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3 Signs That Your Sump Pump Needs to be Replaced

Sump pumps. If you own a home that has one, chances are that you've at least heard that term bantered around before. It's also likely, though, that you haven't had many interactions with it or even thought about it since you bought your home.

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When Leaks Go Wrong: Protecting Your Insulation

Your home’s insulation might protect the walls, but it’s susceptible to moisture damage. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don’t think about their insulation until it’s too late. But drips and leaks—when left unchecked—can cause a lot of damage. Below, we’re covering the best ways to protect your insulation, from the ground up.

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Is Your Water Heater Using Too Much Energy?

Energy is a necessity, and it shouldn’t be wasted. You might not realize your utility bill’s steady increase before it’s too late. In many cases, the water heater can be blamed. If you’re dealing with a high gas, electric or water bill—watch out. Your water heater might be behind the efficiency problem. Check out these cost-saving water heater tricks:

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5 Maintenance Tips for Your Water Heater

Your water heater is an example of one of the many household appliances that you don't really think about until something goes wrong with it. Think about how often you rely on this often-hidden household necessity, though. From your morning shower and preparing dinner to making sure that your kids are clean before they go to bed and knocking out the dinner dishes before you turn in the night, your water heater is an appliance whose longevity can be extended by instituting a few maintenance tips. 

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What Does a Running Toilet Really Cost You?

When it comes to a running toilet, many homeowners ignore it. They consider it a little problem they’ll get to eventually. However, a running toilet is a costly problem that should never be ignored. If you have a leaky toilet, then there are real cost to you each month and real cost to the environment each day.

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Why Should You Consider a Trenchless Sewer Repair?

Damage to the main sewer line can be a costly problem. In addition to getting the repair, you have to contend with restoring your lawn once the repair is finished. If the trench passed underneath your driveway, then you’ll have to install new concrete in addition to new sod. Fortunately, there is another way to make repairs to your main sewer line. In fact, many homeowners would say it’s a better way; it’s trenchless sewer repair.

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DIY Toilet Installs Can Cost You More in the Long Run

Americans have a can-do attitude when it comes to home repairs. Although that’s a nice attitude to have, some DIY projects fail. In fact, a recent study from Esurance highlights that over half of the Millennials surveyed had to file a home insurance claim following a failed DIY project.

Toilet installs are home projects that may seem simple enough to DIY, but they can go terribly wrong. In fact, a faulty DIY toilet install can lead to more problems and cost you more money than you anticipate.

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Why You Should Get Your Air Conditioner Repaired in the Winter

You rely on your air conditioning heavily during the warmer months. As such, the constant use can take a toll on your air conditioning, and it can increase the chances that your air conditioning system will stop working if it’s not maintained as it should be maintained.

If your air conditioning stopped working at the end of summer and you delayed getting it fixed, you may be in luck. Homeowners can reap a lot of benefits by getting their repairs done during the off-season.

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3 Ways to Tell That Your Plumbing Needs to Recover From the Holidays

The holidays are a time of great fun and excitement. This often means that you have more people in and out of your house with lots of activity going on. While the holidays are typically fun for you and your family, your home's plumbing system might see things a bit differently. Your plumbing system could be showing signs that it needs help recovering from the holidays. Watch for the below signs when it comes to your plumbing and take steps to address them sooner rather than later. 

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Is the Air in Your Home Making You Sick?

Although you may find it hard to believe, the air in your home could be making you sick. Are you spending more time in your home? Have you noticed that you cough more or have trouble taking deep breaths, then you may be inhaling harmful substances that are living right under your nose.

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