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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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Time To Head Home: How To Avoid Plumbing Problems In Your Winter Home

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Winter will soon be officially over. If you’re a snowbird, that means it’s time to shut down your second home. If this was your first time heading to warmer climates during the winter, you might be familiar with the proper shut-down techniques. Unfortunately, that lack of knowledge could leave your second home susceptible to damage while you’re away. This is particularly true when it comes to your plumbing. Before you shut down your second home, here are three steps that will help prevent plumbing problems.…

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3 Plumbing Myths That Could Harm Your Toilet

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There are plenty of good tips for keeping your toilet in great shape. However, there are also plenty of myths and misconceptions that could eventually ruin your toilet. The following provides an in-depth look at three common plumbing myths that are actually harmful for your toilet, including ways you can avoid falling victim to them. A Brick in the Toilet Tank Saves Water The whole idea behind this is that the brick’s surface area displaces the water inside the tank, which usually fills the tank until it reaches the high-water-level mark.…

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