shower wont turn off

What to Do When Your Shower Won’t Turn Off

Do you have a shower that won’t turn off? When water still comes out after you’ve closed your faucet, it’s usually a sign of an issue with the cartridge. The cartridge is a device that stops the water and controls the amount of cold and/or hot water that comes out of the faucet. Over time, […]

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standing water in dishwasher

How to Fix Standing Water in a Dishwasher

A dishwasher is a time-saving appliance that takes most of the work out of post-meal cleanup. However, as with any appliance, it can develop a problem that will need your attention. One of the most common problems that occur is standing water in the dishwasher. Standing water should never be in the dishwasher once the […]

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What Is Water Hammer and How Do You Fix It?

You turn off your faucet only to be greeted with a loud BANG! Meanwhile, your faucet vibrates from the impact. Sound familiar? If so, you’re dealing with water hammer. Water hammer is the non-technical term for hydraulic shock. It occurs when water sends a shock wave that exerts a large amount of pressure. This results in […]

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How To Replace A Toilet Flapper

How to Replace a Toilet Flapper in 6 Steps

The toilet flapper is a tiny, hinged flap valve that lives within your toilet tank. This simple piece of plastic and soft rubber is small but mighty and has an important job to do. Connected by a chain hanging down from the flush handle lever, the flapper allows you to flush your toilet without giving […]

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How to Test a Sump Pump

How to Test a Sump Pump

With all of the rain we get in Florida, not to mention severe weather events like tropical storms and hurricanes, flooding is unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence in this state. So, when it comes to the devices made to prevent our homes from flooding, it’s a good idea to keep them well maintained. Within your […]

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How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Did you know that household water leaks waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water nationwide each year? This is enough water to supply more than 11 million homes! Crazy, right? More than crazy, it’s wasteful and damaging to the environment. However, there are lots of things you can do yourself at home to help […]

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Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

When homeowners think of spring cleaning, scrubbing baseboards, dusting, polishing furniture, and cleaning behind appliances usually come to mind. But what about the plumbing? Every home’s pipes need attention and thorough cleaning on occasion, and there’s no better time than the spring. Part of plumbing maintenance includes a quick check of the plumbing to avoid […]

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How to Stop a Running Toilet

Is a running toilet driving you crazy? There is no reason to let a broken toilet annoy you and your family. One of the items in our houses we take for granted the most is the toilet. We use it every day, and usually it works perfectly fine, but when it doesn’t work right, it […]

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Why Is My Toilet So Loud

Why Is My Toilet So Loud?

Loud noises in your home can be disruptive. And if the source of a high-pitched noise is related to your home’s plumbing, it can be cause for concern. That being said, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to figuring out why your toilet is making unusual noises. To address it properly, you’ll need to pay attention […]

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Noisy Dishwasher

Noisy Dishwasher

There’s no question that appliances make our lives easier: They keep our food cold, they let us cook it or warm it up. They wash clothes. They dry them. And in a dishwasher’s case, they allow us to have elaborate meals without having to deal with the gritty work of scrubbing everything afterward. Dishwasher Noisiness […]

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