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Why diy water heater repair projects fail and what you can do

Why DIY Water Heater Repair Projects Fail and What You Can Do

DIY water heater repair is an excellent way to save a little money if you know what you are doing. That simply isn’t the case for most homeowners. A poor job may damage your heater, leading to a costly replacement. If you aren’t sure, don’t even try. The challenges to pulling off a successful water…
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Effects of a clogged storm drain and its possible solutions - santa cruz, ca duncan plumbing

Effects of a Clogged Storm Drain and Possible Solutions

A storm drain, which is sometimes known as a catch basin, is essentially used to collect water run-off from rainwater while channeling it out and away from buildings, yards, parking lots, or other areas where it might pool and potentially cause damage. Clogged storm drains negate this function, and if not taken care of quickly,…
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How the storm and roof gutter drains should be cleaned to work properly

How The Storm And Roof Gutter Drains Should Be Cleaned To Work Properly?

Storm and roof gutter drains are an integral part of our homes. They help us control and remove most of the water that comes into our home from outside sources such as storms and heavy rain and it also helps to keep the water out of our crawl spaces. However, the importance of these two…
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Must we fix any leakage in sewer pipes immediately?

Must We Fix Any Leakage In Sewer Pipes Immediately?

Have you noticed signs of leakage in your home’s sewer pipes? If so, the situation is probably as welcome as a weekend visit from the in-laws. Unfortunately, you cannot afford to ignore them completely… and the plumbing problems shouldn’t be overlooked either. On a serious note, knowing whether the sewer pipe repair job should be…
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Two ways to stop leaks in flexible plumbing supply lines

Two Ways to Stop Leaks in Flexible Plumbing Supply Lines

Flexible Plumbing Supply Lines Two basic types of flexible supply lines are available – tubing or braided hoses.  Plain and corrugated copper tubing and plastic tubing require ferrules and nuts for connections to the stop valve. The fixture ended differs for faucets or toilets.  Braided flexible supply lines – either plastic or stainless steel –…
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10 things to remember when installing any new faucet

10 Things To Remember When Installing Any New Faucet

Faucet Installation Tips Although it is a simple job, installing a new faucet can be challenging.  Because of the location of the faucet, the tricky part is accessing the parts, says your local Santa Cruz plumber.  You will probably end up on your back reaching up behind the sink to loosen the faucet mounting nuts,…
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