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Should I Insulate My Pipes in the Winter?

Burst pipes are a messy and preventable side effect of frigid winter temperatures. Any homeowner can be forced to deal with burst pipes when the water freezes inside the pipes in their home. If you ...
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Repairing a Broken Faucet

Kitchen and bathroom faucets are generally engineered to last at least a decade depending on the type of faucet installed and how hard the water is. Often, homeowners will change their faucets for ...
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Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

Now that the air has gotten cooler and the leaves have turned brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red, it means that the holidays have officially arrived. What does the holiday season mean to you? ...
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Effects of Clogged Plumbing Vents

As a homeowner, it's inevitable that you're going to deal with plumbing issues every now and then. If you're like most people, you have a pretty good idea what's wrong when the ...
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Signs of a Slab Leak

Are you concerned that you may have a leaking pipe under your foundation? If there is a leak, it's either coming from a water or sewer line. While repairing the damaged line isn't too ...
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Clogged Drains 101

When you're a homeowner, drain clogs are inevitable, especially when you live in a house with toddlers or children, or you have a large family. Before you call the plumber to handle a clogged ...
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Questions to Ask a Plumber

If you're a new homeowner, or simply new to the experience of hiring a plumber, you're going to want to make sure you do your homework and hire the best company for the job. After all, if you ...
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Maintenance Is Critical to Avoiding Sewer Line Problems

As a homeowner, you're probably aware of how important it is to maintain your home. You have your air conditioning system checked, you clean your gutters, and you winterize your heating system. ...
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Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Sewage?

You walk into your bathroom and noticed the smell of sewage coming from somewhere, but you don't know where. You look around and the bathroom is sparkling clean, can you be imagining things? You ...
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Fall Plumbing Tips

As we say goodbye to summer barbeques, family vacations, and fun in the sun, we say hello to work, school and we celebrate the fall. We have a lot to look forward to – pumpkin pie, apple cider, ...
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Why Does My Toilet Rock Back and Forth?

Do you have a toilet that's rocking back and forth? Would you describe your toilet as "wobbly?" If so, will the entire toilet need to be replaced, or can it be fixed? Sometimes, all ...
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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain

Do you have a clogged kitchen sink drain ? With a few affordable tools and some hands-on practice, you should be able to clear up even the most difficult and stubborn clogs. To begin, you're going ...
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About Restaurant Grease & Grease Traps

In the restaurant business, grease is a natural waste product that can pose hazards for the local municipal water systems. If restaurant grease isn't properly managed, it can cause harm to the ...
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How to Clear a Clogged Drain

Everyone can agree that indoor plumbing is one of the best modern inventions of all time. However, all plumbing systems develop clogs, there's no candy-coating that. We'll give you tips on ...
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Advantages of Copper and PVC Pipes

If you live in an older home and you know that you have old plumbing, there's a strong possibility that your pipes are made of iron, steel, or lead. These materials are no longer used in household ...
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How to Silence a Gurgling Toilet

Are you a homeowner who is bewildered by a toilet that seems to gurgle violently before all of its water drains out of the bowl? If this seems to happen whenever the washing machine discharges the ...
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Tips for Prolonging the Life of Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are one of the greatest modern inventions. They allow us to avoid compost piles and dealing with foul smelling trash cans until the garbage man comes. They're also great for ...
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Should I Insulate My Water Heater Tank?

If you're a homeowner, you've probably put some thought into the insulation in your walls and roof. What about your hot water tank, can insulation help you save energy and money there too? The ...
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Water Conservation Starts at Home

It may seem like one person can't make a difference in our nation's water supply, but that's not true; every one of us can make a difference and it all starts at home. According to ...
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When to Replace a Water Heater

Your water heater has passed its expected lifespan, should you have it replaced? Or, should you just wait until you don't have any more hot water? This is a question that we hear a lot and it ...
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Signs of a Main Sewer Line Clog

You're probably aware that the sewer lines in your home transport waste water to the sewer mains that are located underground. Beyond that, most homeowners don't think much about the sewer ...
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What to Do If There's a Gas or Water Leak

In the Kansas City area, the greatest risks for homeowners are natural disasters, such as severe storms, tornados, and floods. In the winter, ice storms can lead to power outages and frozen pipes, ...
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Plumbing Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Plumbing has been around since the Roman times, but today's modern plumbing systems have artfully combined function with beautiful designs, and we aren't complaining. The principles of ...
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Should I Get My Sewer Drains Cleaned?

Should you get your sewer drains cleaned? Should this be a part of your regular maintenance, or should it be done on an as-needed basis? If you've never thought about a sewer drain cleanout in ...
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Fixing a Flooded Basement

It's an all too familiar scene for homeowners with basements: During a heavy rainstorm, their sump pump fails, filling their basement with water. What do you do when your basement aka home gym, ...
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