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Ways to Reduce Plumbing Energy Consumption

Most discussions about energy consumption and reduction center around HVAC systems and lighting. Water heating energy consumption tends to get neglected. You can address the energy consumed by your water heater, both by changing your habits and making modifications to your hot water plumbing system. Here are some tips for reducing your home’s plumbing energy consumption. Change habits Saving energy...
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Quick Fixes for a Gurgling Sink

It is frustrating enough doing all the dishes that the family seems to leave in and all around the kitchen sink, but when you finish the dishes and drain the sink and it gurgles back at you, that is maddening! Here are some quick fixes for a gurgling sink. Could it be a clogged drain? The kitchen sink drain probably...
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Reduce Your Water Bill With These Tricks

Have you noticed a climbing water bill each month? High water bills, while frustrating, are normally very easy to correct. Here are 5 tips to help lower your water bill and conserve water each month. Turn off faucets Do you let the faucet water run as you wash dishes or brush your teeth? Your bathroom faucet runs at about two...
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Why is My Water Quality Poor?

People normally think about how water quality affects their plumbing, but did you know plumbing can also have an impact on the water you consume? Here are two ways your home’s water can be affected by your plumbing system along with a few helpful tips for improvements. Hazardous piping materials It is easy to ignore piping in your home (as...
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Tips for Preventing Sewage Leaks

A sewage leak into your house or onto your property is one of the worst plumbing disasters you could face as a homeowner. Besides the damage to your home, the bacteria present in sewage can make you and your family sick. There are two ways you can experience sewage leakage – backups and pipe breakage. While terrible, both are preventable....
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6 Ways to Lower Hot Water Energy Consumption

There is nothing better than a hot shower after a long day, especially during the winter! However, if you notice your home’s energy costs are creeping up, your hot water energy consumption might be to blame. You do not have to sacrifice the temperature of your water to save on energy bills. In fact, lowering the temperature of the water...
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Tips for Thawing Frozen Pipes

Few things are worse than waking up on a cold winter’s morning only to find frozen pipes. Once you make this discovery, you need to act fast to prevent the pipe from bursting and damaging your property. Here are the steps that should be taken when you discover a frozen pipe. Step 1: Find the frozen section of pipe If...
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7 Reasons Your Hot Water is Cold

Have you ever jumped into your shower only to be welcomed by icy or lukewarm water? Well, that can be explained! Here are seven reasons why your hot water is out, and how to fix it. Leaking hot water pipe If you are suddenly left without hot water, it is possible you have a hidden leak somewhere in your home’s...
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Prevent Plumbing Disasters This Winter

Nothing is worse than pulling out your wallet to pay for a repair, aware that it could have been avoided. When it comes to your plumbing system, potential problems can simmer and remain undiscovered until causing a disaster. Awareness of these potential issues will allow you to take action in advance and save yourself the money (and stress) of major...
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Health Risks of Poor Plumbing

There is no doubt that poor plumbing can lead to inconvenient and expensive problems. However, most people overlook the risk that poor plumbing can pose to your family’s health, especially the problems that go unnoticed and issues you get used to dealing with. Here are some common plumbing problems that lead to health issues. Sewer gases Plumbing is designed to...
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