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How to Handle Frozen Pipes for the First-Time Homeowner

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When you are buying your first home and looking at becoming responsible for all the upkeep, maintenance, and problems, there are a lot of things that you need to worry about. That includes your plumbing system. If you have had a maintenance person who could come in and fix any problems or a landlord who did all the worrying about what kind of pipes your house had, you may not have paid any attention to your plumbing.

22 September 2016

A Few Common Drain-Cleaning Questions Answered

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Taking caring of the drains in your home is essential for helping ensure that your plumbing system continues to work as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, it can be fairly common for new homeowners to have a limited understanding about this aspect of maintaining the house. To help you be better prepared when it concerns your home's plumbing, you should keep the following few drain questions and answers in mind. Why Should You Rinse the Drains with Hot Water?

22 September 2016

Own A Cottage? Hire A Plumber To Check On These Matters

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When you own a cottage, it can provide the venue for countless special moments over the summer months. However, when the weather begins to cool down, it's time to think about closing up the cottage for the fall and winter until you can return again in the spring. If you're new to cottage ownership and don't feel confident about all the tasks that you'll need to do, it's a good idea to hire a plumber who services the area.

21 September 2016

Do You Really Need a New Electric Water Heater?

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If your home's electric water heater is having a problem, then you are likely wondering if it is time for a repair or a replacement. The good news is that many common water-heater problems do not require that you purchase a new water heater. In fact, unless the tank of your water heater has developed a leak, the chances are very good that a simple water-heater repair may be just what the plumber orders.

21 September 2016

Four Reasons To Call A Plumber For A Clogged Drain

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When you experience a stopped up drain, you may want to fix the problem yourself, and there are a few ways to go about it. But it is best to call a plumber to unclog your drain. The following are four reasons this is a good idea. A plumber will clean the entire drain line It is possible that you can correct the problem with a product found at your local supermarket, but if it works, this will usually be a temporary solution.

21 September 2016

Is It Possible For Summer Temperatures To Harm Your Plumbing?

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When people think about summer-related issues that merit calling an expert, the air conditioner tends to be the first thing that comes to mind. What some homeowners do not realize is that summer temperatures can have a pretty negative impact on plumbing as well. In fact, here are a few ways the summer temperatures could be hurting your plumbing. Backyard Parties Result In Clogs For most people in the United States, summertime means more barbecues, cookouts, and family reunions.

19 September 2016

How To Change Your Washer's Supply Hoses

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The hoses that supply the hot and cold water to your clothes washer may have been quietly doing their jobs for many years without any issues. Why should they be replaced if they show no obvious signs of wear or leaking? Unfortunately, supply hoses may not show bulges or minor leaks before bursting and spilling their contents into the room in which the washer is located. Because supply hoses are pressurized, water will continue to flow from a burst hose until the supply valve that controls the flow of water to the hose is shut off.

19 September 2016

Tips For Staying Warm When Waiting For The Heater Repair Person

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Waiting for the heating contractors to come when your furnace is broken is rarely fun, especially when it's cold outside. Following these tips to stay warm can help the time pass more quickly. Weatherize If you didn't weatherize your home when the cold weather began, now is the time. If you don't have weather stripping and caulk to seal your home, some temporary weatherizing measures will help keep in the warm air.

16 September 2016

In An Area With Frequent Power Outages? How Can You Keep Your Well Pump Working?

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If you live in a rural area with above-ground electric lines, you may find yourself dealing with frequent power outages as storms or farm equipment damage nearby power lines. For homes that also have well water, power outages can cut off your access to clean water and even prevent you from flushing your toilets. What can you do to keep your well pump operating during power outages -- and if you can't afford a generator, is there anything you can do to prevent damage to your well pump from regular cycling on and off?

16 September 2016

Getting Your Septic Tank Through The Rainy Season

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Access to indoor plumbing is a modern luxury that many people take for granted. If your home relies on a septic system to carry waste away from your home, you know how important it can be to ensure that your system is working properly. Heavy rainfall that completely saturates the ground can pose a problem for septic tank users. If you live in an area where the rainy season is significant, there are some special considerations you should keep in mind in order to get your septic tank through the rainy season unscathed.

5 August 2016