Plumbing on the Road: Plumbing for RVs and Campers

Why Frequently Unoccupied Homes Need Hot Water Heater Flushes & How You Can Perform One

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If you own a second home that is frequently unoccupied, then you probably know all too well how things can go wrong when you’re away. Performing preventative maintenance can help keep things running smoothly, but one specific maintenance task you may not have considered is the need to flush the hot water heaters on a regular basis. Below is more information on why hot water heaters need regular flushing, particularly in homes that aren’t occupied, as well as how you can easily flush hot water heaters using a few common tools and materials: Read More»

Drains Perpetually Clogged? Here's What It Could Mean And What You Can Do To Fight Future Clogs

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Old homes are prone to clogs and other issues if they still have their original plumbing. While this can be a nuisance, many homeowners would rather just deal with the occasional clog than pay for plumbing repairs. If your drains have a tendency to misbehave, it might be good to call a company like Doctor Fix-It or learn how to tell between a clog that indicates a bigger problem and a harmless one, and what you can do to fight clogs more easily. Read More»

How To Fix Some Of The Most Common Bathroom And Kitchen Plumbing Clogs

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Functioning plumbing in your home is necessary to give you the convenience of such things as running water, sink disposals, and flushing toilets. Plumbing problems can make you realize how much you rely on modern plumbing and the urgency in which you need to get it fixed. Because not all plumbing problems require the services of a professional plumber right away, you can use these plumbing hacks to do your own plumbing system repairs. Read More»

Refrigerant Leaks In Air Conditioning Units And Systems: 3 Common Detection Methods

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Depending on the age of your air conditioner, it either uses R-22, Freon coolant or R410-A, which is a more environmentally friendly option, as a refrigerant. All of these refrigerants contain chemicals harmful to the environment, and to your health if it is inhaled. In addition, a 10% loss in refrigerant volume can result in an increase in electricity cost of about 20%. If you suspect there is a refrigerant leak, contact a repair technician in your area immediately. Read More»

Maintaining Your Water Heater: Tips For Preventing Burns And Possible Infections

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Your trusty water heater has always been there when you desperately needed a shower after a long day at work, or had a sink full of dirty dishes you were finally ready to tackle! However, did you know that although the water coming from your taps seems safe, it might accidentally scald or even sicken your family members? If you’ve never taken the time to maintain, adjust or flush your water heater, here are two reasons why it’s vital to pay attention to this often-overlooked appliance: Read More»