2015

Identifying The Cause Of Your Home's Slow Moving Drains

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When one or more of your drains are moving slowly, it is imperative to determine the cause and then handle the issue. However, before you can fix the problem, you need to be aware of the different problems that can create a slow moving drain. Backflow Issue When several drains are moving slowly, you may have a backflow issue that will not allow your drains to work properly. A backflow issue happens when the pressure inside the pipes is incorrect.…

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Keep Your Plumbing in Good Shape with Seasonal Maintenance

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With the summer arriving shortly, it’s important that you make it your duty to take care of getting your plumbing in the best shape possible. The warmer weather often means you’ll be increasing your water usage in a number of ways, making it a good idea to focus on maintenance before any repairs are later needed. The following tips can all help ensure your plumbing is in great condition and that you’ll be able to enjoy steady usage of your water.…

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Potential Reasons Your Top Load Washing Machine Isn't Filling With Water Properly

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Washing machine malfunctions tend to involve problems with the water levels in the unit. Too little water entering the unit can prevent your clothing from washing thoroughly. Excess water can cause your machine to leak out onto the floor. Understanding the potential problems in your top load washing machine can help you make a more informed call to the plumber. This can save both you and the plumber time during the service call.…

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Geothermal Heating Pros And Cons

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If you’re sick of paying your utility companies hundreds of dollars in heating bills every winter, you might have a chance to switch your home to an off-the-grid heating system based on geothermal energy. Geothermal home heating systems use abundant hot water pockets buried deep in the earth to provide cheap, natural heat. The systems carry a lot of promise, but they’re far from perfect. There are two big disadvantages and two big advantages you should know about.…

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Tips For Getting Your Home Ready For A Harsh Winter

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It is important to make sure that you are taking time to prepare for the upcoming harsh winter that you suspect you are about to face. To help you do this, you can make use of the following helpful tips. Have The Furnace Serviced Rather than waiting for it to get really cold to turn on the furnace to see if there are any problems, you might want to have it serviced ahead of time.…

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Finishing Your Basement Bathroom: Turning Bare Bones Plumbing Into A Usable Room

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Many old farmhouses from the mid- to late-nineteenth century that were fortunate to acquire indoor plumbing have old bathroom fixtures in the basement. These bathroom fixtures were never finished because the owners never intended to turn them into a real bathroom. These showers, toilets and drip faucets were used by farmers and farm hands coming in from the fields to wash up for meals and wash off dirt and manure before sitting down to eat.…

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Signs That You Might Need Boiler Service in Your Home

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When you own your home, you are the one that is responsible for all of the repairs. This is usually not a problem, unless you never take the time to understand the key warning signs that there is trouble ahead and you end up in the middle of winter without heat. Therefore, you need to make sure that you know as much as you can about the warning signs that the boiler might be on the verge of completely breaking down.…

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The Three Grades Of Home Heating Oil, And The Differences Among The Three

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Of all of your utilities, your home heating oil might just be the one you think the least about. However, thinking about what type of heating oil you use could save you hundreds of dollars over the long run, both in the cost of your oil and the maintenance for your home heating system. Unfortunately, unless you are installing a new oil tank, you’re going to have to continue using the same grade of oil, as mixing types can be dangerous for your home heating system, much like putting regular gasoline in a car that takes premium can be problematic.…

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