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5 Good Reasons To Let Go Of Your Old Water Heater

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Your water heater has served you well these past few years, but it won’t last forever. Sooner or later you’ll be faced with the prospect of replacing your current water heater with a newer and more energy-efficient model. If you can’t bring yourself to say goodbye to your old water heater, here are a few good reasons why you should give it the farewell it deserves. Your Water Heater is Nearing the End Of Its Life…

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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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