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How to Test Water Quality at Home

One of the things you want to make sure is that your drinking water is safe for you and your family. To do this, there are a variety of testing methods that you can use. So let’s look at how you can test your water at home. Decide What Water Source You’re Testing The type

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why did my home's water pressure suddenly fall?

Why Did My Home’s Water Pressure Suddenly Fall?

Having a sudden drop in the water pressure of your home can be a frustrating and inconvenient issue. There are a few common reasons why water pressure may drop suddenly. Depending on the issue at hand, the solution may require the assistance of a professional plumber. Faulty Fixtures Faulty plumbing usually manifests in a single

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6 plumbing scams and how to avoid them

7 Plumbing Scams and How to Avoid Them

Let’s be frank: legitimate plumbing work isn’t cheap. Equipment, training, licensing, and fair wages can add up, which is why even simple plumbing jobs typically cost a few hundred dollars. The problem is that there are plenty of illegitimate plumbers who try to charge the same rates, or even higher. These plumbers may leave you

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5 plumbing problems that can cause mold

5 Plumbing Problems That Can Cause Mold

Issues with your plumbing can lead to water damage, standing water, moist conditions, and other problems you do not want. Moist conditions in a cool and dark area such as under a cabinet or in the basement can become a perfect growing bed for mold. Having mold left growing untreated in your home can lead

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why does my faucet sputter when I turn it on?

Why Does My Faucet Sputter When I Turn It On?

Your faucet sputters when you turn it on because there is air trapped in the line. This is a very common plumbing issue in older homes and generally isn’t an emergency. By running the line, you’ve released the trapped air. So, in most cases, you don’t need to do anything about a single incident of

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can a bad shower cartridge cause a water hammer?

Can a Bad Shower Cartridge Cause a Water Hammer?

Yes, a bad shower cartridge can cause a water hammer. You’ll find many people online complaining about the development of a water hammer in their home shortly after changing up their shower cartridge, so you’re not alone. However, the shower cartridge is not the only suspect if you have a sudden water hammer problem. Here’s

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Can I flush dog poop down the toilet?

Can I flush dog poop down the toilet?

If you have one or more dogs, you know how much they can poop. Dog poop is messy, smells, and it can fill up your yard quickly. This is a problem anytime, but especially when the weather is nice and you want to run around in the yard, barefoot or otherwise. You pick it up

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why does my shower make a squealing noise?

Why Does My Shower Make a Squealing Noise?

When you want to relax and have a refreshing shower, it is a little unnerving to be interrupted by a squealing noise. Depending on the noise and when it happens, a few different problems might be at the root of the unpleasant noise. Here are some potential causes to investigate by yourself or with a

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does hydro jetting work on tree roots?

Does Hydro Jetting Work on Tree Roots?

Tree root growth into sewer pipes is an unfortunate problem that can cause major clogs and back-ups into your home. When you have tree root growth, you need a solution that will remove the roots from the entire sewer and flush them out. Does hydro jetting work on tree roots? Usually. Here’s what you need

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what to look for in a new toilet

What to Look for in a New Toilet

Your bathroom is your sanctuary, and every element in it should be comfortable and convenient. The toilet is no different. If you’ve never been shopping for a toilet before, you may not realize that there are many different sizes, shapes, models and features to choose from. You can get a toilet to fit your exact

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why do showers wake you up?

Why Do Showers Wake You Up?

Why do showers wake you up? Actually, they may not. The time and temperature of your shower will impact your wakefulness differently. If you have a hot shower in the morning, the chances are that the shower itself is not waking you up but that you’re just slowly waking while in the shower. The water

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9 things you should never flush down the toilet

9 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

The modern world has so many conveniences, and the toilet is certainly a favorite. It is such an important convenience that we kind of forget that it isn’t magic. The things you flush down the toilet have to make their way down the drain and out your sewer system. Certain objects, materials and even foods

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are gas lines covered by insurance?

Are Gas Lines Covered by Insurance?

When you’re shopping for a home insurance policy, you may be pitched an addition to your policy called service line insurance. What is this policy, and do you need it? Aren’t gas line covered by insurance? Here’s what you need to know. Are Gas Lines Covered by Insurance? The part of the gas line that

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should you really flush disposable wipes?

Should You Really Flush Disposable Wipes?

Disposable wipes might sound like a genius idea to you. When you need something a little tougher than toilet paper but that can still be flushed away, disposable wipes seem to answer the call. But they can be more like a siren’s song, leading you to a big clog instead of flushable convenience. While marketers

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