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You don’t want your plumbing to freeze right? Well before the temperature drops too low, take action now. It happens every year and people know it’s coming, yet they still don’t do anything about it…until it is too late. It seems the most obvious thing to freeze is the pressure vacuum breaker. These stick up […]

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Handyman of Las Vegas Concrete Step Repair

Fixing a damaged concrete step is surprisingly easy for you or your handyman. You probably have some of the necessary tools, so you will only need to buy, rent or borrow a few specialty tools. You will first need to chip away any loose concrete to get to solid concrete so that the patch will […]

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I went over to a customer’s house to investigate a noise that the homeowner said was new. The gurgling noise was coming from a small bathroom downstairs that, when any other drain ran in the house, made a loud gurgling sound. The noise occurred when the toilet next to it was flushed or when any […]

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Dressing up your cabinets with new knob or drawer pulls is a great idea. You can totally change the look of your cabinets with just a few hours and a low cost. Cabinet knobs come with screws that enter through the back of the drawer face and screw into the cabinet knob or pull. If […]

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Do you have a toilet that will start running and then suddenly stop for no reason? You need to replace the fill valve and/or the flapper. I’ll bet it’s the latter. Your toilet is running because either water is running in the toilet or water is running out. Take the cover off of the tank and […]

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The answer to the question of whether or not a clogged shower drain can cause a leak is that I guess it depends. Generally speaking a clogged drain won’t cause a leak. However, I can imagine times when there are secondary causes that are associated with the backup of water. Regarding a shower drain, as […]

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When someone says they just installed a new shower diverter, but now they have a leak downstairs, that is a pretty good indication that the diverter installation didn’t go so well. If you were to remove the tub spout diverter you would likely see just a bare pipe (although some are screwed onto threads). With […]

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A quick handyman fix for avoiding scratches on your wood floor by furniture is only minutes away. Wood floors are beautiful until they get scratched up. I see this often in home offices where a desk is the culprit. Some people will push away from the desk and instead of the rolling chair moving, the […]

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Replacing a faucet starts with removing the old faucet. Occasionally, this can be a real chore. Typically you are laying on your back trying to feel your way up to the underside of the faucet to get a wrench on the nuts. The nuts hold the faucet to the sink, and so these must be […]

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A ball valve is superior to a gate valve and only costs a few dollars more. So, whenever you have the opportunity to install a valve, it’s a good idea to use a ball rather than a gate. They install in the same way, so really it is silly not to spend a few more […]

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