• Three Benefits Of Adding A Water Conditioner To Your Plumbing System

    A water conditioner, which uses recent technology to chelate the minerals in your hard water can be a viable alternative to ion exchange systems for many homeowners. While it technically doesn't soften the water, since that requires removing the minerals, it still does away with the unfortunate scaling effects that hard water can sometimes have. If you're traditionally minded and have used an ion exchange system for the past few decades, you may wonder how a chelating unit could be as good as or better than what you already have.
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  • Calling For Help: When To Know It's Time To Call For A Plumber

    While a burst pipe spewing water all over your living room is a clear indication that you need to call a plumber, sometimes the plumbing situation can be unclear. If you have a plumbing problem, it's possible you can wait to have it repaired. While a leaky faucet may be annoying, it isn't worth the cost of calling in an emergency plumber. If your house is getting ruined because of a leak, you'll need to stop it quickly.
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  • 3 Simple Fixes for Air Conditioner Problems That Anyone Can Tackle

    Your air conditioner is one of those things in your home that you likely don't spend a lot of time thinking about but will immediately notice when something goes wrong. If it's the middle of the summer and your A/C suddenly isn't doing its job, your first instinct might be to call an air conditioning repair service. While that's not a bad idea, you might want to take some preliminary steps yourself to make sure the problem isn't simple enough to solve on your own.
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  • What Can You Do To Protect Your Plumbing At Christmastime?

    Christmastime is such a hectic time of the year that it's important to do everything you can to avoid problems and anything that will take extra money from your wallet. Overlooking your plumbing system is easy to do, but if you give it a bit of attention, you can enjoy time with family members and friends without having to worry about trouble. Here are some things to do as the season gets underway.
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  • It Won't Go Down! 3 Clog Removal Methods You Shouldn't Try

    If you have a clogged drain, you're probably hoping you can take care of it without calling a plumber. Unfortunately, most clogs are going to need professional help. This is particularly true if you already tried a plumber without success. Before you move on to the next do-it-yourself clog removal method, take a look at three methods you should never try. Wire Clothes Hangers Your bathroom sink is clogged. You see a wire coat hanger in the closet and decide to use it to knock the clog out.
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  • Signs You Have a Hidden Little Leak In Your Plumbing System

    When most people think of plumbing leaks, they picture large amounts of water spewing from pipes and causing rampant plumbing. The truth is, however, that plumbing leaks can be much more subtle. A tiny crack in a pipe or loose joint between pipes can let little drips of water escape. While these drips won't flood your home, they will slowly cause other damage -- and the crack may expand to the point of causing more substantial flooding if it's not addressed.
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  • Quick Fixes for Common Plumbing Issues

    Serious plumbing problems are best handled by professional plumbers. However, this doesn't mean that you always have to suffer until the plumber arrives. Most plumbing issues have quick fixes that can give you peace of mind until the professional comes. Some of the quick fixes can also function as permanent solutions. Here are three examples of problems that you can handle either temporarily or permanently with quick fixes: Draining Bathtub
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  • Diagnosing Common Air Conditioner Problems Using Your Nose!

    When your home's air conditioning unit is working properly, you shouldn't notice any smells coming from it at all. But when problems arise and you're not sure what's wrong, you may very well be able to use your sense of smell to get to the bottom of things. Specifically, there are a few common smells to be on the lookout for that could indicate problems with your home's air conditioning system.
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  • Creating A Comfortable And Relaxing Bathroom

    For many people, their bathroom is their sanctuary. They go in there to take a relaxing hot shower or bath, and they spend long lengths of time putting on make-up, shaving and doing their hair. If you find that your bathroom isn't as comfortable and relaxing as you would like it to be, there are some improvements you can make that will make all the difference to the ambiance of your bathroom.
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  • Quiet Your Toilet to Prevent Sleep Deprivation

    Do you get frustrated with how noisy your toilet is? In many cases, bathrooms are close to bedrooms, which means that anytime someone gets up at night to use the bathroom, everyone can hear. There are things that you can do to decrease the toilet sounds so that your sleep isn't disrupted by someone making their nightly visit to the bathroom. Quiet the Flush A noisy flush can be disturbing, and your options are these: live with the noisy flush, don't allow nighttime flushes, or do something to quiet the flush.
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