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How to Repair a Dripping Tub Faucet

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Aug 30, 2017 4:10:17 PM

Dripping tub faucet driving you crazy? Even if the incessant sound doesn’t keep you up at night, the constant drip can cause staining in your tub, plus waste water—up to 20 gallons a day!

Instead of letting that money go down the drain, take care of the problem right away. If you’re in the mood for a DIY project, grab your plumbing toolbox and get ready to do some work.

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Topics: Plumbing Hacks, Bathroom

What Temperature Should I Set for My Water Heater?

Posted by Admin on May 25, 2017 8:33:44 AM

Your home’s water heater has a maximum temperature setting that controls how hot the water in your faucets may be at any given time. While most of us don’t think about this setting being customizable, it is actually something you can control.

A new water heater is typically preset to a maximum temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Some say that’s the ideal temperature, while others argue that it’s better to reduce the maximum temperature to 120.

There are two distinct schools of thought on this topic. Let’s take a closer look at them:

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Topics: Plumbing Hacks, Bathroom, Water Heaters

How to unclog a drain without harsh chemicals

Posted by Admin on Apr 5, 2017 11:44:33 AM

In our last post, we talked about natural bathroom cleaners that can help you keep your bathroom surfaces disinfected without using dangerous chemicals.

This week we’ll focus on how to unclog a drain without commercial drain cleaners such as Drano or Liquid Plumr.

Of course, the best step is prevention. To learn how to avoid problems in the first place, read our post on preventing clogs before they happen.

Why should I avoid chemical drain de-cloggers?

Using natural cleaners helps you remove unnecessary toxins from your home, plus avoid headache-inducing fumes. In the case of drain cleaners, however, there’s also another factor consider: Regular use of commercial drain cleaning products can actually damage your pipes!

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Topics: Plumbing Hacks, Bathroom, Drains & Sewers

Putting off Plumbing Repairs Costs More in the Long Run

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Many households end up putting plumbing problems on the back burner when it comes to calling in a professional to help. Either other expenses come up and eat away at money saved to help take care of that plumbing bill or they just can't afford to take time off work to let the plumber in the house.

By getting caught up in every day responsibilities, it's easy to believe other chores take precedence over a leaky faucet. However, if you continue to neglect "small" repairs, you may find yourself looking at a much larger and costlier repair in the future.

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Topics: Plumbing Hacks, Plumbing

Plumbing Hacks: How to Prevent Clogged Drains Before they Happen

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Mar 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Last week we covered What NOT to Put Down Your Toilets, Drains, and Garbage Disposal. While knowing this list of not-so-drain-friendly items will help you keep things running smoothly, it's certainly not the only way to prevent clogs. To help save you from the frustrating inconvenience of clogged drains and plumbing backups, here's a list of easy ways to keep your drains clog-free!

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Topics: Plumbing Hacks, Drains & Sewers

Plumbing Hacks: When to Use Hot Water vs. When to Use Cold Water

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Nov 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When you turn on your faucet to wash dishes or take a shower, do you use hot or cold water? What about for laundry — do you do separate loads with different water temperatures, or do you throw everything in with some soap and call it a day?

Believe it or not there's a time to use hot water and a time to use cold water. Fortunately, we know when to use which and want to let you in on the water "secret" so you can be a pro when to comes to washing clothes, dishes, and even you!

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Topics: Plumbing Hacks, Kitchen, Bathroom

Plumbing Hacks: How to Save Water

Posted by Ken Flournoy on Oct 21, 2015 8:50:15 AM

You already know the typical, "Turn the water off while you brush your teeth," and, "Do larger loads of laundry," water saving tips, but there are so many other things you could be doing to aid in the conservation effort. We've created this list of plumbing hacks you can be doing across your whole household to save water and save yourself a little extra money!

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Topics: Plumbing Hacks, Kitchen, Bathroom