9 Differences Between Commercial and Residential Plumbing

Although most plumbing systems operate the same way, residential and commercial plumbing systems have a few differences. At MN Plumbing & Home Services, we personalize every plumbing service because we know no two plumbing problems are the same. So, what makes a residential plumbing system different from [...]

2023-09-25T18:37:53+00:00Plumbing Blog|

When do I need a Plumber, Remodeling Kitchen Edition

Do you have plans to redo your kitchen? Not every kitchen renovation requires a professional plumber, especially if you're just repainting your cabinets. If you're planning to update your kitchen plumbing, don't DIY it — call in a plumbing expert. At MN Plumbing & Home Services, we [...]

2023-06-19T18:18:58+00:00Plumbing Blog|

5 Plumbing Considerations When Remodeling Your Bathroom

When undertaking a bathroom remodeling project, homeowners have many questions to answer. How should they decorate the space? Do they need new water fixtures, or can they use their current ones? Should they undertake the remodeling job on their own? Between deciding whether to work on it [...]

2023-03-26T12:48:55+00:00Plumbing Blog|

Installing Gas Lines for your Indoor Firelpace

A natural gas line that runs directly to your fireplace is highly beneficial. It saves you from the hassle that is dealing with traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Also, you won't have to spend time and money swapping out propane tanks in the winter. However, to enjoy the convenience [...]

2023-02-18T03:24:21+00:00Plumbing Blog|

How Do I Know It’s Time to Replace My Water Heater?

We depend on water to safely operate our businesses and homes. Thanks to the hot water heater, we have more convenient access to safe, heated, potable water than ever before. However, water heaters can wear down over time or may malfunction seemingly out of nowhere. When repair bills [...]

2023-02-18T03:20:54+00:00Plumbing Blog|

Calling a Professional Plumber Is the Smart Choice

When it comes to taking care of your home or operating a business, it’s best to plan for plumbing maintenance to help reduce the chance you’re faced with an unplanned plumbing emergency. Further, when you do have a plumbing problem on your hands, whether a small or an [...]

2022-10-19T23:38:30+00:00Plumbing Blog|

7 Tips To Prevent A Plumbing Emergency

Whether you are a first-time homeowner or you’ve lived in your forever home for several years, chances are you’ll have to deal with a serious plumbing situation. However, that’s certainly not written in stone. Prevention measures and plumbing preventive maintenance is the key to avoiding catastrophic and expensive [...]

2022-10-19T23:53:18+00:00Plumbing Blog|

5 Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair

Modern appliances certainly make life more convenient and enjoyable. Your kitchen is literally designed around modern appliances. Then there’s the laundry room appliances and the bathroom plumbing fixtures. Though, do you give much thought to your water heater? Probably not—until there’s a water heater problem and no hot water, [...]

2022-04-06T17:18:06+00:00Plumbing Blog|

5 Pro Tips To Help Prevent Home Flooding During Rainy Season

Living in our flood-prone region, you may already be aware that flooding is the most common type of natural disaster. Heavy rains and saturated soil can quickly overwhelm city sewers and cause blackwater to backflow into your home. Flooding in a home can also come from other sources, [...]

2023-02-18T04:03:53+00:00Plumbing Blog|

Pro Plumbing And Planning Tips For Your Bathroom Remodel

Of all the rooms in a home, there’s something inherently intimate and rejuvenating about the bathroom. The bathroom is where you jumpstart your day—a space for preparing body and mind for the hoops and hurdles of daily life. In larger households, there can be fierce competition for bathroom time—I’m [...]

2022-02-16T19:45:31+00:00Plumbing Blog, services, Uncategorized|

Important Differences Between Hard Water and Soft Water

You may not give much thought from day to day about the water that flows through your home’s plumbing. However, consider that water quality impacts the function of kitchen and bathroom faucets, your water heater, clothes washing machine, dishwasher, pipes, and more. With that in mind, the quality and [...]

2021-12-15T15:53:39+00:00Plumbing Blog, Water Softener|

7 Great Reasons To Install An RO Water Filtration System

When you turn on the water at the kitchen or bathroom sink, do you know if the water flowing out has been treated with chlorine and other water cleaning methods? Yet, treated and "clean" municipal water likely still contains many harmful bacteria and any number of other contaminants. With [...]

2021-12-15T15:48:59+00:00Plumbing Blog, services, Water Softener|

How To Prepare Your Water Heater For Winter

Water heaters don’t receive very much attention even though they do come with some very impressive stats. Consider for a moment, your water heater is working around the clock 24/7/365. Water heaters take second place only to home heating/cooling systems regarding overall home energy consumption. Water heaters make your [...]

2021-11-19T17:30:14+00:00Plumbing Blog, services|

Want Happy Pipes This Winter? Here’s Your Checklist

Like the other three seasons, fall has its very own checklist of tasks to do around the house and yard. Seasonal checklists help homeowners to be prepared for the expected (and unexpected) weather of the upcoming months. It’s the circle of home ownership. Plan ahead and be prepared for [...]

2021-08-10T20:24:28+00:00Plumbing Blog|

Preparing Your Home’s Plumbing For Spring

With spring officially here, weather permitting or not, you may have begun your spring checklist to get your Twin Cities home ready for warmer temperatures. That’s a good idea considering the mess that winter can leave behind putting your plumbing system at risk for damage. MN Plumbing & [...]

2023-02-18T04:05:41+00:00Plumbing Blog|

Remodeling Your Kitchen Or Bathroom? Don’t Forget About Plumbing!

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling combines imagination and dreams with pragmatic realities. In the initial phase, the dream phase, your focus may be on shiny new appliances, new fixtures, color coordination, and new layouts. These new installation ideas are all important and are the essence of your remodel. But, [...]

2021-04-20T20:08:33+00:00Plumbing Blog|

Fact Or Fiction? 5 Home Plumbing Myths That Could Cost You

A home’s plumbing system can be taken for granted so easily. Well, that is, as long as sinks and toilets function smoothly and your water heater doesn’t make those strange rumbling, popping, and banging sounds, right? Well, some of those statements are true and some are not. Can [...]

2021-10-04T11:21:43+00:00Plumbing Blog|

How Cold Weather Makes Plumbing Issues Worse, And What To Do

Along with the changing of the seasons comes changes for your home’s plumbing maintenance concerns. During the winter, things get a little dubious as two dynamics come together. Families tend to spend more time indoors, which means greater water usage. This puts an extra load on pipes, drains, and [...]

2020-12-29T13:58:29+00:00Plumbing Blog|

Plumbing Checklist To Keep Your Pipes Happy The Winter Through

The simple fact of the upcoming winter season is that homes need to be prepared for cold weather. That could mean more insulation in your attic to keep you nice and warm. And, make sure outdoor lighting is working properly as it gets darker sooner in the evening. [...]

2020-12-29T13:45:39+00:00Plumbing Blog|


It happened again. You’re taking a hot shower and the hot water is going off and on intermittently. There could be another hot water outlet in use, but you know that’s not the case. Sooner or later, your water heater is going to need to be replaced, like any [...]

2021-07-26T15:20:33+00:00Plumbing Blog|


When is the last time you gave your water heater some thought? When you ran out of hot water? Or, perhaps you are in the market for a new high-efficiency water heater or tankless water heating system. The truth is, many homeowners don’t give their water heaters much thought [...]

2021-07-26T14:59:26+00:00Plumbing Blog|

7 Warning Signs To Call A Plumber For A Pipe Repair

You’re enjoying a nice summer day with guests over, and suddenly you hear or see signs of plumbing problems. Ugh! Not now, but no time is good for plumbing problems. From low water pressure, to foul odors and hidden leaks, read through these seven common plumbing problems to see [...]

2021-10-04T11:22:04+00:00Plumbing Blog|