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Is it Time to Replace My Hot Water Heater?

Is it Time to Replace My Hot Water Heater?

The hot water heater in your home is considered to be a critical appliance. If it lacks in functionality, it will not only impact your dishwasher and washing machine, it will detrimentally impact your ability to take a shower, engage in proper handwashing, and clean...

Guide to Outdoor Spigots

Guide to Outdoor Spigots

Before delving into the information that we want to share with you on outdoor spigots, we want to outline the fact that many people use the terms “spigot” and “faucet” interchangeably. For clarification purposes, a “spigot” is an outdoor fitting that dispenses water....

Why is the 2nd Floor So Hot?

Why is the 2nd Floor So Hot?

Heat rises. The same goes for humidity. Your 2nd floor can an overabundance of heat and humidity when your insulation isn't sealed, if there are leaks in the ductwork or if you have an oversized HVAC system. The good news is, it is possible for your HVAC system to...

What Causes Pipes to Burst?

What Causes Pipes to Burst?

Bursting water pipes is one of the most common plumbing issues among homeowners. In some instances, the burst pipes are part of the internal plumbing network of the home. In others, the burst pipes are part of the external supply lines. This issue most often occurs...

Top 7 Reasons NOT to Do Your Own Plumbing

Top 7 Reasons NOT to Do Your Own Plumbing

Maintaining and repairing your home can be pricey. Especially if you have to hire a professional every time. As a homeowner, you might try to do it yourself to save some cash. While it is true that home improvement stores offer a variety of tools for such activities...

How to Save Water in and Around Your Home

How to Save Water in and Around Your Home

Next to the air that we breathe, water is considered to be a highly critical element in terms of life preservation. It is often referred to as a “finite” commodity; this means – in short – that if it is not appropriately managed, shortages may occur. By engaging in...

How to Remove a Bathtub

How to Remove a Bathtub

Learning how to remove a bathtub is a relatively easy process, especially if you are a DIY savvy type of person. The bathroom is the most frequently used room of the home. There are many reasons why you may want to remove the bathtub. Perhaps, it is old and outdated...

How to Find Where a Leak is Coming From

How to Find Where a Leak is Coming From

While most leaks make themselves known immediately, there are some that are quite difficult to identify. When you spring a leak, you must catch it quickly and make immediate repairs. In this guide, you will learn how to determine exactly where a leak is coming from....

How Can I Tell If I Have Hard Water?

How Can I Tell If I Have Hard Water?

Water hardness is used to describe high levels of dissolved minerals. In most instances, these include magnesium and calcium; however, other minerals may be present, as well. When water is hard within a home (or, even a commercial or industrial structure), the soaps...

Copper vs PVC Pipes for Plumbing – Which is Better for the Home?

Copper vs PVC Pipes for Plumbing – Which is Better for the Home?

Residential plumbing projects are often viewed upon as highly challenging. When you take into account all of the options that you have – in terms of piping materials – the task may seem even more daunting. The most commonly utilized piping materials for home...

How to Unclog a Tub Drain

How to Unclog a Tub Drain

Quick Instructions Remove the Drain CoverRemove excess waterPour Baking Soda into the drainPour Vinegar into the DrainStuff a rag into the drain opening and wait a half-hourRemove the RagPour Boiling Water down the drain If you are reading this, chances are, you have...

Weird and Unusual Culprits of Clogged Drains

Weird and Unusual Culprits of Clogged Drains

Chances are, you will experience your fair share of clogged drains over the course of your lifetime. According to plumbing professionals, clogged drains rank in at number one when it comes to common plumbing issues. The most common culprits include hair clogs, food...