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7 Best Water Softeners on the Market

Do you have trouble with hard, mineral-rich water? You can improve your water with one of these seven top-rated water softeners.

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5 Toilet Paper Alternatives That Will Definitely Clog Your Pipes — And 2 Things That Won’t

Running out of toilet paper? Make sure you don't make matters worse by flushing something that could clog pipes or...


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PEX Supply Pipe: Everything You Need to Know

PEX piping is the biggest revolution since the flush toilet. Learn what it is and everything in between with this...


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8 Best Bidet Toilet Seats for 2020

Bidets and bidet toilet seats are becoming more and more popular in the United States. If you're in the market,...


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2020 Vision on Smart Toilets

Discover what a smart toilet can do for your health and lifestyle.

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5 Top Myths About Septic Systems

There's a lot of misinformation out there about septic systems. Here's what you need to know.


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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...

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How to Extend Your Water Heater’s Lifespan

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing and extends your water heater's lifespan.


What Is a Water Softener and How Does It Work?

Depending on where you live and your water supply, investing in a water softener to pull harsh minerals out of...


5 Easy DIY Ways to Trick Out Your Toilet

Functionality and fun for your home’s most important feature.


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DIY Water Heater Testing and Repair

A one-hour DIY repair that will save you the cost of calling the plumber

How to Choose the Right Water Softener

How to Choose a Water Softener How to Size a Water Softener


How Do I Know if I Have Frozen Pipes and How Can I Stop It?

Frozen pipes are a headache no one wants to deal with. Here's how to prevent and spot frozen pipes, as...


10 Plumbing Services You’ve Probably Wasted Money On

You don't need to call a plumber for every leaky pipe or clogged drain. Often, some simple plumbing fixes are...


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10 Most Common Plumbing Code Violations DIYers Make

Violating code can also cause serious difficulties down the line if you try to sell your house or make major...


Water Heater Venting Fixes

Use a reducer to solve a water heater vent size problem

How to Regulate the Hot Water Heater

Install temperature regulating valves without tearing up the bathtub wall


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Why You Should Invest in a Tankless Water Heater

If you're looking to make an investment in your home, a tankless water heater is a good place to start....


Water Heater Installation

Replace it yourself and save hundreds of dollars!


Fix a Water Softener

Try these three solutions when your water softener begins to fail


How to Install a Power-Vented Water Heater

Power vents simplify a gas hot water heater installation


DIY Water Heater Installation

When your water heater begins to leak, you have to install a new one fast.


How to Plumb a Water Softener

Branch off cold water lines to outdoor faucets before running the cold water through the water softening system.


Replace a Water Softener Resin Bed

Do it yourself and save the $150 service fee

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Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair


Choosing a New Water Heater

New technology can save energy and money


How to Flush a Water Heater

Extend the life of your water heater: Learn how to drain water heater fluid and get your water heater running...



How to Repair a Water Softener

Fix your water softener injectors, brine tank and regenerate the resin tank.


How to Sweat Copper Pipe

Get perfect, leak-free plumbing joints every time.