Water Heater: The Danger In Continued Temperature/Pressure Relief Valve Dripping

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The Temperature/Pressure Relief (TPR) valve is designed to help prevent boiler explosions. It does so by relieving a water heater system of any excess pressure that may buildup due to thermal expansion or any other water heater malfunctions. When a TPR valve is doing its job, you will see it dripping with hot water or steam. However, if the dripping is continuous, it should worry you. Why? Because it is a sign that there is an underlying water heater problem that needs immediate fixing.

11 February 2016

The Home Auto Mechanic's Guide To Garage Floor Drain Maintenance

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If you frequently work on your vehicles in your garage, then it is important to keep its floor drains clean and free of accumulated grease and dirt. After each project is completed in your garage, take a moment to inspect the drain and check to make sure that nothing is blocking its water flow. This is vital to ensure that the drain is working properly and will drain storm water or flooding from a failed water heater in the case of an emergency.

10 February 2016

How Can You Prevent Damage To Your Well Pump During A Drought?

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While short-term or seasonal dry spells shouldn't have much of an impact on the volume of water in your household's well, long-term droughts -- like those currently taking place in the Northeast and Southwest -- can wreak havoc on your water supply.  Even if your well is still holding water (albeit at a lower level), operating at low water levels can put a tremendous strain on your well pump, shortening its lifespan and increasing the risk of pricey repairs.

10 February 2016

Fixing A Leak In Heating And AC Ducts

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If you have a hole in your home's heating and cooling duct work, it can cause the system to work harder in order to keep the temperature regulated. This can make your energy bill skyrocket and can also prevent your home from feeling comfortable during hotter and colder months. Fortunately, a hole in your duct work is easy to repair and can be done with a few tools and some easy steps.

5 February 2016

Noisy Faucet? Here's How To Fix It

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Does your faucet make a wheezing, whistling or screeching sound whenever you turn on the water? This can be a real nuisance when you're using the water while others are sleeping. Even in the middle of the day, the noises can send shivers up your spine! Don't ignore that noisy faucet any longer. Chances are, one of these quick fixes will put an end to the noise – and if they don't, your plumber should be able to fix it pretty easily.

28 January 2016

Tips For Reducing Water Consumption

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If you use too much water, then you might be putting unnecessary strain on your pipes and faucets. However, there are quite a few other reasons that you might want to cut down on your water usage as well. Maybe you have become more environmentally-conscious or maybe you just don't want to continue to pay your current utility prices. Regardless of why, there are a variety of ways that you can go about reducing your water usage.

20 January 2016

Putting Off Hiring A Plumber? You Could Find Yourself Facing These 3 Problems

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If you have noticed that you have various plumbing issues going on around the house, you probably know that you should hire a plumber soon. However, due to the cost or other issues, you might be putting it off. Although you might not think that it's a very big deal to wait to hire a plumber, you should know that delaying plumbing work can result in much more serious problems. These are some of the potential issues that you might find yourself dealing with if you don't hire a plumber to come in and address your plumbing issues soon.

12 January 2016