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3 DIY Methods For Removing Drain Clogs

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No matter how careful you are with what you put down your drain, a clogged sink is likely to happen in your home sooner or later. While many homeowners call a plumber at the first sign of a clog, it is possible to remove all but the most stubborn clogs on your own if you have the right know-how. Here are three DIY tips for unclogging drains. Use a Plunger…

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Protecting Your Plumbing Pipes

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Amateur plumbers are well meaning but dangerous. If you are not a plumber but have some nifty theories about pipe maintenance and use, be careful. Some of these ideas could actually be recipes for a pipe disaster. If you are a do-it-yourselfer around the house, add these items to the “never do” list. Dangerous Defrosting Exposing your frozen pipes to warm air is a great idea. Trying to quickly force your pipes to defrost is a bad idea.…

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Signs That Your Home Has Hard Water

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Having hard water is a problem that some homeowners are not even aware of, with all water coming out of a faucet looking the same. Unfortunately, hard water can cause several problems in your home. By understanding what hard water is and what those signs are, you can identify if you need a plumber to install special equipment to make your water softer. What Causes Hard Water? Hard water occurs when minerals from underground leech into water and absorb into it.…

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