Recent Pipes Articles


What to Do About Noisy Pipes

Posted by Mel Sherman | Mar 21, 2017

Are noisy pipes cause for alarm? They should be. Your plumbing is the kind of thing you don't really think about too much. Until there's an issue - then it's hard to think about anything...


Busted Pipes: Why They Happen and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Mel Sherman | Jan 23, 2017

A busted pipe can be utterly devastating - both for your home and your wallet. Unfortunately, having to replace the pipe may turn out to be the least of your issues as you may also...


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Learn the Secrets of Your Water Shutoff Valve

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 28, 2016

What do you consider the most important part of your house? Sorry, the refrigerator doesn’t count. Neither does the TV, even if it’s an enormous flat-screen model that...


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Write a Contract with a Home Improvement Contractor

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2016

Home improvement can be a complicated business, especially if you are getting extensive remodeling or major plumbing or electrical work (such as whole-house re-piping or rewiring) done....


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Help! My Dream Home Failed Inspection

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 02, 2016

House hunting is an emotional business. Home buyers often talk of "feeling the right chemistry" or "falling in love" when they visit a particular property. Well, we Networxers have...


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Household Plumbing Questions You Always Wanted to Ask

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 23, 2016

Q. Do I need a permit to upgrade my plumbing? A. When in doubt, check it out. Even an apparently minor plumbing upgrade like water heater replacement may require a permit, and every...


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Solve the Mystery of Those Weird Noises Your Home Makes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 29, 2015

Creak ... squeak ... groan ... eek ... sometimes it sounds almost as if your house is alive. But that couldn't be. Or could it? Well, your home is built of materials like concrete,...


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Six Great Gizmos to Organize Your Kitchen Storage

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 20, 2015

One thing we Americans can't seem to get enough of is storage space. And nowhere in our houses is that more true than in the kitchen. This room is the heart of the home, as well as...