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The Mistake You Can’t Afford To Make If Your Water Heater’s Overflow Pipe Is Leaking

Posted by on May 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Mistake You Can’t Afford To Make If Your Water Heater’s Overflow Pipe Is Leaking

While there are many things that can go wrong with a water heater, one of the most startling things you can experience with yours is finding that its overflow pipe is dumping water everywhere. If your water heater is in your garage or a closet, this can cause a big disaster. However, don’t act without reading this guide first: making the wrong decision could make the problem worse, or even create a dangerous situation.   Don’t Shut Off The Valve The overflow pipe is generally located on top of water heaters, and its purpose...

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Damaged Sewer Line: The Dangers, Warning Signs, And Solutions

Posted by on May 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Damaged Sewer Line: The Dangers, Warning Signs, And Solutions

The main sewer line running to the city sewer system is vital to keeping your home’s plumbing working. If the line is broken, it could cause water and gases to back up into your house, and it would be a very costly repair. That is why you must know what to look for if a sewer line breaks and what you should do if it happens to you. The Dangers A damaged sewer line will immediately expose your house to gases like hydrogen sulfide and methane, which are dangerous if inhaled. These are also gases that are flammable, and having them present...

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Answering Some Of The Top Questions Concerning Copper Plumbing Pipes In The Home

Posted by on May 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Answering Some Of The Top Questions Concerning Copper Plumbing Pipes In The Home

Copper has been one of the most common materials used in both residential and commercial plumbing applications for many years. Copper material is easy to shape and mold, resilient, and relatively inexpensive to work with and install because it does not require as many connectors. However popular copper plumbing may be, you will likely have several questions about it if you have only ever dealt with more modern materials like plastic and PVC. Here are a few of the most common questions concerning copper plumbing pipes in the home and the facts...

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Choosing The Right Toilet For Your Household’s Needs

Posted by on May 19th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing The Right Toilet For Your Household’s Needs

Your toilet is one of the appliances in your home that gets the most usage. It’s also used on a very personal level and accounts for about 27 percent of your home’s water usage. This is why you want to have a toilet you can count on to last for years and provide you with features you find to be comfortable and to work well for your needs. If you are considering replacing your current toilet with a new one, you want to keep the information below in mind: Consider the height of your toilet You can choose to stick with the...

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Your Garbage Disposal Appreciates Cold Running Water

Posted by on May 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Your Garbage Disposal Appreciates Cold Running Water

When a person has a garbage disposal for the first time, they may not know all the proper methods for running it and keeping it working effectively. If you buy a new disposal, you get a manual with instructions. However, people often move into a house or apartment that already has a disposal — and no instruction manual. One important strategy involves running water every time you use the disposal. If you haven’t been doing this, you may have already developed a problem with the equipment. Running Water While Grinding Food Adding a...

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About Me

When I bought my first home, I had a love-hate relationship with my plumbing. Sometimes things would run along smoothly, while other times I found myself shaking my head at a stopped drain. It was a really frustrating ordeal, and I quickly discovered that things were a little easier when I could troubleshoot problems on my own. After taking a local plumbing class, I learned to love plumbing. I want you to learn how to quickly and easily diagnose trouble, which is why I have filled this blog with helpful tricks and tips. By learning a little more, you might be able to resolve issues in a jiffy.

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