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Is Your Plumbing Ready For The Holidays?

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There’s no place like home for the holidays—unless your plumbing isn’t working properly. Family members and additional guests gather together to feast and put your plumbing to the test.  However, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of a clogged drain or a backed up toilet. Preventing clogged drains and toilets You can be proactive and perform a few actions before the holidays arrive. These actions include:…

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What Is A Pex Pipe?

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Many construction experts believe crosslinked pex pipes have the potential to revolutionize the plumbing industry. Flexible high density polyethylene polymer (HDPE) is melted down and then extruded into a tube shaped die. Crosslinking is achieved by one of three different methods: Engels, Silane or Radiation. While the Engels method produces a more flexible product, all three methods meet industry wide ASTM, NSF and CSA standards. Though copper has been the standard for both residential and commercial plumbing systems since the mid 1960’s, plumbers have now discovered pex pipe offers many advantages over rigid metal or plastic options.…

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How To Ensure Yourself Against Any Future Sewer Line Repairs

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Discovering that the sewer line from your house to the road is in rough shape and will need to be completely uprooted is not a pleasant thought or cheap project for any project owner. You may be wondering if there is any way you can make sure that you never have to repair your sewer line again. Actually there are a couple of ways you can prevent this messy and expensive project from reoccurring, at least for the duration of the time you live in your home.…

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Fixing A Dishwasher That Isn't Drying Your Dishes

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You might tolerate it for days, weeks or even months, but few chores are more annoying than drying your clean dishes by hand. Leftover water on dishes can evaporate into unsightly stains and foster the growth of mold, demanding work from you that your dishwasher should be doing. Before you scrap your appliance and go buy a new one, however, consider these possible solutions to your problem. Loading Dishes Efficiently …

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How To Clean And Improve Your Heating System

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If your heating system is not running properly, it is obviously a major concern. It is a project that you want to take care of before the winter arrives. But, before you call in a heating repair specialist, you should run a few checks on your own to see if you can improve your heating system. By running a few simple tests, you might be able to improve the efficiency of your HVAC without spending a dollar.…

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Need A New Idea For Your Home? How About A Japanese-Style Bathroom

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If you’re tired of the same old design and decor in your home, why not try something new? A Japanese-style bathroom can offer you a completely different take on what is normally a run-of-the-mill room in the house, and it can offer you a spa-like environment for relaxation and contemplation. Here are the key elements you need to assemble an authentic Japanese-style bath. Key Contractors Involved One of the nicest things about putting together a Japanese bathroom is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on subcontractors.…

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Choosing The Right Trenchless Sewer Repair Option

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Lateral sewers will usually last for about 40 years, though the lifespan of the sewer can vary depending on other conditions. But eventually, cracks and tree roots will cause serious leaks that will make the sewer non-functional. When it is time to replace it, the conventional approach is to dig up the sewer in order to perform the repairs. However, there are now trenchless sewer line repair options available that cause less damage to your property.…

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Steps to Take When Your Garbage Disposal Flywheel Is Stuck

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Garbage disposals are an integral part of any kitchen. Not only do they grind up kitchen waste so it can go down the drain, but in many cases, a malfunctioning disposal means a sink that does not drain. One of the most common causes for a garbage disposal mishap is a stuck flywheel. The flywheel spins the impellers, which in turn shred the waste. If it doesn’t work, neither does your disposal.…

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3 Reasons To Change Your Behavior Regarding Sanitary Wipes

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Sanitary wipes have become popular for their convenience and effectiveness. However, they can cause havoc with sewer systems when people flush them down toilets. In addition, antibacterial wipes are associated with increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotic medications. If you currently use antibacterial sanitary wipes and flush them afterward, changing these behaviors would be advantageous.  Problems With Sanitary Wipes Frequent Use of Antibacterial Agents Can Be Harmful Frequent use of antibacterial soaps, wipes and other cleansing products may lead to bacteria developing resistance to antibiotics.…

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Troubleshooting Your Plumbing: Clogged Drains

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If you have a clogged drain, then you might not know whether you need to call a professional. To help you troubleshoot the problem yourself, here is a quick breakdown on some of the most common methods for dealing with a clogged drain: Visually Inspect and Probe for the Clog A clogged drain can either be incredibly simple to deal with or incredibly difficult. If you are lucky, then you can easily handle the clog on your own.…

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