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Common Toilet Problems You Can Tackle Yourself

[fa icon="calendar'] September 10, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Few of us would claim to be a toilet repair “expert”, and most of us may prefer to leave any and every plumbing job to the pros. There’s nothing wrong with that. Licensed Chico plumbers can take care of your plumbing needs and give you peace of mind, but what if you want to tackle the easier jobs  and save a little money? What if you love rolling up your sleeves and fixing stuff, and a DIY toilet repair seems like just your thing?

If you’re in the second category of die hard DIYers, we’ve compiled some toilet repair strategies to tackle the more common toilet repairs in your home. Read on to find out ways you can fix common toilet problems, and don’t forget that if you get stuck you can always call an expert plumber nearby.

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Plumbing Help: What to Do When Your Shower Won’t Drain

[fa icon="calendar'] August 14, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Have you recently taken a shower and noticed that the water wasn’t draining properly? If the water doesn’t flow quickly and smoothly down the shower drain, but pools up around your feet instead, then you have a clogged shower drain. At first you may not notice the water draining slowly, but eventually you will have a problem on your hands when it won’t drain at all.

When you have a clogged shower drain, you have a couple of choices. The first choice is to try and unclog the drain yourself. And the second choice is to hire a professional Chico plumber to do it for you if you can’t stand the thought of trying a DIY repair (yes we know it can be gross to clean a drain). If you want to try a few quick fixes that could save you some money, then read on!

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Do I Need to Get My Water Heater Flushed?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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One of the tricky things about being a homeowner is staying on top of the maintenance. With all of the different systems involved in a home, it's easy to miss something until there is a larger problem down the road. 

When it comes to water heaters, many homeowners are unsure about the importance of getting a water heater flush and whether it's really necessary, not to mention how often it should be done.

At Experts In Your Home we care about giving you plumbing help and you can always give us a call. In the meantime, read on for answers to these questions and more.

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Should You Install a Kitchen Faucet Yourself?

[fa icon="calendar'] March 06, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Is your faucet busted or your sprayer on the fritz? Maybe you just want a change. Experts in Your Home will send you the best Chico plumbers. Maybe you're wondering - Do I dare install my own kitchen faucet? Some do-it-yourselfers would gladly tackle a kitchen sink without plumbing help. Here are the basic steps involved in installing your own kitchen faucet, along with some things to carefully consider before attempting to do so.

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5 Common Plumbing Problems You May Face

[fa icon="calendar'] February 24, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Most homeowners don’t think too much about the plumbing system in their homes. When all is working as it should, it’s easy to forget all of the different pieces and parts making things work – until something goes wrong. If you have a plumbing problem that needs attention, there’s a good chance you’ll need to call a Chico plumber to come fix it.

It’s good for every homeowner to know what plumbing issues to look out for so that if you have an issue there’s a plan – what to look for and who to call.

Here are 5 Common Plumbing Problems You May Face:

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How do I know if it’s Time for a New Water Heater?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 10, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Most people get so used to reliable hot water coming out of their water heater that they don’t think much about it breaking. But if a house is more than 10 years old or it’s been more than 10 years since a water heater was installed, it may be time to consider replacing it.

The main benefit to thinking ahead is to avoid being caught “off guard” and having a water heater break – leaving you cold in the shower or flooding the area around the water heater.

But how do you know if your water heater is going to need replaced soon?

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

[fa icon="calendar'] December 06, 2019 / 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 / 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 06, 2019 / 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 / 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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