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2015

Clogs And Sewer Line Backups

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Sewer line problems can be a big headache for any home owner. It can affect every water fixture in your home from the kitchen sink to the toilet. When your sewer line clogs, water will not drain, and it will even percolate. It will also smell and look bad and make your sinks, toilets and bathtubs unusable. What causes a sewer line to back up? Sewer line backups are usually caused by clogs.…

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What to Do If You Have Sewer Issues in Your Lateral Line

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You are responsible for any plumbing issues that arise in your lateral line. The lateral line is your sewer’s private connection to the public sewer line, and can extend beyond your home and under public sidewalks and streets until it is finally connected to your community’s main line. If you have plumbing issues with your sewer, you don’t want to have to pay for repairs if they are not in your own lateral line, since any problems with the main line should be paid for by the city.…

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The Benefits Of Radiant Heating

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When it comes to choosing a way to heat your home in the winter, you want to make sure that each room in your home gets the toasty warm feeling that makes you forget it’s winter. Radiant heating keeps your home warm while offering several additional benefits. Here are just a few reasons to choose radiant heat over other heating services. No Need For Carpet Some people choose carpet because it tends to feel warmer in the winter months.…

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Historic Home? 3 Ways To Make It Energy Efficient Without Destroying Its Integrity

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If you own a large, historic home, you probably cringe each time you get your heating bill. These types of homes are never cheap to heat, which is one reason why many great and beautiful homes remain vacant. Fortunately, new insulation and energy-efficient technology has made it possible for millions to lower their heating bills. Unfortunately, most methods that make other homes more energy efficient are not feasible or desirable for an older home.…

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Three Times You Should Call An Emergency Plumber

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Fixing leaks and small plumbing issues on your own may seem like an easy way to save money, but inexperienced homeowners can often end up causing even more damage to their plumbing systems. Knowing when to call a professional can mean the difference between a quick, inexpensive fix and a major plumbing project. Here are three situations where you are better off calling an expert. Hot Water Problems If you find you are suddenly out of hot water, there may be a problem with your hot water heater.…

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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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