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Water Heater Tips
< 1 min read • January 26th, 2024

How Do You Turn Up the Water Heater? A Homeowner’s Guide

How Do You Turn Up the Water Heater? (0:00-0:01) Is your hot water tap never quite hot enough for you? Many homeowners and renters find themselves pondering, “How do I turn up my water heater?” Whether it’s for that extra bit of warmth or ensuring a comfortable and safe water temperature, adjusting your water heater is a skill every homeowner
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Water Heater Tips
< 1 min read • January 19th, 2024

How Old Is My Water Heater? Quick Age Determination Guide

How Old Is My Water Heater? (0:00-0:01) Knowing the age of your water heater is essential for efficient operation and safety. An older water heater runs less efficiently and poses risks such as leaks or failure. If you’ve ever wondered, “how old is my water heater,” this quick guide is for you. Watch the video or keep reading, and we’ll
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Drain Cleaning Tips
< 1 min read • November 1st, 2023

How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink: 2 Effective, Natural Methods

Is your bathroom sink is sluggish? If so, you can try a few effective DIY remedies before calling in a professional. In this video, Master Plumber Ike Bagley shares how to unclog a bathroom sink with two natural and effective methods. You’ll learn how to use a plunger to eliminate standing water and how to clean a P-trap, which will
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Garbage Disposal Tips
< 1 min read • October 25th, 2023

How to Use a Garbage Disposal Without Slowly Killing It

Are you using your garbage disposal as a secondary trash can to dump your food? If so, you should rethink how to use a garbage disposal to prolong its lifespan and protect your plumbing. In the video below, Master Plumber Ike Bagley shares common mistakes homeowners make when using their garbage disposals. You’ll learn what you can and can’t put
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Homeowner Tips
< 1 min read • October 15th, 2023

Easy Ways to Avoid Water Waste

Here, homeowners can learn three easy ways to reduce their water consumption and costs.
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Faucet Tips
< 1 min read • October 10th, 2023

Top Faucet Brands to Consider — and Avoid (According to Master Plumbers)

With hundreds of faucet choices available to homeowners, deciding between top faucet brands can be a daunting task. But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with our list of tried and tested, top-notch faucet brands that master plumbers trust because of their reliability, longevity, and availability. Read more or watch the video below for tips on selecting the best faucet
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Plumbing Tips
< 1 min read • October 5th, 2023

Garbage Disposal Not Working? This DIY Couldn’t Be Easier.

Is your garbage disposal not working? If so, don’t worry. You can diagnose and repair jams quickly and efficiently with a bit of know-how and a simple Allen wrench. Watch the video below or read more to learn how to fix your garbage disposal manually and how to use the garbage disposal reset button to get it spinning freely again. 
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Water Heater Tips
< 1 min read • September 28th, 2023

What Is an Atmospheric Water Heater: Advantages and Disadvantages

What is an atmospheric water heater and what exactly makes it distinctive from other types of water heaters? Hint: it’s primarily the ventilation system.  What Is an Atmospheric Water Heater An atmospheric water heater is one of the most common gas water heaters. They’re popular among homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency, cost savings, and environmental benefits. If your home
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Water Heater Tips
< 1 min read • March 12th, 2023

Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting Guide

Losing your hot water puts a damper on your daily routine. Thankfully, you can do a few simple things to diagnose and fix the issue. From a quick reset to water heater element testing, we’ll help you eliminate the guesswork with our water heater troubleshooting guide. Read more to learn how to identify common water heater problems, then watch the video below to see how to easily test your water heater element.
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Toilet Plumbing Tips
< 1 min read • February 28th, 2023

Fixing Phantom Flushes: a DIY Guide for Your Leaky Toilet Flapper

Have you ever heard your toilet flush seemingly without cause? Don’t worry: It’s not a ghost. It’s a “phantom flush”. This phenomenon usually happens when the flapper in your toilet tank isn’t functioning correctly, causing the water in your tank to leak into the bowl. (If you’re not sure if your tank is leaking, try this easy toilet dye test.)
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Sump Pump Tips and Tricks
February 2nd, 2024

Sump Pump Not Working: Understanding Sump Pump Failures and Solutions

Sump pump not working? Sump pumps serve as the unsung heroes of home maintenance, quietly protecting your basement from unwanted water and the potential havoc it can wreak. Yet, when a sump pump fails to operate, it can lead to a sense of helplessness and frustration, especially when it’s pouring down rain, and your basement or crawl space is taking ...
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Water Heater Tips
January 26th, 2024

How Do You Turn Up the Water Heater? A Homeowner's Guide

How Do You Turn Up the Water Heater? (0:00-0:01) Is your hot water tap never quite hot enough for you? Many homeowners and renters find themselves pondering, “How do I turn up my water heater?” Whether it’s for that extra bit of warmth or ensuring a comfortable and safe water temperature, adjusting your water heater is a skill every homeowner ...
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Water Heater Tips
January 19th, 2024

How Old Is My Water Heater? Quick Age Determination Guide

How Old Is My Water Heater? (0:00-0:01) Knowing the age of your water heater is essential for efficient operation and safety. An older water heater runs less efficiently and poses risks such as leaks or failure. If you’ve ever wondered, “how old is my water heater,” this quick guide is for you. Watch the video or keep reading, and we’ll ...
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Drain Cleaning Tips
November 1st, 2023

How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink: 2 Effective, Natural Methods

Is your bathroom sink is sluggish? If so, you can try a few effective DIY remedies before calling in a professional. In this video, Master Plumber Ike Bagley shares how to unclog a bathroom sink with two natural and effective methods. You’ll learn how to use a plunger to eliminate standing water and how to clean a P-trap, which will ...
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Garbage Disposal Tips
October 25th, 2023

How to Use a Garbage Disposal Without Slowly Killing It

Are you using your garbage disposal as a secondary trash can to dump your food? If so, you should rethink how to use a garbage disposal to prolong its lifespan and protect your plumbing. In the video below, Master Plumber Ike Bagley shares common mistakes homeowners make when using their garbage disposals. You’ll learn what you can and can’t put ...
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