2016

2 Reasons To Install A Tankless Water Heater

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A tankless water heater is a great alternative to a traditional water heater for many individuals, usually because it can provide hot water on demand quite easily without having to rely on a large tank of stored hot water. Listed below are two reasons to consider utilizing a tankless water heater. Avoid Running Out Of Hot Water One of the most exasperating things about living in a home with other people or having a large family is running out of hot water, especially when you are in the middle of a shower or trying to get ready for work or school.

19 December 2016

Humming Toilet? 4 Causes And Fixes For This Common Problem

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While not uncommon, humming water pipes can be difficult to live with and even more difficult to diagnose if you don't know what to look for. In most cases, vibrating pipes are caused by problems with water pressure. Water pressure that is too high or too inconsistent can cause water pipes to vibrate, which causes the humming noise that's driving you nuts. While humming can occur anywhere you have pipes, toilets are affected most often.

16 December 2016

Having Christmas at Your House and Hate Your Bathroom? 2 Remodeling Ideas

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If you are having Christmas at your home this year, one room that will be used a lot is the bathroom. If you hate the way your bathroom looks right now, this would be a great time to do a bathroom remodel. Below are two ideas on how you can do this. You can determine whether these bathroom renovations would be right for you. Shower with Glass Doors If it is in your budget, you should consider installing a new shower with glass doors.

15 December 2016

Kitchen Clogs: Know These Common Causes And Prevention Tips

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A clogged kitchen sink can cause the activity in your kitchen to come to a halt. It makes it difficult to prepare food, clean dishes, and even wash your hands. That's why you should know some natural ways to prevent drains from becoming clogged, and why it happens in the first place. Drain Cleaning Methods It's hard to stop all food waste from going down a drain. The trap will catch the large pieces, but small particles of food can find their way through and contribute to clogs.

15 December 2016

Important Steps To Prevent Burst Pipes From Flooding Your Home

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Do you live in an area of the country where the temperature drops to below freezing and stays that way for long periods of time? Are you worried about what might happen if a pipe burst due to freezing in the cold weather? While some things are inevitable, there are definitely things that you can do to prevent your pipes from bursting and flooding your property. Some of the most important ways to prevent your pipes from being damaged include:

14 December 2016

Three Ways to Insulate Pipes in Unheated Areas of Your Home

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During cold times of the year, pipes that are located in unheated areas of your home may become frozen, which can lead to them bursting. When this happens, the water creates a very expensive mess that will have to be repaired right away. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent burst pipes by protecting them before the cold weather strikes. There are three commonly used measures that you can use to protect your pipes from freezing temperatures.

13 December 2016

What The Strange Sounds In Your Plumbing Mean

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If you are noticing strange noises from your fixtures and pipes, you may have an underlying plumbing problem that could turn out to be costly. Read on to learn what various plumbing noises could mean and how you can fix them. Piping sound in the pipes Are your pipes reverberating through your walls and making a piping sound? This is a common phenomenon caused by too much pressure in the pipes.

9 December 2016

4 HVAC Mistakes To Avoid

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If you're like most homeowners, your HVAC unit is probably the most expensive appliance in your home. There is a good chance that your HVAC unit also accounts for a large portion of your energy bills as you cool your home in the summer and heat your house in the winter. It is in your best interest to take good care of your HVAC unit in order to extend its lifespan and keep energy bills manageable -- try to avoid the following common HVAC mistakes:

9 December 2016

How To Install A New Upper Thermostat In A Prepped Water Heater

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The upper thermostat on a water heater is a sensor that ensures that the incoming water, added after you've used some of the tank, is brought to the correct warm temperature. If the incoming water isn't heated properly or as quickly as possible, this cold water supply can dilute the overall warmth in your tank and cost your unit in efficiency. If you are fairly sure that your unit has a faulty upper thermostat, the part isn't difficult to fix.

9 December 2016

What You Should Do If The Jet Pump And Pipes Freeze In A Cubby Hole Underneath Your House

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Record freezing temperatures can blow in at any time in many parts of the United States and catch many homeowners without basements off-guard. Typically, homeowners who don't have a basement will place the pump in a walled in cubby hole underneath the house. Strong winds can carry the cold under the house and freeze the jet pump and the waterlines in the cubby hole. If your jet pump and pipes freeze in a small cubby hole, here is what you shouldn't do and what you should do to get it running again.

8 December 2016