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Tips for Avoiding Plumbing & HVAC Headaches in the New Year

Babe and I have been working together for a long time. We were loggers together. We drilled for oil together. We even discovered the Whirling Whimpus together. Now, we’re teaming up again to provide legendary service and solutions to our neighbors across Minneapolis, MN. Together, we’ve compiled some tips to help you avoid common plumbing […]

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What’s That Gurgling Noise in My Sink?

When you turn on your sink, on occasion, you’ll hear a gurgling sound come from your drain. While sometimes it subsides after a few days, if it becomes a constant, there may be more substantial issues, like clogged drains and plumbing backups, soon to follow. Here are what causes this persistent noise and when you […]

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Why’s My Toilet Making That Noise?

A noisy toilet is easy enough to ignore at first, but some nights, it’s enough to keep you from sleeping. Each sound signifies a problem that usually requires repair. By understanding what these different sounds mean, your plumber can diagnose the issue and make repairs faster.   Common Reasons for Toilets to Make Noise 1. Dripping […]

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6 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal can make cleaning up after dinner a much easier task. It reduces what you need to throw into the trash and eliminates any odor that accumulates as a result. When using this appliance, though, you need to know what you can and can’t put down the drain to avoid the risk of […]

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Plumbing Insights: A Day in the Life

In my years traveling across this country with my buddy Babe the Blue Ox, I’ve taken on many jobs. I’ve been a logger, I’ve worked on oil derricks, and I even tried my hand at inventing. Now, I’m back in Minnesota, working my favorite job yet. One of the great benefits of being a plumber […]

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How Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Can Support Active Military and Veterans

Babe and I care about the community we serve. And we often think about the people who live in it—especially our veterans and active military members. From discounts and peace of mind to new career opportunities, our plumbers and HVAC technicians are here to support those who have protected this country. Provide Peace of Mind […]

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Addressing the “Invisible” Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

Some plumbing issues are easy to detect. If you have a leaky faucet, you’ll spot it immediately, but behind your walls, less apparent problems can arise. Invisible leaks are complicated to diagnose without the help of your plumber, and if you don’t address them, they can cause expensive damage in the long run. So you […]

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Paul Bunyan & Blue Ox’s 5-Star Service

When it comes to your plumbing and your HVAC needs, Babe the Blue Ox and I believe in giving you our best work every time. We provide 5-star service, which is not only about the level of quality we provide, but as a promise to you. From treating your home with respect to being there […]

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What To Do When Your Bathroom Floods, Step-by-Step

A bathroom flood can do significant damage to your home if you don’t immediately address clean up. Beyond hiring a plumber to fix the leak or broken pipe that caused it, you need to assure that you keep yourself and your family safe from other hazards like electrocution or mold. Here are the main tasks […]

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How to Naturally Manage a Bad Bathroom Smell

When your bathroom has a pesky hovering odor, the space can feel dirty even when it’s spotless. To combat this issue until a specialist can come to fix your plumbing problem, you can apply plenty of easy, natural ways to combat the stench with everyday household items. If that musty bathroom smell won’t dissipate, here […]

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