How to Fix Shower Mixing Valve Problems

Shower Repair

One of the most common shower mixing valve problems is inconsistent water temperature. The problem can be easily resolved by following the installation instructions carefully, adjusting the pressure of the fixture, and cleaning the mixing valve. It may also be causing a high hot water pressure or leaking water. In this case, you can replace […]

Allowing Plumbers to Install Your Home’s Dishwashers

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Nobody wants to wash dishes. Some may remotely like the chore, but almost everyone would opt not to do it when given a chance. Dishwashers can be quite a lifesaver in your kitchen as they can pick up the pace by giving you clean dishes without any hassle on your part. However, there are some […]

How to Run a Successful Plumbing Business

How to Run a Successful Plumbing Business

How to Run a Successful Plumbing Business Despite the low initial investment, a successful plumbing business must be able to market itself effectively. This requires an excellent knowledge of the niche as well as a business plan and visuals. It also needs to be backed up by a well-developed marketing strategy. To make your business […]

How to Work as a Plumber

How to Work as a Plumber

How to Work as a Plumber Working as a plumber is a great career option for people who like to solve problems. The job requires high level of technical knowledge, a good eye for detail, and the ability to communicate with customers. This job also involves lifting heavy tools and equipment. There are many advantages […]

How to Install a Plumbing System for Dishwashers

Plumbing System for Dishwashers

Changing a dishwasher’s plumbing system is a relatively simple process, and you don’t need to be an expert plumber to perform the installation. The first step is to disconnect the water supply from the existing under-sink hot water valve. Then, disconnect the hot-water supply tube by turning the nut on the end of the tube […]

How to Winterize Your Plumbing for Your Home

Winterize Your Plumbing

There are many ways to winterize your home, and the first one is to start inside. If you can, shut off the water valve to all faucets and shut off the water supply lines, including the water heater. If your plumbing system has heating elements, it is essential to disconnect these lines as well. Turning […]

How to Install a Plumbing System for Showers

Shower Plumbing System

The basic principles of installing a plumbing system for a new shower are straightforward. The water supply pipe is smaller in diameter than the drain pipe, and is generally half an inch or less. Both the hot and cold branch lines run through the walls and floor and are usually positioned parallel to one another. […]

Plumbing Guide: The 4 Different Types of Sink Faucets

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A beautiful kitchen sink is vital for cooking food, cleaning dishes, and filling pots. No kitchen is complete without a sink, and a good faucet is as essential as a good sink. Before beginning any repair, determine your faucet’s kind. The four most popular faucet kinds are ball, disc, cartridge, and compression. The first three […]

Here’s What to Know About the Gas Meter and Gas Shut-Offs

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This may go without saying, but the moment you smell gas in your home or property, you have a problem at hand. Close all windows, doors, and fans. Leave the area immediately and call the fire department from a nearby neighbor’s home. If you’re about to light an appliance, open a window and immediately turn […]

5 Critical Signs Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Servicing

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Your tankless water heater is essential to the operation of your home. If something goes wrong, you’ll have difficulty cleaning dishes, taking showers, and managing various other tasks. As a result, you must keep an eye on your water heater and ensure it is still in excellent working order. Are you wondering what warning signs […]

Possible Reasons (and Remedies) for Broken Garbage Disposal

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Fixing your garbage disposal tends to be straightforward, based on our experience with them. Not all disposal systems are created equal, and it is worth noting that most fixes are easy as long as you are able to identify the problem correctly. This blog post will shed light on the possible reasons why your garbage […]

Leaking Garbage Disposal: Signs, Causes, and Fixes

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One of the worst nightmares you can face as a homeowner is a leaking garbage disposal. It stinks, it’s messy, it stops doing its intended job, and it can lead to a lot of extra costs. It can be a minor issue bubbling just under the surface or major damage that requires an emergency plumber. […]

Ice, Ice, Baby: 10 Reasons Your Bathroom Water Is Ice Cold

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There’s nothing nicer after a hard day’s work or a night out with friends than a warm, relaxing bath to cap off your night. After you get home, you turn on the water heater, go into the bathroom, and open the faucet. Unfortunately, you discover that the shower contains the iciest water you’ve ever felt. […]

Plumbing and Your Power Bill: Is There a Connection?

looking at bills

There is a real connection between a home’s plumbing system and the electric bill that gets generated every month. You might be thinking, “I read that wrong. It should say water bill, not power.” However, you’d be surprised. This becomes even more true if you live in a place where the temperature changes with each […]

Trenchless Pipe Relining 101: What You Need To Know

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Repairing an old sewer line is a stressful experience. There are two ways you can go about it, but both are unpleasant. One way, you can dig up your yard from the house to the curb to find the pipe, or you can dig down from the house. Either way, you pay for the extra […]

Crucial Reasons You Need to Contact a Plumber for Gas Leaks

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In the unfortunate event of a gas leak, you must call a plumber immediately to address your problem. They are professionals trained to handle more than interior water pipes and systems. They are also capable of addressing issues with your sewer line, fixture leaks, and  gas leaks, as mentioned above. As long as you have […]

3 Most Common Causes of Water Heater Malfunctions During Winter

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During the winter season, the water that enters your home becomes significantly colder. This makes your water heater work harder to ensure that you get all the hot water you need. But when your water heater works extra hard, a lot of underlying issues will arise. What are the common causes that can lead to […]

5 Easy Steps to Prevent Gas Leaks at Home

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Gas leaks are one of those worst-case scenarios that any homeowner wouldn’t want to experience. It can be one of the most dangerous things to happen to your house, so it only makes sense to be prepared and to know what to do to prevent that ever from happening. This simple guide shows you what […]

3 Consequences of Water Leak to Your Home and Health

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Water damage has been shown to have a significant impact on a home’s market value and appearance. Severe flooding can damage your property and result in hefty repair expenses.  However, what if your problem is a minor leak rather than catastrophic floods or a busted pipe? You might think that a simple plumbing issue can’t […]

Keeping Your Water Heater Safe during the Winter Season

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During the cold weather, we all enjoy using hot water. However, just as we humans have to work hard to generate our own body heat when it is cold, our water heaters have to do the same. So it is normal for them to experience issues during cold weather, especially when not given proper attention […]

Plumbing Concerns: 5 Common Faucet Problems to Look Out For

faucet

As human beings, one of our basic necessities is potable water from the tap. In relation to this, we use faucets in our homes on a daily basis. Unfortunately, because this is part of our normal, every routine, we don’t realize how much we rely on them until something happens!  One day, you could find […]

10 Household Objects You Must Never Flush Down Your Toilet

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There’s a reason why the toilet is sometimes called a ‘throne’: it lets you go about your business privately, without anyone interrupting you. To maintain the status quo, you’ll need to ensure that the toilet is working properly. That means minding what you flush down in it. If you flush anything other than toilet paper […]

Bathroom Renovation Tips You Need Before Getting Started

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Have you ever checked into a hotel and been amazed at the beauty of the bathroom you had in your room? There is just something about a really nice bathroom that instantly relaxes a person and makes them feel calm and at ease with their surroundings.  If you are thinking of getting your bathroom redone, […]

4 Safety Tips for Natural Gas Usage at Home: What to Do

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Oil and natural gas play a significant role in American households. They are used to power up some of the everyday products in homes or take part as an ingredient to products used by people daily. For sure, there are one or two appliances in your house run by any gas fuel. American Gas Association […]

4 Culprits Behind Repetitive Clogging in Your Toilet

toilet

4 Culprits Behind Repetitive Clogging in Your Toilet Toilets are a necessity in every home. So when this necessity breaks down or is unusable, it’s a big problem. If your toilet is constantly facing problems like clogged drains, it’s time to get to the root cause of the problem and address it once and for […]

Why Hire a Professional for Your Bathroom Renovation

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Are you considering a bathroom renovation anytime soon? Whether you are replacing faulty wiring, plumbing, concrete, carpentry, or redoing the entire room to give it a new look, a bathroom renovation requires a lot of work. Although you can DIY the décor aspect yourself to save on costs, it is best to hire a professional […]

How to Plan the Perfect Outdoor Shower on Your Property

outdoor shower

Nothing beats a relaxing dip in the tub in the backyard. Outdoor showers are excellent investments that can boost the value of your house, despite their reputation for being a costly (or even excessive) luxury. Outdoor showers sell for roughly double the asking price of other homes, so installing one can save you money. The […]

Bad Smell at Home? Here’s How You Can Track them Down Easily

rotten eggs

Every homeowner has probably encountered walking into a room in their house then suddenly smelling something foul or nasty out of nowhere. If it came from your garbage can or disposal, then it’s easy enough to get rid of. However, if you’re not sure what you’re smelling and where it’s coming from, then you may […]

Learn Why Your Water Heater Needs Draining and How to Do It

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A water heater is one of the most valuable appliances, especially if you live in a cold climate. Unfortunately, some homeowners take heater tanks for granted, so they fail to maintain them properly.  Most people don’t know about this, but your water heater needs draining in order for it to function well. In this article, […]

Things You Should Never Ever Flush Down Your Toilet

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Clogged toilets are easier to prevent than most people realize. If you have had to call a plumber to unclog a toilet before, they might have told you the reason for the blockage. The most common cause for clogged toilets is flushing down things that do not belong there.  Remember that there is only a […]

9 Maintenance Tips to Extend Your Water Heater’s Life

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EDITED – Candu Plumbing & Rooter – 9 Maintenance Tips to Extend Your Water Heater’s Life Many people buy a water heater and then forget about it until it breaks down suddenly and needs to be replaced. However, with a few essential water heater maintenance tips, you can extend the unit’s lifespan while also increasing […]

4 Tips to Help Prevent Mold From Growing in Your Bathroom

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Mold is a serious problem that all homeowners have to deal with. And while mold can grow in just about every area of your home, the space that’s most vulnerable to mold is your bathroom. This is why it’s in your best interest to prevent mold growth in that area. Granted, this is easier said […]

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: Which is the Right Choice For You?

water heater

Water heaters are one of the silent, hardworking systems that create a comfortable home as it delivers hot water whenever you need it—be it for washing dishes or taking a hot, relaxing shower. Imagine cold, white winters without any warm water to keep you cozy throughout the frosty months—it’s a waking nightmare that can disrupt […]

6 Signs That There’s Sediment Buildup in Your Water Heater

pipes

Waking up in the morning for a hot steamy shower to start the day can be quite a luxury, especially as the winter weather swings by. However, opening the showerhead and having ice-cold water drip down in the already-freezing temperature can be unbelievably stressful.  There could be some problems with your water heater. These devices […]

Detecting a Hidden Slab Leak: Signs to Look Out for

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Slab leaks can open Pandora’s box of problems for homeowners. They can cause extensive damage to a home, a spike in water bills, and not to mention mold growth that can have all sorts of bad effects on your health.  Unfortunately, slab leaks may go unnoticed and unfixed for a long time. This means that […]

Signs Your Water Heater Needs a Replacement Soon

water heater

Tank-type water heaters typically last between seven and ten years. However, they can show signs of aging and deterioration before that, especially if they don’t get regularly serviced. Because the water heater is among the most used plumbing-related appliances in your home, it’s also the one that gets battered the most. If you do not […]

6 Basic Steps to a Successful Kitchen Remodel

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Everybody knows how important the kitchen is to a house. You may meet with family and friends in the kitchen to enjoy a drink of wine or a steaming cup of cocoa, as well as prepare meals for yourself or your family.  The kitchen is more than simply a place to prepare food—it’s the heart […]

7 Costly Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

bathroom

Having your bathroom renovated is one of the best remodeling projects with an excellent ROI that you can get. However, you can’t start a project without proper planning and execution. Any mistakes you or your contractor commits during the remodeling process will instead cost you some money. Every little mistake could pile up and eventually […]

3 Signs It’s Time to Schedule a Dishwasher Cleaning Routine

putting plates in dishwasher

Dishwashers have become essentials in an American household. As the kitchen appliance helps families take care of their dishes and lessen manual labor, it’s an excellent investment for busy people. However, most homeowners would experience a clogged dishwasher, especially the ones that have been used for many years. But before the kitchen appliance breaks, various […]

Creative and Easy Ideas to Transform Your Bathroom

bathroom remodel

When it comes to home renovation, the bathroom isn’t typically a popular choice to makeover. People tend to avoid DIY-ing the room with the most plumbing as there are a lot of fixtures on the line. But don’t let that stop you from transforming your bathroom into a serene spa right in your home. If […]

4 Causes of Septic Tank Damage That Compromise the System

water lines

Septic tanks are very important, and they need to be maintained properly or they can fail. The result can be catastrophic if the septic tank failure occurs in your home. Knowing the reasons septic tanks fail is crucial in preventing it from happening.  1. Lack of Maintenance The septic system transfers wastewater into the tank, […]

5 Signs You Need to Replace or Repair a Water Heater

pipes

A faulty water heater is a significant source of frustration for any household. Most people use hot water daily for showers, hand washing, and dishwashing, not to mention the odd load of laundry or other water-related chores. The usage of freezing water from the faucet is not common, so it may be a surprise when […]

Before You Sell Your Home: Understanding the Importance of Septic Inspections

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When it’s time to move on to the next chapter of your life and sell your old home, there are plenty of preparations to do before you can hand over the keys to your prospective buyer. Part of the tedious process includes conducting home inspections since it can boost your credibility as a seller by […]

The Ultimate Checklist for Bathroom Remodel Preparations

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Bathroom remodeling can be quite a project for any homeowner to undertake. Although the results can be extremely exciting, the process of remodeling can stretch on for quite a while. Preparation can also be lengthy, especially if you don’t understand what you should be tackling during those early stages. There are three stages when it […]

Troubleshooting and Fixing Common Hot Water System Problems

water pipes

You don’t have to freeze every time you take a bath or shower in the winter. When you have hot water issues in the dead of winter, it becomes a real concern. One of the worst things that can happen is finding yourself with no hot water in the freezing cold. We’ll show you some […]

Broken Sewer Line? How Do You Know?

Broken Sewer Line

Broken Sewer Line? How Do You Know? Most homeowners take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach when dealing with a plumbing issue. That’s because the cost of a major repair can dip into your savings. The problem is that a hidden leak can also run up your water bill significantly. Some issues can […]

3 Glaring Signs Your Water Heater Needs Immediate Repair

water heater

Homeowners usually don’t make a big deal out of deteriorating water heaters, up until they’ve experienced taking an icy cold shower in the middle of freezing winter. With that said, many people usually neglect to check on their water heating systems. And as a result, they are often left with no other option but to […]

Watching Your Water Heater Installation: 3 Mistakes to Spot

water heater

Getting a new water heater is a great investment, especially if you’ve been sitting on an old model for a while. Since you’ll get a product with more modern features, you should experience fewer issues and interruptions with your water use. This makes it a more financially advisable decision, especially for homeowners living in much […]

Buying a New Water Heater: A Buying & Installation Checklist

water heater

Getting a new water heater is a great investment, especially if you’ve been sitting on an old model for a while. Since you’ll get a product with more modern features, you should experience fewer issues and interruptions with your water use. This makes it a more financially advisable decision, especially for homeowners living in much […]

Reasons behind the 4 Most Common Noises That Toilets Make

toilet

Toilet problems are a homeowner’s worst nightmare, as there are very few things that instill fear in a homeowner other than a broken toilet. Not only are they a pain to fix but they can also be incredibly pricey to repair. This is why it’s in your best interest to make sure that your toilet […]

Reasons Why Your Water Heater Isn’t Working Correctly

metal pipes

If you’re wondering why the water in your shower is cold even if your water heater is on, one thing is for sure; your water heater has an underlying problem that you need to repair immediately.  To give you more idea why the water in your shower is not heating up even if your heating […]

How Does a Toilet Tank Work?

A toilet tank is the water storage and delivery system that sits on top of or inside of your bowl. A vacuum release valve ensures the tank doesn’t overflow when you flush. You might need to look for a plumbing service if there is an overflow when you flush. A fill valve either uses water […]

Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze in Hot Weather?

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How to Fix Slab Leaks Once and For All

Leaks seem to be a common issue in most homes. Even if you are very diligent with the way you do things, leaks may still happen. There are different types of leaks and the good news is that most of them will happen in places that are within your reach. Some common leaks happen below […]

Do Chemical Drain Cleaners Work?

A clogged drain is one of the worst nightmares for homeowners. As such, when this happens, it is tempting to look for an easier way out of the situation. Chemical drain cleaners are known to be readily available at the local stores and they promise to work wonders. However, did you know that these drain […]

Causes and Prevention of Slab Leaks

One of the biggest fears and worries for property owners is leaks. Slab leaks are quite common and this happens when there is water that is leaking below the concrete. To be able to solve such problems effectively, you will need an experienced plumber. Generally, any forms of leaks are unpleasant and can cause extensive […]

How To Avoid Hair Clogs In Your Drain

Most homeowners have experienced clogged drains at one point in time. When a drain gets clogged by hair, water movement through the outlets will become slower or blocked. This usually results in stagnant water. Once you notice the lack of water movement through your drainage, your best bet is to call on expert plumbing professionals. […]

4 Warning Signs That Demands You To Call A Local Plumber

Mostly, plumbing repairs can be done by watching do-it-yourself videos on the internet. When there is a low pressure, merely clearing the showerhead can resolve the issue. A leaking tap in your kitchen can be repaired by tightening it or replacing it with a new faucet. But when a repair is beyond your reach that […]

What to Do About a Buzzing Garbage Disposal

What to Do About a Buzzing Garbage Disposal Your garbage disposal is supposed to destroy the food waste you put down the drain. Put too much of or the wrong type of food down the train, though, and you could place too much stress on the impellers, those parts that everyone thinks of as blades.If […]

3 Things You Can Do to Maintain Storm Drains

Storm drains are designed to quickly and efficiently capture rainwater as well as melted snow and ice. If you live in a town or city, chances are that your home is close to a storm drain.Should a storm drain be located on or adjacent to your property, it is important to take time to maintain […]

What Causes A Toilet To Run Every 5 Minutes?

Toilets run, sometimes for no reason. Mysterious running and flushing noises, known as “ghost flushes” are a natural phenomenon that can occur when parts of the toilet develop defects or begin to deteriorate. Luckily, ghost flushing can be fixed. Understanding the way your toilet works and what can lead to ghost flushing can help you […]

4 Best Practices for Reducing Water Usage and Lowering Your Bill

Water is a precious resource, and wasting it costs homeowners a lot of money in the form of higher water bills. Fortunately, most homeowners can reduce their water usage by adopting good conservation practices. Below are the four best practices that will help you lower your water bill. 1. Install High-Efficiency Flush Toilets Homeowners can save […]

Natural Household Products That Clean and Freshen Drains

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Your home’s drains can cause a lot of problems when they become clogged. Fortunately, there are a variety of products you can use to clean and freshen your home’s drains. These products are available for sale in grocery stores and can help keep your home’s drains in good condition. Vinegar Vinegar is naturally acidic and […]

How to Extend the Life of Your Garbage Disposal

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How to Extend the Life of Your Garbage Disposal Keeping your appliances in good working order goes a long way toward keeping home life on an even keel and minimizes expenses down the line. Here is what to know so you maintain your garbage disposal, extending its life for as long as possible. Know About […]