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Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

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Home plumbing can be confusing and intimidating. Even if you’re an experienced DIYer, it’s difficult to know exactly what to do when something goes wrong with your home’s plumbing. Here are some essential tips that all homeowners should take on board when it comes to their plumbing system. Know Your System The first step in becoming an expert DIY plumber is to understand the basics of how your home’s plumbing system works. Read More»

3 Signs Your Kitchen Sink May Be Blocked by Grease

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There are plenty of reasons drains get clogged, but if you’re dealing with a kitchen drain, then it’s likely to be grease that’s the culprit. That’s because many people wash their pots, pans, and dishes without removing enough of the oils and fats from them – some people even pour oil right down the drain since it seems like such an easy way to get rid of it. Unfortunately, those fats and oils will start to solidify as they meet cold water and air further down your pipes. Read More»

4 Reasons Why Your Shower Smells

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If you can smell nasty odours when you take a shower, then you might have a problem in your plumbing system. This can happen for various reasons. Read on to find out common causes of smelly showers. 1. Blockages Shower drains can clog up. When soap scum and hair come together down the drain, they can create blockages that don’t shift when water drains down the pipe. If you have a blockage, then it might start to give off a nasty smell. Read More»

Top Signs You Should Replace the Hot Water System After Buying a Home

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If you are preparing to buy a home, or if you have just purchased a home, then you might know that there are many things that you have to think about and do. When thinking about all of these things, you might not have yet thought about replacing the hot water system in the house that you’re buying. However, this might be something that you’ll need to do. These are all signs that you should start looking into a hot water system replacement as soon as possible after purchasing your home. Read More»

When It's Time To Replace Your Water Heater's Anode Rod

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Since water heaters mainly comprise copper, stainless steel, and steel components, they may corrode after sitting in water continuously. Luckily, manufacturers install an anode rod in your hot water tank to prevent corrosion. The anode rod acts as a sacrificial rod by attracting all corrosive elements in your tank so that the rod corrodes and your water heater does not.  However, your anode rod can deteriorate over time and lose its effectiveness. Read More»