Sorting Out Your Own Plumbing Issues

Should You Switch From Septic To Sewer?

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If your city or county has recently offered to put you and your neighbors on the public sewage system after an expansion takes place, how can you know whether switching is a good idea? Read on to learn more about the advantages (and disadvantages) of transitioning from a private septic system to a public sewer system, as well as what you should do to dispose of your septic tank if you do decide to make the switch.…

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Fixing Your Own Leaking Bathroom Sink

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If you close the stopper in your bathroom sink, but it still won’t hold water, it could be a worn stopper or simply an adjustment problem. If you’re uncomfortable doing plumbing work, a local plumbing services company can quickly fix this problem for you. But if you’re handy with a few household tools, this may be a DIY plumbing project that you can do yourself. Tools You’ll Need flat-blade screwdriver channel-lock pliers a couple of old rags Removing the Pop-Up Stopper…

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How To Reduce Burns From Water Without Reducing Your Water Heater's Temperature

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Every year nearly 24,000 children are burned from scalding shower water, and over 500,000 burns occur annually. It doesn’t take much either. At 120 degrees Fahrenheit, water will burn the skin in about 5 minutes. Raise that by 20 degrees, and it’ll only take 5 seconds. However, sometimes you need to have the water temperature set that high, whether it’s for dishwashers, washing machines, or even cooking. Even if you set the water at a lower temperature before jumping in the shower, sudden temperature shifts can leave you burned.…

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