How To Fix A Clogged Toilet

Often, we use our toilets daily without giving them much thought. However, once something goes wrong, you will most certainly take notice. Having a clogged or overflowing toilet is a fear many homeowners don’t realize they have, until it happens.

Not only can a clog cause damage to your toilet, but it can also cause expensive problems to your plumbing and home overall. Of course, not all clogs are the same. Here’s how to fix a clogged toilet.

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Should You Worry About a Small Water Leak?

If there’s a small leak in your home, it’s easy to set up a bucket or towel and forget about it. As you probably know, though, procrastination can come back and bite you—and your plumbing is no exception. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait to call a plumber.

What Causes a Plumbing Leak?

A leak can happen at any time and without any notice. Old piping, cold weather, and that old toilet you’ve been meaning to replace can all cause leaks.

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Plumbing in Outer Space

Have you ever wondered about plumbing in space? Which way does water flow in a weightless environment? Can toilets flush in free-fall? Here on Earth, plumbing is something most of us take for granted. Turn the faucet and water comes rushing out. Flush the toilet and water disappears. On the International Space Station, it’s not that simple. And if you spring a leak, the plumbers are all at least 235 miles (378 km) and a rocket launch away.

Designers of the Station had to contend with these problems as they laid out a complex network of tubes, pipes and ducts between the Station’s outer skin and its inner walls.

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4 Advantages of Contracting a Professional Plumbing Service

Serious residential plumbing problems can be nothing short of catastrophic. Indeed, it only takes 1 inch of water to cause $25,000 worth of damage! That’s one reason it’s so important to call a professional plumbing service when they arise.

It might be tempting to take the DIY approach. But, trust us, whether your boiler breaks, a pipe bursts, you spring a leak, or your drains back up, hiring a professional plumber makes the most sense. Want to find out why that’s the case?

Keep reading to discover 4 key benefits of hiring a professional plumber.

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Tips For How To Replace a Washing Machine Mixing Valve

If no water enters your washing machine during the fill cycle, or if only cold water is entering the appliance, there is a strong possibility that the water mixing valve needs to be replaced. Before replacing the valve, however, you should check that the hose screens are clear. There may be screens both where the hoses mount to the valve and where the hoses connect at the faucet.

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What It Means When You Have Vibrating Pipes and How to Fix It

Vibrating water pipes aren’t normal, so it’s essential to act quickly when you hear an unusual racket coming from inside the walls of your home

It can be scary (or at the very least irritating) to hear a rattling noise coming from your plumbing. Whatever you do, don’t ignore it! The first step is diagnosing the cause of your vibrating water pipes, and then you can work on getting your plumbing in working order again.

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Choosing a Good Faucet

We all know that quality matters, especially when choosing a new faucet. But it’s not always true that you get what you pay for, and sometimes, even something suspiciously cheap can end up being a great deal. So how can you know what to pick? The answer is simple (albeit a bit boring): do the research!

Some questions to ask, regardless of price:

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Plumbing Masters Offers Tips for Upgrades and Fixes

Making your home beautiful is one thing, but making sure it’s in working order is a whole other beast to tackle.

Thankfully, there are so many easy repair tips and simple upgrades that can pay off big time and keep your home (and your family!) happy for years to come.

“Whether you have a big budget for some major plumbing upgrades, or just want to refresh your current setup with some cheap tricks, there are always things you can do to spruce up your home

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Ideas For Kids To Help With Conserving Water At Home

Fresh, drinkable water is a limited resource that is necessary to our survival. More than 97% of the water on Earth is salt water and must be treated before we can use it in everyday life to cook, clean, and consume. The remaining percentage of water that is fresh and useable to humans is mostly frozen or stored underground as ground water. For these reasons and many more, it is important to do your part in conserving water at home. Discover how you can use water more efficiently and preserve the limited stock of water that we have on Earth with these simple ideas and tips!

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7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Plumber

As with any contractor you hire, there are practical things you need to establish before the work begins. Here are key questions to ask a plumber:

1) Are you licensed?

This is the big one. Never, ever forget to ask this question, and don’t just take the plumber’s word for it. Many operate without a license, but many homeowners assume every plumber needs to have one, so this question is always worth asking. Being licensed means the plumber is registered with a governing body at the state or local level…

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