. (Not to mention that it will help us save on water bills) California is still in the middle of a serious drought and we always need to be careful about our water use. It’s...
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