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Three Keys To Installing And Maintaining Heat Pumps

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If you are in need of quality plumbing work, it pays to reach out to a professional that can serve you when you need them the most. This is particularly true in the case of heat pump repairs and installation. You’ll want to follow the tips in this article so that you are able to get the best work for the job any time that you need to maintain or replace your heat pump.…

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3 Tips To Prevent Sink Clogs In Your Public Restroom

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If you operate a retail business, a restaurant or another establishment that has a public restroom, you might find yourself worrying about plumbing problems. For example, you could worry about sink clogs. Of course, this is a legitimate concern, but if you follow these tips, you can help prevent these clogs from happening. 1. Install Hand Dryers vs. Paper Towel Dispensers For some reason, there are pranksters out there who think that it’s funny to clog bathroom sinks in public places with paper towels so that they can flood the sink and the bathroom.…

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3 Reasons To Have Your Drains Professionally Cleaned

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When you notice that your drains aren’t moving water as quickly as they should or you smell an odor coming from your kitchen or bath drains, you may be tempted to simply go to your local hardware store and buy the supplies you can use at home to unclog them. While this can give you temporary results (if they work), you may not be solving the actual problem. In some cases you can actually make your situation worse.…

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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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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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Save Money on Electric Bills by Making These Two Adjustments to Your Water Heater

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The electric bill is possibly the biggest utility expense in your home. Although trading your incandescent bulbs for CFLs and using your HVAC system less can help reduce energy usage, making a couple of simple changes to your water heater can too. Here are two you should try. Turn Down the Temperature Quite possibly the easiest thing you can do to save energy is lower the temperature on your water heater.…

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