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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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how long do septic tanks last

How Long Do Septic Tanks Last?

Everyone who owns a septic tank has wondered: how long do septic tanks last? After all, eventually you will have to replace the tank. The answer depends on what material your septic tank is made of and whether it’s been properly treated and maintained. We’ll explain how long you should expect your septic tank to

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how much money does a tankless water heater save you

How Much Money Does a Tankless Water Heater Save You?

You may have heard that tankless water heaters are much more energy efficient than traditional water heaters with tanks. That’s true, and the lower energy usage should translate to a lower utility bill. But, exactly how much money does a tankless water heater save you? To help you understand what you should expect, we’ll translate

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toilet

Why Does My Toilet Make Noises When Not In Use?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re sitting at home one day, watching TV or cleaning the house, when all of a sudden, you randomly hear a strange and frightening noise. It’s like a high-pitched hissing sound. The sound stops, and you don’t think about it. At least, not until it randomly comes again. So

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itchy feet after shower

Why Do My Feet Itch After A Shower?

Has this ever happened to you before? You’ve just finished a nice, hot shower, and are drying off, when you notice your feet are feeling itchy. Like really itchy. And the itch only gets worse the more you scratch it. Still worse, the itch starts to get more and more painful, like your foot is

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dull headache from a gas leak

What are the Symptoms of a Natural Gas Leak?

You won’t always smell a gas leak. Sometimes you’ll only suffer the effects. So, what are the symptoms of a natural gas leak? Do pets experience the same symptoms? Plus, how do you detox from natural gas poisoning? We’ll answer all of these questions and tell you what you need to know for your safety.

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a running shower

Does Shaving in the Shower Clog the Drain?

Does shaving in the shower clog the drain? While you may want to attribute shower drain clogs to longer hairs from your female family member’s heads, single men may know better. The truth is that shaving in the shower can clog it too, even though the hair from your face or legs is much shorter

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gas and electric tankless water heaters

Gas vs. Electric Tankless Water Heaters

If you’re switching to a tankless water heater you need to make a choice between a gas vs. an electric tankless water heater. If you’re lucky enough to have access to both power sources in your home, this is a decision you’ll want to spend some time on. The two power types differ in reliability,

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leaking

How to Diagnose a Leaking Toilet

Ask any homeowner and they’ll all agree that the last thing they want to do is pay more on monthly utilities like water and electricity. When your toilet is damaged, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. Have you ever passed by your bathroom only to hear your toilet refilling without anyone using it? Does it

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prevention

Choosing a Backflow Prevention Device

The plumbing system in your home gives you enough to worry about. Clogged drains, leaky pipes, old water heaters costing you thousands in utilities. Which is why many homeowners fail to think about the larger scale plumbing issues like backflow. This simple plumbing issue can actually be the most complex, and in many instances, it

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plumbingaveragecosts

What Your Plumbing Invoice Says About The Service

Finding a reliable, honest, and fairly priced plumbing company can be difficult. Some people may err on the side of caution and decide to use a high-priced plumber. While others may attempt to find the absolute cheapest plumber in town. Unfortunately, both ends of the spectrum have their downfalls. Plumbing services that are overpriced for

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plumbingnoises

Determining What Your Plumbing Noises Mean

Your home’s plumbing might be trying to tell you something. Banging, clanging heat pipes. Gurgling water. Whistling, screeching water pipes. Is your house haunted? Probably not. But it more than likely is in need of a plumbing inspection. The licensed professionals from Plumbing Solutions will perform a thorough plumbing inspection, troubleshooting and evaluating your home

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rottensmell

Why Your Plumbing Smells

Your pipes should not smell, and if they do, it means something is causing them to stink. If you have been dealing with bad odors coming from your sink, it may be time to figure out the issue and fix it. Your plumbing should be odorless, never emitting any smells, but if they are, it

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perfectplumbingsystem

Maintaining Your At-Home Plumbing Systems

Properly functional plumbing systems are essential to home life. Everyday tasks such as cleaning, bathing and eliminating waste depend on this network of water and sewer pipes. It makes every activity more comfortable and convenient, which is why it needs to be maintained. Every homeowner needs to understand the importance of keeping their plumbing in

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toiletwontflush

Try these 3 Steps if Your Toilet Won’t Flush

If there’s one bathroom plumbing problem, no homeowner likes dealing with it’s a toilet that doesn’t flush. This can be a huge annoyance, especially in homes that use just one bathroom. Luckily, it’s a simple issue that’s easy to fix in many cases. Sometimes it can be done without the help of a Concord, CA

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