• Answering Questions About Common Plumbing Problems in the Home

    It's never good for a homeowner to overlook or ignore even minor plumbing problems in the home, as minor problems can be a symptom of damaged plumbing pipes and fixtures, and these small problems can lead to outright plumbing emergencies. To ensure that you maintain your home's plumbing pipes and pieces properly, and to help you avoid a plumbing emergency, note a few questions about common home plumbing problems. Why do faucets drip?
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  • Dealing With Airlocks in Your Hot Water System: 2 Solutions

    If you hear a loud hissing sound or see bubbles in the water when you turn on the hot water taps in your home, it is highly likely that you are experiencing a very common plumbing problem called an 'airlock'. Airlocks happen when air becomes trapped in the pipes of your hot water system. This air makes it difficult for water to move around the system and results in hissing and bubbles.
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  • What to Look For In a New Hot Water Heater

    It's never a good idea to wait until your home's water heater outright breaks before you consider getting a new one; while a water heater isn't necessarily difficult to purchase and have installed, waiting until the home has no hot water means not being able to take the time to shop and compare your options for a new heater. In turn, you may not be able to upgrade to something that might work better for you and your family, or that will be more affordable to use every day.
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  • When A Hidden Leak Springs To Life – 3 Instant Actions To Prevent Further Damage To Your Bathroom

    Hidden leaks tend to be most dangerous as they lie dormant in your bathroom until they finally spring to life. The biggest problem with these kinds of leaks is that you don't even know they exist until something comes undone, which could affect the structural integrity of your home. If you notice a hidden leak in your bathroom in the form of bubbles, cracked walls or mould, follow these instant actions to prevent further damage to your bathroom – and make sure you call an emergency plumbing specialist as soon as possible.
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  • 3 Common Reasons Why Residential Main Sewer Lines Clog Up

    Regardless of whether your house is connected to the mains sewerage or you rely on a septic tank system, there will always be a main sewer line to allow for safe, quick and efficient disposal of the wastewater exiting your house. Like the drains installed inside the home, main sewer lines are not immune to clogging problems. At some point, they too can clog up and cause backups in the home.
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  • How to Keep Your Drains Clean and Plumber Contractors Safe

    Blocked drains aren't just inconvenient; they can also present a health hazard to both your family and to the plumber who has to clear the blockage. Often, the things that you wash down your sink or flush down a toilet are responsible for creating a blocked drain. As well as blocking your drains, these objects will often pose a risk to a plumber who has to work on the drain. Below is a guide to objects that should never be placed in your home plumbing system.
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  • 2 Simple Plumbing Repairs Many DIY Homeowners Can Do Without Much Hassle

    It is easy to panic when you are facing a plumbing emergency in your home, but when know you can fix the problem yourself, you'll be able to remain calm and work easy. There are several DIY-friendly emergency plumbing repairs that homeowners can perform themselves. If you would like to know that these plumbing jobs are and how they can be performed, you should continue reading on: Slow Draining As the name suggests, slow draining takes place when the water that is flushed down the drain pipe seems to be draining slower than usual.
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  • Key Points of Changing from a Gas to Electric Water System

    For various reasons, you may find yourself facing a water system changeover. In many cases, this refers to the changeover from gas power to electric power for the residential water system. If this is the type of water system changeover you are facing, there are a few things you should know before the changeover begins. These key points can help you better prepare for the changeover and decide what options you may want to take as well:
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  • How to Make Sure the Electrical Components of Your Home Are Safe After Water Damage

    It can be horrifying when a flood strikes a community. Although this is also the time when the community comes together, demonstrating a spirit of togetherness in order to help everyone get their lives back on track. And then there are instances when a flood can be rather localised, as in you're the only one affected. It might be from a burst pipe, a leaking roof, or someone simply leaving a window open during a particularly heavy bout of rain, but there are times when the average home will be subjected to some degree of water damage.
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  • Considering Tempered Glass Shower Screens? Read This First

    Spontaneous can be an interesting word. Sometimes it can be a positive word, such as when you and some friends make spontaneous dinner plans. Other times it can be a rather chilling word, such as spontaneous combustion. Perhaps you've heard of incidents when glass shower screens seem to spontaneously shatter, sometimes when someone is actually in the shower. This can be a terrifying thought, but the incident is not in fact as spontaneous as it might appear.
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