Plumbing Equipment Explained

Plumbing Equipment Explained

Plumbing problems can be extraordinarily expensive, but most people don’t take the time to try and learn about their plumbing system until it is too late. Not having a basic understanding of the plumbing repair in your home can cost you in a few different ways. You may have to pay a emergency plumber  for plumbing services a job that might be easily done yourself. You may overpay a emergency plumber because you don’t understand the plumbing repair job they…

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French Drains – A Plumbing Solution for your Flooding Yard

French Drains – A Plumbing Solution for your Flooding Yard

Have you ever had water standing in your yard for days, even after a light rain? Does this drainage issue become a problem with basement leaking? If you have poor lawn drainage, not only can it prevent you from enjoying your yard, it can prevent your kids from playing on it or you performing basic chores like weed eating or mowing. In addition, the foundation of your home can be compromised from repeated drainage issues. It may seem like your…

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Fixing a Clogged Toilet: No Plumber Required

Fixing a Clogged Toilet: No Plumber Required

Ah, a clogged toilet. Everyone knows that sinking feeling when the flush just doesn’t sound right and they turn to see that the water is just not going down – or that the water is all gone and there is a clump of toilet paper in its place. Dealing with a clogged toilet is never pleasant, and it can be extremely annoying, especially since it only ever seems to happen when you are expecting company. However, it is usually not…

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Flexible Pex Pipe a Smart, Cheaper Alternative for your Home Plumbing Needs

Flexible Pex Pipe a Smart, Cheaper Alternative for your Home Plumbing Needs

Cost effective and proven perfect for home use … this is the reality for pex plumbing pipes. Made from a flexible plastic material, pex pipe is actually more like tubing. It is much cheaper than the stalwart copper piping and less expensive. Pex is easy to install and is proven to perform well in most any residence. New homes built will often use pex plastic tubing over traditional metal pipes. If you have an older home and have plumbing repairs…

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Septic System Maintenance

Septic System Maintenance

People have septic systems for all kinds of different reasons. For some people, they are a matter of necessity. If you live too far away from the sewage treatment plant, then a septic system is the solution. Other people prefer septic systems because these systems add nutrients to the soil naturally. All of the waste that is funneled into a septic system is separated and the nutrients and organic matter is slowly released into the soil of the so called…

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Septic Systems – What to Avoid to Prevent Septic System Failure

Septic Systems – What to Avoid to Prevent Septic System Failure

Septic systems are a fact of life for many homeowners. For some people, there is no choice. They live too far away from the sewer system in their area for traditional plumbing to be an option. This is especially true for people who live in rural areas. For other people, a decision to use a septic system is one they make for environmental reasons. A septic system is a natural way to add nutrients to the soil. Whatever the reason…

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DIY Fixes for your Plumbing Woes

DIY Fixes for your Plumbing Woes

A plumbing disaster has a way of coming at you on all fronts. Not only is it annoying and disruptive to your household, it often damages your property. Then, to top it all off, you have to call out a plumber. Plumbers are expensive anyway, but of course, no plumbing emergency ever happens during regular business hours. You can rest assured your plumbing nightmare will begin whenever the emergency surcharges are the highest. Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid all…

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Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Plumbing Clogs

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Plumbing Clogs

Many people turn to chemical solutions when it comes to plumbing clogs in the home, particularly toilets and sinks. While you can achieve some success with the chemical approach, sometimes it is only a temporary solution or sometimes does not work at all. What you are left with is plumbing pipes with harmful pollutants. If you have a clog, your first solution should be to use a natural clog remover, particularly for clogged sink pipes. Boil three or four cups…

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Top Ten Plumbing Checks Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Top Ten Plumbing Checks Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Forewarned is forearmed, particularly when it comes to plumbing. Repairs can be quite costly so it is important for you and everyone in your home to know a few plumbing basics which can save you time and money down the road. Even children as young as five can learn a few plumbing tips! Here are the top ten plumbing checks every homeowner needs to know: 1. Plumbing emergencies may require quick thinking and movement on your part or that of…

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Valuable Tips About Repairing Your Home’s Plumbing

Valuable Tips About Repairing Your Home’s Plumbing

If you have never owned a house before, it is crucial to know that plumbing problems may happen quite soon after buying a new home. It’s most common to have plumbing problems in your bathroom or kitchen. Eventually, nearly every homeowner has to face one type of plumbing issue or another. Following is some advice to guide you when that occurs. It’s easy to fix noisy pipes which squeak or sound like hammering. Anchoring exposed pipes will decrease the amount…

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