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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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what causes a collapsed sewer line?

What Causes a Collapsed Sewer Line?

You’d hope that the sewer lines in your home would last a long time without even a leak. However, sometimes they collapse entirely, likely leaving you wondering why. Sewer lines are one of those things we don’t think about much until something goes wrong with them. But most face daily stresses that can cause them

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is drinking rusty water dangerous?

Is Drinking Rusty Water Dangerous?

You have filled up a glass from the tap and discovered that it is tinged red. What is going on, and should you drink it? Most likely, your water has iron rust in it. It only takes a tiny amount of rust to turn water a brownish yellow or red. Is drinking rusty water dangerous?

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can you install a PEX gas line?

Can You Install a PEX Gas Line?

PEX is a relatively uncommon material for in-home gas lines, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used. It is more commonly used for external underground gas lines that deliver large amounts of gas to serve a whole neighborhood. If you’re asking whether you can install an outdoor, underground PEX gas line yourself, the answer

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can you run a gas line though an attic?

Can You Run a Gas Line Through an Attic?

Few people want to run a gas line through the slab in their house. Many instead choose the up and over route. They run a gas line up through the attic and then out of the house. While many such installations have been completed, there are safety concerns with having a gas line in an

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how can you tell if you have a natural gas leak?

How Can You Tell if You Have a Natural Gas Leak?

Anyone with a furnace, fireplace, or water heater that uses natural gas should know how to tell if they have a natural gas leak in the house. While these appliances have many safety features and only properly licensed professionals can work on them, nothing is perfectly safe. Natural gas leaks do still happen. Most are

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hot shower vs. cold shower benefits

Hot Shower vs. Cold Shower Benefits

Chances are, you strongly prefer either a hot shower or a cold shower. But, proponents of either could stand to consider switching their temperature up a bit. Cold and hot showers each provide benefits, just different benefits. Which would be best for you? The Benefits of Cold Showers If you’re a fan of hot showers,

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can tankless water heaters leak?

Can Tankless Water Heaters Leak?

While tankless water heaters have fewer problems than the tank kind, they can still develop leaks. The good news is that these leaks are rarely as large as leaks from tank water heaters. However, because the tankless water heater is installed inside of the wall, the leaks tend to go undetected for longer in the

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will a toilet eventually unclog itself?

Will a Toilet Eventually Unclog Itself?

When you have a clogged toilet, but you don’t need to use it right away, you might wonder if you can just wait and let the clog sort itself out. Will a toilet eventually unclog itself? It sure would be nice, but it’s fairly rare for a toilet’s clog to clear up after a few

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