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4 Common Causes Of Clogged Drains

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Clogged drains can be a major pain in your neck, not to mention that they’re one of the most common plumbing problems that you will come across. There are ways to easily identify the causes of clogged drains. Read on and discover just a few of the most common causes of clogged drains. Cooking Oil and Grease Cooking oil, grease, and excess fat from cooking pans should never be allowed to travel down your drain for two reasons.…

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How To Replace A Hot Water Heater Expansion Tank

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If the water from your shower feels too hot or you notice a leak near your hot water heater, it may be time to replace the hot water heater expansion tank, which is commonly located next to the water heater. The expansion tank catches and prevents hot water from backflowing into the city’s water system. It is essential to replace the expansion tank as soon as possible, which can be done by a DIY enthusiast with no plumbing experience.…

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Four Differences Between A Magnetic Water Treatment And An Ion Exchanging Water Softener

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Two main recommended treatments for those with hard water wells include an ion exchanging water softener or, for mild cases, a magnetic treatment. Although you can technically use filtration or reverse osmosis to remove minerals from your water, “hard” water usually has a high enough mineral content to overwhelm the filter portion of these treatments very quickly, making it less cost effective for the average homeowner than ion exchange or magnetic treatments.…

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The Benefits Of Eco-Friendly Plumbing Upgrades

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If you’re a homeowner in the process of upgrading your plumbing, then you might want to consider making some environmentally friendly choices. There are many benefits of opting for eco-friendly plumbing, and here is an overview of some of these benefits:  Save on water Many households never think about how much water they use on a daily basis. Flushing the toilet and showering are two major ways in which water is used.…

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Signs Your Water Heater May Need To Be Replaced

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You jump in the shower and fire it up for some relaxation. But you are rudely interrupted when two minutes in the water is cold. Chances are your water heat needs to be replaced. Nobody likes to be the recipient of an unintended cold shower. How can you spot a potential failure before your water heater needs to be replaced? Watch for signs. Age Is a Factor The quickest way to know whether a water heater is heading towards a failure is to know its age.…

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Water Heaters: Choosing The Right Model For Your Household

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When it is time to upgrade to a new water heater, you need to know more about the different models. By taking the opportunity to learn more about these models, you will find it much easier to pick the right model for your home. Energy Efficiency The first aspect to consider is the efficiency of the different water heaters, which is why you need to know the energy factor of the different models first.…

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3 Things Besides Food Or Hair That Can Clog Your Drain Or Sewer And Require A Professional Cleaning

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When it comes to drain and sewer clogs, the most common culprit is usually a build up of hair and/or food that has been sent into your plumbing system over the years. But if you start to see your water backing up or draining slowly, there could be other factors in play as well. Here are 3 other potential problems that every homeowner should keep an eye on. Mineral Build Up…

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Commonly Overlooked Causes Of Drain Clogs

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A clogged drain is no fun, which means you likely want to do whatever possible to avoid such a problem. While most people know not to stick hair or toilet paper down the drain, it’s important to know some of the more overlooked items that can lead to a clog. Problem #1: Fats and Oils Although it’s no secret that one shouldn’t put grease down a drain, there are other fats and oils that you may over look.…

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Want To Move Your Laundry Room? Why You Should Hire A Professional To Help

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A recent trend with homeowners is to avoid putting the laundry room in the basement, and moving it to the main floor of their home. Since laundry does not need to be lugged to the basement to do it, it makes it much easier to get it done. Unfortunately, moving a laundry room in an existing home can cause a variety of problems that you may not be prepared for. Hiring a professional will ensure that it is done correctly for these 3 reasons.…

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Alternative Solutions For Clogged Toilets

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When dealing with a clogged toilet, there are a wide variety of solutions out there. However, the most common solutions aren’t always the most effective. Sometimes, you might need to buy a new tool or try a slightly more potent solution. Here are some alternative solutions that you can try if your first attempts failed: Plumbing Snakes If a plunger didn’t work out and you are still looking for a direct solution, then a plumbing snake could be perfect.…

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