How Water Heater Sediment Affects Your Tank

A traditional water heater lasts for 10 to 12 years. With regular maintenance and proper repairs, you can extend the life of your unit and help it run more efficiently. Many homeowners aren’t familiar with water heater maintenance and don’t consider it a priority until the flow of hot water stops or a leak appears. One of the most important aspects of regular tank maintenance is clearing out sediment that’s settled at the bottom of the tank. Continue reading

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How to Save Money on a Bathroom Remodel

More than 1 in 10 homeowners remodel a bathroom each year. Roughly 21 percent of those remodels are of the master bathroom with a minimum budget of $7,500. Whether you’ve purchased an aging home in desperate need of an update, or you’ve lived in your house for decades and you’re ready for a change, a bathroom remodel can breathe new life into one of the most used spaces in the home. Continue reading

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Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

The most common plumbing emergencies often come with a steep repair bill, but in many cases, the needed repairs can be avoided. Even for the not-so-handy homeowner, understanding common plumbing problems and what causes them can build your awareness and help extend the life of your fixtures and plumbing system. Continue reading

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Common Causes of Water Leaks in Homes

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nearly 10 percent of homes in the Unites States have undetected leaks that account for 90 gallons of wasted water per day. Leaks not only cause an increase in your monthly water bill, but they can also damage your home and cause undesired tree root growth in your yard. One of the best ways to detect possible plumbing leaks is to understand the most common situations that cause leaks to form. Continue reading

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What is a Water Softener and do I Need One?

If you’re looking for a permanent solution to hard water in your home, a water softener may be the best cure. The initial investment of a softener system can be costly, so homeowners should test their water and speak with a local professional plumber before committing to the purchase. A hard water test can be purchased from Lowe’s or another home improvement store. Continue reading

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How to Clear Tree Roots from Sewer Line

Although trees on the front lawn may add character to your property, they also have the power to wreak havoc on your underground plumbing system. Problems, such as leaks, can develop without you even realizing it, and small leaks can turn into big problems in a short period of time. Continue reading

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Snaking or Hydro Jetting: Which Is Better For Clogged Drains?

A clogged drain is one of the most common plumbing problems in residential and commercial pipes. The cost to clear those drains can vary greatly depending on the professional drain cleaning method you choose.

DIY drain cleaning methods are a popular choice for homeowners. However, chemical-laden drain cleaners and other at-home methods can cause more damage, which would cost much more than hiring a professional plumber to complete the job. Continue reading

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Is Your Water Pressure Too High?

From doing the laundry and watering the lawn to showering and getting a glass of water, water pressure plays a role in many of the daily activities we complete around the house. If your home’s water pressure isn’t balanced, it can cause some challenges. Continue reading

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5 Ways To Extend The Lifetime Of Your Plumbing

While you can’t always avoid calling in the plumber, there are some ways you can proactively keep your plumbing system healthy and extend the lifetime of your pipes. Consider these five tips to help save you money on plumbing repairs and ensure your system lasts its expected lifespan. Continue reading

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How to Repair a Leaking Faucet

Fixing a leaking faucet is easier than you may think. In most cases you’ll only need a slotted screwdriver, adjustable wrench, hex key and Philips-head screwdriver. Once you have your tools and faucet repair kit on hand, jump into step number one and your leaky faucet will be repaired in no time.

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