A Tale Of Two Pipe Killers: Avoiding Corrosion And Lime Scale

Posted on: 28 June 2016

If you've ever had a friend or relative who needed to have the pipes in their home replaced, you know how expensive and extensive this project can be. Wouldn't it be nice if you could take steps to ensure your pipes don't suffer the same fate? By improving your understanding of the two issues that most commonly lead to the need for pipe replacement, you can. Corrosion Corrosion is the process by which a metal breaks down.
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What's Wrong With My Water Heater If The Pilot Won't Stay Lit?

Posted on: 28 June 2016

If you have a gas water heater, it uses a supply of gas to provide fuel to the pilot light, which is responsible for keeping the fire going to continuously warm water. If your pilot light itself won't stay lit, the fire can't run to heat your water. If this happens, there are a few possibilities: there could be a problem with the gas supply line, the pilot tube could be dirty, or there could be a problem with the safety feature known as the thermocouple.
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Use Sight, Sound, And Smell To Pick Up On Toilet Seal Leaks

Posted on: 27 June 2016

Mysterious plumbing leaks can and do occur in the average home. A broken seal in the wax ring connecting a second-floor toilet to the plumbing lines could lead cause leaks when the toilet flushes. A leak from a broken toilet seal may not be easy to pick up on until significant amounts of water accumulate. Then, the problems becomes impossible not to see. All the accumulated water eventually causes a ceiling to sag and break apart leading to water flooding into the lower floor.
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Four Little Plumbing Tasks You Should Take Care Of As Soon As You Move In

Posted on: 27 June 2016

When you first move into a new house, it's only natural for your to-do list to be a mile long. While the idea of adding to that to-do list may seem daunting, it really is worth your while to take a few minutes and complete these plumbing-related tasks. As a result, you'll have a lower risk of issues like clogs, leaks, and flooding in the future.    Task #1: Clean all of the drains.
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