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Outdoor hose bibb with a hose attached.

Dealing with Leaks in Your Outdoor Hose Bibb

Have you noticed a leak in your outdoor hose bibb? It’s a common issue that homeowners run into. Here’s what you need to know.   What is a Hose Bibb? A hose bibb is a spigot located on the exterior of your house where you can connect hoses and get water outdoors. A hose bibb makes gardening, lawn care, and other outdoor activities convenient. However, if your hose bibb develops a leak, it wastes water and makes it messy

A hand under a running showerhead.

Is Your Showerhead Leaky? Here’s the Problem

Leaky showerheads are a common home plumbing issue. There are a number of possible culprits. Here are the most likely causes of your leaky shower.   Common Causes of Leaky Showerheads Limescale Buildup Limescale is the white, flakey mineral deposit that builds up on showerheads and other fixtures as a result of hard water. When limescale builds up on and inside your showerhead, it can block the openings and make it difficult for water to flow up. This causes pressure

A plumber working on a water heater.

Water Heater Installation: Do I Really Need a Professional to Do it?

If you are wondering whether you can install your water heater yourself, read on to learn why we highly recommend going with a professional installation instead.   Benefits of Professional Water Heater Installation Choose the Right Water Heater A professional will make the best recommendation on what model of water heater to get based on your home, budget, and needs. When you choose to hire a professional, you can feel confident in the water heater you pick because they will

What to Do if You Drop Something Valuable Down the Drain

Shut off the Water The first thing you should do is shut off the water. You can either shut off your main water valve to the entire home or turn off the water valve that only goes to the affected drain. This will prevent any flooding or water damage.    Remove the Drain Plug Remove the plug from your drain. If it is a fixed plug, you may be able to simply unscrew and remove it. If not, you may

A bathtub with mold on the surrounding tiles.

Tips to Prevent Mold & Mildew in Your Bathroom

Use Your Bathroom Fan Often Make sure that you run your bathroom fan every time you take a shower or bath. The steam created by the hot water from your shower or bath makes for a lot of humidity, and mold and mildew thrive in humid environments. Running the fan helps to reduce humidity and prevent mold and mildew from forming.   Wash Bath Mats, Towels, & Shower Curtains Regularly Towels, bath mats, and curtains get damp and full of microbes, which

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