Most Common Plumbing Problems

Most Common Plumbing Problems For Homeowners All homeowners know plumbing problems come up from time to time. Common plumbing problems can be easy to fix or complicated requiring a plumber. Some common plumbing problems are just annoying and others are a true nightmare.  Here are the most common plumbing problems homeowners have to deal with …

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Emergency Plumbing . Will you need it?

Emergency Plumbing ….Sooner or later you will need it. When do you need emergency plumbing? Most people think that a burst pipe in your home makes a plumbing emergency. In a lot of cases this is true but,  it is not the amount of the repair bill or the amount of water that is lost, …

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Homemade and Natural Drain Cleaner

Use a Homemade and Natural Drain Cleaner for Safety If you have small children in your home and just prefer not to have poison type drain cleaners, try this homemade drain cleaner. It can be made from items you probably already have in your home and cost just pennies to make. It’s alot easier than …

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Keep your pipes from freezing.

Water pipes are still freezing. It has been one of those winters that just will not go away. Spring on the calender is just a couple days away, but it still feels like January in some parts of the United States. Plumbers in these areas are still getting calls to repair frozen and burst pipes. …

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Copper water lines have different grades.

Copper water lines have different grades. Copper water lines used in your home or building have different grades. They are standard Type M or thick wall Type L. There is also a Type K  copper pipe which is used underground which has even thicker walls. Local plumbing codes dictate which grade can be used, where …

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Running a pipe through a wall.

Running a pipe through a wall. If you have to run a pipe through a wall stud, floor or ceiling joists always make your hole is slightly larger than the pipe. Pipe expands when warm or hot water pass through them and the noise you hear is the pipe rubbing against the wood if the …

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Vent pipes are important.

Vent pipes are important. Vent pipes connect to your drains and they run directly to your roof or horizontally to another vent pipe that goes to your roof. Without them wastewater flowing down your drain would cause your s-traps to empty due to a siphoning action and then sewer gases could enter your house. The …

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Pumpkins and Plumbing

Pumpkins and Plumbing. Don’t mix the two Did you know that over one billion pounds of pumpkins are grown in the United States each year? Guess where a lot of that pumpkin ends up, down the kitchen sink. During the Halloween season each year plumbers stay extremely busy with pulp-clogged garbage disposals and stopped up …

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Low Water Pressure

Do you have low water pressure? People that experience low water pressure in their home or office home will find that there are several reasons this could happen. The first step that needs to take place is to see if the water pressure is low in a single fixture or is it  throughout the house. …

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Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems affect most all homes at some time. There are so many plumbing problems which could occur in the average home. Some of these plumbing problems can be alot more frequent than others and are much easier to repair. Some of the most common and easier to fix may be a slow draining tub …

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Water Hammer

Water hammer is not what you think. Water Hammer … Know what it is? Hearing your pipes banging when turn your water on may be caused by excessive water pressure. Most people think it is caused by air in water pipes. Quickly turning off your water can sometimes make a similar noise.  The noise you …

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Water leak detection

Water leak detection Water leak detection services are now being offered by most plumbers. Water pipe leaks can develop for a number of reasons and while some water leaks are easy to find, other leaks can be much more difficult to locate. Some plumbers have special water leak detectors and other special equipment to pinpoint …

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Preventing outside faucets from freezing

If your are in a cold climate with freezing temperatures you can help prevent your outside faucet from freezing by using a faucet that is especially designed for the outside. It  looks like a regular faucet that can be turned on and off from the outside but it is equipped with a very long stem …

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Don’t set your water heater at too high a temperature.

Don’t set your water heater at too high a temperature. Many homeowners have their water heaters set at 140 degrees or higher. Water that hot can cause burns very fast, especially for the young and elderly. Setting your water at 125 degrees is much safer and your water heater will last longer set at this …

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Spray Nozzle on your kitchen sink clogged?

Spray Nozzle on your kitchen sink clogged? If your kitchen sink spray nozzle does not seem to have the spray vigor it used to have, it may be clogged from minerals that are in your water. To help clear this, let your spray nozzle head soak in warm vinegar to dissolve the minerals and clear …

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