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Four Upgrades That Will Make Your Bathroom More Relaxing

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Creating a relaxing spa-like feel in your bathroom allows you to truly unwind after a long day at work. There are many upgrades that you can make to your bathroom to make it feel more relaxing when you are in it. The guide below walks you through a few changes to consider when updating your bathroom. Have a Deluxe Toilet Installed There are now toilets available that have speakers in them that allow you to play music while you are in the restroom.…

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Low Water Pressure? Here's How To Fix It

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Does the water seem to come out of your faucets as more of a trickle than a stream? Maybe your showers just are not as forceful as they once were. Low water pressure can be annoying, but thankfully, there are a number of ways to address this problem depending on the circumstances that are causing it.   Clean or Replace Your Fixtures If the low pressure only occurs at certain faucets and is a rather new development, then there’s a good chance your faucets and fixtures themselves are to blame.…

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3 Modern Plumbing Features That Improve Your Life And Make Your Home Greener

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Green improvements to your home are something that can help you do your part for the environment, as well as reduce your energy costs. The improvements you do to your home can focus on many different areas, such as electrical and HVAC. You may also want to consider improvements to the plumbing in your home, which can be something as simple as recycling grey water or more involved projects like installing a solar water heater.…

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Exploring Different Types Of Septic Tanks

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When it comes to getting a septic tank, you can’t just go out and quickly buy one. There are different types to choose between, and they each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Doing your research will help you find the best type of tank for your own needs, based on budget and the terrain you live on. Single Tank Systems The first type is the one where everything goes into the one compartment.…

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How To Fix Small Toilet Tank Cracks

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If you notice a leak around your toilet, check the toilet tank for cracks. Cracks in toilet tanks may be present at the time of manufacturing, or they could be caused by extreme heat or cold. Cracks have the potential to cause serious water damage. Here are some tips to fix a cracked toilet tank. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves adjustable crescent wrench several sponges, towels, and chamois cloths liquid soap putty knife or popsicle stick caulking gun packing tape (optional) water proof epoxy ceramic finishing spray  caulking gun hair dryer Inspect inside and outside of the toilet tank for cracks.…

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Condo Plumbing Issues That Might Be Beyond Your Control

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If you are living in a condo, sharing a community with others is a way of life. The downside of this is that when problems occur, these can be bigger than your individual unit. When it comes to plumbing problems, it is good to understand the difference between issues that are on you as a condo owner and those that should involve your HOA. Here are three condo plumbing issues that may be beyond your control and will need to be handled on a larger scale.…

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Chemical-Free Drain Cleaning Solutions For People With Septic Tanks

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If you own a septic tank, you probably already know that you need to be careful about what gets flushed down the drain. Many chemicals can disrupt the balance inside your septic tank by killing beneficial bacteria that breaks down the sludge inside the tank. This means that anyone who relies on chemical drain cleaners to maintain good flow through their pipes would be best advised to find a new method.…

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How To Install A New Igniter And Flame Sensor On A Gas Water Heater That's Already Disassembled

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The igniter and flame sensor unit on a gas water heater sense when the pilot light is lit and trigger the release of gas and the power of the burner assembly. Without a working igniter or flame sensor, the water heater won’t receive the gas or heat source needed to warm your water and you will be left with a cold shower. Replacing the igniter and flame sensor isn’t difficult if you have the original part already removed and the water heater is still disassembled.…

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Three Ways Your Plumber Can Help With Your DIY Bathroom Remodel

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When you plan a bathroom remodel, you are likely focused on the aesthetic changes you want to make to the room. If you choose to take on your bathroom remodel as a DIY project, you may be able to handle many of the changes without the help of a contractor. You should, however, consider hiring a plumber for some of the technical aspects of your project to ensure that your plumbing is properly in place when you are ready to unveil the remodel to your family.…

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Top 4 Reasons You Need Yearly Sump Pump Maintenance

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Many homes are equipped with a sump pump to push extra water from heavy rains away from the house. In order to keep the sump pumps in optimal working condition, it is best to schedule routine maintenance once each year with a residential plumbing service. Most homeowners choose to do this in the spring, but it can be done any time of year, so long as you set-up your maintenance for that same time period the following year.…

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