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Can you smell the bird cooking and the cranberry sauce simmering? In just a few weeks, we’ll all be indulging in turkey, spending time with loved ones and giving thanks. But while we realize that Thanksgiving dinner is definitely a time to rejoice, we also know that sometimes the holidays can get a bit hectic — especially when it comes to your home’s plumbing and heating. Lucky for you, we’ve surveyed our professional technicians and drafted up a quick list of must-know tips to help ensure your Thanksgiving celebration goes off without a hitch.

Stress-Free Thanksgiving Tips:

  • Start prepping early on. Start to prep for your Thanksgiving dinner a few days early. Preparing a few dishes ahead of time will help ease stress Thursday morning — on both you and your kitchen sink.
  • Be selective with your leftovers. Many Thanksgiving essentials can damage your garbage disposal. Be sure to throw scraps of turkey bones, grease, potato peels and squash in the trash, not your sink.
  • Stock up your guest bathroom. Make sure your guest bathroom is fully loaded with toilet paper for the extra guests you’re anticipating. It would also behoove you to make sure garbage cans are fresh and ready to go. With an empty garbage can, guests won’t be tempted to flush things they shouldn’t!
  • Turn down the thermostat. With all of the extra guests and the heat from your kitchen cooking, your home will be running a little bit warmer, naturally. Turn down your thermostat to keep your home comfortable. You’ll put less strain on your HVAC system — and you’ll save money!

If you experience any problems with your home plumbing or heating systems this Thanksgiving, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our professional technicians are here to help keep things running efficiently. 

plumber minneaplis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainsDuring this time of year, everyone is traveling to visit friends and family. Do you have any loved ones coming to visit your home? Take a few extra minutes to make sure that your guest bathroom is prepped for holiday travelers!

Guest Bathroom Tips:

  • Add a Bathroom Garbage Can – Make sure that your guest bathroom is stocked with an empty garbage can! This will keep holiday travelers from flushing items that they shouldn’t.
  • Stock Up On ToiletriesHoliday travel can be hectic. Add extra toothbrushes, toothpaste and razors to your guest bathroom. They’ll appreciate having any items they might have forgotten in the holiday rush.
  • Add a Drain Screen to Your ShowerCheck to make sure that your guest bathroom has as drain screen in place. You don’t want to end up with the frustration of a slow draining shower.
  • Light Some Festive Candles – Add festive luxury to your guest bathroom by adding a holiday candle or potpourri. This is a great way to keep your bathroom smelling fresh — and to get in the holiday spirit.

If you run into any plumbing problems this holiday season, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our professional plumbing technicians are here to help keep things running smoothly. Learn more about the plumbing services that we offer to Twin Cities residents on our website.

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plumber plymouth mn | Dean's Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain‘Tis the season to start getting your holiday gift list organized. However, we know that there is always that one person on your list that is tough to buy for. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for Dad – or for anyone who is a new or current homeowner – why not add another essential home gizmo or gadget to their toolbox? These are two tools every homeowner in the Twin Cities should own.

  • Basin Wrench –

A basin wrench is one tool that every DIYer should have in their toolbox. It’s inexpensive to purchase and it’s perfect for hard to reach places that other tools can’t reach. They can be used to tighten and remove a brand new kitchen faucet fixture (another holiday gift idea that the whole family can enjoy).

  • Hand Auger –

An auger or plumbing snake can help clear obstructions in your home tub, shower, sink toilet and drain lines. This is a great way to clear your drains without using harmful drain cleaners that can damage your plumbing pipes. You’ll want this on hand next time you have a slow draining kitchen sink.

Of course, if the DIY method doesn’t work for you – our professional technicians are here to help you with all of your home plumbing, heating, cooling and drain cleaning needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

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plumber minnetonka mn | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainsThe holidays are the busiest travel season of the year. Over the next few weeks, family and friends will be traveling to visit loved ones near and far. If you are planning an extended weekend getaway, you’ll want to make sure that your home is safe and secure while you are away. This checklist will help ensure that your home is prepped for your holiday getaway.

Holiday Getaway Checklist:

  • Adjust Your Thermostat – Turning your thermostat down a few degrees will help you save on your home heating bill. Just remember that it’s important to not turn off your heat completely. Cold temperatures can cause your plumbing pipes to freeze, expand and burst. We recommend lowering, but not completely turning off your thermostat.
  • Hold the MailIf you are going to be away for an extended period of time, have the post office hold your mail. This will help keep things organized and prevent others from realizing that you’re not home.
  • Turn Off Your Main Water ValveIn the unfortunate event there is a plumbing problem while you are away, turning off your main water valve will prevent flooding damage.
  • Clean Out the FridgeThrow away any food that might expire while you’re away. You don’t want to come home to a smelly fridge!

If you run into any problems with your home heating, plumbing or drains, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our professional technicians are here to help things run smoothly year round. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

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plumber minnetonka mn | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & DrainIs your home ready for the cold winter nights to come? With a little annual maintenance, your home will be ready to endure the new season. This winter maintenance checklist will ensure the basics are covered!

Winter Maintenance Checklist:

  • Clean Your Gutters – Clogged gutters can cause water to build, freeze and expand on cold nights. After the leaves around your home have fallen, clean out your gutters to prevent damage and flooding during the winter.
  • Schedule Furnace Service – It’s time to schedule your annual furnace maintenance! This will ensure that your heating system is running smoothly and efficiently (and that you’re not wasting money on your energy bills).
  • Seal Your Windows & Doors – Make sure that all the cracks and gaps around your windows and doors are sealed for the winter. This will ensure that you don’t end up with a high heating bill.
  • Drain and Turn Off Your Sprinklers – You will want to drain your irrigation system for the winter. Leaving water in plumbing pipes can cause leaks and burst pipes!
  • Store Garden Hoses – Now that the temperatures have dropped, you’ll want to disconnect your outdoor garden hoses. Leaving the hose attached over the winter months can cause the plumbing to your garden hose to freeze, expand and crack the pipes. Shut off any water supply valves leading to your outdoor faucets to prevent leaks next spring.

If you run into any problems with your home heating, plumbing or drains, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our professional technicians are here to help things run smoothly year round. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

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plumber brooklyn park mn | Dean's Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & DrainThe holidays will be here before you know it – is your home plumbing prepared for the extra stress? Before you sit down to reconnect with family and friends over dinner, you’ll want to take a few plumbing precautions. Here are a few tips to help you make sure that your plumbing is prepared for the holiday season.

Holiday Plumbing Prep:

  • Keep a Plunger On Hand – During the holidays, our bathrooms tend to get more foot traffic. Keep a plunger on hand in the event of an emergency!
  • Watch What You Put Down the DisposalAs you prep for holiday dinners, remember that potatoes, pumpkin guts, egg shells, pasta and stringy vegetables can all cause a plumbing clog.
  • Check for Problems NowChecking for plumbing problems early on can help you prevent an emergency during a holiday gathering. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way!
  • Put a Garbage Can in the BathroomMake sure that you have an empty garbage can in the bathroom so that guests aren’t tempted to flush items that shouldn’t be placed down your toilet!

If you run into any plumbing problems through the holidays, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our professional plumbing technicians are here to help things run smoothly. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

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plumbing minnetonka mn | Dean's Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & DrainHalloween weekend is here! As everyone gets ready for Halloween costume parties and trick-or-treating there is one surprising festivity you’ll want to watch out for — pumpkin carving!

Many homeowners don’t realize that although pumpkin pulp may seem soft and squishy, it can actual cause serious damage to your home plumbing. When the pulp and seeds dry, they stick to the insides of your plumbing pipes and cause a drainage problem. You might notice slow draining kitchen sink or even problems with your home’s garbage disposal.

Instead of putting pulp down you drain, you should:

  1. Dispose of it in the garbage! Lay down some newspaper for easy cleanup and keep a garbage can nearby when carving. This will help keep pulp and seeds out of your drains.
  2. Roast your leftover seeds! Pumpkin seeds are a delicious fall treat. Instead of throwing them down your drains or in the garbage, roast them in the oven with some salt and olive oil instead!

If you do run into any plumbing nightmare this weekend, don’t hesitate to give our office a call. Our professionals are here to help you keep your plumbing running smoothly all weekend long. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

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drain cleaning minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainSlow draining sink? We know that this common home plumbing problem can be frustrating. However, knowing what causes drain clogs can help you prevent them in the future.

What is clogging your drains?

  • Cooking Grease – What did you do with the leftover grease from your last dinner? Although grease may look like a liquid when it’s warm, it turns into a solid as it cools. When the grease cools in your drain, it will stick to the sides of your pipes and keep the water from flowing smoothly.
  • No Strainer – Your kitchen and bathroom sinks, and your shower drain should have a strainer to help catch food particles, hair and other items from getting stuck in your drains.
  • Tree Roots – Do you have deep rooted trees around your home? If you have a plumbing pipe with a leak, these tree roots can get into your plumbing system and keep your pipes from draining properly.

If you run into any problems with your plumbing or drains, don’t hesitate to contact our plumbing technicians! We are here to help you clear your clogged drains and keep things running smoothly. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

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plumber plymouth mn | plumber maple grove mn | Dean's Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & DrainsAre you planning a Labor Day weekend celebration? There is nothing better than spending time off of work with friends, family and a BBQ. Here are a few plumbing tips you’ll want to keep in mind during your party.

Labor Day Plumbing Tips:

  • Keep Grease Aways From Drains – Although grease may look like a liquid, it hardens when cool. Be sure to keep any cooking grease out of your kitchen sink. Dispose of it in a container in the trash, instead.
  • Keep a Trash Bin in the Bathroom – Make sure that there is an empty trash bin in the bathroom for guests. You want to ensure that only toilet paper and waste are being flushed down your toilet!
  • Know How to Locate Your Main Water Valve – In the event of an emergency, it’s important to know where your main water valve is located. Knowing how to quickly turn off the water in your home can help prevent flooding and property damage in an emergency.

If you do experience any problems with your plumbing system this weekend, our professional technicians are here to help you get things back up and running. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

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Plumber Maple Grove MN | Dean's Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & DrainThere is nothing better than coming home to your furry friend at the end of a long work day. However, many pet owners don’t realize that pets can affect your home plumbing.  Fortunately, there are a few quick fixes that will help making caring for your plumbing and your pets simple.

Bathroom Tips for Pet Owners:

  • Use a Drain Stopper – Make sure that you have a drain stopper in place when giving your pet a bath in the tub. You don’t want your fur to clog your bathroom plumbing!
  • Install a Hot/Cold Hose Bib – If you prefer to bathe your pets outdoors, consider installing a hot/cold hose bib. This will combine hot and cold water taps into a single hose so that you can wash your pet down with water that is a comfortable temperature.
  • Keep Toilet Lids Closed – Pets have a tendency to drink toilet bowl water (even when you’re not looking). Always keep toilet lids down so that your pets don’t ingest any toilet cleaning chemicals that may be harmful to them.
  • Don’t Flush Litter – Even if the litter is labelled as “flushable” it can still damage your plumbing. Make sure that you are only flushing waste and toilet paper down your drains.

If you run into any problems with your home plumbing system, our professional technicians are here to help! We can help you keep your drains clear and address any repairs or installations you may need. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

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