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  • Here's How A Grungy Sink Drain Can Make Your Dishwasher Stink

    Dishwashers are supposed to clean and sanitize dishes, so it's never a good sign if your dishwasher smells bad. If you're having this problem and there isn't any food caught in the drain of your dishwasher, then the smell might not actually be your dishwasher's fault. Here's a potential reason why your dishwasher is stinking and what you can do about it. Dirty Drain Your sink, whether it has a garbage disposal or not, deals with a lot of food waste.
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  • Do These Before Calling An HVAC Technician

    A malfunctioning HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) is best serviced by a professional technician. However, this doesn't mean you should pick up the phone and call a technician every single time you suspect your unit isn't functioning efficiently. This is because there are simple things that may interfere with your HVAC's operations, and it's best to eliminate these things before calling a technician. Here are a few things to try first the next time your HVAC is acting up:
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  • Why Did the Tap Water Suddenly Change Color?

    It's never a nice sight when you turn on a faucet in the office kitchen and find the tap water has turned brown, red, yellow, speckled, or some other color. Tracing the problem isn't always easy, but most of the time, you can get a pretty good idea of what's going on. Your first step is to check with the facilities department and see if the city has been flushing out the utility lines; that can knock sediment and rust into the water.
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  • 4 Benefits Of Installing A Precast Septic Tank

    A precast septic tank is made of concrete. It is shaped and put together before it is taken to your home and installed. There are specific advantages that come with installing a precast septic tank. #1 Precast Septic Tanks Don't Float Precast septic tanks are made out of concrete, and they are really heavy. They will not float up through the dirt over time like other septic tanks that are made of lighter material.
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  • Have A Well? Know About These 3 Potential Problems

    If your home relies on a well to provide water, you may be well aware that it can have problems. If the pump stops working for any reason, you won't have running water until you get it repaired. It will help to diagnose a well water problem on your own, since it may be simple enough to fix without the help of a plumbing company. Lack of Power A power outage is a common problem that can affect your well pump, and it's more common to happen in rural areas that have blackouts and power surges.
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  • Smell Waste In Your Flooded Basement? What To Do Now

    If heavy rains have become a problem for your area and your basement has flooded with water and sewage, there are some things that you want to do. You have to act fast because sewage in the home is very dangerous. You need to know whether the sewer pipes have backed up, whether the sump pump is pumping sewage into the house, and many other things. A plumber should come to the home to fix the sump pump and find out what is flooding and causing a problem.
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  • Problems That Guests Can Cause To Your Plumbing

    Do you have guests that are going to be staying at your home? If so, they can end up causing some problems with your home's plumbing. If they do not know what should and should not go down your drains, it can lead to clogs and other problems that require professional help. Here are some common plumbing problems you may run into with your visiting guests. Putting Oil Down Your Drains
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  • Why Is Water Puddling Beneath Your Water Heater?

    If you find small puddles of water beneath and around your hot water heater, you may think that the tank has a leak. Although it's possible for water heater tanks to leak, the real source behind the puddling water might not be as bad as you think. If condensation forms on your water heater's housing, it can drip to the flooring beneath the appliance. You can see if condensation is the cause of the puddles with the tips below.
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  • Signs Of Signal A Possible Water Leak Under The Foundation Of Your Home

    A slab leak is a serious plumbing problem. One of the worst things about it is that water can be leaking under the slab for a long time and you may become so accustomed to the higher water bills that you don't suspect you have a problem. It's not until you suddenly have a huge water bill when the pipe begins to gush that you realize something serious is wrong.
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  • The Pluses And Minuses Of Different Types Of Water Treatment Systems

    Each type of water treatment system has its good and bad points, but if your water supply is loaded with minerals, hard metals, or biological contaminants, any improvement is a good one. Here are a few examples of water treatment systems and the specific water quality issues that they address. Water Softening Systems These systems use the introduction of sodium ions into a water supply that is plagued with mineral deposits such as calcium and magnesium.
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