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    How to Install an Electric Water Heater

    Electric water heater installation is a great do-it-yourself task. It really isn’t as hard as you may think. If you’re not afraid of doing some basic electrical work and plumbing, you can save yourself some money. The average service life of a water heater is between 8 to 12 years. If your heater is reaching […]

    How to Unclog a Drain Valve: When You Can’t Drain Your Water Heater

    Knowing how to unclog a drain valve can save the day when you have 50+ gallons of hot water in your tank and it doesn’t want to drain! The most common reason a drain valve clogs is from excessive sediment. Sediment can enter your tank with the incoming water supply, and it also can be […]

    How to Repair Water Damage From A Leaking Water Heater

    Water damage and a leaking water heater go hand-in-hand. That’s especially true if you didn’t detect your leak until your floor was covered in water. Once you’ve fixed the leak it’s time to assess your floor for damage.  All types of flooring can suffer water damage. But wood flooring is especially at risk.Depending on where […]

    T&P Relief Valve: An Important Water Heater Safety Device

    The T&P Relief Valve, short for Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve, is a critical safety device on your water heater. This valve may sit quietly unnoticed on your water heater, but it has a very important purpose: To keep your heater from exploding! If your T&P relief valve is properly functioning and your tank has an […]

    How To Replace Basement Stairs: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

    Replacing basement stairs may not be your first choice of a DIY task, but sometimes it’s a necessary home repair project. If you’re willing to rise to the challenge you can save yourself some money, if not, there are plenty of professionals who would be happy to do the work for you.With the right tools, […]

    Mold Growth: How it Grows and What to Do

    Mold growth is a common problem for many homeowners, but if you have a basement, it could be especially problematic. Not only does mold leave unsightly stains, but it can also weaken your walls, floors and even the ceiling! There is however, an even bigger concern, and that is the health risks that can occur with […]

    How To Repair Basement Leaks: Where They Leak and What To Do

    It’s not uncommon for your  basement to leak, but knowing how to repair basement leaks is an important first step. There are 7 main places where a basement will experience waterproofing problems, and knowing what to look for can help you get ahead of a potentially disastrous problem. In some cases you may need to […]

    How to Build a French Drain: A Step-by-Step Guide

    A french drain may be the answer to your problem of pooling around the outside of your house, or if you occasionally notice dampness in your basement. These types of drains can be among the best defenses flooded basements, and combined with a sump pump, a french drain is an extremely effective method of keeping […]

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