Professional Plumbing Tips

How to Replace Your Shower Head with a Water-Efficient Model

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Homes use up a lot of water, even if you use it efficiently and have habits that limit wasted water. A lot of inefficiency results from the devices we use around the home, such as faucets, sprinklers, and shower heads. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to reduce water usage without having to drastically change your habits or schedule, switch out your shower head for a water-efficient model, especially if your house is older with an older plumbing system.

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Keep Your Toilet in Good Shape with Simple Maintenance

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Toilets may be one of the most used fixture in a home, and if they are not properly used and maintained, they may also be one of the messiest fixtures to clean up, repair, or replace. Upkeep on a toilet is relatively simple, which is much easier than neglecting it and possibly finding yourself in need of a difficult toilet replacement. Follow these tips to help keep your toilet in good shape longer.

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Properly Test Your Home Water Pressure

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Your home's water pressure is important for comfort, efficiency, and even safety, so it is important to test pressure correctly to do no harm to the plumbing system and yourself.

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Three Problems That Lead to Early Pipe Replacement

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Pipes are essential to your water and plumbing system but can be surprisingly fragile. Anything from overtightening a water line to dumping too much grease down your kitchen drain can cause you plumbing frustrations, even if it seems like the pipes should be able to handle it. Whether you're a homeowner or a tenant, here are some of the most common culprits that can lead to early pipe replacement.

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What Could Be Clogging Your Home's Yard Drain?

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If your house has a pool or extensive landscaping, you probably have an exterior drain to help manage any accidental water overflow. This drain sends excess water to your street's drain, so it doesn't locally flood your property. Unfortunately, that connection fail with backups in your yard or any potential clogs caused by your yard's trees. Prevent clogs in your exterior yard drain to ensure you don't become swamped with a standing water swamp.

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