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Blocked Sewer Lines…How Can You Tell?

For most homeowners, the most they know about sewer lines is that they drain waste water to the underground main sewer. Since the sewer lines are hidden behind the walls of a home, most homeowners only get to realize a blockage when extensive damage has …

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Save Your Plumbing – Don’t Flush It!

Sometimes the convenience of flushing things down the toilet gets the better of us. A toilet is not, however, a general waste disposal system. It’s intended for human waste, toilet paper and very little else. Most people know better than to try to flush diapers, …

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How to Diagnose a Water Heater Leak

A water heater that has a leak does not necessarily mean the appliance needs replacing. Oftentimes, the problem causing the leak is not a serious malfunction, however, even the smallest leaks require immediate attention, which is why finding the underlying issue is key to stopping …

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Plumbing Tips: How to Inspect a Toilet

Recently constructed homes contain about three toilets on average. If you plan to buy a house, it’s wise to thoroughly inspect these vital fixtures. You might also benefit from evaluating a toilet before you rent out a home or start a bathroom remodeling project. As …

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All About Grease Traps

Grease traps also go by the names grease recovery devices, grease converters or grease interceptors. They prevent fats, oils and grease in drained water from getting into the main sewer lines and eventually clogging up the drains. Grease, which is a broad name for oils …

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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Like all mechanical items in your house, your water heater will eventually need to be replaced. Taking care of your water heater will increase its lifespan, but at some point, you will need a new system. Here are a few things to consider when thinking …

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3 Signs it is Time to Drain your Water Heater

The average family uses between 30 and 60 gallons of hot water each day. Even so, most households never think about performing a key piece of maintenance, which is draining their water heater. How do you know when it is time to drain and clean …

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