With the cost of utilities on the rise, many homeowners are continually searching for ways to reduce their monthly living expenses. One of the easiest ways to reduce utility costs and do something good for the environment is to replace any outdated plumbing fixtures with new designs, as they are made to provide performance while minimizing excess water waste. Here are four ways a homeowner can upgrade their home and decrease their monthly water bill.
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The sump pump and the garbage disposal are two components of a house that most homeowners don’t give a second thought to. However, if either of these two devices breaks down on you, it can make your life at home quite inconvenient. The following is a guide for homeowners to signs to look out for in case their garbage disposals or sump pumps need to be repaired or replaced.
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The Ins and Outs of Sewage Ejector Pumps
Normally, your plumbing system gets a little help from gravity to direct waste from your home. In certain situations, such as a bathroom in a finished basement, the waste must be forced up in order to be removed from the home. This is when a sewage ejector pump becomes an essential piece of equipment.
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Maintaining a household can be strenuous and daunting, especially if you feel ill equipped for the task at hand. Calix Plumbing offers many services to property owners. One in particular is one that is fairly common, but some let it fall by the wayside until it becomes an issue needing immediate attention.
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For a growing number of people, tiny houses and other types of small living spaces are becoming an attractive option. Many middle-aged adults want to create affordable, independent homes for their aging parents. Young adults site both economic and environmental concerns when choosing a tiny house. Ever responsive to market needs, the home goods industry has begun to manufacture scaled-down appliances and fixtures that are both energy and water efficient.
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Many homeowners call us when they experience a water heater failure resulting in significant water damage to their home and belongings. In many instances, these catastrophes can be avoided if you know the subtle signs that your water heater is about to fail.
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One of the worst problems a homeowner can face is a problem with the sewer lines, but it’s a common issue faced by residents of Woodbridge, Virginia. If you are unsure if you have a problem with your sewer line, there are several signs to look for. Some things to look for include a sewer odor in the house, slow drains, areas of the lawn that are especially lush, the inability to flush a toilet, mold, indentation in the lawn, cracks in the foundation, sinkholes, and a settling foundation. In severe cases, sewage can back up out of toilets, sinks, and drains. It also can begin to form pools in the lawn in the location of a sewer line break.
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Your plumbing system is essential to comfort, safety and well-being. As one of the most heavily used systems in your home, it is important to recognize the signs that your water line needs to be repaired or replaced. This list of signs to look out for will provide you with the opportunity to arrange for prompt and thorough repairs performed by experienced and on-time plumbers.
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The maintenance homeowners perform on their swimming pool during the winter months when not in use can severely impact the value of their properties. A beautiful, sparkling pool that has been well taken care of can increase property value and curb appeal; however, a swimming pool with algae and debris in it, cracked surfaces and broken components can send potential buyers running for the hills if you decide to sell your home. Replacing a swimming pool can be nearly as costly as installing one, but homeowners can rest assured knowing that by following a few easy and quick steps to winterizing their swimming pools, the longevity of the pool can increase substantially.
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When something goes wrong with your toilet, panicking is a perfectly legitimate course of action. However, it is not particularly helpful. Because the toilet performs a pretty important function within the home, it is both a vital fixture, and a somewhat unpleasant one. No one wants to be the guy that has to stick their hands in the tank to fix whatever’s wrong. Still, if something’s wrong, don’t hesitate to call a professional to come and take a look. Here are some common problems that plague household toilets. Continue reading “7 Signs That Your Toilet Need Repairing”