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Plumbing Frequently Asked Questions
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


How do I remove a Faucet Handle?

Under normal circumstances, removing a faucet is fairly simply. The first step requires you to turn off the water supply and open the faucet handle to relieve water pressure. Next, you can simply remove the faucet handle. Normally, the faucet handle is secured to the stem with a screw hidden under a decorative cap. Stubborn handles may require a faucet-handle puller. This tool can be found at any large hardware store for less than $20.

What can I do to eliminate sump pump odors?

Sump pumps are typically used to remove ground water from around the perimeter of a building foundation to prevent seepage and flooding into basements and crawl spaces. It is extremely important that...more

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Clogged Sewer Drains
Clogged drains are probably one of the most dreadful and embarrassing household problems. They tend to occur at the most horrid times, causing much unanticipated stress over figuring out a quick resolution. Sometimes the problem gets ignored for quite sometime and the issue

becomes a huge nuisance. Often, the problem is simple. Typically it is due to a clogged toilet drain or tub drain. In rare occasions there may be a heavy duty blockage in the main sewage line. What we do know is that it is often very necessary to fix the problem immediately. On most occasions....more

Distributing Water Around The House
Pressure is the key element that ensures a safe, usable water system. Water pressure provides the energy needed to deliver water to you. Pumps located at the water treatment plant and elsewhere in the distribution system maintain the water pressure. These pumps control the

pressure making it possible for you to get water when you need and where you need it. As water gets carried from the water main to the various plumbed appliances in your home, proper water pressure is absolutely essential for the protection of your faucets, toilets, showerheads and other appliances...more

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