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Plumbing Tips For Condo Living

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If you own a condo, there are things within your home that are on you to fix, and other external factors that are up to the HOA community to resolve. Some plumbing issues might straddle the line between owner responsibility and overall property management to take the lead on. Here are four plumbing tips on unique situations that can come with condo living. 1. Toilet and Drain Back-Ups Slow drains or constant toilet back-ups might need bigger remedies than you can do from  your individual space.…

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Top 5 Water Heater Troubleshooting Tips

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Water heater installation can be a tricky job. If you just got a new water heater that isn’t working, don’t despair. There are a few tricks you can try before calling the plumber. Here are five ways to troubleshoot your new water heater: 1. Check for power Your water heater needs a constant supply of electricity to work. Here is a step-by-step checklist to get power to your water heater:…

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How To Handle Leak Problems With Your Pipes

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If your plumbing pipes have been giving you problems lately, then there are a number of causes that might be to blame. Some of these plumbing problems can be minor nuisances at most, while others can rapidly develop into very expensive headaches. Therefore, it is important for you to be able to distinguish between the different types of common pipe problems. To help you out with that, here are some tips for identifying and handling leaks, one of the most serious problems that can afflict your pipes.…

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Tips For Clearing Out A Clogged Bathroom Sink Drain

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When you are going about your morning or evening routine in the bathroom, a clogged bathroom sink can cause you a great deal of stress and frustration. Rather than just ignore the problem and let it get worse rather than better, you can and should get to know some of the ways that you can clear out your clogged bathroom sink drain. That way, you can get this plumbing issue taken care of quickly and before you experience any bathroom flooding due to your clogged bathroom sink.…

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Keep Those Pesky Clogged Drains Away With These Two Tips

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Few things are as frustrating as heading to the bathroom in your home, only to find that the commode has flooded.  At the same time, you turn on your faucet and the water won’t go down.  This typically means that you’ll have to call an emergency plumber who can fix the issue.  While it may seem that your clogged drains came out of nowhere, some of your daily behaviors could have caused the mishap.…

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How To Replace An Electric Water Heater's Lower Heating Element

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Loss of adequate hot water from an electric water heater can be due to a problem with the lower heating element. The lower heating element kicks in once the upper heating element has already heated the top of the tank. Without the lower heating element working, the tank is only half heated and you run out of hot water far faster than normal. Replacing the lower heating element doesn’t require any electrical knowledge or highly specialized tools.…

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Symptoms Of An Aging Water Heater In Your New Home

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You’re excited to be moving out of an apartment and into your first home. The previous owners took care of the property, but some of the appliances are getting on in years. You can expect to get up to 12 years of use from the average water heater. But how long you have until it must be replaced depends on any signs you see now of it failing. Here are some of the symptoms of an aging water heater so you can begin planning its replacement.…

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How Can You Tell If Your Septic Tank Needs To Be Pumped?

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Septic tanks need to be cleaned as a part of their regular maintenance. Knowing when your septic tank needs to be pumped and other related details can help you take care of your system. The following frequently asked questions will help you know when it’s time to get your tank cleaned. How can you tell if your septic tank needs to be pumped? The best way to know when it’s time to clean out your septic tank is to speak with a professional.…

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Water Damage In Your Bathroom: 3 Common Causes

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Water damage is more common in your bathroom than other portions of your home due to the fact that so much of your bathroom involves the use of water and is connected to your plumbing system and piping. Sometimes the results of water damage have nebulous causes. Hopefully, this brief article will give a bit of insight into what some of the causes of water damage are. Cracking Sink Grout and Seals…

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Installing A New Well Pump: What To Expect

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Well pumps can last almost indefinitely when they are properly maintained, and some really do not require maintenance at all. However, if you bought a property with a well pump and that pump is on its way out, you will need to replace it. (There are several connections in a well pump that plumbers need to make, so this is not exactly the kind of DIY project you should attempt on your own.…

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