Cyclone Contracting Blog

Plumbing Brands You Need to Know

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 17, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Is it time to update old plumbing fixtures in your bathroom or kitchen? Updating faucets, toilets, sinks, showers, or accessories can be a fairly painless way to modernize your home. We’ve worked with the following companies for years, installing their beautiful products for homes and businesses throughout the Ames area. We love them so much that we want to introduce you to them! Explore their websites, and be inspired.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures

8 Plumbing Repair Secrets Revealed

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 9, 2016 12:56:31 PM

Many plumbers won’t tell you these things because they don’t want you to know how easy certain repairs are or how you can avoid a service call. But, at Cyclone Contracting, want you to be smart and stay safe, so here are several plumbing repair secrets revealed!

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures

How to Unclog a Shower Drain

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 26, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Most of us have experienced a clogged shower drain before, and it’s not fun. In fact, it can be pretty gross. When hair and debris get caught in your drain, water can't drain properly, so it pools at your feet. Instead of letting that pesky clog go until the water rises to an intolerable level, be proactive. Take our advice and follow these two steps:

  1. Read the remainder of this article.
  2. Get in the bathroom and unclog that drain!
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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures

5 Reasons Your Faucet Could Be Leaking

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 2, 2015 1:13:51 PM

Is your leaky faucet driving you crazy? That incessant drip…drip…drip may be enough to keep you awake at night, cause you stress during the day, and rack up your water bills.

The faucet itself may not be the issue; the leak may be a symptom of an underlying problem. If your faucet won’t stop dripping, or if it’s especially difficult to shut off all the way, you may have one of the following problems.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures

Keep Your Basement Dry with a Blue Angel Sump Pump

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 11, 2015 12:53:24 PM

Without a sump pump, you might struggle with moisture problems, basement mold and mildew, and even basement flooding. Too much moisture in the home can cause all kinds of issues, including having negative effects on your health. By installing or updating a sump pump in your home, you could prevent possible water damage and save thousands of dollars (not to mention countless headaches).

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures, ames sump pump

5 Signs It's Time to Update Your Bathroom Plumbing

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Oct 22, 2014 2:40:11 PM

It always seems easier to put off home improvement projects than to go through the work of replacing fixtures, repairing damage, or calling the plumber to take care of a situation that has been on the to-do list for months. Let’s face it. We all have more important and pressing things to take care of, right? Maybe not. Putting off certain things, particularly when it comes to our plumbing, can cause us a lot of trouble. It’s time to examine your bathroom plumbing and decide whether you need to take action and remedy problems that have been in the back of your mind for awhile.


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Topics: bathroom remodeling, ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures

6 Great Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 16, 2014 4:13:33 PM

Did you know that less than 1% of all the water on earth can be used by humans? The rest is either salt (ocean) water or ice, both of which are unavailable for drinking and daily use. This means fresh water a limited resource that is continuously being used up. It is vital that we do what we can to conserve water, wasting as little as possible. Below are several ways we can all contribute to water conservation and make our homes more eco-friendly.

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Topics: ames plumbing, eco-friendly home, ames washing machine maintenance, ames plumbing fixtures

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