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  • Guide To Plumbing Line Materials For Your New Home

    When you are building a new house, eventually your plumbing contractor will need you to make a decision on the water lines — plastic or metal. There are then further options within these two broad categories. Water Lines There are three main options to consider — rigid plastic, flexible lines, or metal. Rigid plastic water lines are typically made of PVC or PEX. PVC is the least expensive option, but it is only suitable for cold water lines, as hot water will eventually degrade it.
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  • 8 Must-Have Extras Your Plumber Should Install in Your New Home

    When you are building or remodeling your home, you will be tempted to focus on the fun things, like flooring, cabinets, and paint colors. Take the time to talk to your plumber—they can help you with many of the extras that you will want for your space. 1. Tankless hot water heater Tankless hot water heaters use less energy, take up less space, and are better for the environment. There really isn't a reason to not have one installed by your plumbing contractor in your new home.
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  • Important Steps To Winterize Your Home

    The cold winter season is quickly approaching, which means it is time to winterize your home. If you are a new homeowner or have moved to a cold-weather climate, you need to know what steps you need to take to correct steps to ensure your home is protected from damage that can be caused by frigid temperatures. Here is what you need to do: Check the Outside Areas of Your Home
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  • Don't Make These Plumbing Mistakes As A Homeowner

    Plumbing mistakes are not uncommon, and everybody makes them. If you have made some mistakes with your plumbing, you aren't alone, and you can move forward and have healthier plumbing in your home. Are you interested in making good plumbing decisions for your home? These are some things you should know, no matter how old your home is. Don't Put Starches in the Garbage Disposal Putting starchy items down the garbage disposal can also be a challenge for your system.
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  • Which Well Pump Is Right For You?

    Many people have a strong preference for well water as opposed to being hooked up to the city's plumbing. If this sounds like you, you might wonder what kind of well pump is ideal in your situation. If you still have questions about choosing a well pump, this is what you need to know. Centrifugal Well Pump A centrifugal pump is useful if you have a shallow well. This pump uses force to pipe water in, and it lasts a long time because it has a pretty simple setup.
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  • 3 Factors To Consider When Switching To City Water

    Municipal water may have been unavailable in many parts of the country until recently. In areas where city water still isn't available, well water is the obvious choice. Of course, times change, and many regions that were once rural have now become suburban or even urban. If you own property in one of these neighborhoods, then you may find yourself with a well even though city water is now available.
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  • Things To Know About Portable Toilet Rentals

    Hosting events usually involves large crowds of people, especially if they are held outside without any capacity limits. The main downfall of hosting an event outside is that there might not be any restrooms available for attendees to use when they have a need to do so. However, a lack of restrooms doesn't mean that you should not choose an outdoor venue to host your event. The reason why is because you can pay for a portable toilet rental that can be used by attendees for the duration of the event.
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  • 4 Things That Can Cause Your Water Heater To Stop Making Hot Water Or Run Out Too Fast

    You rely on your water heater to keep your showers warm and kitchen water hot. You probably don't think too much about your water heater until it suddenly stops working. Several things can go wrong with a water heater whether it's an electric or gas model. Here are four reasons a water heater can't keep up with your demands for hot water. 1. The Tank Is Too Small If you just moved your family into a new home or if the number of people living in your home has increased, the water heater tank may be too small to keep up with your needs.
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  • Why Didn't The Baking Soda And Vinegar Unclog The Drain?

    Go onto any home improvement or home care website, and you'll see the holy grail of drain cleaning: baking soda and vinegar. Sometimes it includes salt or ice, but it will always have baking soda and vinegar followed by hot water. This magic concoction is safe and effective. Most of the time.  Yet, sometimes it just doesn't work. This can be the result of a human error or a more specific problem in the drain.
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  • Things That Cause The Reset Button On Your Water Heater To Trip And Repairs That May Be Needed

    If you're surprised by water that's too hot or too cold when you hop in the shower, you may want to check the reset button on your water heater. If the button tripped because the water got too hot, the thermostat won't turn on the upper heating element again until the button is reset. Here's an overview of the purpose of the reset button and how it lets you know your water heater needs to be repaired.
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