Winter’s here, bringing freezing temperatures with it. And unfortunately, cold weather can cause a homeowner’s nightmare: frozen pipes. Here’s what happens: When temperatures drop, trapped water in pipes can freeze. Since water expands when it freezes, it can cause the pipes to rupture. And when the pipes thaw, that’s when homeowners might come home to…

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Owning a home is expensive. In addition to your mortgage, insurance, and taxes, you must constantly maintain your home to preserve its value. Utility costs can rack up big bills, too. But when it comes to your water bill, there are many simple things you can do that result in big savings. Fix leaks Dripping…

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Drip. Drip. Drip. The average family can waste 180 gallons per week, or 9,400 gallons of water annually, from household leaks. That’s equivalent to the amount of water needed to wash more than 300 loads of laundry. Household leaks can waste approximately nearly 900 billion gallons of water annually nationwide. They can also cause low water pressure because not all of…

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We all know how important it is to keep the water running and the pipes working in our homes. Inevitably, a plumbing problem will arise here and there. If you’re the handy type, you can DIY a solution. If the problem is beyond your expertise or you’re decidedly non-handy, you can call your local problem…

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As long as you have water coming out of the faucets and your toilets are flushing, you probably haven’t given much thought to how your indoor plumbing operates, other than to be grateful for it. But when those things don’t work, the question becomes “why?” It’s likely that something’s gone wrong in the pipes. So…

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Ah, the garbage disposal. It’s a hardworking member of your appliance family that takes care of those potentially smelly food scraps that you don’t particularly want to place in the trashcan. And since the garbage disposal does work so hard, it’s not surprising that you’ll experience a problem with it every now and then. One…

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