• Prepping For Houseguests: 3 Steps To Protect Your Plumbing

    Hosting houseguests is always exciting, and you have spent hours sprucing up your guest room and planning a fun itinerary. However, it is also important to think about preventing minor mishaps that can destroy all of the fun. Your home's plumbing is susceptible to damage from well-meaning friends and family who may not know the in's and out's of your persnickety pipes. Additionally, younger or older houseguests may have special needs to protect them from injury.
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  • Tips For Selecting And Installing A Showerhead

    Installing a new showerhead is a home improvement project that most homeowners can do on their own. It's certainly an upgrade that you will enjoy every single day, so it is worth doing if you do not currently enjoy your old showerhead. Here are some tips for selecting a new showerhead, as well as installing it on your own. Showerhead Selection It may be overwhelming going to your local home improvement store and seeing all the showerheads available to you.
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  • Manage A Rental? Get Into A Routine Of Hiring A Plumber After A Tenant Moves Out

    Owning and managing a property that you rent out to others is a huge responsibility. You need to find tenants, maintain the home, and find replacements when the current tenants move out. It is then up to you to determine how much work you want to do on the property between tenants to possibly increase the rent or speed up the time that it takes to rent it out by appealing to more renters.
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  • 2 FAQs on Basement Waterproofing

    A leaking, wet or humid basement can be a major cause of mold growth, compromising the health of your family. Leaky basements can also compromise the structure of your home's foundation and lead to the damage of items stored in your basement. There are a multitude of reasons why basements leak, including poor sealant on the outside walls and cracks on the basement floor and walls that let water seep in.
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  • 4 Tips For Preventing Sewer Main Problems

    If your home is on a municipal sewer system, there is a large pipe called a sewer main connecting your house to the actual sewer. It is essential for this pipe to remain unclogged and in good repair in order for the waste from your home to be properly removed to the sewer. Use the following tips to help ensure that you do not encounter problems with your sewer main:
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  • Furnace Noises: What Could They Mean?

    With the cold season underway, now would be a good time to give your furnace a closer look. An inspection by a qualified contractor can help minimize the possibility of fuel inefficiency, malfunctions and insufficient heating in the dead of winter, ensuring your home stays comfy and your energy bills remain reasonable. A visual inspection is always great, but sometimes, you don't need a closer look to know there is a problem.
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  • 3 Steps To Take If You Experience A Plumbing Leak In Your Home

    Plumbing leaks can occur at any time and with any pipe in your house. When this happens, you might instantly panic and not know what to do. There may be nothing you can do to stop the damage that is already done, but there are several things you should do to stop any more damage from occurring. Here are three tips to help you take the right steps if you experience a major plumbing leak in your house.
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  • Ways To Conserve Water With Your Plumber's Help

    Even if you don't live in a hot, dry state like Nevada or Arizona, you should be concerned about water use. Conserving water can not only save you money, but also help the environment. Some new, simple ideas for water conservation in your home have emerged recently, so read on for ways that your plumber can help you to conserve water use. Tankless Systems While traditional hot water systems allow heated water to sit in a tank until needed, these new "
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  • How To Avoid Clogged Drains

    While clogged drains are sometimes unavoidable, there are some actions you can take to minimize the number of clogs. This includes keeping major clog producers out of your drains as much as possible. These include: Hair Hair is the primary clogged of bathroom drains. While single hairs don't present a problem, an accumulation of hair can form a nearly indestructible clump that gathers additional materials, such as soap and toothpaste, to produce an impenetrable clog.
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  • Cooking A Large Meal For A Group? Make Sure Your Kitchen Sink Does Not Get Clogged

    If you are cooking a meal for a large group of people, it can be easy for something to fall in the sink, especially if you are cooking the meal yourself. You yourself may put things down the sink that you think are okay. Follow the five tips below to make sure your kitchen sink stays clog free. Grease If you are frying anything, you will end up with a lot of grease.
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