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The Importance of a Home Sump Pump System

Home sump pump systems are widely associated with flooding from rainfall. However, rainfall is not the only potential cause of flooding in homes.  Warm breaks during the winter can also cause snow to melt and melting snow can cause flooding in homes that are not properly equipped. How Snow Can Cause a Home to Flood When [ … ]

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So You Have Frozen Pipes, What do you do?

Nothing is quite as frustrating as waking up on a cold winter day to find that no water is emerging from the taps. This is a sign that one or more pipes have frozen.  Before letting the issue cause a panic in the household, it pays to step back and spend a little time learning how [ … ]

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What to Do About a Running Toilet

Few sounds are more annoying than that of a running toilet.  Aside from the irritation, a continuously running toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water daily, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.   Even small leaks can cause significant water loss and higher utility bills.  Most running toilets are caused by the breakdown of [ … ]

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How to Remove a Bathtub

It may at first seem an odd concept, but bathtubs can make something of a fashion statement. If it’s time for an update, our How to Remove a Bathtub guide should keep problems to a minimum. CAUTIONARY NOTES If you’re an experienced Do-It-Yourselfer, this should be a straightforward project requiring only a few non-specialist tools. However, a [ … ]

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What Causes Low Water Pressure and How to Fix It

How many times have you taken a shower, and the water suddenly gets cold, or the pressure decreases to a stream? If you are being victimized by untimely low water pressure flow, you may have a problem. Sometimes when this occurs it is because another water fixture is on, and reducing the pressure throughout a plumbing system. Clogged Perspective There are many causes for low water [ … ]

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What Does it Take to Become a Plumber in Toronto

Plumbing is not only a vital part of modern-day architecture, it ranks high in importance with regard to jobs as a whole. Think about it, without clean water society is virtually helpless. Whether civilized or primitive, next to air water is by far the most important element on earth. Man can survive without cars, malls, and clothing. In fact, mankind can [ … ]

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Installing a basement bathroom is one of the best investments a homeowner can make. Adding a basement bathroom will provide added convenience, while also increasing the overall value of the home. The catch – you’re only going to see these benefits if the job is done right, otherwise it will cause you more harm than good. [ … ]

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How to Install a Faucet in the Kitchen

1-      Prepare the Area & Have your Tools Ready Before you start the removal or installation process, get the area ready for your DIY project. Clear out all contents underneath your kitchen sink and make sure there is enough space to work. As well, make sure to have a towel and bucket ready for any leakage [ … ]

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What to do When Your Toilet Won’t Flush

From time to time, everyone encounters one of the most common and inconvenient plumbing problems: the toilet won’t flush. Sometimes, the problem can easily be identified. Other times, however, the problem can be obscure and leave the toilet unable to be flushed for an indefinite amount of time as people try to find the source of the [ … ]

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For homeowners, one of the worst problems to encounter is a wet basement. Whether it be caused by a storm or a leaky appliance, a wet basement is not only an annoyance, it can become a much larger problem, one riddled with mold, mildew and more. The Causes of a Wet Basement Whether a home is [ … ]

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