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Drains often clog due to improper disposal of waste, especially in kitchens. In bathrooms, the culprits are usually oil residues from soaps, shampoos, and hair. Regular use of a drain cleaner can prevent such clogs.

This usually happens when the rubber flap in the toilet tank doesn't seal shut. Jiggling the handle often repositions the flap to seal properly.

If you're experiencing a shortage of hot water, it could be due to a malfunctioning heating element in your electric water heater.

To prevent your pipes from freezing, insulate them, allow faucets to drip slightly, keep cabinet doors open to let warm air circulate around pipes, seal any leaks where cold air could enter, and disconnect garden hoses.

Immediately shut off the main water supply and contact a licensed plumber to assess and repair the leak.

To fix a leak at the toilet's base, tighten the t-bolts and replace the wax ring.

It's advisable to have your plumbing inspected annually to identify hidden issues, check for leaks, and ensure the overall health of your plumbing system.

Neglecting plumbing problems can lead to water damage, health hazards from mold, higher bills, and structural damage to your home.

Chemical drain cleaners are often toxic and can corrode your pipes over time. It's safer to use products with "friendly" bacteria or contact a professional for serious clogs.

You should always run water when using your garbage disposal. Soft or brittle debris like egg shells and small pieces of meat are safe to dispose of, but hard materials like bones and fibrous materials like corn husks can damage the disposal.

The easiest way is with a plunger. If you don't have one, use dish soap or laundry detergent and boiling water to help break up the clog.

We recommend low-flow toilets that use 1.28 gallons per flush, have a MaP score of 1,000, and a 16.5-inch bowl height. Look for WaterSense-certification.