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DIY Gas Tankless Water Heater Installation

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Tankless water heaters have become a popular alternative to traditional tank styles. These small and compact water heaters do not require the use of a water containment tank, resulting in no worries about leaking or floods in your home. Tankless water heaters can also heat the water up much more quickly and save homeowners on energy costs. If you want to install this type of water heater yourself, here are some steps to help you complete the installation.

4 February 2016

Keep Your Feet Warm With Radiant Heat

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If you're tired of having cold feet whenever you're in the bathroom or basement, consider installing an under floor radiant heat system. These systems are invisible once installed in the room. The system can be placed on a timer so the bathroom floor is toasty warm when you use it to get ready for work in the morning. Here are some of the common under floor heating systems and how they will keep your toes comfortably warm.

26 January 2016

4 Signs Your Bathroom Plumbing Needs Professional Care

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Your bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in the house, and when plumbing issues arise, you can have a real trial on your hands. Here are 4 signs that your bathroom plumbing needs professional assistance so you can catch minor issues before they become large ones. Tub and sink won't drain If you've already cleaned out your bathtub's trap to remove the hair and gunk that gets clogged in there and it still won't drain, or if you notice that your sink also won't drain and you have no reason why, then you should have a plumber inspect your plumbing for deeper-rooted clogs.

18 January 2016

Is Your Water Heater Failing? How To Bathe Without It

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Sometimes people take things like a warm shower for granted. But your water heater can go out, leaving you cold and frustrated. The following guide will show a few warning signs of a failing water heater and how to shower without heat if necessary. Warning Signs To Watch Out For Be sure you pay attention to some of the following: The first sign you should consider is your water heater's age.

12 January 2016

How To Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

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Freezing temperatures can cause all kinds of nasty trouble, from dangerous driving conditions to unwanted home repairs. One of the most common homeowner headaches of the winter are frozen pipes. But this unwanted Merry Christmas migraine can be prevented if you follow five easy steps. Step #1: Drain It Chances are you've drained the swimming pool. That's a no brainer. But what about your unused water supply lines? Any amount of water sitting in them could cause a frozen pipe, and as the water expands a crack or break could result.

5 January 2016

Leak Repair For Slab Houses

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When your house is on a slab, you have to deal with difficulties that those lucky folks with a basement do not have. One of these difficulties involves your plumbing. When most of your plumbing pipes are under a pile of concrete, repairs can be a serious problem. If you suspect that you have leaking pipes underneath your home's slab foundation, you have some important decisions to make on diagnosis and repair.

23 December 2015

Potential Fixes For A Window Air Conditioner Leaking Inside Your Home

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A window air conditioner offers convenient cooling without the need for a central system. Window units are relatively low maintenance and require few repairs due to the smaller number of working parts than a central unit. But a window unit's potential for leaking water inside your home can cut down on some of the cooling charm. If your window unit has started leaking inside your home, there are a few potential problems and fixes.

16 December 2015

Learn About These Important Shut-Off Valves To Avoid A Home Plumbing Disaster

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When a plumbing disaster strikes, the first step is often to turn off the water supply so that you don't experience flooding. Your home's water supply is controlled with a system of shut-off valves that can turn off all of your home's water, part of your home's water, or simply the water to whatever fixture is having problems. You need to learn how to find and operate the shut-off valves in your home even if you plan to call in a plumber.

9 December 2015

3 Dishwasher Problems You Can Troubleshoot

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Many households have a dishwasher that is a part of their daily routine. The ease of loading dishes into it and pressing a button is convenient and time saving. That's why it can be frustrating to have a dishwasher that is not working. If you are experiencing any of these 3 problems, try troubleshooting them on your own. Below are three problems you can fix. Dishwasher Isn't Filling With Water Properly

30 November 2015

What To Do When The Furnace Goes Out In Winter

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Even if you have your furnace checked before the winter season begins, sometimes it will break down anyway, usually in the middle of a cold snap or winter storm. You may have to wait for a day or two before you can get your furnace up and running again. In the meantime, you can take steps to keep yourself warm and/or prevent your pipes from freezing. Backup Generator For most people with a natural gas furnace, an electrical outage will render it unusable.

19 November 2015