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4 Maintenance Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Dishwasher

A dishwasher is one of the best conveniences offered in the kitchen, especially if you are on-the-go like many families. Keeping the unit well-maintained or repaired will make it more economical and increase its life expectancy. It is advisable by some manufacturers to use the dishwasher daily to keep it in good running order, and free of any collectible debris. However, that is not the only recommendation. Tip #1: Inspect, Repair, and Clean the Gaskets Read More 

Thaw Outdoor Water Lines And Keep Them Protected

If you live in a cold climate where water lines inside of the pump house on your property often freeze, learn how to thaw them out with the following steps. Once the pipes are working the proper way, insulate them to prevent them from becoming frozen again. Materials electric heater hairdryer towel ruler thermal insulation thermal tape scissors hanging heat lamp Thaw Out The Plumbing Turn off the water supply. Read More 

Drains Not Acting Right? 3 Simple Ways To Keep Things Flowing

When it comes to the maintenance on your home, if you're not cleaning the drains, you could be setting yourself up for some serious plumbing problems. Virtually all waste that flows out of your home will go through your drain pipes – including water, solid waste and all the food that your garbage disposal grinds up for you. Over time, your drains can fill up with debris that doesn't make it all the way to the septic tank or sewer lines. Read More 

Key Plumbing Questions New Home Buyers Should Ask

If you're getting ready to buy your first house, it's easy to find yourself lost in the excitement and losing sight of smaller details. One of the things you should be careful not to overlook, though, is the condition of the plumbing. Here are several plumbing things that you should be attentive to when you're getting ready to lock in a contract on that first house. How Old Are The Pipes? Read More 

Natural Gas Leaks: Know How To Spot One And What To Do Next

Natural gas is widely used in U.S. homes for heating and cooking, but gas leaks are abundant—especially in older homes where copper lines haven't been replaced yet by aluminum or plastic. How do you know if you have a gas leak in or near your home? What do you do if you find one? Look for the signs of trouble. Gas leaks are common around appliances, like stoves, water heaters, and dryers, and they are often caused by human error, like failing to install the appliance properly. Read More