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5 Reasons Why There Is Cloudy Tap Water From Your Faucet

When you turn on the faucet, you expect to see clean and clear tap water that looks refreshing enough to drink. However, it can be alarming when there is suddenly cloudy tap water with a milky, opaque texture instead. The strange discolouration may leave you worried, questioning whether the cloudy water is safe for use or [ … ]

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What Causes Noise From Pipes When a Toilet Flushes

What Causes Noise From Pipes When a Toilet Flushes?

The toilet is one of the most essential fixtures in our homes. Its importance cannot be understated, as we rely on using a functional toilet every single day. However, it can be a cause for alarm to hear rattling, thuds, or other loud noises when you flush the toilet. Any unusual noise from the toilet usually [ … ]

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8 Household Items You Can Never Pour or Put Down the Drain

Whether you are preparing a quick meal or a full-course dinner, some food waste is likely produced in your kitchen. When it’s time to clean up, you may be tempted to pour the waste down the drain due to convenience. Unfortunately, this is a recipe for a plumbing disaster. Some homeowners mistakenly assume that certain items [ … ]

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7 Possible Causes of Low Water Pressure in House

7 Possible Causes of Low Water Pressure in House

Low water pressure can manifest itself in many ways, affecting various parts of your home. With poor water pressure, your showerhead may not produce the strong spray you desire. It will also take longer for faucets to fill an entire sink or bathtub. Even your washing machine and dishwasher are affected, taking more time to complete [ … ]

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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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