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At Fred Smith Plumbing, troubleshooting and access to our experienced supervisors is always free. In that spirit, we've put together this collection of tips and advice. Think of it as "Everything you always wanted to know about plumbing but were afraid to ask." We'll be adding new content regularly, so be sure to check back often. If you have a specific question for us in the meantime, ask away!

Frozen Water Lines

Winter brings with it a lot of extra precautions: shoveling snow, avoiding slippery spots on the roads and sidewalks, and guarding your home against the weather. One common home problem you may encounter is frozen water lines. This image illustrates what happens when a pipe ...

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Hidden Waste Lines

It’s always better to have a problem out in the open than hidden. If a problem goes unseen, how can you fix it? The same thing applies to waste lines—wouldn’t it make sense to install the offset of one somewhere where the pipe is visible ...

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