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3 Clues That Your Well Is Contaminated

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Private wells are widespread in America: about 43 million Americans rely on one for their household water needs. Unlike municipal water systems, private wells aren’t monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency, so maintaining them is the responsibility of individual homeowners. About 23% of wells contain contaminants, and yours could be one them. Here are three clues that your well water is contaminated. Odor changes A change in the smell of your water in can be a clue that your water is now contaminated.…

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6 Tell-Tale Signs There's A Hidden Water Leak In Your Bathroom

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One of the worst things that can happen to a homeowner is a hidden water leak in the bathroom. When leaks go unnoticed for even a short period of time, they can cause expensive damage that may compromise the integrity of the house. The quicker a leak is found, the faster it can be fixed, and the less expensive it will be to repair. The problem is that a hidden leak isn’t always easy to spot.…

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How To Test And Clean A Water Heater Thermocouple

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If your gas-powered water heater will not stay lit, you may have a faulty thermocouple. Below is more information on the role played by thermocouples in water heaters and boiler repair, how you can check one for trouble and repair it should it be coated in soot or other contaminants: What a thermocouple does A thermocouple is a simple device that consists of two dissimilar metals that generate electrical current in the presence of heat.…

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