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St Paul Pipeworks is an established and trusted plumbing company in Minneapolis and St. Paul, providing residents and businesses with professional plumbing services for decades. We are a locally owned & family-operated business specialized in plumbing repairs, installations & maintenance. We hope the following articles and media are of assistance in your plumbing questions.  As always, contact a professional plumber, choose St Paul Pipeworks.

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Woman with leaky pipe on phone with plumber

When Should You Call a Plumber?

How do I know if I should call a plumber? In general, esp. in an emergency, most homeowners struggle with when to call a handyman/appliance repair technician versus calling a licensed plumber. Generally, when the operation or general use of an appliance starts to grow worse and worse, it is likely to be a job […]

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What is a Sump Pump used for?

The most common kind of pump that you will find in your basement is called a sump pump. The purpose of the sump pump is to pump groundwater away from your home’s drain tile system. It resides in a sump basket, (or tank), in the floor of your basement. The sump basket is about the […]

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Why is My Toilet Constantly Running? Ask a Plumber

There are three operating parts to a toilet and any of the three could cause a toilet to be running every few minutes or constantly. Constant Running Toilet – Possible Cause 1 The part that most commonly fails is called the flapper found inside of the toilet tank. It is a rubber seal at the […]

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Why does my water smell like rotten eggs? Ask a Plumber

St Paul Pipeworks recently installed an A. O. Smith Voltex Water Heater in a customer’s home. A Voltex is an electric water heater with a heat pump located inside of its tank. The customer’s home was using well water for their home water supply. About two days after the water heater was installed their hot […]

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Do you have low water pressure? Ask A Plumber

What causes low water pressure in your house? Low water pressure is a frequent problem in many houses. There are multiple things that can cause low water pressure in your home. An experienced plumber knows exactly what to look for and how to treat the problem most efficiently. The first thing that St Paul Pipeworks […]

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