2015

Protecting Your Plumbing From Pesky Clogs

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Your home's sewer system transports water and waste out of your home, but if it gets clogged up, it can cause some serious problems. Not only is backed-up or clogged plumbing extremely messy and smelly, but the cost to get it repaired can be very expensive. While it's sometimes impossible to prevent all types of clogs, there are a few things you can do to minimize the odds of a clog happening.

14 December 2015

3 Of The Most Common Gas Water Heater Problems And How To Fix Them

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A gas water heater can easily give you years of use without a single problem. But sooner or later, you're bound to experience at least a minor issue. When that time comes, you may not need to call a professional plumber--if you have the right knowledge, that is. Read on to learn more about troubleshooting three common problems experienced by gas water heaters. Hot water has a rotten or fishy smell.

4 December 2015

How To Keep Old Man Winter Off Your Outdoor Faucets

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An 1/8 of an inch crack in a frozen water pipe that bursts can waste 250 gallons a day, which is a good reason you shouldn't forget to protect outdoor faucets from Old Man Winter. Winterizing your outdoor faucet requires some time, but you will save money by not having to hire a water clean up service or plumber. Here are some tips to winterize outdoor faucets. Shut off the Water and Gather Tools

16 October 2015

3 Ways To Cool Your Home In An Energy Efficient Manner

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As the summer heats up, you might notice your energy costs going up with it. Unfortunately, keeping cool during the summer can result in higher energy bills and wear and tear on your heating and cooling system. To help you keep your home cool without sacrificing all of your utility budget, here are some tips to efficiently use your system. Seal the Ducts Your heating and cooling ducts are responsible for funneling cooled air throughout your home.

25 August 2015

Three Strange Sounds Your Water Heater May Be Making

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Water heaters are often viewed by homeowners as mysterious entities that aren't meant to be understood, so if you hear an unexpected sound coming from your water heater, you may be understandably nervous. Educating yourself on the potential noises your water heater might make is a good move, because it can not only help you figure out how to fix the problem but also help you learn to distinguish normal sounds from sounds that mean your water heater is dangerous and could explode.

19 August 2015

Successfully Patch A Leaking Metal Pipe

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A leaking pipe outside of your home can cause flooding in your yard and may increase your water bill considerably. Learn how to temporarily repair the pipe with the following steps. The patched pipe will no longer leak and will make it possible for you to use your plumbing until you can have the problem fixed by a plumber. Materials soapy cloth scrub brush water hose towel metal file plumbing putty putty knife plumbing tape bucket of water disposable gloves Inspect The Pipe And Clean And Sand It

11 August 2015

4 Mistakes You Might Be Making When Doing DIY Plumbing Projects

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You may want to try your hand at various plumbing projects in your house in order to make minor repairs and do renovations. However, you may be making mistakes that could lead to problems in the future. Here are some errors to avoid when doing a DIY plumbing project. Leaving the Water On One of the most common mistakes people make when doing their own plumbing projects is to leave the water supply on.

11 August 2015

Performing A Simple Maintenance Check On Your Basement Sump Pump

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If you have a basement that is prone to flooding, a sump pump can easily become one of your most valued home features. This electric-powered pump kicks in before things with water get too out of hand and works hard to make sure the water is quickly removed from the situation. In a lot of cases, homeowners do not see that they have a problem until their sump pump has failed and their basement is filled with water.

10 August 2015