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Plumbing Mirror

A small mirror of the kind carried in purses can be helpful in diagnosing toilet clog problems. If the toilet becomes clogged, position the mirror so it reflects up the drainway. Then shine a flashlight on the mirror to see if a foreign object like a child’s toy...
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Replacing Pipe

When replacing sections of old galvanized pipe, use two smaller pipe wrenches to avoid twisting and jarring the rest of the pipes. Try to avoid excessive pressure or you may cause more leaks in joints down the line. When leaks develop, always inspect the rest of the...
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Hot Water Savings

Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to save money on your gas/electricity bill.  If you have children in the house, this is also a safety measure.
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Water Quality Report

The majority of consumers rely on local utilities to produce a safe and ample supply of water. Your local water agency is responsible for sending you an annual Consumer Confidence Report that should list the source of your water, what contaminants may be in the water,...
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Water Heater Savings

Water heaters consume much of their energy just to keep a supply of hot water ready and waiting in the tank. The heat gradually leaks out of the tank until the heater turns on again to heat the water back up. To minimize this heat loss, ready-made kits for insulating...