2017

  • 3 Myths that May Clog or Break Your Garbage Disposal

    Home cleaning remedies are usually passed down word-of-mouth by people you know or by articles that you might read online. But how do you know that this advice is sound? It is easy to think that the cleaning methods used in our homes are logical and right because that is always the way it's been done. Take your garbage disposal, for instance. Managing what goes down the disposal is one of those things that people do every day and don't think twice about it since they "
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  • Electric Hot Water Heater Not Working? Know When To Replace Or Repair It

    Has your electric hot water heater suddenly stopped working, causing you to no longer have hot water in your home for showering or cleaning? If so, you are probably wondering if the entire unit needs to be replaced or if it only needs repair. The key will be identifying what is causing the problem, which should let you know what course of action you should take. Here is what you should know about it.
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  • How Can You Customize a Portable Restroom for a More Formal Event?

    If you're planning a somewhat formal outdoor event, such as a wedding in a park or a dance in a field beneath the stars, then you'll certainly want to rent some portable restrooms for attendees to use. But standard portable toilets with a tub of blue liquid below the bowl just won't cut it. No -- what you need is a full-size, portable bathroom. Bathroom rental companies often offer many different options that can transform what's generally thought of as a gross, outdoor bathroom into a true space of luxury.
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  • How To Keep Your Pipes From Freezing In Winter Weather

    If you live in an older home with a room that is either poorly heated or completely unheated, such as an outer room of a basement, there's a good chance that you have exposed plumbing that is in danger of freezing. Frozen water expands, and because it has nowhere else to go, it can burst through the sides of a pipe. Only pressurized supply pipes retain water inside when not in use, so a burst pipe can mean severe flooding in your home.
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  • These Items in Your Home Need to Be Addressed to Prevent Frozen Pipes

    If you do not take steps to avoid frozen pipes in the winter, you may put your home at risk for water damage. Sometimes simply leaving faucets dripping water is not enough to prevent pipes from freezing. The following are a few extra things you can do and points to keep in mind about protecting your pipes in freezing temperatures.  Water Shutoff Valve This is an emergency feature that you should have on your property.
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  • How To Prepare Your Home For A Major Winter Storm: Tips For You

    When you just recently moved to an area in which heavy winter weather is a real issue, it can be scary the first time you hear that a winter storm is headed your way. However, while you may not have any experience in dealing with heavy winter weather as a homeowner, it does not mean that you have to be unprepared. There are many different ways that you can and should prepare your house when a major winter storm is headed your way.
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  • 2 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater

    According to Lowes, the average water heater will last anywhere between eight to 12 years. If you care for your water heater properly, including having it inspected by a plumber at least once-a-year, you can ensure that you won't have to wake up in the morning and have to suffer through a cold shower. However, while this is helpful, there are other inexpensive ways to keep your water heater working smoothly.
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  • Need A Plumber ASAP? How To Find A Plumber When You're On A Budget

    If you're dealing with a plumbing emergency, you understand how truly frustrating the experience can be. Whether it's because your toilet is completely stopped up or the sinks in your home won't drain, the situation can throw a serious monkey wrench in the plans that you had for the day. When money is tight, you may not know how you're going to be able to afford a plumber that can help you resolve the issue.
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  • 6 Tips for Keeping Bathroom Drains Clean

    In your quest to keep your bathroom in fine working order, you may have realized how quickly drains can become clogged. This is especially the case if you have long hair. Want your shower or bath to finally drain again? Never fear; you have options. 1. Use a tub strainer to prevent hair from flowing down the drain. A strainer stops the problems before they even start. Just make sure you clean the hair out once a week or so to prevent a mess.
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  • Getting To The Root Of The Problem: Plumbing Problems And Roots

    You may never have given it much thought, but your next big plumbing issue could come from underneath your front yard. While the city will take care of any pipe problems under the street, once the pipe enters your property, it's your problem and not the city's. The main culprit of plumbing problems is roots that invade and damage your main pipe. Read on to learn more about getting to the root of the problem.
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