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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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should I replace my copper pipes with PEX?

Should I Replace My Copper Pipes with PEX?

Copper pipes were once the best option for homeowners who wanted durable pipes that would last half a lifetime. However, new improvements in materials sciences have led to PEX, an amazing material that can outperform copper piping in many areas. This less expensive, flexible material is a great option for homeowners who have problems with

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why does steam come out of sewers?

Why Does Steam Come Out of Sewers?

Have you ever been walking down a busy city street and see steam rising up from the sewer? This phenomenon is sometimes replicated on movies for authenticity and captured in photography for interesting lighting effects. But why does steam come out of the sewer at all? In part, the question depends on what kind of

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why is my kitchen sink leaking?

Why is My Kitchen Sink Leaking?

Kitchen sink leaks can be frustrating and are a potential source of damage to your home. If you’ve noticed even a small leak from the kitchen sink it is worth investigating. Much of the water, and therefore the damage, may be hidden from view. Here are a few reasons why your kitchen sink is leaking

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5 ways to fix smelly drains, ranked

5 Ways to Fix Smelly Drains, Ranked

Does an unpleasant smell waft up to you when you stand over your drain? You can temporarily fix your smelly drain problems with a home solution. Most of the time, your home solution will only work for a little while. It’s ideal while you’re waiting for the plumber, or if you’re expecting houseguests, but it

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12 common household water leaks

12 Common Household Water Leaks

Have you noticed that your water bill is rising? The culprit is usually a hidden leak somewhere in the house. There are a lot of sources of water and appliances in your home that might be the cause of a leak. Here are 12 of the most common household water leaks. Work through this list

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8 signs your home needs a repipe

8 Signs Your Home Needs a Repipe

The pipes in your home won’t last forever. Eventually, the pipes will begin to wear and potentially create leaks, bad tasting water, or other problems. Few homeowners can tell the difference between when they need a pipe repair and when they need to change the pipes in their whole home. If you need a repipe,

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pex vs copper for water supply lines

PEX vs Copper for Water Supply Lines

Water supply lines used to be made of galvanized steel. However, these days we have smarter material options that can stand up to the specific demands of a water supply line. Your main choices are PEX or copper. While copper piping is the most common option for a water supply line it may not be

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