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Own An Irrigation System? 3 Signs Your Back-Flow Preventer Is About To Fail You

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If you’ve got an irrigation system installed on your property, there’s one part that you probably haven’t given much thought to. Unfortunately, this part is one of the most important parts of your entire irrigation system. The part is the back-flow preventer. If you’re not familiar with what the back-flow preventer does, it prevents contaminated water from backing up into the municipal drinking water supply. Without a properly working back-flow preventer on your irrigation system, you could be contributing to the contamination of your drinking water, without even realizing it.…

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How To Fix A Leaky Gooseneck Sink

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A gooseneck faucet is so named because it has a high spout that commonly extends several inches over the sink. This deep design allows taller pots to slide under it easier. However, you may find them leaking, which can usually be traced to broken O-rings or cartridge deterioration.  It is simple to repair the annoying drip yourself and save on waste bills. Follow these steps to fix a leaky gooseneck sink.…

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Understanding Sewer Clogs

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There are a lot of important elements to your home’s plumbing system that you should know about, but one of the most important is its sewer main drain. However, this is also one of the elements that is the most hidden and therefore the easiest for home owners to forget about. Here is some information home owner’s should be aware of with regards to the sewer main:   The homeowner may not always be responsible for clogs…

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3 Plumbing-Related New Year's Resolutions You Should Make

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Most people tend to make their New Year’s Resolutions surrounding their personal health and well-being, such as losing weight or quitting smoking. While these resolutions are great, maybe you could add a couple of home- and plumbing-related resolutions to your list. After all, this stuff is important, too, right? Resolution #1: Stop Treating Your Toilet Like a Garbage Can. Everyone has probably done it at some point or another – throwing trash into their toilet, and this year is a good time to try to stop.…

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Mid-Winter Furnace Maintenance Tips

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Having access to a functional furnace is essential when it comes to keeping your home warm on cold winter days. Many homeowners know that they need to have their furnace inspected prior to firing up the appliance at the beginning of winter, but it can be easy to overlook the importance of ongoing maintenance throughout the winter months when it comes to maximizing the performance of your furnace. Here are two simple mid-winter maintenance tips to keep in mind as you strive to keep your furnace working properly this year.…

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Opening Your Home Up After A Long, Cold Winter Away? 5 Ways To Check For Plumbing Problems

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If you shut your home down for the winter, it’s time to start thinking about your return. This is particularly true if you shut off the water to your home. Shutting the water off to your house will have prevented ruptured pipes, but it might not have prevented other types of pluming damage, such as frozen gaskets, flex lines, and hoses. Once you return home, you’ll need to take steps to get water back to your home, while avoiding potential watery messes.…

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3 Reasons To Switch To A Tankless Hot Water Heater

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Upgrading the hot water heater in your home can make your residence more comfortable. If you are looking to install a new hot water heater in your home, you should consider going with a tankless model. Here are three ways that you and your family will benefit from the installation of a tankless hot water heater in the future. 1. A tankless hot water heater can be installed anywhere. Many modern homeowners are choosing to downsize their living spaces.…

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A Look At The Major Shortcomings Of DIY Drain Cleaning Concoctions You Make At Home

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It’s water standing in your kitchen or bathroom sink that refuses to drain. It’s a bathtub full of water that refuses to leave. It is clogged drains like this that can lead the average homeowner to look for helpful advice from other homeowners online. There’s no shortage of DIY drain cleaning recommendations online, but many of these concoctions fall short of being truly helpful. Here is a look at why DIY drain cleaning concoctions you make at home are usually not a successful alternative to calling a professional for help.…

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What Is The Best Way To Detect Water Leaks In Your Home?

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One of the major concerns for a homeowner in maintaining their home is water damage. This can occur due to flooding, burst pipes, a hot water heater breaking or leaking and even a leaking faucet or appliance can cause damage. What happens if you have a leak but you are unsure of where it is? There are hidden leaks that can cause damage long before you even know they are there.…

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Where Will You Find The Money For Emergency Plumbing Repair?

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In today’s economy, things can be pretty tight financially. This means that often households have a set budget which includes anticipated costs such as rent or mortgage, food, utilities, clothing, etc. Unfortunately, things happen within the household that require the expenditure of money, and this money is sometimes not budgeted for. For example, the water heater can break down, the refrigerator could go out, or costly air-conditioning service may be needed, etc.…

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