What to Put Down the Toilet to Clean Pipes

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What to Put Down the Toilet to Clean Pipes

As part of normal household maintenance, it’s a good idea to take care of your toilet before you experience a clog. Not only is a stuffed-up toilet inconvenient, but it’s also disgusting! Of course, you don’t want to put the wrong things down your toilet and create a problem, which is why it’s always good to have some idea of … Read More

How Do You Unblock a Badly Clogged Toilet?

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How Do You Unblock a Badly Clogged Toilet?

When your toilet experiences a clog, the first thing you probably do is break out the plunger to unblock it. However, sometimes the plunger just won’t cut it if the clog is particularly tough. So, what else can you do to unblock a badly clogged toilet? One thing you shouldn’t do is continue to flush. If you’ve flushed once, and … Read More

7 Plumbing Maintenance Tips for the Spring

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7 Plumbing Maintenance Tips for the Spring

When you’re getting ready for some spring cleaning, why not check on your plumbing while you’re at it? April showers, in addition to bringing May flowers, can cause a host of problems. Therefore, this is a great time to make sure things that drains that are not supposed to be clogged are not, and that you don’t have any leaks … Read More

Why Isn’t My Shower Water Hot?

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Why Isn’t My Shower Water Hot?

Have you noticed you are getting hot water out of every faucet in your home except for the shower? Or, maybe your shower water is warm, but not all that hot – or there’s no hot water in your shower at all. Each of these problems has its own cause, so there isn’t usually one main reason why you don’t … Read More

How Long Should a Water Heater Provide Hot Water Per Shower?

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How Long Should a Water Heater Provide Hot Water Per Shower?

Determining how much hot water your water heater should provide per shower depends largely on the size of your hot water tank. For instance, a typical shower uses about 10 gallons of hot water. So, if you have a 40-gallon hot water tank, you should be able to get four average-length showers out of your hot water tank. This also … Read More

Is It Bad to Flush Flushable Wipes?

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Is It Bad to Flush Flushable Wipes?

Growing up, our parents always told us not to flush disposable wipes because they could clog the pipes and cause a major plumbing issue. Then, flushable wipes hit the market. But, how safe are flushable wipes? Can you actually flush them guilt-free without worrying about damaging your plumbing? The short answer is, no. You should never flush wipes, whether they … Read More

Are Drop-In Toilet Bowl Cleaners Safe?

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Are Drop-In Toilet Bowl Cleaners Safe?

It’s probably safe to say that most people do not enjoy cleaning their bathrooms. So, rather than get down on their hands and knees and scrub the revolting stains off the toilet bowl, why not just drop in a toilet bowl cleaner and call it a day? They sure make the water a beautifully clean shade of blue! Moreover, it … Read More

Are Chlorine Tablets Safe for Toilet Tanks?

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Are Chlorine Tablets Safe for Toilet Tanks?

You may have seen chlorine tablets advertised as effective methods for cleaning a toilet tank. However, after doing some research you’re still not sure whether chlorine tablets are safe for toilet tanks. The short answer is no. Chlorine, while good for your swimming pool, is not good for your toilet. If you’re experiencing issues with your toilet or plumbing, and … Read More

How To Make Your Water Heater Last Longer

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How To Make Your Water Heater Last Longer

A water heater is, of course, a significant investment. Therefore, as soon as you purchase a new one, it follows that you might want to know some of the ways with which you can make your water heater last longer. If, however, you are looking into water heaters because you know the time limit on yours is just about up, … Read More

Copper Vs. Plastic Pipes

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Copper Vs. Plastic Pipes

If you’re installing new pipes in your home, you may be wondering which one to opt for, copper or plastic. Which ones are of better quality? Which ones leak faster? Well, just like anything else, there are positives and negatives to both kinds of pipes. And deciding which pipe to go with is no easy one – there are a … Read More