Super Mario World

Why Mario Became a Plumber

Super Mario Bros: We’ve all heard of Mario and Luigi. Most of us have even played a game or two that boasted these hard-working characters. No matter the parts of the games you play, there’s almost always two things in common–Mario and Luigi have their hats on and are wearing work clothes. But what exactly is it that Mario does? According to an article released in 1988 by New York Times, he was a janitor. 25 years later in 2013, New York Times released a statement saying the writer had been mistaken and that Mario is really a plumber. But […]

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No Water Pressure In Shower. Give Your Shower Superpowers Again

No Water Pressure In Your Shower? Give It Superpowers Again!

Whether it’s a sudden change or a gradual change in performance, it can be really irritating when you’re not getting sufficient water pressure in your shower. But is it always necessary to call a plumber for what may end up being a simple fix? In this post, we’ll walk you through some common problems that cause low water pressure and how to give your shower superhuman strength again. Is The Low Pressure In The Entire House Or Just The Shower? The first thing is to determine whether the low pressure is limited to the shower or involves the entire home. […]

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Bathroom Sink Leaking Underneath

Why There Is A Leak Underneath Your Bathroom Sink

There’s nothing like that sinking feeling when you step into a puddle of water in front of your bathroom sink. You know that something must be leaking, but what could it be? Putting off repairing leaks can lead to mold in your walls, damage to your vanity and flooring issues down the road. This post will discuss common plumbing problems that can cause a leak underneath your sink. The first thing to determine is where the leak is coming from. Remove everything from underneath the sink and dry the area out. Try to discover the source of the leak; this […]

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How To Unclog A Shower Drain

How To Unclog A Shower Drain

Showers take some of the highest abuse in a home. With gallons of water going down them during an average shower, along with hair, dirt, grease and other gunk, it’s not surprising when it gets backed up. But how do you fix it? The best way to clear a clogged shower drain isn’t by using the latest and greatest chemical fix, it’s by physically removing the hair and gunk. Here’s how to do it: Step 1: You can start by sizing up the drain opening. In shower-only units, there are a couple types of drain strainers. They can be removed […]

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No Hot Water In The House

Honey! There’s No Hot Water In The House

“Honey, there’s no hot water!” Though you never want to hear those words, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll run across this at some point. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to troubleshoot a hot water supply problem. Here are a few to try when you’re water is not so hot. What Kind Of Water Heater Do You Have? Water heaters heat water using different methods, so here is an overview of some of the most common: A conventional storage tank water heater is one of the most common, storing a certain number of gallons and keeping it hot. […]

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Why Are My Water Bills So High And How Can I Reduce It

Why Is My Water Bill So High And How Do I Reduce It?

It could be that you’ve received your latest water bill from the utility company and you’ve found a rather unwelcome surprise. If your water bill has seen a sharp spike in price, you may be wondering what caused it and how to prevent having such a high bill in the future. In this post, we’ll discuss common causes of high water bills and how to reduce your usage. What Are Common Reasons Your Water Bill Would Exceed Your Expectations? Your water bill is calculated by multiplying your usage by a set dollar amount per unit. The only way that your […]

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How To Freeze Your Pipes This WInter

What To Do With Frozen Pipes

Frigid winter weather can be a real doozy on the pipes in your home. Freezing temperatures can cause your pipes to freeze and sometimes even rupture, preventing water flow from the fixtures in your house. There are many preventative measures that help fight against frozen pipes. But if you’re like most people, you doubted that this kind of problem would happen to you. So don’t fret, this hassle can be dealt with calmly as long as you know what to do. If you find yourself with no running water on a cold winter day, I hate to break it to […]

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Toilets From Around The World

Toilets Around The World

A toilet is something you use multiple times during the day. However, you may not realize how different toilets are made across the world. If you’ve ever been out of the U.S., you know that toilets in foreign countries can look peculiar. Whether they flush in the opposite direction, are comprised of different shapes, or contain a simple hole in the ground in place of a seat; toilets around the world vary in numerous ways. The American toilet, otherwise known as the porcelain throne is only one of the many designs of toilets around the world. In addition to design, […]

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Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Eliminate That Rotten Egg Smell From Your Water

Do you notice a particularly nasty smell when you start to run your tap water? Could the water be described as smelling like rotten eggs or sulfur? If this has happened to you, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Surprisingly, this is a very common problem in many households and isn’t as devastating as you might think. Contrary to what you might be thinking now, this may not cost a lot of money in plumbing repairs as you might actually be able to fix the problem yourself. Let’s take a deeper look as to why your water smells like rotten […]

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Recover Ring Flushed Down Toilet

Help! My Jewelry! Recovering A Ring Flushed Down The Toilet

Has your wedding ring or other piece of jewelry met the unfortunate fate of being flushed down the toilet? Whether it was a slightly distracted husband or a curious child the best thing to do right now is relax and stay calm. It’s a situation that happens to more people than you think. We’ve seen all kinds of things that have accidently been flushed down the toilet or lost in a sink so it’s important not to beat yourself up too much over a situation like this. So you’re probably wondering what you can do to get your ring back. […]

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