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5 Common Causes of Water Pipes Banging

5 Common Causes of Water Pipes Banging

The plumbing pipes in our homes deliver hot or cold water into our kitchens and bathrooms. We simply turn on a tap and the water will start to flow. Under normal circumstances, this convenient plumbing system works without any hiccups. However, you might run into occasional problems with the water pipes banging and rattling suddenly. Hearing [ … ]

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Why Does My Bathroom Sink Smell When Water Runs?

Why Does My Bathroom Sink Smell When Water Runs?

When you turn on the bathroom sink, it should work smoothly without any issues. Water comes out of the faucet, you wash off the soap, and everything gets cleaned. Unfortunately, you might sometimes encounter problems like a bad smell when you run the water. At first, it might start as a barely traceable odour. Over time, [ … ]

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How to Make Your Toilet Flush Better

How to Make Your Toilet Flush Better

After years of use, your toilet might not be running as efficiently as it did in the past. Lately, you’ve noticed that two flushes are necessary to get rid of toilet waste. Following the first flush, you remain stuck in the bathroom with waste that refuses to go down. Or worse, your guest has to battle [ … ]

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7 Common Causes of Shower Tap Leaking

7 Common Causes of Shower Tap Leaking

Imagine if you’re trying to get some sleep after a long day, yet the sound of dripping water keeps you up throughout the night. As much as you want to ignore it, the annoying noise continues to echo in regular intervals. The sound probably comes from one of your plumbing fixtures nearby. Perhaps it’s the shower [ … ]

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How to Detect Grease and Calcium Buildup in Pipes

How to Detect Grease and Calcium Buildup in Pipes

Your residential plumbing works through a complex pipe network, which drains the sinks and toilets to the municipal sewer or a septic field. When these systems work as intended, what goes down your sinks or toilets will run through the pipes and exit your house successfully. Water tends to flow across the plumbing pipes with ease, [ … ]

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5 Reasons Why a Kitchen Faucet Is Slow to Turn Off

5 Reasons Why a Kitchen Faucet Is Slow to Turn Off

The kitchen faucet is a reliable plumbing fixture that works without any complications. You simply turn on the tap, allowing the water to pour out in a vigorous burst. When you are done, rotate the tap in the opposite direction and it should stop the flow. Unfortunately, even the sturdiest faucets will wear down over time. [ … ]

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How to Find a Water Leak in Your House

How to Find a Water Leak in Your House

Water leaks are common nuisances that every homeowner will encounter at some point in their lives. You may find a water leak in your plumbing fixtures, a water leak near the toilet, or even a water leak under the house. Contrary to popular belief, water leaks are not just happening in old houses. Even a newly [ … ]

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Why is the Toilet Not Filling with Water After Flush

For most homeowners, a malfunctioning toilet is like a complete mystery to them. Sometimes, there is ghost-flushing, a strange phenomenon that describes when the toilet suddenly flushes by itself. At other times, the toilet might run constantly, unable to stop flushing no matter what you do. And then, there is the problem of a toilet not [ … ]

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7 Signs of a Leaking Outdoor Faucet

7 Signs of a Leaking Outdoor Faucet

Nobody wants to find a water leak in their plumbing system. Unfortunately, this is a common issue and it’s up to you to detect the leak as early as possible. If your faucet has been leaking for some time, look for pooling water around the house and inspect the foundation for cracking or shifting. Also, pay [ … ]

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Why Is the Water Pressure Low in My Kitchen Sink?

Why Is the Water Pressure Low in My Kitchen Sink?

What’s the most important room in your house? For most people, it is the kitchen. This is where we prepare delicious meals every day. In order for the kitchen to run smoothly, all appliances and plumbing fixtures must be in working order. This includes the kitchen sink, a reliable water source that we use for cooking, [ … ]

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