2016

  • How You Can Stop A Faucet From Constantly Dripping Water

    The dripping sound of a leaky faucet has been used as a comedy backdrop in countless movies over the years, but it isn't so funny when one keeps you awake at night. The main reason a faucet will leak is because a washer inside one of the handles for the hot and cold water has worn down and it no longer seals the valve seat. The pressure in the water line forces water through the seat and out of the faucet.
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  • Had A Pipe Burst In Your Basement? What You Should Do Next

    When winter hits and the weather gets cold, you may not always be fully prepared for a sudden extreme cold snap that can cause serious plumbing problems in your house. However, if the unthinkable happens and the cold weather freezes your pipes and one or more pipes burst in your basement as a result, you may find yourself wondering what you can and should do in the aftermath of the burst pipe.
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  • Drain-Cleaning and -Care Tips for New Homeowners

    Drain problems are something that most homeowners must learn to address at some point in time. Unfortunately, these issues can disrupt life inside your home, but you may find that this is a simpler issue to address once you start to incorporate these drain-maintenance tips. Flush the Drains After Each Time You Wash a Large Number of Dishes When you wash a large number of dishes, it can be easy for food particles, grease, and other substances to find their way in the drain system.
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  • What You Can Do to Maintain Clear Drains in Your Home

    The importance of keeping your drains clear typically doesn't arise until you realize that yours have become clogged up.  It's at that moment when you realize that you should have been taking steps along the way to prevent the occurrence.  Rather than waiting until you're in a plumbing emergency, use this information to learn more about two tips that can assist you in keeping the drains in your home free of blockages.
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  • Getting Ready For Winter: Maintaining Your Heating System

    As the cold weather gets closer, it's time to have your furnace serviced. With good maintenance, you can extend the life of your furnace and improve your heating system's efficiency. If you wait until you are dependent on your heating system to stay warm, you may discover that your system needs a major repair. Taking care of the issue ahead of time will decrease the chance of needing an emergency repair on your system.
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  • 2 Things To Think About When Choosing Your Well Pump

    Trying to figure out what kind of well pump you should put in your well is a big decision. You want to make sure that you can easily get your water from the well into your house, otherwise, your well is completely useless. There are several things that you need to think about when it comes to choosing a well pump. Well Depth Before you start choosing which kind of jet pump to get for your well, you are going to need to know how deep it is.
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  • Three Types Of Leaks That Require Calling An Emergency Plumber

    While having a leaky faucet is a common occurrence for homeowners, there are some types of leaks that can be downright dangerous, or might cause damage to your home. If you experience any of these three leaks in your home, you should contact an emergency plumber.  Leaks that Produce Mold When you have leaky pipes, it can cause mold growth. When the pipes are inside a wall or you can't see them, they may be leaking without you even knowing about it.
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  • How To Shut Down A Moen Single-Handle Faucet In Your Cottage For The Winter Season

    Now is the time to shut down the cottage and get it ready to face the long winter months. One of the things you have to care of is the water supply, appliances, and the kitchen sink faucet. One of the issues with faucets that have a single handle is that they have cartridges inside of them that can get filled with silt if you pull your water from a river or bay.
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  • Types Of Water Softeners

    Water softeners are a special type of water filter that are designed to "soften" your home's water supply by removing minerals in the water. These minerals, which are most commonly magnesium and calcium, can create a chalky buildup within your plumbing and on your home's water fixtures. However, there are a few types of water softeners available for residential installation, each of which operates in a different manner to perform the same function.
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  • 4 Signs You Need A New Sump Pump In Your Basement This Winter

    If water tends to get into your basement, you need to have a working sump pump, especially during the winter time. A working sump pump will help prevent your basement from becoming flooded when storm water gets into your basement. Here are four signs that you need to replace your sump pump before it just stops working for you. #1 Age Sump pumps are not made to last forever. They are devices that have a limited lifetime.
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