Ceramic Vs. Stainless Steel Sink

The material that your sink is made from can make a big difference in your kitchen. Different materials require different levels of maintenance and have different types of aesthetic appeal. In the world of kitchen sinks, there are two standard options that most people can pick from: stainless steel or porcelain. In today’s post, we’ll discuss these two materials at length, covering the advantages and disadvantages of each, so you can make an informed decision. Understanding the specifics of these two different materials can help you decide which type of sink is best for your needs. Porcelain Sinks Offer Old-World […]

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What’s The Difference? Sewers Vs. Septic Systems

So you’re thinking about buying a home and you’ve been looking at some properties that have sewer lines and other properties that have septic tanks. If you’re struggling to decide which one is better for you, it’s important to understand the differences between these two systems. Sewers and Septic Systems: A Brief Overview Before you can decide which system is better for you, you should first understand the very basics of how these systems work. Sewer systems are a series of underground pipes that haul away waste water from a home in a town. The waste water is then treated […]

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Does Your House Smell Like A Sewer?

Exposure to sewer gas can have a negative effect on a person’s health, causing migraines, respiratory problems, fatigue, dizziness and more. Fortunately, a sewer smell in your house is something that you can do something about. The most challenging part of taking care of a sewer smell is determining where the smell is coming from. In this post, we’ll explore a few of the issues that often accompany sewer smells and what can be done about those problems. Dried Up P-Trap The P-trap part of a drain is a curved bit of pipe that holds water. That water creates a […]

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Identify And Fix A Leaking Wall Pipe

How To Tell If A Wall Pipe Is Leaking

Unless you have X-ray vision, determining whether or not a wall pipe is leaking in your home can be tricky business. There’s some trial and error that goes into it. However, confirming that a leak exists and finding its source is the first critical step to conducting a repair. There’s no getting around it. To find out if you have a wall leak and where, follow the tips below. Recognize the Signs of a Wall Leak These signs should be your first clues that you have a wall leak. Here’s what to look for: Mold Peeling wallpaper or paint Moisture […]

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Avoid The Most Common Summer Plumbing Problems

5 Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Summer is almost here! Homeowners everywhere are gearing up for backyard barbecues and afternoon parties and fun in the sun. Of course, with great privilege comes great responsibility. While you’re having a good time in the back yard with your guests and the kids, your plumbing may be suffering under all the extra wear and tear. These tips will help you prepare your home and your family for these 5 potential plumbing problems, so you can avoid issues and enjoy your summer. Clogged Toilets With the kids home, your toilets will be working double time all season long. Hold bathroom […]

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Load Your Dishwasher Like An Expert

If you’re a typical homeowner, you probably spend hours a day cleaning your kitchen and doing the dishes. These chores can be a pain, but the dishwasher can cut the time you spend washing dishes in half. We’re dedicating this post of dishwasher loading tips to the people who slave away in the kitchen every day. We want you to make the most of your time, so that you can move on to bigger and better tasks around the house. Tip #1: Follow the Loading Instructions So, maybe you bought your house with a dishwasher pre-installed, or maybe you bought […]

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Save Money On Your Winter Plumbing And Heating Bill

Save Money on Your Winter Plumbing and Heating Bills

With the holidays finally out of the way, many homeowners are seeking ways to save money. A good way to do this is to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Greening your home can reduce your monthly utility bills starting immediately. The following tips will help those of you hoping to save money on your winter plumbing and heating bills. Bring Your Insulation Up to Code Insulation requirements change over time, leaving older homes behind in terms of their energy efficiency. Installing additional or new insulation in your home is a relatively easy way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and […]

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Ceiling Is Leaking

Easily Find The Source Of Any Ceiling Leak

The signs of a ceiling leak are numerous, and as a result, identifying the source of a ceiling leak can be tricky. Once a leak is identified, the correct repair professional can be called, or you can attempt to fix the leak personally. Either way, finding the source of the leak before calling in a professional can prevent time from being wasted. Signs of a Leak Before you can identify the source of a ceiling leak, first you must recognize the signs that a ceiling leak has occurred. Wet ceiling: This is the most obvious sign of a ceiling leak. Clean […]

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How Showers Can Help Your Cold

How Showers Can Help Your Cold This Winter

Like many people, you may get a number of colds this winter. Out of concern for your well-being, we’re posting this article about some surprising effects that cold (and hot!) showers can have on your health. Why Cold Showers Are Good for Your Health Living in most of the US, you probably get enough of cold temperatures just by stepping out your own front door between the months of October and March. That said, cold showers are said to have a number of healthful properties that can positively impact your body and even help ward off the effects of common […]

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How To Identify A Broken Pipe

How To Locate A Broken Pipe

If you suspect you have a leak in your house, either because of high water bills or moisture problems somewhere in your home, finding the broken pipe before calling in the plumber can save you money. Finding a leak isn’t always an easy task–nor is it an exact science. These tips will help you, but in some cases you won’t be able to find the exact location. Still, knowing the general area where a leak is will save your plumber time and shave dollars off the bill. Determine if you Have a Leak Before you start looking for the leak, […]

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