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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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Bottom of water heater leaking water on basement floor

Water Heater Troubleshooting: A Guide to Solving Common Issues 

Experiencing issues with your water heater can be both frustrating and inconvenient, especially during those times when you’re looking forward to a warm shower or getting ready for houseguests!   Dealing with Water Heater Leaks  One of the primary reasons your water heater might not be functioning as it should is a leak. If you discover […]

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Plumber working on broken sewer pipe

My Sewer is Backing Up – Help! – Ask a Plumber

Understanding Sewer Backup Causes Why does my sewer keep backing up? An individual fixture in your home can get backed up, or the main sewer line that goes underneath your basement floor can be backed up. If you are having multiple fixtures in your house backing up at the same time, especially backing up down […]

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rooftop plumbing vent pipe

Why do you need plumbing vents? – Ask a Plumber

What are plumbing vents, and why do you need them? In short, to keep the stink out! The plumbing system in your home is designed to remove waste and wastewater efficiently from your house. It has two different systems, a drainage system and a vent system, that work together to do so. Every plumbing fixture […]

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Converting a bathtub to a walk-in shower? Ask a Plumber

St Paul Pipeworks plumbers are experiencing an increase in calls from customers that want to take out a bathtub and put a walk-in shower in its place. As people age they find it becoming more difficult to get in and out of bathtubs. Another good reason is that in general, most people prefer showering over […]

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