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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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can you flush cat poop down the toilet?

Can You Flush Cat Poop Down the Toilet?

While you love your cat, you probably don’t love handling its litter box and droppings. Cat owners are often looking for ways to make this essential chore a little easier and a little less smelly. Toxoplasma Gondii Most of the problems with disposing of cat litter down the toilet have to do with the parasites

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what to expect when repiping a house

What to Expect When Repiping a House

What happens if you need to replace all of the pipes in your home? Seriously damaged or very old pipes may need to be outright replaced. This can be a great thing for your everyday life. Imagine better water pressure, no more worrying about leaks and condensation, and better efficiency of several appliances. However, the

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parts of a home sewer system

Parts of a Home Sewer System

Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to Plumbing Solutions with this graphic. <a href=”https://plumbingsolved.com/parts-of-a-home-sewer-system/”><img src=”https://plumbingsolved.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/parts-of-a-home-sewer-system.jpg” alt=”parts of a home sewer system” 540px border=”0″ /></a> Where does the water go when it washes down the drain? Find out how your home’s sewer system works and discover what happens when each part develops a

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what is a sacrificial anode rod?

What is a Sacrificial Anode Rod?

When it comes to your water heater, it has a single primary function—it heats water. It does it fairly well, the majority of the time, and it by conducting the heat throughout the metal. It then warms up the water that goes through your house when the tap’s turned on. You also know that water

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4 Common Reasons for a Leaking Water Heater

You count on your water heater for giving you hot showers, hot water for doing dishes, for washing your clothes and more. So, when you see a leak around your water heater, you want to know where the leak is and why it’s happening. The good news is that it doesn’t always mean that you

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can sewer gas make you sick?

Can Sewer Gas Make You Sick?

Yes, sewer gas can make you sick. That’s why it is so important to take any odd smells coming from your sewer seriously. You should also know how to identify potential symptoms of sewer gas exposure, because some sewer gasses are odorless—or damage your sense of smell. Here’s what you need to know about the

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6 ways to prevent drain clogs

6 Ways to Prevent Drain Clogs

One of the most annoying things that can happen in your home is a clog in your drain. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to prevent these very common problems. Below we are going to look at some of the ways that you can avoid the problems of clogs in your drains and

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how do you get a slab leak?

How Do You Get A Slab Leak?

So you’ve found a damp spot or two in your carpet recently. You’ve noticed that your water bill has skyrocketed, despite your usage habits being the same. The water pressure in your shower and sinks is significantly lower, and it’s starting to annoy you. These signs can point to a slab leak. Simply put, a

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help! my shower drain is slow but not clogged

Help! My Shower Drain is Slow but Not Clogged

When you’re taking a shower and find yourself in standing water to your ankles, it’s time for a plumbing intervention. A shower drain that is slow but not clogged can and should be fixed. If not, that slow draining may stop altogether. Here’s what you need to know about your shower’s potential problems and how

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what to do if your tap water tastes like plastic

What to Do If Your Tap Water Tastes like Plastic

When you expect a refreshing taste of cool water, it can be quite jarring to get a plastic taste instead. If your tap water tastes like plastic, fruit, or rubber, it’s wise to get to the bottom of the issue. Most causes of unusual tap water tastes are harmless, but sometimes tasting something unusual is

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are water softeners good for your health?

Are Water Softeners Good for Your Health?

Water softeners are becoming increasingly popular as more people become aware that they make cleaning easier and keep your appliances and fixtures running more smoothly for longer. But, are water softeners good for your health? There is a lot of misinformation about water softener health benefits and risks out there. Here’s what you need to

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backflow testing: what is it and why do I need it?

Backflow Testing: What Is It and Why Do I Need It?

Ever stop to think what would happen if the pressure in your plumbing stopped working? While it’s a very out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing, your plumbing system is a very necessary part of your household, and we always expect that it will work every time. So when something unfortunate happens out of your sight, like a pipe

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shower drain smells like cabbage

Help! My Shower Drain Smells Like Cabbage!

Hey…hey guys…? My shower drain smells weird. Like, it’s all musty and gross and it smells like cabbage. It’s not supposed to smell like that, right? Can anyone tell me why my shower drain smells musty…and like cabbage…or rotten eggs…or sulfur…or sewage…? It’s not supposed to smell like anything! That’s gross!!! Actually Dude, That’s Growth

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