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  • Easy Ways to Re-Light a Water Heater Pilot Light

    When you step into the shower, you expect the water to get nice and hot fast. If an ice-cold shower greets you instead, you know something’s wrong. The typical offender behind this uncomfortable, harsh surprise is a water heater pilot light that’s gone out. Don’t worry—relighting your... Continue reading

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  • Easy Ways You Can Test Water Pressure at Home

    Experiencing water pressure problems can be a real nuisance. Whether your shower has become a mere drizzle or your garden hose lacks its usual intensity, understanding and managing your home’s water pressure is crucial for getting things flowing again. Fortunately, evaluating your water pressure... Continue reading

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  • 7 Common Causes of No Hot Water

    If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you just had an icy cold shower or turned on the faucet to discover that your house doesn’t have hot water. It’s an annoying situation, but don’t panic. Learning the most frequent causes of no hot water is the first step toward finding an... Continue reading

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  • Do I Really Need a Water Softener or Is an Inline Filter Sufficient?

    You need clean water for daily tasks like cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene. Many the U.S. homeowners consider the question of which is better—a water filter or a water softener? Explore the primary differences between inline water filters and whole-house water softeners, the advantages... Continue reading

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  • Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe to Use?

    Unblocking a plugged drain can be unpleasant work, so many homeowners choose chemical drain cleaners to wash away the crud. Bottles of these products are often found in cleaning closets, but are they really safe? Dive into the world of chemical drain cleaners, see how they function and learn why... Continue reading

    Drain Cleaning
  • Why Is My Toilet Leaking at the Base?

    Do you notice water on the floor at the base of the toilet? Don’t ignore this problem. Left unaddressed, your toilet will continue leaking slightly with each flush, allowing toilet water to pool on the bathroom floor and potentially causing expensive mold damage and rot in the... Continue reading

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  • Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

    Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing happened? Glance into the tank, and you might see no water inside. Before you worry, rest assured that repairing this issue is usually easy to accomplish. If you can’t complete this yourself, you can always arrange toilet repair with a... Continue reading

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  • Why Is My Toilet Slow to Fill?

    You flushed and now you have to wait; sound familiar? This is a frequent toilet problem with multiple possible reasons. Thankfully, none of them are major concerns or costly to fix. Follow this guide to get your slow toilet working efficiently again.  How to Repair a Slow-Filling... Continue reading

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  • Why Do Plumbers Need a License in Most States?

    Plumbing is a crucial part of your daily life. When you trust a plumber to clear your drains, fix your water heater or install a water softener, you’d like the assurance of a job well done. While reading reviews and evaluating the company’s history can help, the first thing to look for... Continue reading

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  • 8 Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners 

    Are you happy to be a new homeowner? Congrats! It’s a relief to own your home and not have to deal with a landlord. Nonetheless, homeownership includes lots of new responsibilities. For example, you are now accountable for keeping your pipes and plumbing fixtures in good condition.  The... Continue reading

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  • Why Are There Fruit Flies in My Kitchen Sink Drain?

    Has this ever happened to you? You’re washing a dish in the kitchen sink and notice a tiny creature buzz up out of the drain. Is that a gnat? Then you see more of them zooming around your kitchen. These annoying little guys are actually fruit flies. And if you’re wondering how they got in... Continue reading

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  • 5 Tips to Prep Your Homes Plumbing for Maximum Summer Fun

    Summer is around the corner, and that means barbecues, graduation parties, Fourth of July entertainment and other outdoor gatherings are likely part of your seasonal plans. But before you wrap up that summer calendar, you’ll want to ensure your plumbing system is ready for higher use. A... Continue reading

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