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How to Silence Noisy Pipes

Water pipes can be noisy due to a variety of reasons. Hot water pipes make noise as different water temperatures cause them to expand and contract. Other types of pipes may make noise due to high water pressure, a phenomenon known as water hammer, or loose mounting...

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Potential Problems With Underground Piping

There are a variety of problems that can develop with underground piping. Issues like clogs, leaks, and broken piping can be costly to fix, as they will require digging under your home to make repairs. However, there are many things homeowners can do to maintain...

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Fix Pinhole Leaks Right Away

Small plumbing issues in a home are often ignored because homeowners don’t think they will have a big impact. However, minor issues can quickly grow into big problems if left unattended. Pinhole leaks are one of the most common yet ignored small plumbing problems....

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The Evolution of Bathtubs

There are few things more relaxing than soaking in a bathtub, but we’re not the first ones to think so. Evidence of bathing in history stretches back many thousands of years. In 3000 BC, the Indus Valley civilization had an early plumbing system for bathing. Following...

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Learning to Use a Plumber’s Snake

When you’re experiencing clogged drains, it’s common for people to tell you that you need to snake the drain. This may conjure up visions of venturing into the desert to find a snake to slither down into your pipes and eat whatever's in there. It means you need to use...

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Fitting Your Refrigerator With New Plumbing

Most new refrigerators come with an option for water hookups for ice and filtered water. However, because this is a new feature, most older homes aren’t equipped with a line to supply the refrigerator with the needed water. This generally means that you will need to...

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Go Green When Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal

If you smell something rank in your kitchen, the first place you’ll want to check is the garbage disposal. Foul odors are generally caused by an accumulation of grime from the refuse you’re sending down into the disposal. Your first instinct may be to grab a heavy...

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Common Utah Plumbing Problems

When it comes to plumbing problems in Utah, human error is often the main culprit. Inexperience in plumbing work or repair jobs, or a lack of proper maintenance in older homes, can lead to major plumbing issues. Sadly, plumbing problems that are left unattended can...

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What is the EPA WaterSense Program?

Since 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, one might assume that humans have nothing to worry about when it comes to water consumption. However, most of that water is not fit for people’s intake; in fact, we can only drink one percent of that water....

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