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Four Signs That You Need To Replace Your Old Toilet

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Most plumbing installations can either be repaired or replaced when they fail. You should know when it pays to patch up a plumbing system and when a replacement is necessary. For example, here are four signs that mean it’s time to replace your toilet: It Is Cracked Older toilets tend to develop cracks, with the tank and bowl bearing the majority of the damage. A crack in the tank is easy to detect.…

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Selecting The Best Bathtub

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If you want to put a new bathtub in your bathroom, then you should choose the one that’s the very best for your needs and the overall design of your bathroom. You can use the information in this article to decide what style of bathtub is going to work out the best for you. Consider possible mobility issues If you or someone in your household has a hard time getting in and out of the tub, then you should consider this when choosing a model.…

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Replacing A Crawl Space Water Heater? It May Not Be Easy!

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Replacing a broken water heater in a crawl space is challenging due to the tightly confined space the installer has to work with. However, now there are new energy regulations that can make installation even more challenging. Water heater manufacturers have had to increase the sizes of the appliances to meet these regulations. For some homeowners, that presents a huge problem when it comes time to replace their gas-operated water heaters.…

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Boiler Blockage: Why You Do NOT Want To Perform Your Own Heating Repair

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Boiler blockage is not an uncommon problem, especially when you swap out an old boiler for a new one. Typically, what blocked up the old boiler will cause your new boiler to block up too, creating a lot of frustration and extra heating repair calls to fix the problem. Particles of rust, magnatite and other hard water minerals create not only a problematic block in your boiler’s pipes and heat exchanger plate, but also present a very dangerous situation that could cause your boiler to blow.…

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Great Points To Maintaining Your Water Heater

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While you need to be sure that you’re able to take good care of your plumbing, it is important that you prioritize water heater maintenance. By following tips and techniques that will get the most out of your water heater, you’ll have the opportunity to safeguard your plumbing, while keeping your property value secure. Read on to learn the best ways to take good care of your hot water heater. …

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Vacation Rentals--Keeping Guests Happy And Drains Unclogged

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If you own a vacation rental home, oftentimes guests will expect everything to be in working order or at least to the level they are accustomed. This might lead to an array of plumbing issues in an older home. If you are constantly getting calls from your house guests about clogged drains and paying for emergency plumbers, here are four tips to keep drains clean and guests happy. 1. List off the Limitations of the Home’s Plumbing…

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Electric Water Heater: Signs Of Bad Heating Elements & A Few Simple Repairs

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An electric water heater does not use a burner to heat your water like gas water heaters. Electric water heaters use heating elements, which are thin metal shafts that heat your water. Sadly, heating elements can burn out, even though these shafts should last for years. The following guide should help you fix the problem and teach you a few symptoms related to bad heating elements. Signs Of Bad Heating Elements…

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3 Signs Your Home Water Softening System Is In Need Of Professional Attention

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Having a hard water problem in your home is anything but a simple issue. From causing excess sediment in your water-related appliances, to leaving your skin with a sticky residue, too much calcium, magnesium, and other minerals are a major nuisance. A water softening system is the most logical solution for hard water, and in most cases, a good unit will work well without problems for a long time. However, occasionally problems will come up that will require professional attention.…

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What Should You Do If Your Toilet Won't Stop Running?

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If your recent water bill has been unusually high, or you hear water running after your toilet is filled, your toilet might be running and you may just need to perform a few simple toilet repairs to remedy the problem. Each component that is involved in filling your toilet tank may be the culprit. These include: The flapper The flapper is a rounded flat rubber piece that covers the toilet tank’s center drain.…

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How To Adjust A Toilet Float Cup Valve

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If you have  a slow-filling or constantly running toilet, the issue could be the toilet cup float valve. A float cup device is attached to an actuating rod that controls the water level in modern toilets. Water levels that are too low can cause slow refills after flushing or clogs, and water levels that are too high may cause continuous running after flushing. You should be able to adjust and repair the float cup valve yourself.…

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