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Return Home To Find A Flood? 4 Steps To Take When You Find A Broken Water Pipe

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Broken water pipes can lead to extensive damage inside your home, especially if you’re gone when they break. The steps you take after you discover the break can determine how much damage your home sustains. Here are four steps to take as soon as you discover the flood. Turn The Water Off You should turn the water off to the house as soon as you discover the broken pipe. If you’ve been away for an extended period of time, you may have a substantial amount of water inside your home.…

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Drains: How To Stop The Clogs Before They Start

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It’s an ugly, smelly fact of life–if you use indoor plumbing, at some time in your life, you’re going to have to deal with a clogged drain. The culprits in a clogged drain situation are many–hair, soap, grease, scum, and other, ahem, unmentionables–but the reaction is pretty much the same across the board–revulsion, followed by halfhearted attempts to clear it, followed by a call to your plumber. However, there are several measures you can employ to prevent clogged drains before they ever start.…

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Consider A Second Well For An Irrigation And Outdoor-Use Pump

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You’re interested in having an irrigation system installed to keep your large rural yard watered regularly, but you’re concerned about the impact this might have on your well pump. You may be able to have a second well drilled and another pump installed that would only be used for irrigation and other outdoor purposes. Using this irrigation well would greatly extend the life of your primary pump. Reasons to Install a Second Pump…

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