Pipe Problems: Handling Plumbing Repairs

Signs Of A Water Main Leak

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A leaking water main can be a major concern. Not only will the leak cause your pipe to constantly run water, and thus cost you money on your bill, it can also lead to damage to your yard or your home’s foundation. While the repercussions are severe, the signs of the leak may not be immediately obvious. The following signs may indicate that the main running to your home has sprung a leak. Sign #1: Wet spots These are most obvious in dry weather. If your yard develops a soggy or marshy spot where there wasn’t one previously, then...

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Things To Carry If You Expect To Visit A Portable Toilet With A Small Child

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Whether you’re at a fair, outdoor wedding, youth sports tournament or another similar type of event, you’re likely to rely on a portable toilet when nature calls. If you’re at the venue with a small child who needs help going to the bathroom, you’ll want to pack a few simple items that will make the experience easier. There’s a good chance your child won’t have previously experienced a portable toilet, which means that he or she might be marveling at the new surroundings — but you’ll still need...

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Changing Your Thermostatic Expansion Valve Will Save You From Air Conditioner Shutdowns

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A thermostatic expansion valve plays the important role of regulating the flow of an air conditioner’s refrigerant. It ensures that only the required amount of refrigerant flows into the evaporator coil, something that usually goes a long way towards preventing compressor damage. It also helps to ensure that the pressure in the evaporator coil is low enough to ensure an efficient cooling process. However, there are times when the thermostatic expansion valve malfunctions. In such cases, the efficiency of the air conditioning system...

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Clogged Drains Or A Bad Vent Pipe?

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If you are like many people, you may not know what that pipe thing is that sticks out of your roof, much less that it has any connection to your plumbing. In fact, that pipe is a vent that allows your drains to flow freely. If you are experiencing slow drains, you may need to clean or replace your plumbing vent pipe instead of pouring tons of drain cleaner down your sinks or having your drains cleaned. Process All of your plumbing fixtures have to be connected to vent piping. Usually these pipes are connected inside near the roof of your home...

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Got A Water Heater? 2 Problems You May Have With It

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If you have a water heater, over time it will have problems. These problems could be something easy to fix or would require a professional to repair for you. Below is some information about two of these problems so you will know how to deal with them. Water Leaks One common problem with water heaters is leaking water. If the water heater sits in a drain pan, you will see water in this pan. If the leak is very bad, you will see water on the floor around the water heater. If not taken care of, the floor itself can become damaged. First thing to...

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Fixing Pipes Clogged By Dried Paint

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Sometimes, homeowners make mistakes, particularly when they undertake DIY projects. Many of these mistakes are easily reversible and do no permanent damage, but others may require professional attention to fix. If, for example, you have been pouring leftover paint down your drain, you may have recently learned that it has the potential to clog your drains. Thankfully, removing the paint and restoring flow to your pipes is relatively simple, though you should call in a local drain cleaning service like Opticable LLC to ensure that...

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Four Key Signs That Your Toilet Is Wasting Water

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Pretty much every homeowner knows that toilets can be a major source of water waste in the house, but how can you actually recognize wasted water as it occurs? Besides a high water bill, it isn’t always obvious that the various sounds and symptoms of your toilet may be pointing to a leak or other inefficiencies. If you suspect that your toilet meets one or more of the following four symptoms, calling a plumbing repair specialist could help save you hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water every month.  The Toilet Flushes...

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Add New Visual Appeal To Your Bathroom With Peel-And-Stick Tiles

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When you wish to transform the look of your bathroom, hiring a bathroom remodeling contractor and providing him or her with some of your ideas can be the first step toward improving the look of the space. However, if you just want to make a smaller change that will only take part of a day, one project that you can often handle on your own is applying peel-and-stick backsplash tiles. Instead of going through the fuss of placing actual tiles and dealing with grout, you can use the peel-and-stick alternative — they’re essentially large...

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Facing A Grueling Summer Day With No AC? Try These Quick Hacks To Cool Down Your Home

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Just when the mercury starts rising and the sweltering summer sun is at its highest, your home’s cooling system decides that now would be the best time to kick the bucket. Unfortunately, the summer season is often when cooling professionals and HVAC teams are their busiest, so a broken-down cooling system may mean a short wait before help comes to the rescue. Even though your home may start to quickly feel like a sauna, you should know that there are a few things you can do to lower the temperature by at least a few degrees so you can...

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Addressing Three Questions About Caring For Your Furnace

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Your oil-burning furnace is one of the most important and complicated devices that is in your home. However, despite its significant importance, many people will make the mistake of failing to be properly informed about this appliance. When this mistake is made, it can be more difficult to make sound choices when you are caring for these systems. To keep you safe from some routine oversights, you will need to learn the answers to some of the more frequently asked care questions. Will The Combustion Chamber Require Any Care? The combustion...

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