How to Fix a Leaky Kitchen Faucet

Is your leaking faucet something that you can fix on your own, or will you need professional help? You might need professional intervention if the damage reaches a certain extent or if you don't have the necessary tools or replacement parts at your disposal. To save you from going back and forth about whether to DIY your leaking faucet or not while savoring your morning coffee, in this piece, we've outlined all you need to know to make the best decision about your leaking faucet. Read on to find out more about…

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The Problems with Orangeburg Pipe and Why Replacement is Often Needed

Orangeburg piping was once a saving grace during genuinely desperate times. It helped struggling homeowners set up what was at that time a relatively more reliable yet cheaper sewer drain system. Today, however, the term has an unpleasant ringer to it, thanks to countless anecdotes of the horrors it caused in homes. When homeowners learn about Orangeburg pipes they realize it can be costly but necessary to replace. Also called "no-corrode" pipes and "black-pipe," Orangeburg piping is a type of bituminized fiber pipe composed of hot pitch and wood pulp. It was…

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Why Are Galvanized Pipes a Problem in Older Homes?

Decades ago, galvanized pipes were the shiny new home improvement homeowners were clamoring for – until they were no longer as attractive as they were originally marketed to be. A common sight in homes built in the pre-1960 era galvanized pipes soon gave in to the elements, corroding over the decades and becoming almost as toxic as the lead pipes they were supposed to replace to enhance safety. As brand new installations, galvanized pipes sport the color a nickel, but as their zinc coatings wear off, gradually giving way to rust, they…

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The Different Options for Drain Cleaning

As a mother, you know the difficulty of clearing up a blocked drain—especially if you’ve got little ones. A blocked drain is a real hassle because you may not know the cause. Plus, there are so many options to clean a drain on the market. Choosing the wrong option mean that you’ll be pouring money down the drain. Choosing the right drain cleaner will mean you can get the job done fast. As a busy mother, you need a drain cleaner that is effective and fast. Below, we list some of the…

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The Difference Between Hydro Jetting and Snaking Your Pipes

There is nothing worse than coming home from work to find you have a clogged drain. Or perhaps you get up one Saturday morning to cook breakfast for your family, and you find out your sink isn’t draining at all. If you live long enough, you will encounter a clogged drain. Sometimes you’re lucky, and you can unclog your drain with a plunger or a liquid drain cleaner. However, if you have to call a plumber, he or she may tell you that they need to use a hydro jet or a…

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How Trenchless Sewer Repairs Can Save You Money

Everyone has a sewer, whether you are a homeowner or own commercial property. Even government buildings have sewer systems. As everyone who has a sewage system knows, the pipes do not last forever. At some point, a pipe will break and will have to be repaired. When this happens, you immediately call the plumber because you cannot operate any type of property without a sewer system. For the most part, sewer pipe repairs require digging trenches to get to the broken pipe and then removing and replacing the affected pipe. Once the…

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Why Does My House Smell Like Sewer When It Rains

Who doesn’t love a good rain, right? In most places of the country, rain is welcomed and needed. The rain cleans the air around us and helps keep everything green.  However, rain can cause problems with your home. One of the first things homeowners worry about is their roof. Are all the shingles in place or is there a potential leak around the flashings. What most homeowners hardly think about is how rain affects the plumbing in their homes. It can be common for a home to smell like a sewer when…

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How to Choose the Right Water Filtration Service for Your Home

Choosing to install a water filtration system for your home can provide many benefits, such as keeping you and your family healthy and making your tap water taste better. In addition, dirty water can damage your plumbing system, causing premature repair or replacement of components. If you aren’t happy with the condition of your water, a whole house water filtration service with a reputable plumbing service might be the perfect solution. Water filtration for your home involves a filter connected to your main water line, typically before it splits to your water…

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The Importance of a Water Pressure Regulator Valve

Every time you turn on the water in your home, water pressure is what ensures that it gets from your local water supply company to your faucets and appliances. Although this force is vital for getting your water from point A to point B, there is a level of water pressure that can cause damage to your plumbing system, as well as your home and its contents. Water pressure is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI) and can vary, depending on your geographic location, your neighborhood, or your home specifically. If…

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