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Three DIY Plumbing Safety Mistakes To Avoid

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Whether it’s a clogged drain or a leaking pipe, you may be tempted to try and fix the problem yourself. If you do take the DIY plumbing route, safety should be your primary concern. The following are a few plumbing mistakes to avoid, since they can cause major injury – or worse. #1: Ignoring the electrical system Your goal may be to remove a broken pipe or find a leak behind a wall, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the electrical system.…

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Three Reasons For An Overflowing Basement Drain

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An overflowing basement drain can be a major cause for alarm, especially if you don’t know whether it is simply wastewater or raw sewage bubbling up into your home. The following can help you determine the cause of the backup so you can choose the right course of action to fix the problem. Tree roots By far the most common cause of a blockage, if you have trees or shrubs on or near your property, they are the likely culprit.…

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Staring Into The Abyss: Do-It-Yourself Drain Cleaning

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You may be considering cleaning your own stopped or slow sink drain to save a couple dollars, and while this may not take a lot of skill or specialized equipment, it can be an extremely unpleasant task. The farther that you must go into your drain line to remove the offending blockage, the more odious (and odorous) the task. However, if you remain undaunted and wish to slink into the slimy mire of your drain line, you should expect to encounter the following conditions.…

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