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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

What Is Backflow Prevention — and Do I Need It?

Backflow can contaminate your clean water supply, not only causing a major hassle, but potentially posing a health risk to you and your family.  Learn more about backflow preventers.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Fix a Leaky Moen Kitchen Faucet

Moen faucet repair is drastically simpler than many other faucet brands due to the cartridge configuration. If your Moen kitchen faucet is leaking, here's what you need to do to get it fixed.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does Hydro Jetting Cost?

If you're experiencing sewer issues, a plumber might recommend hydro jetting. Learning more about what this service is and how much it costs can help you budget for it.

UPVC pipe burst
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

7 Common Plumbing Issues in Older Homes

Old properties can be charming but often have plumbing problems lurking under the surface. Learn about the most common plumbing problems in old homes.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Test a Water Heater Element

Water heater on the fritz? Read on to find out which steps you can take to find out if it's being caused by a faulty water heater element.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How to Tell When It's Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Replacing a water heater involves a lot of inconvenience and expense. However, knowing when it's time to replace your water heater can potentially save you from astronomically high energy bills.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Causes Low Water Pressure? (And How Do You Fix It?)

If you're experiencing low water pressure, it could be a sign of a more serious fault with your plumbing system.  This guide will help you troubleshoot what might be going on in your pipes.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Long Does It Take to Replace the Pipes in Your Home?

Repiping your house is an expensive and disruptive undertaking, so it's natural to wonder how long you'll have to wait to use your plumbing fixtures as usual.

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