How to Winterize Your Home’s Plumbing

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Keeping your home safe and warm this winter starts with preparing indoor plumbing for the upcoming dip in temperatures. When it’s cold enough for snow and ice, it’s cold enough to freeze your pipes. Start with winterization in autumn to protect against any early freezes, and feel secure all the way until spring. Here are […]

What Does Water Heater Maintenance Involve?

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When you stop to think about it, having on-demand access to hot water is pretty incredible. No matter what time you choose to take a shower during the day, you can rest assured that your shower will be nice and comfortable. That modern luxury is made possible by an appliance known as the water heater. […]

How to Replace a Shower Head

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Taking a shower is one of those things that everyone takes for granted. It’s part of your daily routine, so there’s not much to think about beyond getting in, cleaning up, and drying off. However, if you have an old, outdated, or broken showerhead, this relaxing process becomes far less enjoyable. Now, instead of just […]

Why Go With a Tankless Water Heater?

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What is more unwinding than taking a long, hot shower after the hustles and bustles of everyday life? It is tranquil and relaxing while it lasts , but you might suddenly be doused with an icy blast of cold water. This can happen when your water heater is insufficient for your hot water needs. Unfortunately, […]

What Do I Do If My Dishwasher Is Clogged?

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Dishwashers are a homeowner’s best friend. Just pop the dishes in, add soap, press start, and walk away. When you come back later, your dishes will be sparkling clean—a time-saving miracle! But over time, food, stickers from new dishes, grease, and other debris can build up in the bottom of the machine, causing clogs and […]

Six Ways to Unclog a Sink

Sinks are an important part of our daily lives. From brushing your teeth to doing the dishes to washing your hands, you probably spend more time at the sink than you realize. However, if your sink is clogged, the time you have to spend there can become unpleasant very quickly. Here are 6 ways to […]

What Are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

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Tankless water heaters are one of the newest advancements in appliances to create an energy efficient home. Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters heat water on demand using high-powered gas burners or electric coils. In contrast, traditional water heaters maintain a tank of hot water, constantly heating and reheating the water. By only heating […]

Freezing Weather Tips

Here are some tips to protect your home from freezing weather: Turn off outside faucets and remove any garden hoses. Wrap the faucet with a towel or styrofoam insulator. Turn off and drain any automatic sprinkler systems. A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. […]

What to Do If My Child Put Dishsoap In the Dishwasher?

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While dish soap and dishwashing detergent both clean dishes, dish soap was not made to be put in the dishwasher. However, that nuance often escapes the notice of children who just want to be helpful around the house. As a result, they might have put dish soap in the dishwasher in their overzealous attempt to […]

How to Pet-Proof Your Plumbing

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From the minute they join your family, pets become a huge part of your life. No matter what kind of pet you have, they are a constant source of amusement, companionship, and love. Oftentimes, they are also a huge source of extra messes, but almost every pet owner will agree they are well worth it. […]