Reducing Your Plumbing Repair and Maintenance Costs

Tips For Choosing The Right Hot Water Heater For Your Home

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Waking up to discover you have no hot water is not a good situation to be in, but finding out that your water heater is shot can be even worse. If you need a new hot water heater, you will have to choose one quickly so you can get your hot water back on in your home. The problem is choosing the right water heater. There are many types and options available with water heaters, and here are some of the factors you should consider when getting one. The Size Hot water heaters come in various sizes, and these sizes are stated by the gallon. To...

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Noisy Appliances: 3 Causes Behind Noisy Kitchen Faucets And Quick Fixes To Silence The Problem

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In general, you can expect kitchen faucets and sinks to have a life expectancy of approximately 15 years before they start breaking down. Before they start to malfunction completely, the faucets will start to show signs of wear and deterioration through sounds. If you know exactly what you’re listening for, you can easily pinpoint which parts are malfunctioning and need to be either repaired or replaced. If you act quickly, you can still save your kitchen faucets from complete wear, and you’ll be able to enjoy several more years...

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Thanksgiving Disasters: Don’t Put Off Fixing That Leaky Toilet Until Later

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Thanksgiving disasters come in all forms, including burnt pies, half-baked turkeys, and even leaky toilets. If your toilet currently has a small leak, and you expect a huge party of guests this holiday, repair the leak now to avoid issues later. Here’s more information about your leaky toilet and what you can do to find and repair it before Thanksgiving Day comes and your guests arrive. Where Is the Leak Coming From? If you don’t know exactly where the leak in your toilet comes from, you’ll need to do some detective work to...

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What You Should Do If A Faucet In Your Home Will Not Shut Off

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Indoor plumbing is a wonderful thing when it works properly, but it can be a nightmare when a problem arises. There are many problems you can experience with your plumbing system, and one involves a faucet that will not shut off. If you currently have a faucet in your home that will not shut off, here are some tips to help you deal with this problem. Realize Why Turning The Water Off Is Important Not only is a faucet in this condition annoying to live with, but there are several potential problems you can run into if you do not take care of...

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3 Surprising Benefits Of ADA-Compliant Portable Toilets

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At a public event where portable toilets are made available, the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) requires that a percentage of the toilets be ADA-compliant, in order to accommodate disabled event attendees. ADA-compliant toilets have certain features meant to accommodate disabled guests, like grab bars, spring-loaded doors, and enough space for a wheelchair to make a 360 degree turn. However, if you’re planning a private event, like an outdoor wedding, you are not required to comply with the ADA, and if none of your guests are...

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3 Essential Maintenance Steps For Central Air Conditioners

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Central air conditioner maintenance is a topic that many homeowners unfortunately ignore until their air conditioner starts having problems. There are several easy tasks you can perform to maximize the lifespan of your unit and avoid paying higher bills due to lost efficiency. Here are three essential central air conditioner maintenance steps. Clean and Unblock the Condenser As the only major outdoor component of your central air conditioner, the condenser is the part that is most likely to experience problems. A bit of extra care for the...

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Who’s Responsible For Plumbing Repairs, The Landlord Or The Tenant?

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If you rent your home or an apartment, you may think that your landlord is responsible for any plumbing problems that arise and will foot the bill if a plumbing contractor is called. Under many circumstances, you would be correct. But there are some instances when you can be held responsible for the cost of plumbing repairs. Understanding your obligations will prevent unpleasant surprises when a plumbing problem occurs. Landlord Responsibilities Your landlord is responsible to provide you with an inhabitable rental unit. As far as the...

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3 Reasons To Consider A Mini-Split Air Conditioner

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Mini-split air conditioners are commonly installed in homes without existing ductwork as an alternative to central air conditioning. However, you may want to consider a mini-split system if you are replacing your air conditioner, even if your home has ductwork. Here are three advantages of mini-split air conditioners that make them a valid option for any home. Room-by-Room Cooling Have you ever thought about how many rooms your central air conditioner cools while they aren’t being used? If there are several people in your home, this may...

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6 Energy-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures That Will Change You Money

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Going green is easier than ever. There are more and more energy-efficient options for everything from appliances to roofing. What you may not realize is that energy-efficient plumbing is another option. Here are some amazing plumbing fixtures that will save you money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. 1. Touchless Toilet System The touchless toilet system is similar to the touchless toilets that you see in department stores. Instead of flushing the toilet, a sensor sends a signal to the toilet to flush after you finish and...

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5 Times A Video Sewer Inspection Is Worth It

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There are times when a plumber may suggest a video inspection of your pipes. Since this can cost between $99-$300, you may wonder if a video inspection is really necessary and whether it would be better to find a plumber who will simply start mechanical methods for removing clogs or fixing other problems without an inspection. A video inspection is not necessary for everyday clogs. However, there are definitely times when a video inspection can decrease the cost of your plumbing repairs and make sure that you do not need additional work done....

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