10 Ways to detect water leaks

Water leaks can easily become a major problem. In most cases, they start out small, and slowly progress into a disaster. Leaks that aren’t caught in time can cause structural damage to your home, not to mention foster mold growth within (and on) your walls. The trick to fixing leaks p
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The DIY: How to Install a Water Softening System

A water softening system is a useful thing to have if you have hard water. Whether or not you have hard water depends on the area in which you live, and even people who receive water from city (municipal) sources can be stuck with it. To explain it in simple terms, hard water has a hi
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Nontoxic Ways to Unclog a Drain

Drain clogs are a pain, but sometimes unclogging them can be an even bigger pain. There are a number of ways that a drain can be unclogged, but most of them involve chemical compounds that can eat away at your pipes. And what happens when those chemical compounds make their way into y
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Tips for Green Plumbing in Your Home

Green plumbing is more than just a trend – it’s a legitimate way to shrink your water bills and be environmentally friendly at the same time. There are several different ways to transform your old-fashioned home plumbing into green plumbing. Some require professional assistance, while
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PVC plastic pipe

Are Plastic Pipes a Smart Choice for Your Kitchen Plumbing?

Plastic water pipes have gradually phased out the old copper ones for many reasons. The plastic that they are made out of is called PVC, which stands for polyvinyl chloride. These pipes are lightweight and are non-corrosive, unlike copper pipes which will degrade over time and are hea
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Installing a Bathroom Sink

Installing a New Bathroom Sink

Some home improvement shows make installing a new bathroom sink look easy. What they don’t show is the complicated process that occurs both before the old sink is removed and after the new one is put into place. Depending on what they are made out of, sinks can be heavy. If a sink if
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leaky pipe

Repairing a Leaking Pipe

Repairing a leaking pipe is a multi-step process that may be best left for the professionals. It’s not like the infomercial where a piece of plasticized putty is placed over it to keep the water from leaking out.  Here is what actually is involved in repairing a leaking pipe: Find The
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Common Plumbing Mistakes Some Homeowners Make

Home improvement shows are very popular and are a great way for homeowners to get inspired and ready to fix up their own homes. However, the downside to this is the fact that there are many mistakes that inexperienced homeowners can make when it comes to plumbing. These include: Not U
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Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts

A garbage disposal is a great tool to have in your kitchen. It makes disposing of some kitchen wastes easy, shrinking down the amounts that end up in your garbage can in the process. However, you need to be careful with your garbage disposal, as there are a number of things that can g
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