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DIY Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Remodel

Rachael Jones is a blogger for DIYMother, where women aren’t afraid to use power tools in a dress.

When deciding to renovate your bathroom, part of the dilemma is coordinating the décor and deciding if you should replace your outdated sink with a double or single bathroom vanity. Both types have their own positives, but adding the right vanity could depend on the number of people you have living in your home and how much room you have in your bathroom. Aside from this, going with new bathroom tiles, new lighting fixtures, and even a fresh coat of paint can go a long way.

Double Vanities

Now, before you begin redesigning your bathroom, it’s important to keep in mind the necessary plumbing work for your new bathroom design. If you plan on moving the location of your shower and tub or even your bathroom sink, you’ll need to hire a contractor to complete the necessary plumbing work to make these items functional. If you don’t have the budget for this type of work, make sure you keep your new vanity as close to the plumbing lines as possible.

How to Find a Leak in Your Home

Find a Leak in Your Home

If you suspect a plumbing leak in your home, don't wait for it to get worse. Target the problem with these DIY tips and save yourself time and money by identifying the issue before calling in the professionals.

Water leaks on your home can cost you a bundle. However, how do you know you have one? Below are a few simple steps to help you identify a leak and target the issue before it gets out of control.

1. Toilet Check: Make sure your toilet is not leaking by removing the top of the tank and listening closely. If you hear any hissing. do your best to locate where the hissing is coming from. Determine whether or not the origin of the hiss is in a reachable area and whether you have the tools to fix it. For assistance, consult your trusted plumber.

Tips To Clean Duct AC Units

Tips To Clean Duct AC Units

You may be surprised to discover that you are ultimately contributing to indoor air pollution simply by running your air conditioner regularly. This is simply because over time, the air ducts on your air-conditioner can become clogged with dust and other debris. When this happens, it's best to recruit the help of a professional to give you advice about how to best clean your air ducts.

Tip #1: Cleaning The Components

As a starting point, make sure your service provider is fully qualified to clean all the components of your air conditioner correctly. Normally, your professional will first use special tools meant to loosen dirt within the ducts themselves.

What You Need To Know About DIY Plumbing Repairs & Maintenance

DIY Plumbing Repairs & Maintenance

Well, you’ve decided to replace or upgrade the plumbing of your home. Then you may have stumbled onto so much information that you really don’t know where to start anymore. Don’t worry, we are here to help you out! Listed here are just some of the ways to get you started on your diy plumbing, and will help you to become a home plumbing related specialist.

Make sure to check your home plumbing every year for oxidation. A lot of people may not do this and might end up having defective corroded water lines. When you see that your piping starts to show sign of oxidation or corrosion, it is vital that you have them inspected and repaired straight away to avoid further damage to your home and plumbing.

5 Easy Ways to Save 1,000 Gallons of Water a Year

Water Conservation Tips

Over the last century, the population on earth has tripled, and our water consumption has even grown at twice that speed. The rising demand for good clean drinking water and the general trend toward urbanization has stressed our  groundwater supplies to the absolute breaking point, and water has now become one of the most precious resources on our planet.

Extend a Downspout Away From Your Home

Extending Downspout

To avoid the water from collecting near your home where it can cause damage to the foundation or footing of the house and to keep the water out of your basement you can extend the downspouts to a set of drainage pipes that lead further away from your home.

The gutters are designed to channel the water off your roof after that the downspouts will channel the water away from your home. When the rainwater or water from melting snow and ice that gets carried off the roof by the downspout does not get channeled far enough away from your home, it will gather against the foundation and footings and it can eventually get into the crawlspace or basement.

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