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Save Water and Lower Your Bill with Three Simple Changes

Posted by Agentis on Jun 13, 2018 5:44:41 PM

The amount of water Americans waste is at an all-time high.

According to the EPA, 900 billion gallons of water are wasted annually in the US, just due to leaks around the house. In fact, 95% of all the water we use goes straight down the drain.

And this can cost you a lot of money – draining your bank account as well as local reservoirs.

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Topics: Water Leak, Water Bill, Save Water, Leak Detector

Got a Bad Clog? Be Careful When Playing With Snakes

Posted by Agentis on May 29, 2018 3:31:51 PM

Tried everything to clear a clog in a sink or toilet and nothing has worked?

Before you jump to a drain snake, be sure you know the different types and how to use them. It’s also important to understand the potential for damaging your pipes if used incorrectly.

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Topics: Plumbing, Clogged, Bathroom Drain

Is it time for a new dishwasher?

Posted by Agentis on May 16, 2018 1:50:28 PM

Every night, we depend on our dishwashers to do a chore we all dread.

We get so used to the convenience, that when it starts to show signs of failure, it can throw your routine off.

The reality is that, while we trust our dishwashers to be reliable, we don’t conduct regular maintenance until something goes wrong.

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Topics: Plumbing, Dishwasher, Replace Dishwasher

How to Replace Your Sink

Posted by Agentis on May 9, 2018 5:39:11 PM

 Replacing a sink can be a big job. If you have a fairly standard drop in or under mount sink, then the replacement process may be somewhat easier to complete.

However, it is worth noting that any time you end up connecting and disconnecting piping, there is a chance that leaking or flooding may occur. So, if you’re not comfortable with that, you may want to bring in a professional.

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Topics: Plumbing, Kitchen Sink, Replace Sink

Water Heaters: Should You Consider a Water Heater Leak Detector?

Posted by Agentis on May 4, 2018 4:45:42 PM

 

With the average water heater holding about 50 gallons, a leak in your tank can create a lot damage.

And, depending on where your water heater is located and how long it is until the water is shut off to the tank, it could spread into several rooms – ruining carpets, damaging flooring, and even seeping into walls.

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Topics: Water Leak, Plumbing, Water Heater, Leak Detector

Plumbing Diy: All About Drain Traps

Posted by Agentis on Apr 27, 2018 3:11:07 PM

 Ever wonder what that curved pipe is underneath your sink? 

Today we’re going to boost your plumbing knowledge and put a new skill into your DIY arsenal. 

Understanding the drain trap is a good step that will serve you well for diagnosing those strange odors coming up, fixing nagging leaks, or fighting stubborn clogs.

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Topics: Plumbing, Drain, Bathroom Drain, Drain Trap

How to Fix a Running Toilet: The Flapper

Posted by Agentis on Apr 20, 2018 1:56:08 PM

Running toilets are a common household nuisance. They waste a lot of water, and the sound of the water cycling through begins to sound like a constant stream of money as expensive water slips away.

But fear not, fixing a running toilet is easier than you think.

In this post, we’re going to cover a few of the main culprits of a running toilet that you can easily fix on your own.

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Topics: Toilet, Bathroom Remodel, Budget

Can You Fix or Replace a Bathroom Sink on Your Own?

Posted by Agentis on Apr 13, 2018 1:45:01 PM

Replacing major elements – or even the sink itself – can be a large undertaking for the average homeowner.

But if you’re a do-it-yourselfer with the right plumbing knowledge, you can tackle it.

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Topics: Toilet, Bathroom Remodel, Budget

Time For a New Toilet?

Posted by Agentis on Apr 6, 2018 6:42:49 PM

Although toilets have a longer lifespan than other home appliances, they will need to be replaced eventually. 

Here are a few signs it’s time for a new toilet.

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Topics: Toilet, Bathroom Remodel, Budget

Bathroom Facelift on a Budget

Posted by Agentis on Mar 30, 2018 1:18:55 PM

Tired of looking at your same old dreary bathroom?

You want to remodel but don’t want to spend a fortune right now. No worries, we’ve got your back. Here are some tips for doing a bathroom facelift on a budget.

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Topics: Bathroom Remodel, Budget

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