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  • How to Re-Light a Home Water Heater Pilot Light

    When you walk into the shower, you expect the water to get nice and hot fast. If an icy shower greets you instead, you know something’s amiss. The typical reason behind this uncomfortable, chilly surprise is a water heater pilot light that’s gone out. Don’t worry—relighting a water... Continue reading

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  • What Is Your Home’s Water Pressure?

    Dealing with water pressure problems can be a real pain in the neck. Whether your shower has become a mere drizzle or your garden hose lacks its usual power, understanding and managing your home’s water pressure is crucial for getting things flowing again. Thankfully, evaluating your water... Continue reading

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  • 7 Common Causes of No Hot Water

    If you’re reading this, it’s likely because you just had a shockingly cold shower or turned on the faucet and there wasn’t any hot water. It’s an annoying scenario, but don’t stress. Learning the most frequent things that leave you with no hot water is the first step toward finding a... Continue reading

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  • Do I Really Need a Water Softener or Is an Inline Filter Sufficient?

    We all need clean water for day-to-day routines like cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene. Many the U.S. homeowners ask themselves which is best—a water filter or a water softener? Discover the key differences between inline water filters and whole-house water softeners, the benefits they... Continue reading

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  • Why Is My Toilet Leaking at the Base?

    Do you see water puddled near the toilet? Don’t ignore this problem. Left unaddressed, your toilet will continue leaking slightly with each flush, allowing unsanitary water to pool on the bathroom floor and potentially causing expensive mold damage and rot in the subfloor.  A toilet... Continue reading

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  • Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

    Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing occurred? Look inside the tank, and you could see no water inside. Before you stress, relax knowing that fixing this problem is usually easy to accomplish. If you can’t complete this yourself, you can always arrange toilet repair with a... Continue reading

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  • Why Is My Toilet Slow to Fill?

    You flushed and now you have to wait; sound familiar? This is a known toilet issue with several possible reasons. Luckily, none of them are serious concerns or costly to fix. Follow this guide to get your slow toilet functioning quickly again.  How to Fix a Slow-Filling Toilet  Learning... Continue reading

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  • Why Do Plumbers Need a License in Most States?

    Plumbing is an essential part of your everyday life. When you trust a plumber to clear your drains, repair your water heater or install a water softener, you’d expect the assurance of a job well done. While reading reviews and considering the company’s years of experience can help, the... Continue reading

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  • 8 Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners 

    Are you happy to be a new homeowner? Congratulations! It’s exhilarating to own a home and not answer to a landlord. Still, homeownership presents all sorts of new responsibilities. For example, you are now accountable for keeping your pipes and plumbing fixtures in good working... Continue reading

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  • Why Are There Fruit Flies in My Kitchen Sink Drain?

    Has this ever happened to you? You’re washing a dish in the kitchen sink and notice a tiny creature shoot up out of the drain. Was that a gnat? Then you see more of them flying around your kitchen. These annoying little guys are actually fruit flies. And if you’re wanting to know how they got... Continue reading

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  • 5 Tips to Prep Your Homes Plumbing for Maximum Summer Fun

    Summer is around the corner, and that means barbecues, graduation parties, Fourth of July fun and other outdoor gatherings are potentially part of your seasonal schedule. But before you wrap up your summer calendar, you’ll want to make sure your plumbing system is equipped for higher use. A... Continue reading

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  • How to Thaw Frozen Pipes: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Even when outdoor temperatures start to drop, people can usually depend on more comfortable conditions in their homes. So, it’s all the more frustrating when winter manages to sneak inside and cause trouble. A particularly frustrating problem is when the pipes of your plumbing system freeze up.... Continue reading

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