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25 Simple Things You Can Do to Prolong the Life of Your Plumbing

[fa icon="calendar'] April 17, 2018 at 8:31 AM / by Home Services Expert

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You may want to grab a calculator. But you'll probably get the idea even without it.

If you brushed your teeth this morning, you probably used 2 gallons of water. Afterward, if you took a shower, you used as much as 5 gallons per minute (though nobody was timing you). Still, that's better than filling a bathtub, which requires about 36 gallons of water.

If you washed the dinner dishes by hand, you probably used between 8 and 27 gallons of water. This may sound like a lot because it is – and it's also why energy advocates recommend using the dishwasher instead. It uses only between 6 and 16 gallons.

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Leaky Shower Head Problems You or a Chico Plumber Can Fix

[fa icon="calendar'] April 5, 2018 at 8:11 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Let’s face it, a leaky shower head is more than just a little annoying. The constant drip drip drip can be heard throughout the house and you’ve reached your limit. While you know you need to do something about it before you start to go crazy, you also know that you are not a plumber.

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Common Dishwasher Problems That Can Be Fixed by Your Chico Plumber

[fa icon="calendar'] March 26, 2018 at 2:33 PM / by Home Services Expert

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There are two main appliances within a home that are loved by everyone. The first one being the washer and dryer. Not only does it make everyone’s life easier by not having to leave the house to do laundry, but your clothes smell wonderful afterwards.

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8 Reasons You Might Need a Chico Plumber

[fa icon="calendar'] January 29, 2018 at 4:21 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Your home is a complex structure. The many systems of your dwelling have to all work together to keep your family comfortable and safe. With lots of parts in the whole system it's inevitable that things will go wrong every now and then. You have to be prepared to act when something goes awry.

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Helpful Terms to Know Before Calling a Chico Plumber

[fa icon="calendar'] January 22, 2018 at 2:09 PM / by Home Services Expert

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At some point you are going to need plumbing help in your home. It's just inevitable that you will have an issue on occasion with some part of your plumbing system. Pipes, drains, water heaters and more are going to need repairing and replacing from time to time.

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7 Tips for Hiring a Chico Plumber

[fa icon="calendar'] January 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Sooner or later you are going to need a Chico plumber. Your plumbing system is complex and while there are smaller issues you can deal with as a homeowner sometimes you will have to call in expert help. You will want to hire a competent plumbing professional, or a good plumbing service company, to handle your plumbing issues.

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When Should You Call a Chico Plumber?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM / by Home Services Expert

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You're a can-do, resourceful homeowner. So when you encounter a plumbing problem, your first inclination is, I can handle it.

But it's worth asking, Can you really?

Certain plumbing tasks may be well within your capabilities, such as checking and fixing a toilet flapper and float, checking your water heater burner and caulking a shower. But plumbing is a highly specialized discipline, which is only part of the reason plumbers with Experts in Your Home must undergo years-long training and rigorous testing before receiving a license.

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Chico Plumbing Help: What to Do When a Pipe Bursts

[fa icon="calendar'] August 2, 2017 at 1:50 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Few home crises can strike fear in the heart of a homeowner as instantaneously as a pipe burst. If you're home when it happens, this mini-explosion can literally jolt you off a chair. And if you walk into your home after the pipe has already blown apart, the sound of surging water can make your stomach lurch with anxiety.

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Chico Plumbing Help: Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Leak Under a Sink

[fa icon="calendar'] July 28, 2017 at 2:22 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Of all the leaks that a home can spring, the ones under a sink are usually the ones that escape the notice of homeowners the longest.

The reason? From what the experts at Experts in Your Home hear, it's most likely because we're not in the habit of getting down on all fours and rummaging through a cabinet under a sink, whether it's in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. We open the door, grab the item we need and close the door. And we move fast.

But we soon make a startling discovery: the item we grabbed happens to be wet – maybe even soaked. This discovery triggers an uncomfortable but reliable gut feeling: something is wrong.

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Chico Plumbing Help: My Toilet is Overflowing - What Do I Do?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 19, 2017 at 2:33 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Discovering an overflowing toilet isn't exactly the way you want to start a day. Then again, it's no way to interrupt or end a day, either.

In the midst of a plumbing crisis, when emotions run higher than the water in your commode, it's easy to make a misstep in trying to regain control of the situation. So allow Experts in Your Home to lead you through the steps now, in a moment of calm, so that you'll know how to respond like a pro.

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