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Remodeling Help

Answers to All Your Plumbing Questions

For handling plumbing work during a remodel, get tips from the experts at Three Amigos Plumbing & Maintenance. Contact us if you are expecting remodeling work to effect the plumbing in your home. We are happy to discuss your project and propose an estimate for any plumbing work you feel you cannot do on your own.

Click on the links below for advice on your upcoming plumbing remodeling work:

Tips for choosing the right water heater
Tips for choosing the right toilet
Tips for choosing the right faucets
Tips on backflow prevention
Miscellaneous plumbing tips

Plumbing Services

  • Sewer/Septic Line Work
  • Water Heater Repair/Replacement
  • Backflow Work
  • Complete Plumbing Repairs
  • Gas Line Service
  • Directional Drilling
  • Vacuum Excavation
  • Pipe Bursting
  • Estimates
  • 24 Hour Service

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Water Heater Help

Follow these tips from the plumbing experts at Three Amigos Plumbing & Maintenance, and you will be on your way to finding the water heater that works best for you and installing it correctly.

Water Heater Tips

  • Average lifespan of water heaters is 8-10 yrs.
  • A pan (tray to go under the water heater) and drainage to the outside are required in Idaho.
  • Installing under the counter (or point of use) water heaters can be complicated by a lack of direct power sources.
  • High efficiency water heaters are a great choice. Check with your power provider about discounts and/or credits towards the purchase of a new high efficiency water heater.

Water Heater Manufacturers We Recommend

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Toilet Help

Did you know that the average toilet lasts for thirty years? This tip and more provided to you by the plumbing professionals at Three Amigos Plumbing & Maintenance. Contact us if you need more help with your upcoming plumbing remodel!

Toilet Tips

  • The average lifespan of a toilet is thirty years.
  • We recommend replacing supply lines and flanges when a toilet is replaced.
  • While color can be a fun addition, it can also lead to frustration when looking for replacement parts.
  • A great feature to look for in a new toilet is lined or insulated tanks. They help to prevent damage from condensation.

Toilet Manufacturers We Recommend

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Faucet Help

Do you know how much water you waste with a faucet drip? Three Amigos Plumbing & Maintenance does. Read on to find out the answer and more tips on buying the right faucet for any room in your home. If you don’t find the answer you were looking for, just give us a call to discuss your plumbing needs.

Faucet Tips

  • The average faucet can last a lifetime, but will the style?
  • Plan to replace the supply lines and trap when replacing a faucet.
  • Classic designs are best for finding replacement parts later.
  • A drip, once every second, from your unrepaired faucet will lead to 6,000 gallons of wasted water a year.

Faucet Manufacturers We Recommend

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Residential Backflow Prevention

Backflow prevention is a necessity. Make sure that when you are completing any plumbing work that you are aware of the proper steps to ensure backflow prevention. The following tips from the Three Amigos Plumbing & Maintenance team will help guide you, but check out the links on the left side of the page to learn more.

Backflow Prevention Tips

  • In most residential cases, backflow preventers are needed on sprinklers system. They prevent possibly contaminated water in the sprinkler system from backing into the home’s water lines.
  • Backflow prevention is needed in residence with a boiler system, because they prevent the antifreeze within the boiler system from contaminating the water supply in the event of a loss of water pressure.
  • It is important to have the backflow preventer tested each year to ensure it is working properly.

More Backflow Prevention Information From:

American Backflow Prevention Association

American-Backflow-Prevention-Association

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Other Tips From Your Plumber

More tips from the trained plumbers at Three Amigos Plumbing & Maintenance!

  • Be sure to open your vents in the spring and close them in the winter. This simple action can help to prevent mold/ mildew growth in your crawlspace.
  • When replacing supply lines, consider replacing with braided supply lines for more durability.
  • Pex (or polyethylene) tubing is a great choice when you replace water lines, because it installs quickly and is durable.
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