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Troubleshooting Plumbing On Your Own

Fixing the Leaking Toilet

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fixing the Leaking Toilet

One of the least pleasant bathroom discoveries you can make is that there is a puddle of “water” around the toilet. In fact, you may step in it before you see it. Worse, your children may track it through the house before you catch the problem. Fortunately, when your toilet is leaking, you can try several DIY remedies before you call the plumber. Floor-Level Leaks When you see moisture on the floor around the toilet, you can first wipe it up to make certain it is coming from the stool. If the floor becomes damp again in a few...

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Do You Think Your Water Heater Has A Leak? Tips For Dealing With It

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do You Think Your Water Heater Has A Leak? Tips For Dealing With It

The hot water heater is a home appliance often forgotten about until it stops working properly. You may not even investigate a problem until you are having problems getting hot water from your faucets. One problem that should be addressed as soon as possible is a leak. It’s important to find out how the water leak started to have the unit repaired or replaced. These tips will help you do it. Find The Source of The Leak If there is a puddle beneath your hot water heater, the tank itself is not always the cause. That’s because there...

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Prevent Problems With Proper Washing Machine Maintenance

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Prevent Problems With Proper Washing Machine Maintenance

When it comes to taking care of your plumbing and preventing flooding issues, you may keep your drains clean and keep an eye out for leaky pipes – but do you take good care of your washing machine? Failing to take good care of your washing machine and its plumbing attachments could lead to flooding, malfunctions, and an array of other issues. Here’s a look at the proper steps you need to take to maintain your washing machine.  Inspect the hoses. Your washing machine has at least three hoses. One carries cold water into the machine,...

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Is Your Toilet Missing Its Shut-Off Valve Handle? You Can Install a New One Yourself

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Your Toilet Missing Its Shut-Off Valve Handle? You Can Install a New One Yourself

The next time you use the toilet, take a moment to look for the shut-off valve. It’s a length of flexible pipe that runs from the back of the toilet into the floor, and it is typically located at the rear of the fixture. Perhaps you’ve never paid this valve much attention, but it’s useful to know about how it works. If the toilet is filling uncontrollably, you can simply turn the handle to shut off the flow of water. This can often be the difference between preventing a flood and dealing with a major loss. If your shut-off...

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Winter Weather Plumbing Tips For New Homeowners

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Winter Weather Plumbing Tips For New Homeowners

Although the summer heat is still in full swing, it’s never too early to start planning for the winter freeze and its effect on your plumbing. Cold temperatures can be dangerous to your home’s plumbing system, and if this is your first winter as a homeowner, it’s important that you understand those threats. Here are a few common problems you should watch out for with your plumbing system this winter. Ice Accumulation In The Vent Pipe Your plumbing system’s vent pipes are responsible for venting sewer gases from the...

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New Homeowner Tips For Dealing With Random Plumbing Noises

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Homeowner Tips For Dealing With Random Plumbing Noises

As a new homeowner, getting used to the noises of your plumbing system can take time. However, while you’re listening to these new sounds, you may want to see if there are any measures you can take to ease some of them. For example, sometimes noises are the result of too much pressure in the system or pipes that are too free to move in the brackets. Here are some tips to help you deal with both. Secure The Pipes If the noises you’re hearing are the result of loose pipes that are banging around as the water flows through,...

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AC Not Working? 3 Reasons You Need To Get It Fixed Fast

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on AC Not Working? 3 Reasons You Need To Get It Fixed Fast

If you’re on a budget, problems with your AC might not be at the top of your priority list right now. Unfortunately, it should be. Going without your air conditioner during periods of extreme heat can create more problems for you—physically and financially. Here are three ways that a broken AC can cause problems for you. The Heat Can Make You Sick If your AC has decided to stop working, the hot air inside your home could be exposing you to serious health issues, such as headaches, nausea and weakness. Extreme temperatures inside your...

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Replacing The Faucet In Your Kitchen With Kids In Mind? 3 Features To Include

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Replacing The Faucet In Your Kitchen With Kids In Mind? 3 Features To Include

Remodeling your kitchen can have a number of advantages. Making your kitchen more functional for your kids is beneficial if you like to spend time with your family in the kitchen. If you want the sink faucet to be as efficient as possible for your kids, you’ll want to look into what kinds of features can be implemented so that the faucet will work great in your kitchen and your kids will be happy with the addition. Before rushing to get any work done in your kitchen, keep the following features in mind and their numerous benefits. Get a...

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Habits That Are Likely To Cause Toilet Leaks

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Habits That Are Likely To Cause Toilet Leaks

Most advice related to leaking toilets is aimed at solving the problem. However, many people would rather prevent the problem than fix it once it begins. To prevent your toilet from leaking, you need to stop doing what causes it. Here are some of the habits that contribute to toilet leaks: Using Strong Chemical Cleaners Everybody loves a clean toilet, but you shouldn’t make yours clean by using concentrated chemical drain cleaners. Acidic cleaners will erode different parts of the toilet and cause leaks. Oxidizing or caustic cleaners...

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9 Tips For Cleaning Your Home After A Flood

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 9 Tips For Cleaning Your Home After A Flood

When your home suffers flood damage, contracting with a water restoration service is a smart move. To further protect the items in your home, there are some steps you can take until the professionals arrive to clean your home. Here are some tips you can use to minimize the damage to your belongings.   Turn off the electricity. Before doing any cleanup, shut off the power to your home using the control panel. The electrical wiring will need to be inspected by an electrician for damage. Until then, it could possibly present a...

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