How to Set Up Washing Machine Plumbing

July 28, 2021

Is it time to upgrade your washing machine? Installing a washing machine is fairly quick and straightforward if you’re replacing an old one. However, it may be possible to install one from scratch if you have some familiarity with basic plumbing. Keep reading to learn how to install a washing machine to both new and existing plumbing. 1. Turn Off the Water Before you start disconnecting pipes, you’ll need to turn off the main water supply to your house. You can do this by turning the shut-off valve on your water main.

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What Type Of Plumbing Pipe Is Best?

May 13, 2021

It’s important to have good plumbing in your residence. A good system is resistant to leaks and will last decades. Fortunately, you have some great options when it comes to pipes. PEX PEX plumbing pipes have been used in residential construction since the 1990s. This material is very flexible and comes color-coded. PEX plumbing pipes are safe for drinking water. They don’t corrode from minerals or water and can last about 50 years. PEX plumbing pipes usually are red and blue for hot and cold water respectively. They look like hard plastic. Copper

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How to Save on Your Water Bill

April 5, 2021

You may be searching for ways to reduce your monthly water costs if you feel overwhelmed. Missing your monthly water bill payments can affect your credit. Therefore, it’s paramount to analyze your water usage and cut on unnecessary usages to make your bills more affordable and enable you to make payments without breaking the bank. You can consider these options to cut your water usage and lower water bills. Collect Rain Water Collecting and using rainwater will reduce water usage in your home. Therefore, the next time it rains, consider collecting and storing rainwater in large

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Why Does My Bathroom Smell Like Sewage?

March 9, 2021

Sewage odors in your Sparks, NV, home’s bathroom are an unexpected surprise. The odors may make you feel nauseated and uncomfortable. Here are some of the reasons why these odors can develop and some tips on what you should do to get rid of them. P-trap Problem Water needs to stay in the P-trap piping. If it evaporates, the sewer gases from your main sewer line can seep through the plumbing. The pipe may have a crack in it, or there could be an issue with the sewer. Broken Toilet Seal or Wax

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Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Bad for Plumbing?

January 5, 2021

Clogs in kitchen and bathroom drains not only aggravate homeowners, but they may also lead them to worry about overflows and other plumbing problems. Retail stores offer a quick solution to clogs: chemical drain cleaners. Is it wise to use chemical drain cleaners, though? When a plunger fails, turning to chemical solutions might not be the wisest next step. The Trouble With Chemical Drain Cleaners The contents of liquid drain cleaners are formulated to dissolve the source of a clog. Unfortunately, these ingredients may also cause damage to the pipes. This damage might not be severe

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What Is the Average Lifespan of a Water Heater?

December 3, 2020

There’s nothing like a hot shower to help you relax at the end of a long day. To be able to enjoy that shower, though, you need to have a reliable water heater that delivers hot water when you need it. If you have an older water heater in your Sparks, NV, home, you may be wondering if you might one day find that your water heater is on its last leg. To see if a replacement might be in your future, here are some insights into the lifespan of a water heater from Gibson Plumbing & Mechanical.

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Many Benefits of Energy Efficient Plumbing and Heating Systems

November 17, 2020

Energy-efficient plumbing and heating systems have soared in popularity because of their beneficial features. Having one is advantageous to both your wallet and the environment you live in. The average home uses more than 20% of its energy costs on plumbing and heating systems, so this is another reason why energy-efficient appliances are sought after by so many homeowners. Here are a few more benefits of going the energy-efficient route. Be a Part of the Betterment of the Earth Some issues related to the earth are controversial, but it is undeniable that we can do more

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Easy to Solve Water Pressure Problems

August 11, 2020

If you’re unable to wash dishes while someone is taking a shower, you have a water pressure problem. If you are watering your lawn, and you can’t run a bath at the same time, you have water pressure problems. There are some reasons for low water pressure that aren’t that difficult to fix. Here are some easy to solve water pressure issues you may encounter. Low Water Pressure at Just One Fixture You may be having a problem with just one faucet in your home. You should check to make sure the aerator isn’t clogged or

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Why Are My Plumbing Pipes Making Noise?

June 16, 2020

If you hear a strange noise coming from your plumbing pipes, the type of sound they’re making can clue you in on what the problem is. There are five common sounds you may hear. These are the things your pipes are trying to tell you. 1. Humming A humming sound coming from your plumbing pipes means the water pressure is too high. High pressure makes your pipes vibrate, which results in a humming noise. While this sound can occur in any home, it can most often be heard in homes that rely on well water. 2. Whistling

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How to Open a Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve

April 17, 2020

Many homeowners keep their distance from their water heater. However, water heaters are not as complex as many believe, and they need to be observed and maintained on a regular basis. One important but easy-to-understand component of this essential appliance is the pressure relief valve. What Does the Pressure Relief Valve Do? The function of the pressure relief valve is to discharge excess pressure that builds up inside your water heater’s tank. Without this device, your water heater could explode under extreme pressure.

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