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. Continue reading

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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 work within the walls of your home. HomeAdvisor says the average cost to hire a plumber for a typical job ranges anywhere from $175 to $450. Add in the cost of parts and repair, partnered with a fee if the plumber is called outside normal hours, and you could easily spend more than $1,000 for a basic need. Continue reading

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Five plumbing tools even a non-pro can use

Plumbing tools a non-pro can useWith 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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What’s the right toilet for your bathroom?

What's the right toilet for your bathroom?There’s more to consider than just appearance when it comes to choosing a toilet.

If you’re looking for a new throne, size, height and flush efficiency are all characteristics to consider before making your purchase. Continue reading

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How to clean mold out of shower grout

How to clean mold out of shower groutThe humidity that accumulates in a bathroom can create a thriving environment for mold and mildew.

If ventilation is poor, moisture can gather in small spaces and encourage mold to grow.

If you’ve attempted to clean mold out of shower grout without much luck, here are some ideas. All you’ll need is a scrub brush (or toothbrush) and the natural cleaners listed here. Continue reading

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How much does new plumbing cost?

plumbing-costFactors like age, water hardness, clogs and lack of maintenance can cause pipes to deteriorate. Leaks could then pop up, possibly letting water and even sewage into different areas of your home.

It’s important to observe your pipes and consider upgrading them before the problems start. Plus, the sooner you check, the more cost-effective replacing your plumbing will be. Continue reading

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How to remove rust stains from a shower

Cleaning the head of shower with a foamy liquid, close-up.A common material found in showers is fiberglass, which can be tough to clean if you don’t have the right tools.

Rust can build up over time, but removing it doesn’t take as much scrubbing and abrasive cleaner as you might expect.

Follow these steps for a quick and easy way to remove rust from the shower.

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Budget friendly bathroom floor ideas

bathroom-floor-ideasYou can add a fresh look to your bathroom with new flooring. Even without a massive renovation budget (or extensive construction knowledge), you can create a space that looks nice and will last for years to come.

Here are four budget-friendly flooring options that offer a wide style selection. Continue reading

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What does hard water do to plumbing?

hard-water-and-plumbingHard water is present when the fresh water running into your home contains high levels of natural minerals, particularly magnesium and calcium. Hard water isn’t bad for your health but can cause problems for your plumbing.

The amount of mineral deposits in your water can be measured to determine a hardness level, which is quantified through milligrams per liter. Understanding how hard water is classified can help you determine if you need to create a treatment plan to prevent damage to your appliances and plumbing. Continue reading

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Weekend warrior bathroom remodeling ideas

Easy-bathroom-projectsCreating a new look in your bathroom doesn’t require thousands of dollars and a demolition team. Even if you have only one weekend, a few bucks, and a can of paint, you can customize your space into a modern retreat.

Take the time to plan ahead, incorporate the tips and tricks below, and in just two days, your weekend bathroom remodel will be complete. Continue reading

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