Recent Plumbing Articles

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Everything You Need to Know About Having Your Water Tested

Most water in the U.S. is perfectly safe, but there are several reasons why you may want to consider having it tested. Here's what you need to know.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does It Cost to Insulate Your Pipes?

Pipe insulation is a quick and affordable home upgrade that could prevent major leaks and even trim your energy bills. However, it’s going to cost you a little chunk of change up front.

Urgent case for a major plumbing and drainage repair
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Should I Repair or Replace My Plumbing System?

Plumbing replacement is costly, so it's hardly surprising that most people want to avoid it at all costs.  Here's how to decide whether to repair or replace.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Do I Tell If a Plumbing Issue Is Serious?

Plumbing issues come in all sizes, but it's essential to know when you're in too deep to do the repairs yourself.

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Home Improvement
Lauren Leazenby

VIDEO: 3 Natural Ways to Unclog Your Kitchen Sink

Before you bust out that caustic chemical drain solution you bought at the store, consider avoiding potential damage by unclogging your sink drain the “natural” way. Here are three methods to try.

Middle aged woman with a burst water pipe phoning for help
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Burst Pipe?

The burst pipe may have come as a surprise, but the bill for repairs doesn’t have to. Here’s a look at how much you might pay to remedy this problem.

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Home Improvement
Matt Schmitz

VIDEO: How to Unclog Your Bathtub Drain in 7 Simple Steps

As you shower, down the drain goes that bodily grit, grime, sloughed-off skin, shampoo residue and hair — all of which collects and congeals into a vomitous glob that can stop up your plumbing. Here’s how to extract the obstruction.

Critical case for septic sewer line repair
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does a Septic Tank or Leach Field Replacement Cost?

Maintaining your septic system is vital since a malfunctioning wastewater system can leave you with toilets that won't flush, standing water and even environmental hazards. So, how much does a septic tank or leach field replacement cost? 

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