Is Your Sink Drain Still Leaking? Replace The Plumbers Putty In Your Sink Drain With Silicone.

Posted on: 10 May 2016

If your sink drain still leaks after replacing everything that can be replaced, you should try switching from plumbers putty that is designed to seal the space between your drain cup and your sink with silicone. Although silicone smells terrible until it is sufficiently cured, and is not as malleable and easy to work with as plumbers putty, it can provide a tighter seal and not deteriorate over time as quickly as plumbers putty.
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4 Signs You May Have A Foundation Slab Leak

Posted on: 9 May 2016

If your home was built on a concrete slab and a plumbing pipe bursts or leaks below the slab, this can lead to major issues for your home and its foundation. The sooner a slab leak can be detected, the more the damages can be minimized. Still, because slab leaks aren't usually obvious until they become serious, there are some "red flags" all homeowners with concrete slab foundations should be aware of.
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What Causes Condensation On Your Pipes In The Summer?

Posted on: 9 May 2016

Condensation can be disturbing to homeowners seeking to protect their pipes and property. In summer, condensation can be a relatively common problem in some homes. Knowing what causes condensation and how you can avoid it can help you take care of your plumbing, and ultimately, your home.  What causes condensation on your pipes in summer? When hot, humid air touches a cold surface (like a cold water pipe), the cold temperature of the pipe causes the warm air to cool.
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Understanding The Basics Of Expansion Tank Installation

Posted on: 8 May 2016

One of the hazards that can threaten your home's hot water system is the expansion that happens as water is heated. If your home's hot water system uses a standard hot water tank, that type of storage system can put you at risk of pressure buildup that may damage the tank and the plumbing lines. You can reduce this risk by providing an outlet for that expanded water to go. Here's a look at the basics of installing an expansion tank in your hot water system.
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