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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 Ways to Fix Low Water Pressure During Winter

7 Ways to Fix Low Water Pressure During Winter

Many plumbing problems tend to emerge during the winter season. From frozen pipes to freezing water temperatures, you may need to contact a plumber for assistance more than any other time of the year. During winter, one of the frustrating problems that could occur is low water pressure. This happens when you turn on the sink [ … ]

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How to Thaw Frozen Pipes and Repair Your Plumbing

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes and Repair Your Plumbing

The harshness of winter often causes many plumbing problems around the house. A large majority of issues stems from your pipes, which could become frozen due to the cold temperatures. If left unattended, these frozen pipes could be damaged beyond repair, leading to a faulty plumbing network that will spell great trouble in your house. When [ … ]

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Hot water is a sacred commodity that we take for granted during winter. We turn on the hot water faucet, expecting to enjoy a steamy warm bath. Unfortunately, we get a rude awakening when the water touches our bodies and it feels freezing cold. This is the scary moment when you realize that you have no [ … ]

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5 Basic Winter Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

5 Basic Winter Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

The winter season brings many unique plumbing challenges in your home. A common problem is frozen pipes, which may break and burst open due to the harsh temperatures. You could encounter a water heater failure, a leak in the water line, or a sump pump that is completely frozen. All these plumbing problems need to be [ … ]

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9 Tricks on How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

9 Tricks on How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

During winter, the low temperatures can cause the water inside the pipes to freeze. This creates overwhelming pressure inside the pipe, which causes them to burst. If the homeowner does not turn off the water in time, a burst pipe may lead to severe flooding in the home. You will need to call a professional to [ … ]

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6 Best Water Heater Troubleshooting Tips

6 Best Water Heater Troubleshooting Tips

Any problems with your water heater will show through a variety of symptoms. These signs may include bad odour, discolouration, leaks, or abnormal noises in the unit. However, the most common issue is usually related to the water temperature, which could be either too hot or too cold, but never feels quite right. Over time, the [ … ]

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6 Slow Flushing Toilet Fixes You Can Try

6 Slow Flushing Toilet Fixes You Can Try

Any functional toilet should be flushing fast and aggressively. All it takes is one strong flush and the toilet mechanisms should do the rest of the work. Unfortunately, this is not what always happens. In some scenarios, you may experience a toilet that is slow to flush. Due to the weak pressure, it might even take [ … ]

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