How to Avoid a Plumbing Emergency This Valentine’s Day

I’ve seen a lot in my time. Winters so cold our words turned to ice, and our coffee froze while it was still hot. I’ve met the Whirling Whimpus and stomped lakes into creation. Heck, I even found and befriended a giant blue ox. But one of the most gratifying events I ever witnessed was … Read More >

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 … Read More >

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 … Read More >

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 … Read More >

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 … Read More >

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 … Read More >

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 … Read More >

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 … Read More >

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 … Read More >

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