Kurt Lee

Why High Pressure In Your Plumbing Pipes Is Bad And How A Plumber Might Lower The Pressure

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The water pressure in your plumbing pipes should be in a certain range. Pressure that’s too low is annoying when you shower or use water for washing dishes and rinsing food. Pressure that’s too high might feel great when you’re taking a shower, but the high pressure can cause damage to your pipes over time. Here are some disadvantages to having high water pressure and how your plumber can lower the pressure to a normal range.…

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Summer Plumbing Troubles And How To Solve Them

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Summer is a season for barbecues and pool parties. Unfortunately, it is also a season when plumbing problems can arise. Here is a look at some of the primary plumbing problems that seem to pop up in the summer months, along with some good advice for dealing with them. Tree roots growing into sewer lines Trees like to have a growth spurt in the late spring and early summer. Once the sun comes out, they can harvest more energy and make more food, and some of that food is used to expand the root system.…

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What Does It Mean If Your Toilet Is Sliding Around?

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Feeling a toilet move under you can be quite alarming, and with good reason. Your toilet should never move an inch when you’re trying to use it, and if it does, it means that you have a problem on your hands. If you get help for this issue quickly, you’re unlikely to have a serious headache, but if you don’t, you could end up needing significant work on your bathroom. Here’s why.…

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4 Quick Tips For An Awesome Portable Toilet Rental Experience

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Portable toilets are essential at any outdoor event. They can be a low-cost, convenient way to ensure all of your attendees have a way to take care of their needs while on-site. Before you have those toilets dropped off, however, there are a few quick tips that deserve your consideration.  1. Rent more than you think you need. You might be tempted to save money by only renting a couple of portable toilets, but this strategy can quickly backfire.…

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2 Things To Check When Your Furnace Stops Working

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You expect your furnace to keep you warm all winter long. However, there are times when it may not do that. If it has stopped working or just doesn’t work as well as it used to, there are some things that you can try before you call the furnace repair shop to have someone come out and do the work for you. Less Heat One problem that you might have is that your furnace is still putting out some heat, but it’s not nearly as much as it used to be, and there isn’t as much air coming out through the registers.…

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Learn More About Your Drains and Hydro Jetting

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If you don’t know much about your plumbing beyond knowing that putting grease down the drains is very bad, then you should do what you can to learn more about it. There are a lot of different types of problems that can be prevented with just a basic understanding of your home’s plumbing system. Something you should learn about is clogs and hydro jetting. Knowing more about these two things can prove to be extremely helpful and can save you a whole lot of money by avoiding plenty of issues.…

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Precious Water Resources, Septic Systems, And Your Rural Home

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If you live in an area where municipal sewer and water lines do not reach your home, you need a well for water and a septic system for waste treatment. The problem is that septic systems can contaminate the groundwater that supplies your home, which is why a good septic system design is important. The following tips will help ensure that your groundwater supply is protected from contamination when you have a new septic system installed.…

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Drain Cleaning And How It Helps Your Plumbing System

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Drain cleaning is done by professional plumbers to give your plumbing system the best chance at removing waste water from your home without forming clogs. When you try to clean your drains using chemical drain cleaners, you are usually harming your pipes more than you are helping them. A professional drain cleaning should be done once a year to keep your drains in good working order. You should also schedule cleaning whenever you notice you have a systemic problem and more than one drain is going slow or you have odors coming from your drains.…

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The Best Energy Efficient Improvements For Plumbing When Renovating Your Home

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If you are doing major renovations to your home, you want to make sure that there are energy-efficient improvements done too. Some of these improvements can be done to mechanical systems like HVAC and plumbing. The plumbing improvements that you can do will improve efficiency, add resources to your home and protect it from damage. The following are some of the best energy-efficient improvements to do to your home when renovations are done: …

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Emergency Splashdown: When Pipes Burst And Basements Are Flooded

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The absolute worst thing to happen in plumbing is rarely the smelliest thing. True, an overflowing toilet or a backed-up sewer drain is an emergency, and it smells and looks awful, but it is never nearly the worst plumbing thing that can go wrong. The worst plumbing problem, and one that causes a lot of emergency work for plumbers, is burst pipes. Here is why this emergency plumbing issue is so much worse than any other plumbing problem.…

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