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Troubleshooting A Sump Pump That Runs But Does Not Release Water

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Troubleshooting A Sump Pump That Runs But Does Not Release Water

Sump pumps are essential devices used in homes across the country to reduce basement flooding concerns. Most of the pumps will last about 10 years. If you have a pump that stops working after just a few years, then you can likely troubleshoot the device to get it up and running once again. If you notice that the pump turns on and the motor runs but no water moves from the sump pump pit, then keep reading to learn how to resolve this problem. Inspect The Check Valve When your sump pump is installed, it is submerged in a sump or pit. As...

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Entertaining In Tiny Houses: 4 Ways To Make Guests Comfortable

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Entertaining In Tiny Houses: 4 Ways To Make Guests Comfortable

Owning a tiny home may be great for everyday living, but the small square footage of a tiny house can lead to problems when it comes to hosting family and guests. If you love your tiny space, but still want to entertain, then there are four ways to make guests feel more comfortable. By planning ahead, small gathering, parties, or holiday celebrations can have a better flow and increase the comfort level of your home. Each tiny house is different, but these simple methods and upgrades can work with a majority of the designs and set-ups that...

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Buying A Home With A Septic Tank? Tips For Inspecting The System

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Buying A Home With A Septic Tank? Tips For Inspecting The System

For many potential home buyers, their biggest concerns are often the size of kitchen and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. However, if you’re considering purchasing a home in a more rural area, there is an additional factor that deserves your attention: the septic system. Don’t purchase a home with a potentially faulty septic system that will cost you thousands to fix. Instead, here are a few tips to help you inspect the tank and field: Ask the Owner According to Allstate, approximately 25 percent of homes in the United States...

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How To Troubleshoot Well Pump Freezing Issues

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Troubleshoot Well Pump Freezing Issues

If you have a water well that supplies your home with fluid, then you probably rely on the various parts of the well a great deal. The well pump, pressure switch, pressure tank, and the plumbing lines that connect all of these pieces must work in conjunction with one another. Sometimes, a single issue along the system can leave you without any water whatsoever. This can be especially problematic in the winter when there is a freezing problem. If you find that your faucets do not release any water during the winter months, then keep reading to...

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Several Reasons You Might Have Low Water Pressure In Your Home

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Several Reasons You Might Have Low Water Pressure In Your Home

Low water pressure is a common problem for many homeowners, and this issue can be caused by a number of different things. If you want to find out what is causing this so you can get the problem fixed, you should call a plumbing contractor. Plumbers know exactly what to check to locate the problem, and they can perform all the necessary adjustments and repairs to help you get the water pressure you desire. Here are some of the things a plumber will check before suggesting getting a new water pump. Clean Your Faucet Aerators Inside each of your...

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How To Temporarily Repair Burst Pipes

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Temporarily Repair Burst Pipes

Burst water pipes always seem to strike in the middle of the night or on long weekends, leaving you with no choice but to contend with the problem yourself or pay the fee for an emergency visit from your plumber. While there are times when calling for emergency plumbing services is clearly your best choice, you can often take temporary measures to correct the problem until normal business hours when you can call in the plumber. Follow these instructions to make a temporary repair to broken water pipes until the plumber arrives. Turn off your...

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Addicted to Greasy Foods? How Can You Protect Your Plumbing?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Addicted to Greasy Foods? How Can You Protect Your Plumbing?

While low-fat versions of many foods are mass produced to appeal to consumers who are looking to shed a few pounds, you may find these modified foods unappealing or overly sugary. Indeed, there are evolutionary factors at play that simply make fatty foods taste better than their low-fat or fat-free brethren. While recent research has indicated that fat—including the once-dreaded saturated fat—is not only not unhealthy, but actually good for you, the same can’t be said for fat’s effect on your home’s plumbing...

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4 Benefits Of Using Video Inspections For Clogged Shower Drains

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Benefits Of Using Video Inspections For Clogged Shower Drains

Every time you shower, there’s a lot more going down the drain than just excess water. Soap scum, hair, and other debris can quickly fill a drain and cause a potential clog. When contacting a plumber to clear the clog, you can also request a video inspection for the shower drain. This process uses a small camera that is fed through the drain to give visuals on the clog and the pipe drainage system. There are several benefits in using these video inspections. Not only can you clear out the clog now, but you can help prevent additional...

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How to Repair a Leaking Copper Pipe With a Soldered Slip-Tee

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Repair a Leaking Copper Pipe With a Soldered Slip-Tee

A lot of homeowners are unsure of themselves when working with copper plumbing, but there is no need to be afraid of performing basic repairs such as fixing pinhole leaks. If you have recently discovered a small leak in a copper water line, then you can successfully make the repair. All it takes is a little know-how and using the right tools and materials for the job. Below is a list of what you will need as well as a procedure for the fix: Tools and materials needed Copper slip-tee—Choose the appropriate size for the pipe diameter you are...

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Puddle Under Your Hot Water Heater? Don’t Panic; Follow These Steps!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Puddle Under Your Hot Water Heater? Don’t Panic; Follow These Steps!

Coming downstairs to find a puddle under your hot water heater is surely disheartening. If you’re like most homeowners, your mind will instantly start assuming the worst — Will your basement flood? How much will this repair cost? Luckily, if you’ve caught the problem when it’s just a puddle, chances are good that you can take care of it before you have any major flooding and damage. And although a puddle might sometimes indicate that your hot water heater needs expensive repairs or replacement, there are just as many...

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