2016

  • Three Sneaky Signs Of A Water Leak

    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.
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  • Can You Flush Adult Wipes Into The Sewer?

    Adult wipes are made to be hygienic and convenient. They're meant to clean the body after using the restroom, and then to be thrown away. Some adult wipe products may label themselves as "flushable." If you're a homeowner, you should be aware of the problems that can be caused by flushing certain products down the sewer line. Can you flush adult wipes into the sewer? The "flushable" label on that may appear on adult wipe packages is an indication that the wipes will clear the toilet and make it into the sewer; they can be flushed.
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  • Four Small Habits That Are Terrible For Your Pipes

    When you think about maintaining your plumbing, big actions like having your drains professionally cleaned and having your main sewer line may come to mind. But small, day-to-day actions are just as important when it comes to keeping your pipes in good shape. A lot of people unknowingly develop small habits that, unbeknownst to them, are terrible for their pipes. By nipping these habits in the bud, you can keep your pipes in better shape and ward off issues like clogs and leaks.
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  • Tankless Hot Water Heater Not Making Hot Water? Check These 2 Things

    A tankless hot water heater is appealing to modern homeowners because it saves money by only heating the water that you need. Unfortunately, these appliances are susceptible to breaking down, just like any other appliance in your home. If your hot water is no longer getting hot, there are some things you can do to diagnose the issue. Inspect The Unit's Power Source And Water Supply You may be used to a traditional hot water heater that holds the water it has already heated.
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  • 3 Issues That Require Emergency Plumbing Work

    Many plumbing issues, like a clogged drain, can be handled by yourself. There are also numerous issues that may require a plumber, but do not require addressing immediately. Throughout the course of this article, however, you will learn of a few issues that demand the immediacy and professionalism of an emergency plumber. Gas Leaks Gas leaks are not only an emergency plumbing issue, they are an emergency issue in general. If you have found that there is a gas leak in your house or apartment caused by a plumbing issue, your first job should be to evacuate your home.
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  • How To Replace The Upper And Lower Thermostat In Your Electric Water Heater

    An electric water heater is set to reach an ideal temperature that will provide you with hot water without risking scalding. The unit knows when that temperature is reached thanks to a thermostat that operates similarly to a furnace thermostat: once the warm temperature is reached, the unit stops heating. Unlike a furnace, a water heater has two thermostats with one in the upper half and one in the lower half of the unit.
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  • Troubleshooting Problems With A Residential Submersible Water Well Pump

    If you rely on a private well for water, the whole idea has many perks, from saving loads of cash on the water your household uses to ensuring the purity of the water consumed by your family. However, owning a private well also means that you have to be in charge of maintaining the well and all its working components to ensure you get the water you need. This is especially important when it comes to the submersible well pump.
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  • 2 Signs That Your Furnace Needs Maintenance

    Your furnace is a key part of your home's HVAC system. For this reason, you need to know when your furnace requires some type of maintenance. By knowing more about a few common issues you can experience, it will be easier for you to identify the cause and repair it quickly. Burning Smell A burning smell when the furnace turns on is a common issue people experience. The reason behind the smell is that the coils inside the furnace have dust on them, which burns off when the coils heat up.
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  • 3 Reasons To Call A Plumber For Clogged Drains

    Drain problems can be one of the most annoying and disgusting plumbing issues that you can deal with as a homeowner, mostly because of the various problems that slowly-draining or clogged drains can cause. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to call a plumber to handle clogged drains for you. Plant Roots One of the hardest clogs to deal with is one that is occurring outside your home in your sewage line.
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  • Tips For Managing Wastewater In Your Home

    Water is an important resource that can easily get used up in certain areas of the world without careful wastewater management. Here are some tips for how you can better manage the wastewater in your home. 1. Wash Your Car at a Car Wash Many car washes have water recovery systems that are designed to keep the water that gets used from going into the sewer system. Instead, the water goes into a special wastewater management system where it is cleansed and recycled.
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