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Plumbing / Basements

Should You Call a Plumber or Fix It Yourself?

Should You Call a Plumber or Fix It Yourself?

by Guest on Feb 21, 2013

If you’re a homeowner who likes to save some money and time, you can do some minor plumbing repairs around your house.  Eventually, though, a problem will arise that is beyond your scope of expertise or abilities.  Knowing when you can handle a plumbing problem yourself and when you need to call in a professional can save you untold headaches and plenty of money too. Continue reading →

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How to Make Your Own Emergency Pipe Repair Kit

How to Make Your Own Emergency Pipe Repair Kit

by Guest on Feb 27, 2013

There are few things that can cause as much inconvenience as a busted water pipe. Whether you're dealing with the outlet pipe from a water heater or a more inaccessible piece of plumbing located in the interior walls of your home, a busted water pipe can mean potential hazards in the form of flooding and electrical shorts. While most homeowners already have tools available to provide a temporary solution, it usually involves a great deal of searching, and trial and error when it comes to actually using them. That's why it's important to prepare ahead of time by assembling a homemade repair kit that can do the job when time is of the essence. A quick fix may not last forever, but it's the first step in saving you a lot of money. Continue reading →

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Variable Frequency Drives: to Maximize Power Savings

Variable Frequency Drives: to Maximize Power Savings

by Guest on Mar 11, 2013

It has been tested by a lot of professionals in the electrical industry that pumps with variable frequency drives can reduce maintenance in the system and save the waste energy associated with mechanical flow regulation. While most of the pumps operate at the fixed flow established by the hard pipe system needs, many pumps require variable flow to meet the changing process demands. The most common type of method used for controlling variable pump system output is the use of a functional variable frequency drive. Continue reading →

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Fixing the Top 5 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Fixing the Top 5 Most Common Plumbing Problems

by Guest on May 7, 2013

When it comes to plumbing, you are bound to face some issues at a certain point of time. Trivial problems here and there will arise to niggle at you. Some people wait until the problem aggravates. However, it is always advisable that you nip the issue in the bud. The absolute thought of having to deal with the plumbing issues yourself may seem like a daunting task but in reality, it isn’t. Given below are some of the most common problems that people face when it comes to plumbing and easy solutions to get these problems fixed. Continue reading →

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Quick Response To Leak Detection and Restoration Saves Your Home

Quick Response To Leak Detection and Restoration Saves Your Home

by Guest on Sep 10, 2013

Damage to property by water can be devastating. It can all happen so quickly that protecting personal belongings can be difficult. A faulty pipe or sewer can flood your home with several gallons of water that it can resemble the aftermath of a natural disaster. Though some pipe bursts can occur suddenly, unattended leaks can also lead to such disasters. Prompt leak detection and restoration is thus very essential. Continue reading →

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Quick Steps To Deal With Plumbing Emergencies

Quick Steps To Deal With Plumbing Emergencies

by brian gaerlan on Oct 26, 2013

Plumbing emergencies can happen anytime and one must be prepared to deal with it. The first step is to prevent the flow of water and that has to be the first step. To understand you and your family members need to understand the exact location of shutoff valve for the appliance and fixture, along with the main valve and see how it operates. Follow these steps to understand how home plumbing can be taken care of: If the emergency is related to any particular appliance and fixture, find its shutoff valve and move it clockwise to stop the flow of water. The valve is ideally located below the fixture like a toilet or a sink and may be at the back of the appliance or near the water supply pipe where you connect it to the device. If you are not able to locate the problem with that particular fixture or it is not related to any particular shutoff valve then locate the main shutoff valve of the house and turn it off. Main vale is either place inside or outside the house from where the main ... Continue reading →

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Steps To Take When You Suspect A Blocked Drain

Steps To Take When You Suspect A Blocked Drain

by Boris Dzhingarov on Dec 12, 2013

Blocked drains are sometimes really problematic to fix. Based on the location of the blockage and the type that it is, different steps need to be taken to fix the problem. Every homeowner from around the world needs to understand the fact that he/she need to be prepared. What does this preparation mean? That is what we will go over in the following paragraphs. No matter what drain is blocked, whenever a plumbing problem appears, it is important to turn off the water supply. That will help you to avoid many unwanted extra problems that can develop like spills or small floods. Continue reading →

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Tips for Choosing the Right Plumber for Your Remodel Job

Tips for Choosing the Right Plumber for Your Remodel Job

by Sally Smith on Jan 30, 2014

A natural part of owning a home is doing upgrades, maintenance, and remodeling. When you decide that it is time to remodel your home, you will need to find the right plumber. There are some tips you should use when you are looking for the right one for your remodeling job.1. Verify that they have a valid license for plumbing.All plumbers should have a license and you should verify they have one before you hire them. They should also have insurance that would cover the property of yourself and your neighbors in case anything were to go wrong.2. Ask for references and read reviews.Verify they have references and check into them. Contact the people or businesses they have listed as references to ensure you know how they have performed in the past Continue reading →

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Tips on Finding Hard to Find Plumbing Leaks

Tips on Finding Hard to Find Plumbing Leaks

by Guest on Mar 13, 2014

Professional leak detector services are highly sophisticated as they use different kinds of electronic detectors to locate leaks without any disruption. Experienced plumbers can detect the smallest leak accurately with destroying your structure. To get such efficient results they use infrared imaging, sound magnifiers, gas detectors and even radar detectors. Thermal imaging detects the leak by noting temperature changes in and around the area where there is a leak and sound magnifiers help plumbers listen to sound of trickling water. Gas and radar detectors can be used to not only detect leaks but also estimate accurate size even. Water is drained out off pipes and filled with gas that is safe for use around homes or radio waves. Continue reading →

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Signs It's Time to Call a Plumber about Your Clogged Drains

Signs It's Time to Call a Plumber about Your Clogged Drains

by Administrator on May 27, 2014

Maintaining your drains is very important, as these are the passageways of the dirty liquids outside of your home. When one of your drains is clogged, you can definitely do something about it by just looking at some how-to’s and do-it-yourself instructables online. However, this is not always applicable. There are times when you will need to call your plumber to have your clogged drains fixed. So, the question here is, “When will I call a plumber?” Continue reading →

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