Are you dealing with a dripping faucet, low water pressure, or clogged pipe? You’re probably tempted to call a professional plumber, and with good reason. Homeowners usually don’t have the necessary skills for a DIY plumbing job. They can even make matters worse in the end, triggering thousands of dollars in property and personal damage. Below are plumbing tips that every homeowner should know. Maybe one of these tips will save you from making a costly plumbing mistake.

South Shore Plumbing Tips

South Shore Plumbing Tip of the Week

Specialty toilet bowl cleaners can get expensive, but there is a way around that

Antacid Tablets
Drop two antacid tablets or one denture tablet containing baking soda into the bowl, let them dissolve for about 20 minutes, then scrub the bowl with a toilet brush.

Grab a bottle of mouthwash from the medicine cabinet and pour ¼ cup (60mL) into the bowl. After about half an hour, scrub the bowl with a toilet brush and flush.

Empty a can of cola into the bowl and let sit for 30-60 minutes before scrubbing and flushing.


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The ins and outs of laundry!

So what is a small load of laundry? What is a large load of laundry? And just how full can you fill a washer?


Underload: Fills the washer tub 1/3 full
Medium Load: Fills washer tub ½ full
Large Load: Fills washer tub ¾ full
Overload: Over ¾ full

The sweet spot is between ½ full to ¾ full.


Staying in this range will not only keep your clothes at optimum clean, but will also save water and energy.


Happy Washing!

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