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How to Get Rid of Brown Water from the Tap

How to Get Rid of Brown Water from the Tap

Having access to clean water is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to be able to wash our hands, launder our clothes, and take comfortable showers without worrying about the quality of the water. Unfortunately, it can be alarming to discover if there is brown water coming from the taps. This murky brown colour isn’t [ … ]

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6 Coronavirus Plumbing Safety Procedures Around the Home

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many of us are concerned about protecting ourselves and our loved ones. Certain safety procedures, such as frequent hand washing and social distancing, have become the new normal. While we mostly fear about catching COVID-19 from the people around us, there’s also concern about the virus transmission through other sources, such [ … ]

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8 Best Solutions to Clear a Clogged Sink

8 Best Solutions to Clear a Clogged Sink

Our personal hygiene provides a strong line of defense against the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to reduce the virus transmission, we are recommended to wash our hands more diligently with warm water and soap. However, cleaning our hands can become difficult when there are plumbing problems in our households, such as a clogged sink. If we’re [ … ]

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7 Reasons Why Your Sump Pump Is Not Working

7 Reasons Why Your Sump Pump Is Not Working

A sump pump is designed to drain the excess water from your household to avoid flooding. Often installed in a remote location of the basement, the average homeowner tends to overlook this crucial plumbing equipment. In fact, the only time when a sump pump may draw your attention is when it suddenly stops working. When your [ … ]

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5 Solutions When You Have No Hot Water from Taps

5 Solutions When You Have No Hot Water from Taps

The hot water in our homes is something that we take for granted without a second thought. When there is no hot water emerging from the taps, this can lead to many inconveniences and limitations. Without the hot water, it will be difficult to take warm showers, clean dishes, or even do something as casual as [ … ]

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How to Keep Pipes from Freezing in the Cold

How to Keep Pipes from Freezing in the Cold

When the outdoor temperature drops below a certain point, your pipes may suffer the consequences of the freezing cold. If the pipes become frozen, this could obstruct your access to the water supply. The situation could escalate even further if the frozen pipes burst open. The water may come rushing out of the broken pipes and [ … ]

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8 Tips to Fix a Basement Leaking in Winter

8 Tips to Fix a Basement Leaking in Winter

During the cold winter season, the ground experiences continuous thawing and freezing patterns, which leads to gaps springing up around your property. Water can seep into the basement through these cracks. Once enough water accumulates around the foundation, it makes the basements soggy. If the problem becomes severe enough, you may encounter a full-blown basement leakage [ … ]

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7 Common Causes of Kitchen Sink Leaking

7 Common Causes of Kitchen Sink Leaking

The kitchen sink is the most used area in any household. It can be used to wash dishes, to fetch a cup of water, or to fill a coffee carafe, among many other practical uses. Having a leak in your kitchen sink is a frustrating experience, since it hinders the central functions of the kitchen. When [ … ]

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6 Tips on How to Fix a Clogged Toilet Quickly

A blocked toilet comes with the horror of the water level in the toilet bowl rising and spilling its content all over. When this happens, the worst mistake you can make is to flush the toilet again and again, which never works. Instead, take time to inspect if there is water backing up the sinks or [ … ]

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