2020

  • 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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  • The Top Lesser-Known Signs Your Home Needs A Drain Cleaning Service

    Does your plumbing system need a drain cleaning service? Even though backups, standing water, and slow to drain sinks, are obvious signs of a problem, take a look at the lesser known (but equally important) red flags to watch for. Drain Flies Do small winged inspects fly in and out of your sink or tub's drain? While these pests may look like the fruit flies that invade the kitchen garbage can, it's likely they're actually drain flies.
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  • What It Means If Your Drains Are Gurgling

    Drains typically make little to no noise beyond the sound of water running down them. But if your drains are making gurgling, watery, or bubbly sounds, what does that mean? Unfortunately, it likely means that you have a problem on your hands. Here's what's causing those noises and what you should do about it. Blockage One of the potential causes of a drainage pipe gurgling is that there's a blockage somewhere in the pipe, or just beyond it.
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  • Six Things A Landlord Needs To Do Regarding Plumbing Issues At Rental Properties

    As a landlord, you need to anticipate plumbing issues at your properties and make appropriate arrangements to address them promptly. Plumbing malfunctions can cause a lot of damage to your properties, so you need to have an effective plan in place. The following are six things you should do as a landlord regarding plumbing issues at rental properties.  Keep some basic plumbing tools available to tenants It's best if you provide basic plumbing supplies, like a toilet plunger and drain covers, to your tenants.
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  • Failing Thermostat On A Water Heater: Identifying The Problem

    A water heater is designed to deliver warm water at a consistent temperature throughout a home. When this is not happening, it is a good idea to take a closer look at the unit's thermostat.  How the Thermostat Works The thermostat on a water heater is not necessarily responsible for heating the water inside the tank. There is a heating element located inside the water heater that coordinates with the thermostat to heat the water.
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  • How To Keep Your Septic System From Freezing During The Cold Days Of Winter

    The cold winter temperatures pose special challenges for your septic system. Just like you may take steps to keep your pipes from freezing in the winter, you should protect your septic tank from freezing too. Here are some tips for caring for your septic system over the winter months to prevent freezing and other problems. Add Insulation Over The Surface Insulation helps keep your tank parts and pipes from freezing. Be sure to add insulation before the ground freezes, or the ground may not thaw out very fast if you cover it once it's frozen.
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