Plumbing Tips: How to Inspect a Toilet

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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 you thoroughly examine it, be sure to answer all these… Read more »

All About Grease Traps

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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 used for cooking, personal hygiene and mechanical purposes, don’t mix… Read more »

When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

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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 about replacing your water heater: How old is your water… Read more »

Maintain Your Drain: An Ounce of Prevention

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When it comes to plumbing, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is especially true for cleaning your drains. Drains throughout your home are in constant daily use, and it is easy to disregard them until they stop functioning properly. There is nothing worse than finding an inch of dirty water… Read more »

Why Isn’t Your Water Getting Hot Enough?

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When you turn on the faucet, you expect hot water to come out. However, there is a difference between “this water isn’t hot enough” and “this water isn’t hot at all!” If you are not getting to a temperature above lukewarm from your hot tap, then you have a water heater problem. What Causes a… Read more »

3 Common Causes of Leaky Pipes

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One of the worst nightmares that a homeowner can go through is leaky pipes. It can be a small leak at first, but if it goes too long it can turn into a huge mess. But even though a lot of people deal with leaking pipes, they’re often not sure what can cause this problem…. Read more »