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  • Easy Ways to Re-Light Your Water Heater Pilot Light

    When you step into the shower, you expect the water to get nice and hot fast. If an ice-cold deluge greets you instead, you know something’s wrong. The typical root cause behind this uncomfortable, cold surprise is a water heater pilot light that’s gone out. Don’t worry—relighting a... Continue reading

    Plumbing
  • Tips to Help Test Your Home’s Water Pressure

    Going through water pressure issues can be a real nuisance. Regardless if your shower has become a mere drizzle or your garden hose lacks its usual intensity, understanding and managing your home’s water pressure is necessary for getting things flowing again. The good thing is, evaluating your... Continue reading

    Plumbing
  • How to Get an Apprenticeship and Avoid Student Loan Debt

    Student loan debt in the United States has been a growing issue for years. Today’s total student debt soars over $1.7 trillion, with the average college graduate owing $20,000 to $25,000. If you’re contemplating your educational journey or counseling someone who is, it’s important to weigh... Continue reading

    Cooling
  • 7 Common Causes of No Hot Water

    If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance it’s because you just had an icy cold shower or turned on the faucet to find no hot water. It’s an annoying situation, but don’t stress. Learning the most frequent causes of no hot water is the first step toward finding a solution. Here is a... Continue reading

    Plumbing
  • Do I Really Need a Water Softener or Is an Inline Filter Sufficient?

    We all need clean water for everyday routines like cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene. Many the U.S. homeowners wonder which is right for them—a water filter or a water softener? Discover the important differences between inline water filters and whole-house water softeners, the perks they... Continue reading

    Plumbing
  • Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe to Use?

    Unblocking a clogged drain can be dirty work, so many homeowners resort to chemical drain cleaners to wash away the crud. Bottles of these chemicals are often found in cleaning aisles, but are they truly safe? Dive into the world of chemical drain cleaners, find out how they actually clear... Continue reading

    Drain Cleaning
  • Why Is My Toilet Leaking at the Base?

    Do you spy water pooling near the toilet? Don’t put your head in the sand. Left unaddressed, your toilet will continue leaking a little bit with each flush, allowing unsanitary water to pool on the bathroom floor and potentially causing potentially dangerous mold damage and rot in the... Continue reading

    Plumbing
  • Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

    Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing changed? Peek into the tank, and you might see no water inside. Before you worry, rest easy that repairing this challenge is usually easy to accomplish. If you can’t figure it out yourself, you can always schedule toilet repair with a... Continue reading

    Plumbing
  • Why Is My Toilet Slow to Fill?

    Have you noticed that your toilet is taking longer to refill after flushing? This is a known toilet predicament with numerous possible reasons. Fortunately, none of them are major concerns or costly to address. Follow this guide to get your slow toilet flowing properly again.  How to... Continue reading

    Plumbing
  • Why Do Plumbers Need a License in Almost All States?

    Plumbing is an important part of your day-to-day life. When you call a plumber to clear your drains, repair your water heater or install a water softener, you want the assurance of getting the job done right. While reading reviews and considering the company’s reputation can help, the first... Continue reading

    Plumbing
  • 8 Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners 

    Are you ready to be a new homeowner? Congrats! It’s exhilarating to own your home and not have to deal with a landlord. Nevertheless, homeownership comes with lots of new responsibilities. For example, you are now responsible for keeping any pipes and plumbing fixtures in good working... Continue reading

    Plumbing
  • Why Are There Fruit Flies in My Kitchen Sink Drain?

    Has this ever happened to you? You’re scrubbing a dish in the kitchen sink and notice a tiny creature shoot up out of the drain. Was that a gnat? Then you notice more of them buzzing around the kitchen. These irritating little guys are actually fruit flies. And if you’re asking how they got in... Continue reading

    Plumbing