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  • 3 Things Plumbers Want Homeowners To Learn

    From buying furniture or décor to cleaning windows and shampooing carpets, the challenges of home ownership are easy to see. You may already understand the importance of cleaning and making basic repairs, but maintaining your home's plumbing and septic systems is also necessary. Not only are these systems essential for washing dishes and clothes, but your plumbing and septic is also crucial for bathing and removing waste from your home. Because these are necessary tasks for you and your family's needs, proper understanding of your plumbing and septic systems is imperative.
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  • Know What To Do If You Come Home To A Burst Pipe

    Having a pipe burst in your home can be a terrible experience. Having a pipe burst when you're not home can be even worse! Though keeping your plumbing in good shape and taking actions to prevent pipes from freezing will go a long way towards reducing the risk of a burst pipe, there's no way to 100% guarantee this will never happen to you. So, it's best to be prepared and know what to do -- and what not to do -- if you come home to find that a pipe has burst.
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  • How To Resolve An Issue With A Water Heater That Leaks On The Top

    If you have a hot water heater and inspect the appliance regularly, then you may look for some common signs of a failure or break. Some of these signs include rust around the tank, leaks on the bottom of the unit, and popping sounds coming from the appliance. However, there are some other signs you need to look out for. Water leaking from the top of the tank is one of them.
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  • When Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Your Toilet?

    Believe it or not, the average toilet can last for an entire lifetime when properly maintained. But there's no guarantee that your toilet won't need replacing due to a wide variety of issues. If you're wondering when you should give your toilet the farewell it deserves, then you'll want to take a look at the following: When Those Constant Repairs Begin to Add Up Does it seem like you're always paying good money to have yet another toilet issue taken care of?
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  • Understanding The Signs And Problems Caused By Too Much Water In Your Septic Tank

    If you have a septic system attached to your home to deal with all of the fluid and solid wastes that are produced, then you probably know that the tank needs to be emptied well before it fills up. Septic tanks typically need to be cleaned out every three to five years. You will notice some signs that the tank is starting to fill up to a point where it needs to be emptied.
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  • 4 Common Causes Of A Dripping Faucet

    There are many ailments that can befall the faucets in your home. One of the most common problems associated with faucets is that they sometimes drip, even when it seems like they are turned off all of the way. The first task in eliminating a faucet drip is identifying the cause of the drip. There are a number of different reasons that your faucet is dripping, and its important to know the cause of your faucet's dripping so that you can stop it from dripping once and for all.
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  • Don't Panic! How You Can Fix the Cause Of Kitchen Sink Odors in 3 Steps

    If a terrible smell coming from your kitchen sink has driven you and your family from the kitchen, then you may be tempted to call a plumber to find and fix the cause. While sewer gas and other more serious causes of odors may be an emergency that should be addressed by a plumber, you may simply need to perform a deep cleaning of your garbage disposal to strip away the source of the smell.
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  • Long-Haired Family? How Can You Prevent Clogged Drains And Vacuums?

    If you're living with someone with long, luxurious locks, or have a shaggy pet you frequently bathe in the bathtub, you may be regularly facing clogged drains -- no matter how many preventive steps you take to prevent hair from escaping down the drain. And if your home has carpet, it's likely you find yourself pulling or even cutting clumps of hair out of the vacuum cleaner every few months when it's been rendered inactive.
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  • Don't Shut Off the Water Before Vacation: Here's Why & What to Do Instead

    If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, whether to go on a long vacation or to live in a second home, you may be concerned about the possibility of plumbing problems popping up while you are gone. With nobody home to deal with plumbing problems, you could return home to a disaster. Many people have heard that the best thing to do before leaving for an extensive period is to shut off the main water valve.
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  • 3 Ways To Keep Your Air Conditioning In Great Shape While Saving Some Money On Energy Bills

    Having an air conditioner sure comes in handy when the summer heat strikes, but every time you turn it on you're putting wear and tear on it which can lead to expensive repair bills throughout the years. Not to mention, air conditioning tends to cost extra money when it comes time to pay the power bill. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to lessen your reliance on an air conditioner and decrease the wear and tear that's put on it at the same time.
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