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Simple Tips For Finding Water Leaks

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Simple Tips For Finding Water Leaks

Whether you suspect you have a water leak or not, it pays to regularly check for them. Just a leaky toilet alone can drip away up to 200 gallons per day, costing the average homeowner in the neighborhood of $70 per month. But leaks can cost way more than that if you suffer water damage as a result. If you’re not sure how to narrow down the culprit, here are tips for finding water leaks in and around your home and what to do about them. Check the Numbers The simplest way to start is by checking your water bill and usage. In fact, this...

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Dispelling Common Myths About Garbage Disposals

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dispelling Common Myths About Garbage Disposals

A garbage disposal plays an important role in the function of your kitchen sink and pipes. The garbage disposal helps break down food particles that build up in the drain area, allowing these items to fit through the pipe and out to your sewer line. The actions you take with your garbage disposal can affect the lifespan and effectiveness of your garbage disposal. Unfortunately though, there are many myths about these systems that are floating around. Some of these myths are just wrong, while others can actually harm your unit. Here are a few...

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3 Reasons The Water In Your House Is Not Working

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Reasons The Water In Your House Is Not Working

Waking up to find that you have no water at all is a big problem, and you may immediately suspect the problem is your well. While a dry well can lead to no water in a house, there are other things that can also cause this to happen. Here are three common reasons water in a home stops working completely. Well Pump Lost Its Prime For a well pump to work, it must be primed. Priming a pump is a process that involves eliminating the air out of the line and building up pressure to pump the water from the well to the house. When a pump is installed,...

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Too Hot In The Summer And Too Cold In The Winter? Seal The Air Duct Boards In Your Attic

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Too Hot In The Summer And Too Cold In The Winter? Seal The Air Duct Boards In Your Attic

If your home stays too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, check and repair the air duct boards in your attic. Sometimes, duct boards split apart into sections or come loose from their air registers, which lead to different areas of the house. The air traveling through the ducts escapes into the attic, which keeps the main rooms of the home at the wrong temperatures. Sealing the duct boards may solve your problem. Here’s what happens if you don’t repair the air ducts and why. What Happens If the Duct Boards Come Loose?...

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The Audible Guide To Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Audible Guide To Bathroom Plumbing Problems

It’s easy to see visual plumbing problems in your bathroom like water leaks or standing water in your tub. One of the harder problems to diagnose are random sounds that come from the toilet and bathroom as a whole. By carefully listening to the troubling sounds in your bathroom, you can hone in on what the actual problem is and make it easier for when describing the problem to a plumber. Figuring out the source of the noise and the potential problem can also help you budget the possible costs for parts and labor. Clug, Clug, Clug After...

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Understanding Drain Vents And Clog Removal Practices

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Drain Vents And Clog Removal Practices

If you notice a home drainage issue where drains are extremely slow to empty and gurgling sounds emit from the plumbing, then you may panic at the thought of a main drain being clogged. While this may be the case, there might be a much simpler issue going on. This problem is a clog in the plumbing vent that runs up to the roof. Keep reading to learn more about the plumbing vent and how to remove clogs. Understanding The Plumbing Vent Plumbing vents are important parts of your plumbing system that do not carry water. The vents run to an...

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What You Need To Know About Replacing Kitchen Pipes In Older Homes

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Replacing Kitchen Pipes In Older Homes

Kitchen pipes are among the household fixtures that are easy to forget about until they malfunction. If you live in an older home with pipes that have not been serviced for decades, it may be time call a plumber to inspect the fixtures. Furthermore, if you notice that the plywood in your kitchen sink cabinet is warped or see signs of moisture and mold growth, you probably have a tiny pipe leak that is slowly but surely causing major damage. The following tips can help you determine when it is time to replace kitchen pipes and how to maintain...

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Boiler Troubleshooting Tactics To Keep Your Family Warm This Winter

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Boiler Troubleshooting Tactics To Keep Your Family Warm This Winter

Many people today think boilers are an archaic and old form of heating, but this is not true. These beasts will work for 15 years or more, so there are still many homes in this country that use them. There can be a variety of issues that cause a boiler to stop working in the winter, and many of them are a simple fix that any homeowner can accomplish. This will prevent the temperatures from dropping in your house while you wait for a professional technician to come and fix your boiler. But, there are some problems that are best left for the...

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Don’t Panic! How You Can Fix the Cause Of Kitchen Sink Odors in 3 Steps

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Don’t Panic! How You Can Fix the Cause Of Kitchen Sink Odors in 3 Steps

If a terrible smell coming from your kitchen sink has driven you and your family from the kitchen, then you may be tempted to call a plumber to find and fix the cause. While sewer gas and other more serious causes of odors may be an emergency that should be addressed by a plumber, you may simply need to perform a deep cleaning of your garbage disposal to strip away the source of the smell. Implementing a full cleaning plan means using multiple physical, chemical and biological methods. That requires removing both food particles and greasy...

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Four Ways To Unclog A Blocked Sink Without Resorting To Chemicals

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Ways To Unclog A Blocked Sink Without Resorting To Chemicals

Chemical drain cleaners may work quickly, but they are a poor choice for unclogging a drain in the long term. These solutions can slowly eat away at metal pipes, so if you use them often, you’re likely to find yourself with a leak one day. They are also dangerous, sometimes causing caustic burns should they happen to splash up into eyes or face. Not to mention, using chemical drain cleaners is not great for the environment. For these reasons, it is best to avoid the use of chemical drain cleaners whenever possible, and instead rely on...

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