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Our Commitment to Kalamazoo & Water Quality

Plumbing in Kalamazoo is Our Passion We’ve been sons and daughters of Kalamazoo almost our entire lives. As such, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give back to the community. In all areas of Kalamazoo County, we’ve donated our support, plumbing supplies, plumbing services, and plumbing planning to both public, non-profit, and underserved communities. Whether it’s

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

Flush For Longer Water Heater Life Is your water heater making knocking noises? Have you noticed colder water or higher gas or electric bills? Your water heater may need to be flushed. This is something that should be done once a year. If you haven’t ever done this, drop what you’re doing now and read

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4 Ways to Save on Your Water Heater Bill

Did You Know That Water Heating is 15-20% of Your Monthly Utility Bill? Why You’re Losing Money on Your Water Heater Without asking this question first, we’d be starting off on the wrong foot. Water heaters operate inefficiently when heat is lost and water has to be reheated. Your water heater maintains your household water

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A Safe Alternative to Liquid Drain Cleaners

A New Fix for an Old Problem So you have a clogged drain. You can’t take a shower without the water rising above your ankles before you get out. The slow draining is leaving your tub dirty and stained. You’re just about ready to go get some Draino from Meijer on Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo….

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Where Does The Word “Plumber” Come From?

Plumber. Kind of a weird word when you think about it right? The word plumber actually comes from the times of the Roman Empire! Since the Latin word for lead is “plumbum,” there’s clearly a tie to lead and plumbers. In the Roman times, plumbers were actually those who worked with lead, which was used

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The Art of Plumbing

The Art of Plumbing from María Villaseñor on Vimeo. Here’s a really neat and touching video about how a young man found art through plumbing and how it’s helped him on his journey through life. Here at Petro Plumbing, one of our former staff members used to create art with plumbing hardware that would amaze

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How to Unclog Your Toilet….Properly

Woooooof! You’ve clogged the toilet again, and guests are coming over for dinner in a few hours. What do you do to take care of this mess in a clean, quick way? Step 1. Wait ten minutes for the toilet to drain itself for at least ten minutes. This way, the water level will fall

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How to Fix Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes – A Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare It’s cold out. Really cold. Your faucets are running and you take a warm shower before you go to bed. You wake up in the morning and your shower is lacking water pressure, you ignore it, and go on with your morning routine. When you get back home

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When Should I Call a Plumber?

Sometimes, you’ve got to call a professional, other times, you just need some basic tools and a little elbow grease. But how do you know when you need to call a plumber and when you don’t? Common Plumbing Problems In the Kalamazoo, MI area, the most common plumbing problems are: Leaking faucets Burst pipes Water

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How to Tell if You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

With backyard showers and jumping in the lake not really an option as we get into December, it’s important to make sure you have hot water during the colder part of the year here in southwest Michigan. To do that, you’ll need to make sure your water heater is in good running condition. Most  water

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