23 February Overhead shot of a person using a sink

Why Do My Drains Smell?

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A plumbing system that is in good working order should do two things: supply clean water to your home and direct wastewater away. For the latter function, various kinds of drains in your home or property play a critical role. For example, the drains in your sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets all channel wastewater away. Because of this, they may emit bad drain smells from time to time. Read More

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09 February Photo of a modern kitchen sink with a faucet

How to Properly Install a Kitchen Faucet

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At one point or another, every homeowner is faced with the need to change a kitchen faucet. It could be because of wear and tear, a completely broken faucet, or just looking to upgrade. If you’re in this situation and are looking for a complete and actionable guide on how to change kitchen faucets or how to install kitchen faucets, you’re in the right place. Read More

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28 January A man applying finishing touches on a newly-installed sump pump

How to Install a Sump Pump in Your Basement

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Basement flooding is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. The average cost of a basement flood can set a homeowner back $2,000 (for minor floods) to around $25,000 (for more substantial floods). Taking into account that flood-prone basements could possibly flood multiple times a year, expenses can easily tally up. Read More

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14 January Close up of an exposed frozen pipe

Will Frozen Pipes Thaw on their Own?

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Frozen pipes are one of the most common problems that homeowners face during the winter season. In the U.S. alone, more than 250,000 homes suffer damage from frozen pipes each year, causing damages estimated at around $400-500 million. In fact, studies conducted by the insurance industry state that the amount of water damage caused by frozen pipes (that burst) ranks second only to hurricanes. Read More

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22 December Close up of a reduced pressure zone device backflow preventer

Types of Backflow Preventers

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Backflow preventers are devices installed in the pipes of your home or building to ensure that water flows in one direction and never the opposite. These kinds of devices protect potable water supplies against contamination from various kinds of cross-connections, thereby keeping drinking water safe and clean for everyone. Read More

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