Recent Plumbing Articles

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Home Improvement
Lauren Leazenby

Ever Heard of 'Brown Friday'? Pro Tips to Avoid Plumbing Pains in Thanksgiving's Aftermath

The way you treat your pipes, drains and other fixtures on Thanksgiving can help stave off a disaster that necessitates a call to an emergency plumber tomorrow.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Try These 3 Tricks to Unclog Your Toilet Before You Call a Plumber

You flush your toilet, but instead of the water in the bowl going down, it rises. A primer on toilet clogs and what you can do about them might help you in this time of dire need.

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Team eLocal

Do You Need a Water Softener? How to Make This Hard (Water) Decision

Finding yourself wondering whether you need a water softener? The answer depends on your local water supply. Here are some basics to keep in mind.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Why Is My Showerhead Leaking When the Water Is Off?

A never-ending drip from your shower is annoying and can be a big waste of water. Luckily, there are some common reasons for a showerhead leaking — and many of them are easy to fix.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How to Drain a Hose Bibb for Winter

Learn how to drain a hose bibb for winter to prevent major plumbing issues inside your home. It's a quick and easy project that most homeowners can — and should — handle.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does an Emergency Plumber Cost?

Emergency plumbers provide urgent assistance outside of regular business hours. However, many people worry about the impact of calling an emergency plumber on their wallets.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Why Is There Hot Water in My Toilet?

If you realize your toilet has hot water in it, you’ll need to do some troubleshooting as to why it’s there so you can get to work on fixing it. Here's how.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

What Causes Rattling Pipes?

It’s true that rattling pipes can be rather unnerving, but the good news is that rattling doesn’t usually indicate a major problem. Here's everything you need to know.


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