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How to Unclog a Sink

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Every homeowner should have a basic set of DIY fixes in their tool belt for the occasional problem, and the same goes for your plumbing. One of the most common household issues that we hear regularly is a clogged sink. Some clogs are enormous, such as a batch of “flushable” baby wipes that have created a logjam inside the sewer line, while others are as simple as a chicken bone that went down the garbage disposal.…

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So How Do Real Plumbers Clean A Drain?

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You’ve probably heard the advice time and time again: don’t put drain cleaner down the drain—call a plumber. This is good advice, as chemical drain cleaners can be corrosive to pipes and hazardous to your health. However, it probably leaves you wondering: if plumbers don’t use chemical drain cleaners, then how do they clean out drains? Well, they typically turn to one of three methods. 1. Plumber’s Snakes If your plumber suspects the clog is caused by a solid impaction of something like hair or a child’s toy, then they will probably use a device called a plumber’s snake to remove the blockage.…

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Is It Worth Paying For Water Heater Installation?

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Water heater installation can be quite complex. Even if you are highly skilled in the art of DIY projects, installing your water heater is a different beast altogether — as most plumbing projects are. There are many moving parts involved and a lot that can go wrong. These are just a few of the benefits of hiring a professional for your water heater replacement project. You Don’t Have the Time…

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How To Find Hidden Leaks In Your Plumbing

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Leaks can be sneaky; that’s because they can be lurking without you even knowing. They can start in floors, ceilings, and even walls. This means that they can do a lot of damage before you even catch on to the fact that something is wrong. If you suspect that you have a leak, here are the top signs that you do. Your Water Bill Skyrockets Maybe you have noticed that your water bill has spiked quite a bit.…

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Is It Worth It To Repair Your Water Heater?

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At some point, you’re going to face this dilemma with your water heater: should you have the unit replaced or have the water heater repaired? A few things go into this decision, so use the following information to help you decide if you want to put money into repairing the appliance in your home or if it’s time to just buy a new water heater instead. Your water heater is newer…

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Sewage Backing Up Into Your Home? What To Do

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Nobody wants to experience a plumbing emergency, but throughout your time as a homeowner, you’re going to encounter all types of things you may not be prepared for. One of those things you should prepare for is a sewer backup in your home. This can happen for a number of reasons including a clog in your sewer line, or from high water from flooding outside of your home, such as from stormwater.…

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Here Are Some Eco-Friendly Ways Of Cleaning Out Your Drains

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There’s nothing that’s quite as frustrating as having a drain clog, or worse yet, having water or sewage waste back up into your home. If you’re currently dealing with this situation, you have a lot of choices to clear your drains. Unfortunately, many of them aren’t eco-friendly. With that in mind, here’s what you can do to clear your drains without hurting the environment. Hiring a Professional If you have anything but a minor clog in a sink drain, it’s best to hire a professional plumber.…

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4 Reasons To Have The Plumbing In Your Old Home Checked Before Winter

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Older houses are fairly notorious for having issues with their plumbing systems. If you have put off having your home examined until now, it is a good idea to get your service order in with a plumber before winter sets in. Here is a look at why.  Leaks are harder to detect in the winter.  When a leak occurs in the summer months, the water is usually going to leak out of the pipe, fall on the ground, and be fairly easy to spot.…

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2 Mistakes To Avoid When Adding On A Laundry Room On To Your House

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After having to deal with the noise and inconvenience of having your washer and dryer in the kitchen or bathroom, you may finally be in a position that you can have a laundry room added on to your house. However, make sure you avoid the mistakes below when planning and adding the room that could result in problems down the road. Positioning the Laundry Room in the Wrong Location One mistake you will want to avoid when adding on a laundry room is positioning the room in the wrong location.…

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Basic Plumbing Projects For The Weekend Warrior

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As a homeowner, it can sometimes feel like your house is working against you. For some people, every weekend involves fixing something that has been broken in the previous week. True, this may greatly depend on how the residents of the home care for it, but the point remains. Plumbing problems specifically can give homeowners a reoccurring headache. However, instead of calling a plumber, there may be some plumbing problems that you can fix without assistance.…

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