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UPVC pipe burst
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

7 Common Plumbing Issues in Older Homes

Old properties can be charming but often have plumbing problems lurking under the surface. Learn about the most common plumbing problems in old homes.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Test a Water Heater Element

Water heater on the fritz? Read on to find out which steps you can take to find out if it's being caused by a faulty water heater element.

Leaking Water Heater with puddle
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How to Tell When It's Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Replacing a water heater involves a lot of inconvenience and expense. However, knowing when it's time to replace your water heater can potentially save you from astronomically high energy bills.

Critical case for a major plumbing and drainage repair
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Long Does It Take to Replace the Pipes in Your Home?

Repiping your house is an expensive and disruptive undertaking, so it's natural to wonder how long you'll have to wait to use your plumbing fixtures as usual.

Man installing alternative energy photovoltaic solar panels on roof
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Are the Different Types of Solar Panels Available?

Homeowners have many choices when it comes to solar panels. However, having so many options can make it hard to know which type is best for your needs and budget. 

Man washing hands in bathroom sink at home checking temperature touching running water with hand. Closeup on fingers under hot water out of a faucet of a sink.
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Causes Low Water Pressure? (And How Do You Fix It?)

If you're experiencing low water pressure, it could be a sign of a more serious fault with your plumbing system.  This guide will help you troubleshoot what might be going on in your pipes.

Man uses diesel-powered wood chipper to shred up recently pruned tree branches
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

When Is Professional Tree Removal Necessary?

Although it may cost you more to hire the pros, it’s likely worth it in the long run to ensure the tree is removed properly, efficiently and without causing any unnecessary damage to your home.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Many Outlets Does a House Need?

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to how many electrical outlets you need in your home, but understanding the rules around outlets can help you ensure your setup is both practical and safe.

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