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Three Signs Your Garbage Disposal Might Need Replacing

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Three Signs Your Garbage Disposal Might Need Replacing

We all love to hang on to good things. But when it comes to some kitchen appliances—like the garbage disposal unit, we need to learn when to let go. These fixtures are exposed to everything from food scraps, grease, bones to even accidental spoon drops, accelerating their wear. According to experts, the average lifespan of a garbage disposal is 12 years. But this doesn’t mean it can’t break sooner. Here, we will help you identify the signs of a failing garbage disposal.   Lingering Foul Odors When a persistent funky smell comes from your garbage disposal, it’s an indicator that...

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Plumbing Mistakes You Could Be Making

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Plumbing Mistakes You Could Be Making

We are all guilty of making mistakes around our home. But one area we seem to err a lot in is plumbing. Sometimes, we feel confident enough to take on a fix that is best left to the experts, and other times, we ignore the minor plumbing issues that come back to haunt us later. And let’s not forget that most of us never get the recommended annual plumbing system checkup. Below, we will look at the most common plumbing mistakes homeowners make and show you how to avoid them.   Using Chemical Drain Cleaners as a First Choice If...

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Why Should I Hire A Licensed & Insured Plumber?

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Why Should I Hire A Licensed & Insured Plumber?

Your plumbing system is one of the unsung heroes of your home—bringing in clean water for showers, laundry, and cooking, and channeling all the wastewater away from your home. When it’s working flawlessly, no one notices its importance. But when it suddenly fails—a burst pipe, clogged drain, or toilet overflow, most homeowners panic and frantically attempt to secure the services of the first plumber they come across. Yet, not all plumbers are the same, and you need to know how to select the right professional. The wrong choice may lead to improper repairs and recurring issues, and even worse, costly...

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How Do You Know When You Need A New Kitchen Faucet?

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How Do You Know When You Need A New Kitchen Faucet?

Your kitchen faucet is necessary because it gives you an easy access to running water. It is a handy tool to put on when planning or cooking family meals. Unfortunately, faucets can inevitably break down even when you least expect them. Often it will be appropriate to replace the faucet with a new one. Here are some signs you'll need a new faucet in your kitchen.   The faucet is nearing its estimated lifespan. You might believe that your kitchen faucet is working correctly, but this is not the case if it is obviously old or its estimated lifespan is...

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When Should I Consider a New Toilet and What to Choose?

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When Should I Consider a New Toilet and What to Choose?

The average person visits the toilet about 2,500 times a year, or around 7 times a day. This tells you how important these private spaces are. Although your toilet can withstand a lot, it has a breaking point. So, how do you know your toilet is approaching its twilight years? And how do you pick one that meets your needs? Read on to learn how. Signs Your Toilet Needs to be Replaced There is a Crack in Your Toilet Tank or Bowl - Cracks on any porcelain part is a clear toilet warning sign. These fissures will ultimately cause leaks...

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