New Homeowner's Guide: How To Get Your Child's Stuck Toy Out Of A Toilet

Some kids love to play around water – especially the water in your toilet. The fun just increases when they put a toy in the toilet bowl and flush the handle so it spins around and around in the water. The problem is the toy can get flushed down into the toilet and get stuck. You'll have to remove the toy before you can use the toilet again to go to the bathroom.

Why Is Your Water Bill Suddenly So High?

Leaks can be sneaky. They may show up in places that appear to have no relation to the actual source of the leak, or you may not have any visible signs of a leak at all, but your water bill seems unusually high. What's a homeowner to do when they're experiencing leaking without an obvious source? How to Tell if You Have an Active Leak You can conduct a home leak detection test to find out if you have a leak that's active.

How To Lower Your Water Bill

Spiking utility bills can wreak havoc on anyone's household budget. Gas and electric bills certainly do their damage, but water bills can also be a drain on your bank account. If you believe your water bill is higher than it should be, you can try a few ways to remedy the problem. Checking for Leaks Plumbing leaks are one of the main causes for high water bills. Some leaks may require the services of a plumber to find and fix, particularly leaks in buried or concealed pipes.

Tips For Preventing Septic Tank Overflow

You absolutely do not want your septic tank to overflow. It will cause the area around your septic tank to smell very bad and will pollute the soil in which your septic tank rests. Here are some tips for making sure that your septic tank does not overflow and you don't have to deal with either of these problems, or any other problems that a septic tank overflow could cause.

How To Clean Plugged Burners On A Gas Furnace

If your furnace is not starting properly and warming your home, you should check the burners. Dirt and rust can build up inside the burners and clog the pipes moving gas from one burner to the next. You have to remove the burners so you can clean them out and restore the flow of gas necessary to heat your home. Keeping the burners clean means you'll avoid hefty furnace repair down the road.