2015

  • 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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  • 5 Maintenance Tips For Household Drains

    Household drains are an aspect of home ownership that is easy to overlook and ignore when they're functioning properly. Of course, as soon as a drain gets clogged and backed up you realize just what an important aspect of any household drains actually are. Rather than taking your kitchen and bathroom drains for granted, it's best to be proactive in maintaining them in order to avoid future problems. Here are five ways to do just that:
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  • New Sink Installation - How To Prevent Drainage Leaks

    If you want to add a new sink to your kitchen or bathroom, then you may consider calling a plumber to complete the install for you.  This is a good idea if there are no water hookups in the area or if the new sink is larger or smaller than the old one.  If you think there will be no difficulties with the new sink, then you may try to secure it yourself.
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  • 2 Mistakes That Could Damage Your Air Conditioner

    As a new homeowner, you might be inundated with responsibilities. After taking entire weekends to get your yard under control and struggling to keep your new space tidy, you might find yourself guessing when it comes to your air conditioner. Unfortunately, making a few bad decisions can cost you later. Here are two mistakes that could damage your air conditioner, and how you can avoid causing trouble: 1: Buying a Huge System
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  • 4 Things To Remember When Dealing With A Leaky Basement

    At the first sight of water in your basement, your mind may begin to race, imagining all types of terrible causes for the mess. Most likely, the moisture problem in your basement has not been caused by an inadequate foundation that needs complete replacement. It may be a simple fix. Here are four things to consider when you are dealing with a wet basement issue. You Might Need a French Drain
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  • Three Hints For Making PEX Plumbing Projects Go Smoothly

    Pipes made from a variety of materials have supplied water to American homes over the past 100 years. Lead, cast iron, copper and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes have been used during that time, and each has been supplanted by a superior option along the way. The most recent trend in water supply plumbing service is the use of cross-linked polyethylene tubing, also known as PEX. This material has completely changed the way plumbing is installed in American homes; that's why you should understand a few basics about how to work with PEX tubing if you are planning some do-it-yourself jobs.
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