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Replacing That Leaky Drain Valve On Your Hot Water Heater

If the drain valve on your water heater is leaking, you can replace it. Here, you will learn how to drain the tank and replace the valve causing your problems.  Supply List Bucket Pipe Wrench Teflon Tape Garden Hose Replacement Valve – must be exactly the same – take the old one to the hardware store when you get it off to ensure you get the right one. Shut off the Power Read More 

Natural Methods For Clearing Your Drain

Chemical drain cleaners can be bad for your pipes and bad for the environment as well. For homeowners seeking an environmentally friendly and natural drain cleaning method, the following two methods are helpful. Best of all, these drain cleaners are created from products that many people keep on hand.  Baking Soda and Vinegar: An Explosive Solution Vinegar is an acid that can eat away some organic materials. It's commonly used as a cleaning agent in the house, and it can be effective when cleaning pipes. Read More 

Don’t Wash These Food Products Down Your Kitchen Drain

When you're cooking, it can be easy to rinse food residue off your bowls, pans, utensils and other cooking accessories and watch it disappear down the drain. While the water from your sink might carry these products away, you don't really know how far they're actually traveling. In many cases, a variety of common cooking ingredients will only travel partway through the drain and then can start to contribute to a blockage. Read More 

How To Prepare Your Plumbing For Summer

The summer months bring with them a change in temperature and environmental factors, which can place a strain on your plumbing system. An unprepared plumbing system is at a greater risk for leaks and damages, which can result in costly repairs. Thankfully, there are a number of things that you can do to ensure your plumbing is ready for the summer. Test the Sump Pump If your sump pump is not working properly once the summer rains start falling, your basement could end up flooding. Read More 

3 Ways To Add Another BathroomTo A Small Home On A Small Budget

A common problem with many older, smaller or "starter" homes is that they often don't come with as many bathrooms as modern families need. The good news is that you may be able to solve this problem with a little creativity. Here are 3 ways to add some bathroom functionality to any home. Add a Half Bath While it might be nice to be able to add a full bathroom to your home, it may be more realistic to focus on finding space and budget to add just a half bath. Read More