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Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

As most homeowners know, water line and sewer repair is necessary at some point.  Broken, eroded or cracked pipes happen. While you may be lucky and only need minor repairs, some homes may require a complete repiping! These types of repairs are not only costly, but...

Toilet Technology

Every so often, you come across an innovation so mind-blowingly convenient and it makes you think, “How did I ever live without this?”  I imagine the first people with indoor toilet felt this way, or better yet, the first users of a flushing toilet.  But while we have...

Check Out Our New Commercial

A complaint that’s commonly heard in the home service world is “Why aren’t you on time?”… Well, at Flat Rate, we’re doing something about that. Our new “ON TIME GUARANTEE” promises that we will arrive on-time for your scheduled service appointment. And, if we don’t,...

5 Plumbing Inspection Tips for Home Buyers

The long process of buying a home is coming to a close – you’re financing is in place, you’ve scouted and toured homes – and you’ve finally found the perfect one! All that’s left before closing is your inspection.  Having a certified home inspector go thru the home is...

Prevent Basement Flooding

Although it may not feel like it, spring is here.  And in Wisconsin, our spring can mean torrential downpours, snow, or sunshine….sometimes all in one afternoon.  This can mean overtime for sump pumps and flooding basements.  Under these circumstances, prevention is...

Noisy Pipes

Houses make sounds.  Quite a few sounds.  Generally, you get used to them.  You tune out the heat kicking in or that one floor board that always creaks. Sometimes, household noises start to change – and when they are the result of plumbing issues, ignoring them can be...

Causes of Discolored Water

What are the causes of discolored water? Cloudy or milky water: Occasionally tiny air bubbles become suspended in your water.  This may result in a cloudy or milky look. In reality, the bubble are so small that they’re almost invisible to the naked eye, but together...

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