What You Need to Know About Cloudy Tap Water

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Why is your tap water cloudy? If the usually pristine stream from your kitchen sink suddenly seems gray and gritty, take a look at what you need to know about this potential plumbing problem.

What Does Cloudy Water Look Like?

Before you dive deep into the ins and outs of cloudy tap water, you need to separate this issue from other possible problems. Cloudy tap water:

4 Plumbing Factors a Pre-Sale Plumbing Inspection Can Assess

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Before you finalize the sale of your new home, you have to decide which types of professional inspections to pay for in case you want to negotiate with the seller to have them pay for repairs. A home inspector who performs a generalized inspection can help to catch big things (like major roof problems), but you may need other professional inspections as well.

For instance, if the home has a septic system and you haven’t owned a septic system before, you may want to pay for a professional septic inspection so you know what you’re getting yourself into. The same goes for the plumbing system. Like the septic, much of the plumbing system is out of sight, out of mind, and problems may hide until they get serious.

Discover some aspects of the plumbing system that a professional plumbing inspection can assess to give you more peace of mind about the condition of the home before you buy it.

How To Prevent Common Plumbing Issues This Holiday Season

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Winter often means retreating to the cozy indoors to entertain friends and family over an extended holiday season. Your plumbing, though, is often the first to show signs of this increase in indoor activity. Combine cold weather conditions with the increased use of the plumbing during holiday celebrations, and problems are more likely to arise. You can avoid major issues by knowing what to watch out for.

Freezing Temperatures

Frozen pipes are usually the main concern with plumbing during the winter months. Both drains and water supply lines can freeze, with effects ranging from temporary inconvenience to major leaks and damages.

5 Plumbing-Savvy Suggestions That May Save You Money

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Two Men And A Snake - onsite blog photo - Fix Water Leaks and Drips Whether you want to avoid expensive repairs or simply wish to lower your monthly utility bills, your home’s plumbing system is a good place to start. Consider a few measures you can take that could save you money. Anything from installing a new water heater or showerhead to inspecting your home for leaks can be a wise move. Here are a few suggestions you might want to consider.

1. Replace Your Outdated Water Heater Before It Breaks Down

Is your water heater more than a decade old? If so, you probably need to consider an upgrade. Don’t wait until the water heater begins to leak. If you are unsure if your water heater needs to be replaced, consult a plumber.

Plumbing Emergencies and Landlords

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Two Men And A Snake - onsite blog photo - Plumbing Emergencies and Landlords You have a plumbing problem, but your landlord isn’t answering the phone. Do you call a plumber, or do you wait? You might not want to call a plumber since plumbing issues can be expensive, but if it’s an emergency, you need to call a plumber as soon as you can. How can you tell?

How Can a Professional Plumber Save You Money?

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How can a plumber save you money? If you have daydreams about a cost-effective DIY fix, take a look at why a professional fix for your plumbing problems is a less expensive option in the long-run.

Extra Equipment

Unless you have a full professional-level tool set, you need an expert to bring their equipment for the job. Whether you have a clogged drain, broken pipes, or another installation issue, a plumber has the right tools for the job.

3 Reasons Your Toilet Is Randomly Running

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Have you noticed your toilet running and filling with water when no one has been in the bathroom for a while? You don’t have a phantom toilet; you have a malfunctioning toilet. You can check to see if one of these issues is causing your toilet to randomly run and fill.

Reason #1: A Damaged Flapper

When you remove the lid off the toilet tank, you will see an arm that runs horizontally from the outer toilet handle. At the end of the arm is a chain, which connects to the flapper.

What You Need to Know About Your Apartment’s Plumbing

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Are you moving out of your parent’s house and into your first apartment? If this is the first time you’ve lived on your own, take a look at what you need to know about renting and your new home’s plumbing system.

Who Is Responsible for Repairs?

It’s your landlord’s duty to make sure your apartment is habitable. This means the home must have working basics—such as heat and plumbing. While specific laws vary by state, most require the landlord to maintain working plumbing inside of the building. This includes the condition of the pipes, toilets, sinks, and other related fixtures.

How to Save Yourself From Summer Party Plumbing Problems

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The start of the summer season means sun, fun, and plenty of parties. Even though your guests bring good times galore, they also invite plumbing problems. Before your warm weather get-togethers and backyard barbeques get underway, take a look at the top summer party plumbing issues and how to correct them.

Kitchen Conundrum

Your kitchen sink isn’t a garbage can. Even if you have a disposal, putting the wrong things into your plumbing can cause serious problems. If your summer involves parties with a cook-out style, don’t put these items down the drain:

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