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How To Clean A Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System

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A reverse osmosis water filter is a type of filtration system that makes use of a semi-permeable barrier, which is a barrier that has holes small enough in it to allow water to pass through, but will block out other contaminants within the water supply. Over time, the storage tank attached to these water filtration systems can become scummy due to trace amounts of minerals and contaminants that make it past the filter, and will need to be cleaned out to restore the cleanliness of the filtration system. Read More»

Key Tips For Detecting Early Pipe Damage (So You Don't Have To Dread An Expensive And Damaging Leak)

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If you have ever had the great displeasure of discovering that a pipe has been leaking for a while and the resulting damage is quite extensive, you need to now what to watch for now and in the future of minor issues that can lead to that issue in the future. For instance, wearing around the joints, rust manifesting without a discernible cause and impaired water pressure have all been known to indicate wear to a pipe. Read More»

Three Reasons Why Heating Contractors Sometimes Subcontract Out To Plumbers

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Heating contractors spend a lot of time fixing, replacing, installing and uninstalling furnaces and heating equipment. So, why would a heating contractor subcontract out some work to a plumber? There are actually several good reasons why this might happen. The Heating Contractor Is in High Demand When a heating contractor has a lot of customers requiring his or her time and services and does not have enough assistance with fulfilling customer needs, he or she might subcontract a plumber. Read More»

Four Water Treatment Systems For Your Home Well

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If you get your drinking water from a well, you likely already know the importance of having the water tested and the well inspected annually. And while even if the water tests safe, the taste isn’t always the greatest. This leads many people to spend money buying their drinking water rather than dealing with the metallic or earthy taste that some well water provides. Instead of purchasing water, why not consider one of the many water treatment options available to homeowners instead? Read More»

3 Valuable Plumbing Maintenance Tips

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Because plumbing is one of the most important utilities in any building, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of how this infrastructure is serving you. For instance, is your water system working usefully and inexpensively, or are you noticing problems that are draining your system and costing you a serious amount of money? The quality of your plumbing can make a huge difference in your property values and quality of life. Read More»

The Pros & Cons of Installing a Kitchen Faucet Yourself

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If you are looking to update the appearance of the sink in your kitchen, swapping out the faucets can instantly give that area a facelift. This may leave you thinking about installing the sink yourself. Learning the pros and cons of doing so will help you determine whether you should install the sink faucet yourself or hire a plumbing service to assist you with the process. Here are a couple of those pros and cons. Read More»

A Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Plumbing

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Spring cleaning is really about maintaining and checking every part of your home to make sure that it is in order. Here is a list of things that you should check and do to ensure that your plumbing system is all in order. #1 Check Under The Sink The first thing you should do is check under each of the sinks in your house to ensure that no water is leaking from any of your plumbing pipes or connections. Read More»

Toilets 101: 3 Telltale Signs It's Time To Replace Your Throne

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A toilet is a vital home fixture. It’s used everyday, multiple times per by day, by everyone in your household. If you are like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to your toilet. Since toilets are designed to last for many years, you’ve probably never thought about replacing it. However, toilets are not infallible and over time they may begin to show signs of aging. So when should you begin to think about replacing your toilet? Read More»

Sink Draining Issues: Repairs To Help Improve Your Dish Washing Experience

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Washing dishes is all about getting your plates, cups, and silverware sparkling clean, but the whole process can be a huge pain if you find yourself dealing with sink issues. As you wash dishes, you may find that the sink is not draining fast enough or not at all. However, using liquid drain cleaners to clear the drain can actually cause more problems and introduce harmful chemicals to your home. If you want to help clean your home the proper way, then you should contact a professional plumber for sink repairs. Read More»

Considering A Career As A Plumber? What A Typical Work Day Is Like

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Working as a plumber has its benefits. For one, you will probably work for yourself, and since your profession is an in-demand one, you can earn even better wages that way. If you work for someone else, there is still no end to the amount of work you will have because there is always a broken pipe, faulty faucet or troublesome toilet somewhere. To get a better idea of how your workday as a plumber would go, the following is provided. Read More»