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The Phantom Flusher: What To Do When Your Toilet "Flushes" On Its Own

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Does your toilet tank mysteriously seem to turn on and refill itself at random intervals, even when it has been a long while since you’ve used it? Don’t call in the ghost hunters just yet. It’s not a ghost or goblin causing this phantom flushing – it’s a leak in your toilet tank. Here’s a closer look at what this problem entails and how to fix it. How does a leaky tank lead to phantom flushing? Read More»

Safe Plumbing Tips For Pet Owners

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Your pet is undoubtedly an extension of the family and just like any other family member, your pet can easily wreak havoc on your home. This is especially the case when it comes to your plumbing system. Learning how to care for your pet without putting your plumbing system at risk is important. Careful Digging For dogs that enjoy digging in the backyard, owners need to be watchful of how deep they go. Read More»

3 Tricks For Properly Connecting Pipes To Avoid Future Leaks

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Doing your own home plumbing repairs is a great way to save money. However, if you don’t know how to properly connect water supplies and waste lines, you’ll just end up with leaks in the future and more repairs. Here are a few tricks for properly connecting  pipes the first time that you can use the next time you do a plumbing repair job. #1 Secure Threaded Joints Twice Threaded pipes and fitting are especially prone to leaks if they are not sealed correctly. Read More»

Three Ways To Ensure You Detect A Water Leak Early

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Having your plumbing system spring a leak is never a good thing. The longer it is before a leak is discovered, the more damage it can do, and the greater the chances it will lead to a burst pipe or a huge, splashing leak. Early detection is the key to preventing such atrocities. Here are three ways to make sure that if plumbing leaks do appear in your home, you catch them quickly. Read More»

Fixing Tree Root Damage With Trenchless Sewer Repair

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Just a few decades ago, tree roots encroaching on sewer lines was a serious issue that required days of digging, removal and installation to fix. The costs involved could be ruinously expensive, and whole streets could be shut down while the work was in progress. Nowadays, however, homeowners can enjoy a modern solution to an old problem through trenchless sewer repair. If you are exploring your options to repair a sewer line impacted by tree roots, consider the following benefits of using trenchless technology. Read More»

Fixing A Leak Under Your Bathroom Sink

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If you have a leak under your bathroom sink then you may be able to fix the problem on your own. By learning more about your bathroom plumbing you will be able to fix more things on your own and you will recognize when you should call a plumber out right away. Putting off certain plumbing problems can lead to bigger repair issues, along with other problems such as mold growth, floor damage, wall damage, and more. Read More»

Using Chemical Cleaners To Remove Grease Clogs

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If you have a drain in your kitchen where grease has been forced down into the plumbing, then you will likely see a large clog formation at some point. Grease is likely to form an impenetrable and congealed mass, and your plunger will be unable to remove it. In this case, you may need the assistance of a plumber and a drain snake. However, there are a few things you can try first to see if the grease will release, like using a chemical cleaner. Read More»

3 Common Home Sewer Problems

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As a homeowner, you expect to endure many problems. Maybe your siding is stained, your carpet is dirty, or your windows need replacing. These are all things that can usually be handled quickly and easily without further problems. Unfortunately sewer problems are one of the most complicated problems for homeowners. They can creep up at any moment and be devastating to the home causing you a lot of money to get fixed properly. Read More»

A Couple Of Common Issues Heating Systems May Experience

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There are few problems that can create more issues for your home than a malfunctioning heater. This can be particularly true for those that are new to owning a home because they may not have experience addressing the routine issues that these units may encounter. Educating yourself about the following two questions concerning common heating system issues will help you to be far better prepared to keep our home safe from this type of damage. Read More»

3 Common Signs Your Water Heater Is In Trouble

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It’s hard to imagine living life without warm water these days, as it has become a staple for comfortable living for millions of Americans. As such, when your warm water is taken away from you due to water heater troubles, it can often be quite frustrating. As a homeowner though, there are quite a few signs that your water heater will give you that it’s in bad health, which means you can minimize downtimes if you are diligent. Read More»