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Common Plumbing Problems

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 4, 2013
Plumbing problems can happen even with the best-kept homes.  If you’re not a plumber it is still possible to fix some plumbing problems without having to call a plumber.  There are five basic plumbing problems you can fix yourself.  1- Leaky faucet: it may just need the washers replaced. 2- Clogged drain: the household plunger might work on […]
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Clean Your Oven Without Toxic Chemicals

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 1, 2013
Clean your oven without toxic chemicals by using: baking soda, table salt, dish soap, and water. You will also need a spray bottle, rubber gloves, plastic scraper, a bowl, and sponge.  Mix 1  cup baking soda, 1/3 cup of salt and 1/3 cup water.  Remove the racks and spray with water.  Spread the salt mixture on entire oven interior.  […]
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Halloween Safety

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 31, 2013
Halloween Safety is pertinent to your child having fun tonight: * 12 yrs. and under should be with an adult  * Drive slowly * Walk on paths and sidewalks * Use reflective clothing, glow sticks and flashlights * Only go to homes with lights on and well-lit streets * Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods * […]
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Water Heater Safety

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 30, 2013
Your hot water heater could be overheating if you ever experience steam or boiling water coming out of your hot water faucets. You should shut the water heater off ASAP. Then call De Hart Plumbing to come have a look at it and see what the next steps are to having safe, not scalding hot water.
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Chex Mix

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 29, 2013
Chex mix – 3 cups each, Corn, Wheat & Rice Chex. 2 cups each pretzels & peanuts. Melt 1 stick butter and mix in 3 tablespoons Worcestershire, 1 tsp. garlic powder & season salt and 1/2 tsp. onion powder. Toss all together and bake on 2 baking sheets @ 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 mins. […]
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Cracked Toilet Seat

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 28, 2013
If your toilet seat cracks you can do a fix-it project with some wood glue and a bar clamp. Remove the seat, spread the crack open and add a generous amount of glue to both sides, squeeze together with the bar clamp, wipe off excess glue and allow to dry over night. Then reinstall. If it cracks […]
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When Did We Discover Plumbing

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 25, 2013
Plumbing originated during ancient civilizations, such as Greek, Roman and Persian times. Improvement in plumbing systems proved to be a very slow process. Plumbing systems were extremely rare until the growth of modern densely-populated cities in the 1800’s. During this time period, public health authorities began pressing for better waste disposal systems to prevent disease epidemics. Back […]
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How Pipes Freeze

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 24, 2013
When water freezes it expands. That’s why a can of soda explodes when left in the freezer. When water freezes in your plumbing pipes, it expands the same way. If the frozen water expands enough it can cause the pipe to burst, causing serious damage. Pipes that are adequately protected along their entire length or are […]
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Hard Water and Hair Color

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 23, 2013
Hard water can be an annoyance if you have color treated hair. Hard water can not only make your hair feel less soft and difficult to manage but will also lead to discoloration and change the tone of your hair once it is colored.  There are a number of things you can do to keep your color […]
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