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Yellowbook Plumbing Answers

How do I fix a running toilet?

A running toilet is an annoyance, but it’s not something that requires a plumber to fix...More

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How do I fix a toilet that won't flush?

There are three likely scenarios that could explain why your toilet won’t flush...More

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How do I fix low water pressure?

Low water pressure can make taking a shower a miserable experience, and may make performing routine chores like doing dishes or washing clothes near impossible...More

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How do I replace my water pressure regulator?

If you’re handy, you can save the few hundred dollars a professional plumber will charge you to replace your water pressure regulator by doing it yourself...More

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How do I fix a leaky faucet?

A bathroom faucet that leaks from around the handles could be the simple result of a loose bolt or a corroded gasket...More

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Why does my water heater run out of hot water quickly?

A water heater that runs out of hot water too quickly is not normal...More

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How often should I have my septic tank pumped?

As a general rule of thumb, septic tanks should be cleaned approximately every 3 years. However, the more people you have living in your home and using the system, the more often you will need to clean the tank...More

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Should I switch to a tankless water heater?

Many people feel that switching to a tankless water heater will provide the best bang for their buck when it comes to monthly and yearly energy savings, but that’s something of a misconception...More

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How do I fix a clogged sink drain?

Clogged sink drains can be easily handled in one of two ways: the chemical approach, or the natural approach...More

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How often should I maintenance my water softener?

Water softeners work to reduce calcium and magnesium levels in hard water that can prevent detergents from dissolving properly and doing their job...More

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Why does my toilet flush slowly?

If your toilet is suddenly experiencing a lag in the length of time it takes to completely flush, the obvious first step is to assume that there’s something clogging your sewer line...More

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How do I install a garbage disposal?

Installing a garbage disposal does not require the help of a professional...More

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How do I unclog my garbage disposal?

If your garbage disposal has become clogged up and is no longer operating properly, there are a few steps you can take prior to calling a plumber or repair man...More

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How do I replace a kitchen sink?

Installing a new sink to your kitchen is a relatively simple process, as long as you’re staying with the same size...More

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Are copper pipes better than plastic pipes?

Copper pipes are more popular with homeowners than plastic PVC pipes for several reasons...More

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Why does my sink gurgle when it's draining?

A gurgling sound when your sink is draining could be the sign of several issues, not just a blockage in the pipes...More

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Why is the water from my tap cloudy?

Cloudy water coming from your tap may look harmful or unappetizing, but it isn’t bad for you...More

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How do I remove iron from my well water?

Iron content in your well water supply is not a health concern, but it can make the appearance and taste of your water quite unappealing...More

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Why does my dryer smell like it’s burning?

If you experience a burning smell coming from your clothes dryer when it’s in operation, this could be a sign that your blower assembly needs to be cleared of lint...More

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What cleaners are safe for septic tanks?

Due to the fact that septic tanks rely on bacteria to break down the sludge inside, it’s important to remember not to use anti-bacterial cleaners when purchasing laundry detergent, dish washing detergent, and general bathroom and toilet cleaners. ...More

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