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9 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

9 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

Many plumbing issues arise as a result of people flushing the wrong items down the toilet. From dental floss to baby wipes, homeowners often get careless about the garbage that they dispose in their toilets. There is a false assumption that the toilet can be treated like a convenient trash bin. Just dump, flush, and like [ … ]

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Hydro-jetting is a popular technique used to clean the interior of drains and pipes. Also known as water jetting, it involves a high-pressure hose with a special nozzle affixed to the end. The hose pushes a powerful stream of water throughout the pipes and drains, which can dislodge clogs, debris, and other harmful materials like mineral [ … ]

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7 Common Kitchen Drain Problems and What Causes Them

7 Common Kitchen Drain Problems and What Causes Them

Your kitchen’s plumbing system is a complex grid of pipes and fixtures that work together to supply water. When any component stops functioning properly, it could disrupt the entire plumbing network in your kitchen. For instance, a clogged kitchen drain often signifies there are underlying problems with its interconnected parts. If not treated promptly, this can [ … ]

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Why Does My Toilet Keep Running After I Flush

Why Does My Toilet Keep Running After I Flush?

Does it bother you when the toilet won’t stop running after a standard flush? Normally, flushing the toilet should be a short, simple, and straightforward process. However, some toilets tend to drain slowly, taking way longer than expected for the flush cycle to complete. If this problem occurs every time you flush the toilet, it can [ … ]

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6 Reasons Why Your Bathtub Doesn't Hold Water

6 Reasons Why Your Bathtub Doesn’t Hold Water

Many people look forward to soaking in a warm, comfortable bath after a long day of work. As the tub starts to fill, you may notice a strange phenomenon: the water is slowly draining away and it never rises above a certain level. Sometimes, the problem may simply be caused by forgetting to adjust the bathtub [ … ]

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6 Potential Signs of a Burst Pipe in Winter

6 Potential Signs of a Burst Pipe in Winter

Freezing water is a common cause of burst pipes. This occurs because water molecules expand in cold temperatures, which exert a significant amount of pressure on the pipes. During winter, the chances of coming across a burst pipe are very high. With sub-zero temperatures and icy weather conditions, both your outdoor and indoor plumbing pipes are [ … ]

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Why Does Hot Water Go Cold in the Shower

Why Does Hot Water Go Cold in the Shower?

As the outdoor temperature plunges in the winter months, you may find great comfort in a warm and steamy shower. However, the hot water is a diminishing commodity, sometimes not lasting for the entire duration of the shower. You could be in the middle of taking a warm shower, until the stream of pounding hot water [ … ]

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6 Signs of Having High Water Pressure in Your House

6 Signs of Having High Water Pressure in Your House

Water uses pressure to circulate itself among the various faucets and fixtures in your household. Without an adequate amount of pressure, the water might only come out as a trickle in your faucets. When the pressure level is too low, it could be difficult for the water to reach certain fixtures within your home. High pressure [ … ]

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Why Is My Toilet Hissing and Making Weird Noises?

Why Is My Toilet Hissing and Making Weird Noises?

A hissing toilet is a common phenomenon in most households, especially in older homes that have seen better days. The toilet hissing can be loud and disruptive, like a reptile invasion has taken over your bathroom. A toilet constantly hissing might persist for a long time, annoying you on a regular basis. Plus, the weird noises [ … ]

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Do the Old Water Pipes Need Replacing in Your Home?

Do the Old Water Pipes Need Replacing in Your Home?

Over time, the old water pipes in your home will experience gradual wear and tear. The physical deterioration occurs very slowly, so most homeowners might not notice the immediate changes in their plumbing systems. By the time your old water pipes eroded to their breaking point, you probably have a plumbing emergency in your hands. Based [ … ]

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