Minimizing the Need for Plumbing Repairs

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Minimizing the Need for Plumbing Repairs

Hiring a plumber to make repairs tends to be a common occurrence for most homeowners as the years pass. While it’s virtually impossible to completely avoid the need for a professional plumber’s services, there are some things you can do to minimize wear and tear on your plumbing system so it doesn’t succumb to the need for repairs often. Using low-flow aerators on your sink faucets and shower heads as well as insulating your exposed pipes before winter can make a big difference in your plumbing’s performance. On this website you’ll find many tips and tricks that can be used to keep your plumbing in good shape, and even to save yourself some money on water costs throughout the year.

The Trouble With Water Heaters: How To Get Help With Common Problems

16 August 2017
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Are you currently having some trouble with your water heater? Unfortunately, there are a few different problems that could occur. If you smell something unusual coming from the water heater or you are unable to get any hot water to come out of your faucet, you could be dealing with some common problems. Although these problems are annoying, they may be easy for a professional to solve for you. The Rotten Smell: What Is It and How Can You Fix It? Read More …

2 Ways To Troubleshoot And Fix Problems With Your Toilet

8 August 2017
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If you are worried about why your toilet isn't working as well as it should be, there are several things that could be the problem and there are things that you can do that will fix the problem so that you can have a toilet that works with no problem.  Phantom Flush The phantom flush isn't some ghost using your toilet and politely flushing it for you. Instead, what it is is water draining from the tank into the bowl, so it sounds like your toilet is flushing, especially when the tank is topping itself back off. Read More …

Tips For Child-Proofing Your Toilet

7 April 2017
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When you talk about child-proofing your toilet, people might be thinking about locking the toilet seat lid so that a child cannot get into the bathroom, open the toilet seat, and then fall in and hurt themselves. However, what you really might be talking about is your need to make sure that you child-proof the toilet plumbing itself. It's very common for parents to have to deal with kids flushing toys down the toilet or using too much toilet paper and creating clogs. Read More …

3 Home Heating Tips To Save Energy

3 April 2017
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Your furnace will have a larger effect on your monthly heating bill than any other factor. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways that you can reduce your heating bill without the expense of upgrading to an energy-efficient furnace. Here are three home heating habits that can reduce your energy bill. Set the Thermostat to Target Temperature Your thermostat is designed to operate your furnace in such a way as to keep your home as close as possible to the temperature that the thermostat is set on. Read More …

Leaking Water Heater 101

20 March 2017
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If you see that your water heater is leaking from the bottom, you may think it is just "sweating" and condensation and ignore it, but that's not a wise thing to do. Even a small leak is an indication there is a problem somewhere, and a small leak could quickly turn into a huge and expensive problem if it starts ruining your subflooring. You may even find yourself with a flood on your hands, which would be expensive and ruin your personal property as well as your home. Read More …