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WARNING SIGNS OF A FAILING WATER HEATER

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Moving into an older home gives you plenty of opportunities to engage in some exciting remodeling projects. However, it is always best to start with the basics to make sure your home is safe before you start to paint or make other changes. As you make your renovation plans, be alert for these eight ...
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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE REPIPING PROCESS

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Repiping your home is a big job, but it may be necessary when your pipes become old and leaky. The ideal time to do it is when you're renovating because the plumber has to remove drywall to get to the pipes. If your pipes are leaky, you may not have the luxury of waiting for a convenient time to do ...
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WHY IS POURING GREASE DOWN YOUR DRAIN SUCH A BAD IDEA?

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One of the most common pieces of advice plumbers give homeowners is, "don't put grease down the drain." Perhaps you've heard this advice and taken it to heart, but many people still let grease down the drain because they don't understand why it's a bad idea. Here's a closer look at the problems ...
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SIX ADVANTAGES HOMEOWNERS GAIN BY INSTALLING TANKLESS WATER HEATERS

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When it comes to heating water for household use, homeowners have traditionally opted for using water heaters with tanks. These water heaters are fairly simple and inexpensive devices, and they have a long, successful history in residential use.However, a new option for heating water has emerged ...
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SEWER PIPE RELINING: WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT CAN SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS

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Over time, sewer pipes will fail due to a variety of internal and external forces. Tree roots, soil expansion and contraction, channel erosion, foundation cracking, corrosion, calcification, and even "micro" earthquakes are all destructive influences that will spell the end of a sewer pipe's useful ...
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PLUMBING TRAPS AND YOUR HOME: WHY YOU NEED THEM AND WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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The next time you use your bathroom or kitchen sink, take a quick peek beneath at the pipes that drain the fixture. These curvy pipes, known as traps or interceptors, serve an important purpose and are essential to the health and safety of household occupants. Below is more information about these ...
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POPCORN POPPING NOISE IN A WATER HEATER: CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

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Water heaters are supposed to be fairly silent, but some water heaters can make a lot of noise. Popping, crackling and banging noises are a fairly common problem in water heaters, especially in older appliances. This is especially true of water heaters in areas that have hard water, which is a ...
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TWO SIGNS THAT YOUR STEEL PIPES NEED REPLACING

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Plumbing pipes can last a long time. Copper pipes are made to last for up to about 70 years, and CPVC varieties can last for 75 years. However, galvanized steel pipes do not last as long, and they usually begin to deteriorate around the 40- or 50-year mark. Steel pipes were the standard for ...
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