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How Do I Run a Water Line to My New Fridge?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 6, 2019 at 3:24 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Purchasing new appliances during the holiday season is the way to go when you want to get the best deals. That new fridge you’ve been eyeing is finally on sale and you can purchase it without regret knowing you got the best price.  

After setting up all the delivery details you patiently wait for your new fridge at home. Picture this, your new fridge is being delivered and you’ve had the movers place it near the spot your old fridge occupied. You begin to hook up all the cables so you can put the food you took out of your old fridge into your new one. Then you run into a little bit of a problem.

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What Does the Valve Next to the Kitchen Sink Do?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 12, 2019 at 9:32 AM / by Home Services Expert

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To make everything run smoothly in your kitchen you have to understand what each part of an appliance does. Yet, have you ever found yourself wondering what the heck the little valve next to your kitchen does? It’s been there for years but until now you’ve never even looked twice at it. 

While you may guess that the valve has something to do with your kitchen sink, mainly because it's right next to it, you'd be incorrect. The valve is actually for the dishwasher and is commonly known as the dishwasher air gap. An air gap's purpose is to prevent drain water from the kitchen sink backing up into the dishwasher, contaminating your cleanly washed dishes. 

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Why is There Water Coming Out of the Faucet When the Shower's On?

[fa icon="calendar'] September 6, 2019 at 10:24 AM / by Home Services Expert

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It’s a common problem. You turn on the shower, step in and notice that the tub faucet is leaking water while the shower head is also running water. This can be an annoying problem because it takes away from the water pressure in the showerhead, which is essential to a good shower. Your shower may also take longer due to the low pressure, wasting water in the process as it pours out the tub faucet.

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Common Reasons Why Your Toilet Tank is Leaking

[fa icon="calendar'] August 16, 2019 at 10:05 AM / by Home Services Expert

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The toilet is the main throne in the home, whether we like it or not. This seat gets used on a daily basis and will get some wear and tear over time, which can turn into leaks. The tank on the toilet may be the reason for these leaks because all of the valves and pipes are located in this area. Here are some common reasons why the toilet tank might be leaking and a few tips on how to fix them.

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What Can I Do About Low Water Pressure in My Home?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM / by Home Services Expert

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If the shower stream in the morning is barely a trickle, the dishwasher or washing machine takes awhile to cycle through, or your sink won’t fill up so you can do the dishes, you’re probably feeling frustrated and losing your patience. These are all signs of low water pressure and there are a few things you can try to fix it.

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Tips to Prevent Mold Growth in Common Plumbing Areas Around Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] August 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM / by Home Services Expert

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A common area that mold likes to grow in and around are pipes. These dark and moist areas help the mold grow and if there are any leaks or condensation in those areas then mold can spread. Here are the most common plumbing areas that can have mold and some tips on how to prevent mold from growing.

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What to Do When the Washing Machine Stops Draining

[fa icon="calendar'] July 26, 2019 at 10:53 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Your dirty laundry’s status has upgraded from pile to mountain. This means that it’s time for a laundry day. However, a washing machine that refuses to drain all the way can halt these plans.

 

Here are some reasons why your washing machine might not be draining, some tips on how to fix the problem yourself and when it’s time to call in an Expert.

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Why Does My Water Go From Scalding to Freezing with No In-Between?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2019 at 11:57 AM / by Home Services Expert

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We’ve all been there before, you’re taking a shower and the temperature is so nice you haven’t thought twice about it. Then all of the sudden you’re scalded with extremely hot water and have to jump out of the way of the water stream. Then shortly after, the water turns freezing cold. This experience is no fun for anyone, and you may be wondering “why does my water keep changing temperatures?"

Of course this isn’t limited to just the shower – it can happen at any temperature controlled source of water. Here we will list the common reasons this happens and the possible solutions to the problem.

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Why Does My Home Tap Water Smell Like Chlorine?

[fa icon="calendar'] March 12, 2019 at 5:21 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You come in from a morning jog or afternoon working in the yard. You’ve been out in the sun, some beads of sweat on your face, and all you can think about is a nice, cold drink of water. As you take a glass from the cupboard, turn on the tap water, and watch it fill up, you smell something resembling bleach. You take a drink of water anyway and it tastes like pool water! Is there something wrong with your plumbing?

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How to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains

[fa icon="calendar'] February 8, 2019 at 2:50 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Are you tired of seeing those cloudy, crusty white spots on your faucets, in your bathtub or even on your dishes? Hard water stains can show up just about anywhere in your home – whether you’re pouring your coffee from a cloudy carafe, washing dishes from a spotted faucet, or scrubbing a toilet that just doesn’t seem to come clean. Hard water stains can make parts of your home look less than ideal, but you can get it gleaming again.

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