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How to Replace the Thermocouple on a Hot Water Heater

Having trouble keeping the pilot light on your gas hot water heater lit? More often than not, when the pilot light on a gas hot water heater will not stay lit, it is because of a defective thermocouple, which is a device that will turn off the gas should the pilot light ever go out. It is a piece of tubing that connects the pilot on the hot water heater to the gas controll

Plumbing Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a fun and exciting time for families, but it can also be a stressful time for your plumbing system. Having extra guests means more people using the bathroom, which can certainly impact your plumbing system. Below are some of the top holiday tips provided by the folks at Rooter-Man:

Don’t Pour Oil or Grease Down Drain

Try to avoid pouring

How to Change a Drain Trap

Have you ever looked under your sink at the pipes? Probably not. However, the drain trap, which is comprised of the U-shaped pieces of pipe, is an important element of your sink drain. Without a drain trap, your sink would be unable to properly drain and your health would be at risk.

Within the curved section of the drain pipe, there is a plug of water that acts as a se

Winterizing Pipes Properly

Winterizing your home’s pipes is necessary if you live in a climate where the temperature can get near or below freezing. Frozen pipes can easily burst, causing serious damage. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect your home.

Step 1: Locate vulnerable pipes. The first thing to do in winterizing your plumbing is to pinpoint all areas where