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Why You Shouldn't Install a Water Heater Yourself

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Part of being a homeowner is being able to repair and replace items around the house as necessary, faucets, air filters, and even toilets. But one thing you should never replace, under nearly any circumstance, is your hot water heater. This is one of those projects that is best left up to a professional, and not something you should attempt after watching a few videos on the internet. Why? The reasons are very simple.

22 June 2020

Five Signs That You Need A New Water Main Line

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Issues with your main water line can be costly and inconvenient. Not only will a leak in the line lead to wasted water, it can also compromise the quality of the water in your home. The following are five signs that you may need to have the supply line replaced. 1. Loss In Water Pressure There are three common causes for a loss in water pressure — a failure of a pressure regulator valve, reduced pressure from the municipal source, or a leak in your main water supply line.

19 May 2020

Tips for Clearing a Jammed Impeller or Clog in Your Garbage Disposal

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When your garbage disposal is clogged or jammed, you might end up with a mess in your sink. Even if the clog isn't backed up, you want to get your disposal working again as soon as possible. Garbage disposals have to be replaced sometimes rather than repaired, but you or a plumber might be able to clear a clog or jammed impeller. Here are some things to try. Just remember to unplug the disposal before you work on it.

15 April 2020

Plumbing Issues: Is It An Emergency Or Can You Wait To Call A Plumber?

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A plumber will deal with pipe leaks, problems with your water heater, and other issues with your plumbing system. You can't prevent every plumbing emergency from occurring, but you can make a decision whether you need help immediately or you can wait to call your plumber during normal business hours. In general, if you are not able to stop the water and you are at risk of causing damage to your property, you need an emergency plumber to come to your home.

11 March 2020

Dealing With Hair Issues Caused By Hard Water

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Even if your home's tap water is safe for drinking, cooking, and washing it can still pose problems for your appliances, clothes, and even your skin. When the water in your area is hard, meaning it has high levels of magnesium and calcium, mineral buildup can cause your appliances to work less efficiently and also result in dingy-looking clothes. In addition, the hard water may impact the health of your hair.

10 November 2016

Temporarily Patch An Outdoor Copper Waterline That Contains A Small Pinhole

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A small pinhole in an outdoor copper waterline can cause reduced water pressure inside of your home. Complete the steps below in order to temporarily patch the hole if you are unable to have the waterline replaced right way. By doing so, your water supply will not be compromised. Materials copper cleaning agent sponge towel metal file rubber gloves epoxy putty for exteriors weatherproof plumbing tape water hose scissors Clean And Sand The Waterline And Apply Epoxy

15 September 2016

Seal Gaps Around A Window Air Conditioning Unit

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If the window air conditioning unit that you use in your office has gaps around it, causing it to rattle when it is turned on and warm air to enter the premises, take measures to seal them with the follow steps. Once you have completed the project, the unit will operate efficiently and you may notice that it doesn't take as long as it previously did for the unit to cool down your work space.

5 August 2016

Removing Crusted Calcium From Your Kitchen Faucet Aerator And Preventing It Coming Back

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Crusted calcium deposits appear in areas of hard water. It is a sign of lime build-up, but the good news is you can remove it and even prevent it. Here are some simple tips to help remove the crusted calcium on your faucet aerator and stop it occurring in the future. Getting Into the Aerator You'll need to get into the aerator before you can clean it. Start by twisting the small faucet off, so you can access to the filter screen.

27 July 2016

Plumbing Like A Pro: Steps You Need To Take To Address Hair Clogs

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Human hair is one of the worst things you can send down your bathroom drains. It mats up, gets stuck, and blocks other things from going down the drain and then rots and smells, producing a very foul-smelling drain. If your water runs slowly down the drain in your sink or backs up in the tub while you take a shower, you may have a hair clog. Here are the plumbing steps you need to take to manage this problem like a pro.

20 July 2016

Getting The Clog Out Of Your Drains: 3 Problems That May Be Hiding Deep In Drains

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Clogged drains can be another problem that you have to deal with in your home. This can sometimes be as simple as a slow draining kitchen sink or other problems in your home. Slow drains may seem to be a minor problem at first, but the problem could be something deeper in your drain lines. Here are some of the problems that can be hiding deep in the drain lines of your home:

13 July 2016