Roy Spencer, Perma-Seal

Stories by Roy Spencer, Perma-Seal

Pain in the Drain: The Holidays Can Be Tough on Your Plumbing

Nov 18, 2013

The winter holidays are certainly a festive time for many homeowners, but they can also be a particularly tough time for your plumbing and sewer lines. The incorrect disposal of cooking grease, overuse of garbage disposals and improper or excessive disposal of paper waste can resulted in clogged drains and are frequent culprits of pipe-clogging […]

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How to Spot Foundation Damage Caused by Drought

Jul 24, 2012

You don’t have to be a weather geek to be well aware of the severe heat waves and drought that have affected much of the country in recent years. The impact on gardens, once-green lawns and other landscaping is unmistakable. But what you may not know is that this kind of heat and extended dryness […]

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Protect Your Family’s Health with a Properly Lined Crawl Space

Mar 9, 2012

You may not want to think about it, but the odors and gases (and all the critters) in your crawl space have a free pass into your home—particularly in the winter months when houses are sealed tight. During heating season, the natural airflow of a home draws crawl space air directly into your upstairs living […]

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Even Dry Basements Require Inspection

Jan 25, 2012

Hanging up a new, clean calendar is a ritual for many at the beginning of each year, and we quickly begin the process of filling in all of those important dates. Along with fun things like birthdays and anniversaries, we start making appointments to have our teeth cleaned, the furnace checked, the oil in our […]

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How to Protect Your Basement From Sewer Backup

Sep 9, 2011

Have you ever experienced a large amount of standing water in your basement after a heavy rainstorm?  Do you wonder where it comes from and how so much ends up in your home? If the water has come up through any plumbing fixtures or you have standing water over your floor drain, there’s a good […]

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