Diagnosing Plumbing Issues

3 Tips to Avoid Damaging Your Septic System During a Party

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When planning for an upcoming party, you have probably thought about seemingly everything, from food to decorations. One thing that you probably haven’t put much—if any—thought into is your septic system, but you should know that hosting a big event at your home can actually have an effect on your septic system. To avoid expensive and messy problems on the day of your big party, follow these three tips. 1. Prevent Parking and Driving Over Your Septic Tank You might be thinking about opening up part of your property for parking for your...

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Constantly Fighting Hair In The Shower Drain? 3 Tips To Help Deal With It

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If you have thick, long hair, chances are that your shower drain is getting clogged much more frequently than what most people deal with. Those long hairs eventually get tangled into a ball, which causes them to get trapped inside the drain and make a big clog. Once that hair is trapped in there, you won’t be able to use water to flush it out. It’s not ideal to use a wire coat hanger or plumber to fix it every time it occurs, so it is best to take steps to prevent the hair from building up to begin with. Brush Before Showering The...

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Essential Steps For Protecting Your Hot Water Heater

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Hot water heaters are an essential appliance for a modern home. Hot water is used in a large variety of applications and it is simply too inconvenient to heat water manually. However, hot water heaters can be safety hazards if the right precautions are not followed. Size The Vents Properly The vents need to be the same diameter as the draft diverter of the tank. Whenever the vent passes through a wall or roof, it will need to be double-walled. Vents that are connected need to be secured by at least three screws. Vents in earthquake zones are...

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AC Letting You Down? 3 Signs It Might Need Repair Or Replacement

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Summer is finally in full swing. The days are heating up and your AC is cooling down the house. For the most part. If your air conditioner isn’t holding up to its end of the agreement – you turn it on and it keeps your house cool – it might be time to take a long look at the relationship. Here are three signs that your air conditioner has a problem that needs looking at. AC Runs Non-Stop If your air conditioner seems like it’s been running for hours, non-stop, you might have a problem. Take a look at your thermostat. If it shows...

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How To Clean Your Jetted Bathtub

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Nothing is more relaxing to most people after a hard or stressful day than soaking in a luxurious jetted tub full of hot water. However, it is a good idea to be sure that tub of dreams is clean, and no unwanted items are floating in the tub with you. Not only would it be disgusting for a clump of ‘gunk’ to pass over your space, but it is also unhealthy. Here are some pointers to consider for your dream tub. Stubborn Stains The stubborn stains are called biofilm and may take more powerful products to clean the tub. These...

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Are There Chemicals In Your Tap Water?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has some of the safest drinking water in the world. And you can thank the water treatment procedures in your local community for contributing to this fact. The tap water you get from the city you live in is treated with a number of chemicals during the water treatment process. The CDC says the process includes four distinct actions: Coagulation and flocculation Sedimentation Filtration Disinfection Chemicals play an important role in ensuring the water that...

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Top Reasons To Choose Portable Toilets For Entertaining Summer Guests

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Are you planning a summer gathering or cookout? If so, portable toilets could make your event go more smoothly. Perhaps you are like many other people who associate portable toilets with construction sites or business events that are held outdoors. The following points will help you better understand the benefits of using them for your private functions. Septic System Protection If your at-home event is going to have several invitees, it could possibly take a toll on your home’s septic system. Imagine the extra impact on your septic...

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Plumbing Services That Help Explain Extra Spigots In Your Basement And How To Address Them

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If you purchased a really old home, it may take you a while to notice that you have several extra spigots in your basement. Some may even be awkwardly placed. Without knowing what these spigots are for or even if you really need them, you might want to call a plumber to have them checked out. Here are some of the services your plumber can provide with regards to your extra spigots in the basement. Identifying the Purpose of the Spigots Old basements, especially those belonging to farmhouses that have long since been converted to city houses,...

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Renting A Portable Toilet: 3 Helpful Tips To Help You Get Exactly What You Need

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A portable toilet can be extremely helpful when your home is undergoing plumbing work and your bathroom facilities are out-of-order. Renting a portable toilet is a great way to make living without your bathroom much easier, especially if you have women or small children in the household. Unfortunately, if you are not familiar with portable toilets, it can be difficult to choose one for your household. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. With these three tips, you’ll be able to rent a portable toilet that fits your needs: 1....

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Three Sneaky Signs Of A Water Leak

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You’d think a water leak would be obvious. Most times, leaks are hard to miss—they cause water to pool on the floor or large, damp spots to appear on the walls. Other times, however, leaks are a bit sneakier. If they’re small or found in pipes below your home rather than inside of it, their signs may be easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Here’s a look at three sneaky signs that your pipes may be leaking. Your home has an unexplained musty smell. Does your whole home or even just one room have...

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