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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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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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