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8 Extravagant Toilet Features You Didn’t Know You Needed

February 17th, 2016

Toilets are very basic fixtures. Push a handle and the water in the tank runs into the bowl to flush down your business. The tank refills for the next person. But what if your toilet could do more? What if it could eliminate fights about who left the toilet seat down and erase any trace of your embarrassing smells? Turns out it can. And much more.

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3 Ways NOT to Unclog Your Toilet (Unless You Want to Damage It)

January 28th, 2016

You go. You flush. The water starts rushing in to clear the toilet. But the water just keeps rising. The toilet is clogged! In a panic to take care of the clog, many people make costly mistakes unclogging their toilet. We don’t want that to be you!

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How to Quiet Your Noisy, Knocking Water Pipes

December 18th, 2015

Do you hear a knocking noise every time someone flushes the toilet, takes a shower or uses a faucet? Besides being a nuisance, the problems causing this noise can hurt your plumbing and shorten the lifespan of your fixtures.

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How a Gas Water Heater Could Accidentally Poison Your Family

November 19th, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.”

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How to Properly Dispose of Cooking Oil (Without Clogging the Kitchen Sink)

October 27th, 2015

Turkey, chicken, okra—everything gets deep-fried during Georgia Thanksgivings. But what do you do with gallons of leftover oil? Well, whatever you do, don’t pour it down the kitchen sink—unless you want a massive clog in your sewer line (and a plumber’s bill to boot).

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3 Silly Reasons You Fail to Unclog Your Toilet

October 1st, 2015

It happens to us all. Your toilet gets clogged and now you’re scrambling to unclog it before you’re discovered. Problem: You’re failing spectacularly. Why? You can seem to unclog the toilet fine sometimes, but not other times. Maybe we can help by highlighting 3 common mistakes homeowners make when trying to unclog their toilet.

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2 Problems That Corrode Your Water Heater Tank & Shorten Its Lifespan

August 28th, 2015

Fact: 69% of water heater failures are a result of a slow leak or a sudden burst, according to And water heater failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident. But you can avoid this problem by knowing the 2 common causes of water heater corrosion: Deteriorated anode rod andSediment buildup.

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3 Signs Your Water Heater Will Go Bad Soon

July 10th, 2015

What’s worse than having no hot water? Having that hot water flood into your home due to a water heater bursting. According to, “Water heater failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident after the deductible was paid.” Yikes!

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What’s worse than having no hot water? Having that hot water flood into your home due to a water heater bursting.

June 11th, 2015

Imagine if nasty raw sewage started backing up into your home through all your plumbing drains. Well, that’s what happens when you have a main sewer line backup. A sewer line backup is not only unhealthy, but difficult and expensive to repair. And your home insurance may not help you pay for damages, either.

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How to Keep Tree Roots From Wrecking Your Sewer Line

April 24th, 2015

While trees add elegance to your landscape, their roots can give you a $4,000 headache if they invade and break your main sewer line. Roots grow towards sewer pipes because they hold water, nutrients and oxygen—things roots crave. And if the root finds a crack or leak in the pipe, they’ll creep in the pipe wall and grow into the pipe, blocking off the flow of waste into the sewer.

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