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  • How to Find a Leak in Your House

    Of all the plumbing issues to have, leaking pipes can be among the most frustrating. From water damage, to flooded basements, to burst pipes, leaks can cause major damage, but they are often times difficult to locate if signs aren't obvious. Use some of the helpful hints below to see if your house could be suffering from a leaky pipe. 1. Check Your Water Pressure If you have noticed that the water coming out of your shower or faucet has diminished in force recently, you probably have a leak somewhere along the system.
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  • Special Considerations When Adding a Bathroom to Your Basement

    For people who have turned their basements into game rooms, exercise rooms or even an extra bedroom, adding a bathroom is the last piece of installation that ultimately transforms this space. Adding a bathroom in the basement makes life easier for the users of this space as well as increasing the value of your home. This project, however, does not fit the conventional DIY jobs. Adding a bathroom to your basement requires special assistance from both plumbers and construction contractors.
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  • Water Purification Systems to Purify Your Tap Water

    Thousands of dollars are spent annually in buying bottled water, especially for people living in areas with contaminated tap water. For such people, home water treatment systems provide a sustainable alternative to give clean water for drinking and cooking, and they come in a variety of setups. In order to determine which system best suites your home, it's important to understand the different systems available in the market. Do not simply choose one purification system over another simply because it's cheaper; rather, save for some time to buy a high-performing, durable system that will give you bottle-quality water for years to come.
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  • When Your Home May Need a Call for Electrical Services

    Most homeowners put off getting electrical services from a professional electrician until their home obviously has a problem with wiring; when the power goes out or electrical devices shut down altogether, then they'll call for repairs or upgrades. However, ignoring signs of needed electrical services can damage appliances and other devices. Having these done when needed can ensure that your electronics and your home are both protected. Note the following.
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  • 4 Reasons That May Be Causing Your Water Heater To 'sweat'

    A water heater is said to be sweating if you find water puddles underneath it and the cause is not leaking. The reason behind a 'sweating' water heater is actually condensation. This is the process where air is cooled from a gaseous state into a liquid state. For your water heater to 'sweat,' there has to be a temperature imbalance. Such imbalances can be caused by various factors. Read on to see what they are and how they cause this 'sweating' phenomenon.
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  • Experiencing Frozen Pipes This Winter? Here's What You Need To Know

    During cold seasons such as winter, pipes tend to freeze. This can be caused by the cold water flowing through them, the cold temperature of the environment where the pipes are located, or both. This plumbing hazard can occur in any home so it's best to know what you need to do about it. Read on to learn how to detect frozen pipes and how to deal with the problem:
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  • Causes of Discoloured Water in Your Plumbing

    If you notice that the water in your home is discoloured, there are a few different plumbing problems that could be causing the problem. In some cases, it will be nothing serious, but you will need to have your water tested to find out what is causing the problem. It could be that you have black water because there is algae in the pipes or the pipes are actually starting to degrade and the black is caused by resin beads.
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  • Common Septic Tank Problems and Their Symptoms

    When a septic tank needs repairs, it's best that this job be done as quickly as possible, to avoid backups, leaks, and other major damage. It's also best if those repairs are done by a professional, as septic tanks can be very dangerous due to their fumes and potential leaks. Unfortunately, some septic tank owners don't know the common signs of needed repairs that should be done to their tanks and may put off repairs for as long as possible.
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  • Quick Tips for Avoiding Unnecessary Calls to a Plumber

    Plumbing emergencies and maintenance calls are going to be needed in any home at one time or another, as pipes and connectors eventually corrode or need upgrading. While these calls can be needed no matter the age or condition of your home, it's good for homeowners to realize what they can do, and avoid doing, so that they don't need to call a plumber unnecessarily. Unfortunately too many calls to plumbers are avoidable or have been caused by an oversight on the part of the homeowner:
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  • Simple Plumbing Problems That Aren't So Simple After All

    It's not uncommon for a homeowner to try to handle their own plumbing repairs, so that they can avoid the cost of a professional plumber and get the job done quickly. They may assume that they can watch online videos or check out certain websites that can help them address plumbing issues, but this thinking can be shortsighted. Some plumbing problems aren't as simple as they seem and should be left to a professional plumber.
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