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Five things you didn’t know could unclog a drain

Whether it’s Saturday morning or Christmas Eve, plumbing problems are always inconvenient. Calling an emergency plumber during off-hours can result in a hefty bill, so it’s beneficial if you learn some DIY skills. One of the most common plumbing issues is … Continue reading

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How to fix a leaking toilet at the base

Water that leaks from the base of the toilet is likely coming from the toilet bowl, and is often accompanied by an unfavorable odor. If you don’t address the problem immediately, this type of leak can damage your bathroom floor and … Continue reading

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How to drain a hot water heater

When you turn the shower on, it’s likely you anticipate hot water. And you probably don’t give it a second thought until the hot water runs out. Starting your day with a cold shower is a sure reminder of the … Continue reading

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Is my hot water heater broken?

Strange noises coming from the garage? Constantly taking cold showers? We often expect hot water to be readily available when we turn on the faucet or start the washing machine, but when something goes wrong, this luxury we take for granted … Continue reading

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Plumbing maintenance tips for the new homeowner

Owning your own home is rewarding, yet stressful experience. Unlike your apartment days, you can’t make an emergency call to the landlord at 2 a.m. if a pipe bursts, or have the owner cover costs of a broken dishwasher. Repairs … Continue reading

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Why are my water pipes noisy?

Most noises you hear in your home can be attributed to minor, ignorable issues. But clanging sounds coming from your plumbing could signal something else. Here are some common reasons your pipes will make noise and ways to fix them.

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What is a plumbing vent and why do I need it?

Plumbing issues in the home can be quite the headache, but there are preventative measures you can take. Making sure your vent pipes are functioning properly can help lessen your chances of future problems. Here are some reasons plumbing vents stop … Continue reading

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Tankless water heaters: Pros and cons

Tankless water heaters are often go-to replacements for traditional water heaters, and there are a number of factors to consider before making the switch.

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Does a home warranty cover plumbing issues?

It’s often not until the moment you need to call a plumber will you find out if your home warranty covers the wide variety of plumbing issues and its residual effects. Damage repair can be expensive and calls for major … Continue reading

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Five plumbing tools even a non-pro can use

With the right equipment, fixing many plumbing issues in your home can be pretty simple. Here’s a list of five basic tools to keep on hand.

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