2016

When To Have Your Hot Water Heater Serviced

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A critical appliance for any home is the hot water heater. It's an appliance often ignored, but when it breaks down, it will disrupt the routine of your household as you try to do without hot water until the problem is fixed. Instead of waiting for the appliance to completely break down, have the unit serviced when you experience any of these 3 problems. The Water Is Not Getting Hot Enough

30 September 2016

Have Kids? 4 Steps To Prevent Clogged Toilets

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If you have children, it's hard to tell what they're going to put in the toilets. Unfortunately, some of the things they'll flush down the toilet will lead to clogs, which means you're going to be faced with some messy situations. While you can't stop all clogs, you can help reduce the number of incidents you have to deal with. Here are four steps you can take to reduce the number of clogged toilets you're faced with.

30 September 2016

The Simple Solution For Eliminating Tree Roots In Sewer Lines Defined

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Do you suspect that you have tree roots growing in your sewer line? Perhaps you have done a bit of online research, or you may have been given advice from a trusted friend or family member who "knows about these type of things." If there is a blockage in your sewer line, there are a number of things that could be causing it. Examples of other things that can cause blockages are grease and bellied pipes.

30 September 2016

Your First Apartment With A Boiler System

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If you've lived in places with forced air heating your whole life, then you may feel a bit confused and overwhelmed when you move into an apartment with radiators. There's no blowing air when the heat kicks on, and the hissing and gurgling noises the system makes seem utterly foreign. In time, you'll get used to living in an apartment with boiler heating. Here are the basics you need to know about this type of system.

28 September 2016

Three Natural Sources Of Well Water Contamination

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Your well water can become contaminated due to human activity—like improper fertilizer usage or poorly maintained septic tanks—but it's also possible for the contamination to occur naturally. While naturally occurring contaminants aren't anyone's fault, they're still a very serious problem for anyone who drinks or bathes in the well water. Here are three natural sources of well water contamination. Arsenic Arsenic is a mineral that's found in the Earth's crust, and some areas are known to have high levels of this mineral in their groundwater.

28 September 2016

Prevent Kitchen Sink Clogs by Using and Caring for Your Garbage Disposal Properly

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Having a garbage disposal makes cleaning up after dinner so much simpler. Instead of scraping messy plates into the garbage, you can just send those little scraps down the sink. Even tasks like peeling apples become easier. However, garbage disposals do increase the chances of a clogged kitchen sink. You'll want to follow these tips for using and caring for your garbage disposal if you don't want clogs. Don't put fibrous foods down the disposal.

28 September 2016

When You Lose Things In The Plumbing

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Losing jewelry down the sink or toilet is horrifying no matter what type of plumbing system you have. Maybe it fell off the edge of the sink or somehow slipped off your finger and into the toilet. If you are lucky, your ring or another item can be retrieved, either by you or by a plumber. Do not panic, your beloved item may not be permanently lost. Trapped When something you value goes down the sink, the first thing to do is check the p trap, that curved part in the pipe under the sink.

27 September 2016

How To Install A Bathroom Sink Trap With A Clean-Out Drain

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If you are repeatedly cleaning out your sink trap because of hair balls or items dropped into the sink by family members, you'll know the unpleasant job of removing the sink trap and cleaning out the muck amid the fetid water that is stuck in the trap. However, you have an option that will eliminate the need to remove the trap to clean it. You can install a sink trap with an clean-out drain at the bottom.

27 September 2016

What Can You Do To Keep Your Air Conditioner Condenser Free From Leaves This Fall?

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A buildup of leaves in your air-conditioner condenser can result in dirt and organic debris clogging the fins and the coils inside your condenser. Your A/C condenser relies on good air flow in order to expel hot air from your home. Without good air flow, your air conditioner will work harder than necessary to cool your home. Over time, this could result in break downs and visits from the air-conditioning repair service in your area.

26 September 2016

About the Problems of a Gas Water Heater

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Does your gas hot-water heater not produce hot water as it once did? Several areas of a gas water heater can lead to it becoming problematic. You will either need to get a problematic part on the heater repaired or replace it altogether. Below, you will discover some of the types of problems that can lead to a gas water heater not functioning as well as it should. A Low Level of Gas Makes It to the Heater

26 September 2016