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Plumbing FAQs – Common plumbing problems

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Plumbing FAQs – Common plumbing problems

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Whether you’re seeking answers to common water related questions or need guidance on choosing the right system for your home, we’ve got you covered.

The average household spends more than a quarter of its total annual energy budget to heat the water that they use. That means that the water heater is more expensive to run than almost any other home appliance—only heating and cooling cost more… Read more about water heater types.

For many areas in the US, water conservation is a real concern. Clean, usable water is a precious resource and many regions have limited supplies. Using simple water conservation techniques at home can help cut water usage by up to 50%, which benefits your local ecosystem and leads to lower utility bills… Read more about home water conservation.

Whether you run on septic or sewer system, some items should never go down the toilet. Common do-not-flush items are posted in public restrooms across the country… Read more about what can and can’t be flushed.

Autumn is the prelude for falling temperatures and wet weather. Even in warmer climates, increased moisture can wreak havoc on homes, especially plumbing, air conditioning and heating (HVAC) units…  Read more about winterizing your home

Homeownership can be very rewarding. It can also come with a variety of time and financial burdens. Not only do home owners have their mortgage, insurance, taxes and utility bills – they must also deal with the cost of annual maintenance and other required repairs… Read more about home repairs

With summer here and hitting hard, problems with plumbing can be all the worse…especially when they interrupt showers, create backed up drains or create toilet problems… Read more about summer solutions to common plumbing problems.

Do your plumbing fixtures seem like they need cleaning all too often? If the source of all that extra work is a white or green chalky coating on your faucets and shower heads, you may have a problem with limescale – mineral-rich deposits that look unsightly and wreak havoc on your pipes and fixtures from the inside out… Read more about limescale.

By doing just a few checks inside and outside the home, you can prevent costly plumbing repairs and damage to your dwelling. Just think of it as an extension to your spring cleaning… Read more about spring plumbing care.

Toilet overflow is a not uncommon plumbing issue. When this happens, preventing raw sewage from spilling over onto your bathroom floor is a first priority. Solving the problem that is causing the overflow is an immediate second… Read more about toilet overflow.

With so much to do in the spring to get ready for warm weather, it’s easy to neglect the plumbing that we rely on to work every day—usually until there’s a big problem… Read more about springtime plumbing care.

Not long ago, there was a lot of guesswork involved in household plumbing repairs. That’s because it was impossible to definitively know what was going on inside a pipe without exposing and removing it, which had to be weighed against the cost and hassle of doing so… Read more about plumbing cameras.

There are few things more satisfying than saving time and money ‒ and your dishwasher is one appliance that makes this possible. Not only do you get your dishes clean in a fraction of the time, dishwashers generally use less water and less water heater energy than washing dishes by hand… Read more about dishwasher care.

The winter holidays are upon us – meaning more time in the kitchen, more guests in the home and a greater strain on your home’s plumbing… Read more about holiday plumbing care.

The miracle of indoor plumbing allows us to effortlessly wash and flush waste away from our homes — but that pipeline isn’t always a one-way street… Read more about how to stop sewer smells.

Multiple regions have experienced record rainfall this summer, and those storms likely left more than a few flooded basements in their wake… Read more about sump pump cleaning.

Springtime brings warmer weather and more outdoor interaction…as well as the oft-dreaded “spring cleaning”. However, carpets and storage spaces aren’t the only areas in need of a quick brush-up… Read more about spring plumbing tips.

You walk into your house to discover a lingering, unpleasant scent. You take out the garbage, check the refrigerator for expired food, spray some deodorant…but the smell is still there… Read more about fixing a stinky sink.

While many people consider toilet and pipe-dwelling creatures to be urban myth, the truth is animals have been known to find their way into homes through the plumbing… Read more about animal safety.

There are many reasons why sealing your duct system is important. For example, it can prevent duct leakage and improve your indoor air quality considerably… Read more about duct sealing tape.

You are probably familiar with ghost flushing. This issue happens when the toilet flapper valve is no longer watertight, and the water supply from the tank keeps leaking into the bowl… Read more about ghost flushing.

If the main sewer line in your home gets clogged, you could end up with plumbing problems and widespread flooding. To prevent damage, it’s essential to identify where the sewer line clogs and understand the different ways to clean it… Read more about sewer line clogs.

Unless your house doesn’t have any pipes to speak of, the chances are that you’ve had to deal with clogs and slow draining before. In addition to causing sewer backups, slow drainage and clogged sewage lines can also contaminate your household’s water supply… Read more about hydro jetting.

Reduced water pressure in your home’s pipes can be quite frustrating. It can result in low shower pressure and affect how other appliances function, such as washing machines and dishwashers… Read more about water pressure.

The average home water pressure is between 40 and 46 pounds per square inch (PSI). If you believe that the amount of water coming out of your tap or shower is of low pressure, chances are your water pressure is below this number… Read more about some causes of low water pressure.

A burst pipe or ruptured line can quickly wreck your home and property, costing you a significant amount of money. In the face of an emergency, knowing where your water shutoff valve is will save you considerable trouble… Read more about water shutoff valves.

The insulation of hot water pipes minimizes heat loss, which saves water heating costs. It can also raise the water temperature between 2°F and 4°F more than uninsulated pipes… Read more about water pipe insulation.

Nothing is more refreshing than a hot shower after a long day at work. It relaxes your body and releases tension allowing you to sleep peacefully… Read more about shower water pressure.

Everybody loves a wholesome meal, and few substitutes provide the same rich, flavorful taste that only comes with the use of oil, fats, and grease during preparation… Read more about grease traps.

Many plumbers believed that Kitec was a good plumbing system as it boasted various qualities that made it seem superior to other plumbing systems.It was widely used in the USA and Canada. However, it turned out Kitec plumbing wasn’t all they made it out to be… Read more about Kitec plumbing.

Unpleasant sme lls in your house are usually a sign that something is wrong. Therefore, if your house starts smelling like a sewer, it’s a clear sign that you have plumbing issues… Read more about sewer smells in your home.

If you are a homeowner, plumbing issues are inevitable. Over time, your pipes can corrode or burst causing water leaks in the house. While some of these problems can be fixed with a simple repair, others need a complete overhaul… Read more about home repiping.

When you have a plumbing problem, it’s common to hear the annoying sound of your sink gurgling. If your kitchen sink gurgles every time water goes down the drain, it’s a sign that your pipes are damaged or clogged… Read more about sink gurgling sounds.

A slab leak is a type of foundation failure. It usually occurs when water seeps through the walls or flooring in a building and travels under the floor… Read more about slab leaks.

Dryer vent installation is a common house owner challenge. Having a functioning dryer vent that allows all of the moist exhaust air to escape your home is essential… Read more about dryer vents.

Nobody wants to smell sewer gas in their home and nobody wants anyone else to think their house smells either! It isn’t a pretty picture for anyone involved… Read more about home sewer smells.

A gurgling kitchen sink is the last thing anyone needs on a busy week. So, when one comes around, you want answers and you want answers fast… Read more about fixing a gurgling sink.

Are you experiencing low water pressure when you turn on your faucet? Are there stains or mildew on your ceiling or walls? Has your water bill suddenly shot up for no reason… Read more about plumber leak detection.

One vital thing to consider when shopping for a new toilet is the height. There are two standard options: comfort height and chair height toilets… Read more about toilet seat heights.

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