Home Warranty Resources

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, or you’re looking for some quick DIY tips, you can find numerous articles and infographics to help you get started. Be sure to read more and find out how to best use your Landmark Home Warranty.

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Have a clogged sink or water heater that isn’t working? Check out our plumbing maintenance articles and infographics.

How Does a Garbage Disposal Work?

In 1927, a man by the name of John W. Hammes invented what he called the InSinkErator, which was installed in a sink's drain, took food waste, ground it up, and flushed it into waste lines. Now, almost nine decades later, many sinks have a garb...

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How Does a Garbage Disposal Work?

In 1927, a man by the name of John W. Hammes invented what he called the InSinkErator, which was installed in a sink's drain, took food waste, ground it up, and flushed it into waste lines. Now, almost nine decades later, many sinks have a garb...

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Why Does The Shower Heat Up When The Toilet is Flushed

You know the drill: when someone else is in the shower, you don’t flush the toilet. If you do, the person who is showering gets a face full of scalding hot (or cold) water. It’s unpleasant, painful, and probably due to your water pressure in yo...

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Why Does The Shower Heat Up When The Toilet is Flushed

You know the drill: when someone else is in the shower, you don’t flush the toilet. If you do, the person who is showering gets a face full of scalding hot (or cold) water. It’s unpleasant, painful, and probably due to your water pressure in yo...

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Why Water Heater Repairs and Replacements Aren’t Instantaneous

Water heaters generally work for about 10 years. How long they last depends on maintenance, the type of water in your home, and the installation. When they do stop working, you know the drill! You call your home warranty company if your water h...

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Why Water Heater Repairs and Replacements Aren’t Instantaneous

Water heaters generally work for about 10 years. How long they last depends on maintenance, the type of water in your home, and the installation. When they do stop working, you know the drill! You call your home warranty company if your water h...

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DIY: Fix a Rust Spot on Your Tub

Rust is that red or brown flaky coating that turns up on the outside of metal. It’s usually found after a piece of metal has been left outside and hasn’t been protected with some type of paint. According to Rust: The Longest War, the United St...

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DIY: Fix a Rust Spot on Your Tub

Rust is that red or brown flaky coating that turns up on the outside of metal. It’s usually found after a piece of metal has been left outside and hasn’t been protected with some type of paint. According to Rust: The Longest War, the United St...

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How to Know if Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

Wouldn’t it be nice if you were able to purchase a water heater for your home and never have to replace it again? Unfortunately, with regular use, your home’s systems and appliance wear out and you have to purchase new ones. (Go here for ali...

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How to Know if Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

Wouldn’t it be nice if you were able to purchase a water heater for your home and never have to replace it again? Unfortunately, with regular use, your home’s systems and appliance wear out and you have to purchase new ones. (Go here for ali...

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How to Flush Sediment Out of a Water Heater

Every homeowner knows how important it is to clean and maintain your systems and appliances. However, many homeowners don't know that flushing a water heater every year can remove a build-up of sediment from the bottom of the tank. Flushing sed...

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How to Flush Sediment Out of a Water Heater

Every homeowner knows how important it is to clean and maintain your systems and appliances. However, many homeowners don't know that flushing a water heater every year can remove a build-up of sediment from the bottom of the tank. Flushing sed...

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The Difference Between Boilers And Water Heaters

To many homeowners who aren't experts in the plumbing field, a water heater and a boiler seem to have the same functionality. They both heat water throughout the home. Of course, while the functionality is the same, a water heater and a boiler...

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The Difference Between Boilers And Water Heaters

To many homeowners who aren't experts in the plumbing field, a water heater and a boiler seem to have the same functionality. They both heat water throughout the home. Of course, while the functionality is the same, a water heater and a boiler...

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Pros And Cons Of Tankless Water Heaters

Should You Buy a Tankless Water Heater? Pros and Cons The mechanics of a tankless water heater may seem puzzling, but purchasing one might be your next best investment. If you’re shopping for a water heater, learning more about this option ca...

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Pros And Cons Of Tankless Water Heaters

Should You Buy a Tankless Water Heater? Pros and Cons The mechanics of a tankless water heater may seem puzzling, but purchasing one might be your next best investment. If you’re shopping for a water heater, learning more about this option ca...

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How To Replace A Shower Diverter Valve

When you turn on your shower and switch the water from the tub to the showerhead, does the water keep pouring out from the tub’s faucet? If so, you probably will need to replace the diverter valve in your shower. If your shower won’t switch f...

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How To Replace A Shower Diverter Valve

When you turn on your shower and switch the water from the tub to the showerhead, does the water keep pouring out from the tub’s faucet? If so, you probably will need to replace the diverter valve in your shower. If your shower won’t switch f...

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Why Does My Faucet Keep Running When I Turn On My Shower?

Everything You Need to Know About Your Shower's Diverter Valve Showering is something you do fairly frequently. You’re no stranger to stepping in the shower, turning on thefaucet, and adjusting the taps to get the perfect water temperature....

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Why Does My Faucet Keep Running When I Turn On My Shower?

Everything You Need to Know About Your Shower's Diverter Valve Showering is something you do fairly frequently. You’re no stranger to stepping in the shower, turning on thefaucet, and adjusting the taps to get the perfect water temperature....

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How To Clean A Faucet Aerator

Get your Sink Running an Even Stream of Water Again! One of the complaints that many people have with their older kitchen sink is they just don't give the same even stream of water they used to. Either there's a lack of water coming from the...

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How To Clean A Faucet Aerator

Get your Sink Running an Even Stream of Water Again! One of the complaints that many people have with their older kitchen sink is they just don't give the same even stream of water they used to. Either there's a lack of water coming from the...

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Ask A Plumber: The Best Way To Clean Your Drains

Sometimes as you're staring at a clogged drain or leaking pipe, you wish you had a plumber friend you could call to ask for some free advice. Then you could fix your plumbing problems without paying a dime (or at least not as much as a plumber ...

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Ask A Plumber: The Best Way To Clean Your Drains

Sometimes as you're staring at a clogged drain or leaking pipe, you wish you had a plumber friend you could call to ask for some free advice. Then you could fix your plumbing problems without paying a dime (or at least not as much as a plumber ...

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How To Fix A Clogged Sink

Having a clogged sink is something that most homeowners face at some point in their lives. It could be caused by something getting stuck in a garbage disposal, grease build-up in the pipes, or by something that shouldn’t have gone down the pip...

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How To Fix A Clogged Sink

Having a clogged sink is something that most homeowners face at some point in their lives. It could be caused by something getting stuck in a garbage disposal, grease build-up in the pipes, or by something that shouldn’t have gone down the pip...

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What Is A Sacrificial Anode Rod And Why Is It In My Water Heater?

Here’s something to think about: your water heater has one primary function, and that is to heat water. It does this pretty well most of the time, by conducting heat through metal, and warming up gallons of water that is then moved through you...

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What Is A Sacrificial Anode Rod And Why Is It In My Water Heater?

Here’s something to think about: your water heater has one primary function, and that is to heat water. It does this pretty well most of the time, by conducting heat through metal, and warming up gallons of water that is then moved through you...

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Diagnose Your Plumbing Problems

When your home has something wrong with it, it has signs that show. One of the hardest problems to diagnose in your home is a plumbing issue. Since you don’t normally see the pipes that make up your plumbing system, the only way to diagnose ma...

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Diagnose Your Plumbing Problems

When your home has something wrong with it, it has signs that show. One of the hardest problems to diagnose in your home is a plumbing issue. Since you don’t normally see the pipes that make up your plumbing system, the only way to diagnose ma...

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Do It Yourself: Toilet Repairs

Toilets can be expensive to repair and even more expensive to replace. The national average for toilet repair is $115 and a toilet replacement is $376. Before you call the plumber, though, there are many simple repairs you can do for common toi...

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Do It Yourself: Toilet Repairs

Toilets can be expensive to repair and even more expensive to replace. The national average for toilet repair is $115 and a toilet replacement is $376. Before you call the plumber, though, there are many simple repairs you can do for common toi...

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How A Toilet Works

If you’re one of the4.5 billion people in the worldwith access to proper sanitation, you probably use a toilet at least once a day. Unless you’re a plumber, though, you probably don’t know how one works. Not to worry, Landmark Home Warranty i...

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How A Toilet Works

If you’re one of the4.5 billion people in the worldwith access to proper sanitation, you probably use a toilet at least once a day. Unless you’re a plumber, though, you probably don’t know how one works. Not to worry, Landmark Home Warranty i...

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How To Maintain Your Water Softener

One of the things you might have in your home if you live in a hard water state, such as Arizona, Texas, Utah, Nevada, or Idaho, is a water softener. Water softeners can save you money, and increase your lifespan on many of your home appliance...

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How To Maintain Your Water Softener

One of the things you might have in your home if you live in a hard water state, such as Arizona, Texas, Utah, Nevada, or Idaho, is a water softener. Water softeners can save you money, and increase your lifespan on many of your home appliance...

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De-Scale Your Pipes Overnight

Have you noticed your water pressure just isn’t what it used to be? If you live in a state that has hard water, like Arizona, Utah, Texas, Nevada, or Idaho, you may have a buildup of scale throughout your plumbing. Here at Landmark Home Warra...

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De-Scale Your Pipes Overnight

Have you noticed your water pressure just isn’t what it used to be? If you live in a state that has hard water, like Arizona, Utah, Texas, Nevada, or Idaho, you may have a buildup of scale throughout your plumbing. Here at Landmark Home Warra...

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Why You Should Remove Hard Water Scale From Your Pipes

If you're a homeowner with hard water, you probably know all about how it can effect your daily life. There are spots on your glasses after you get them out of the dishwasher, your laundry doesn’t get as clean, and your faucets and shower head...

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Why You Should Remove Hard Water Scale From Your Pipes

If you're a homeowner with hard water, you probably know all about how it can effect your daily life. There are spots on your glasses after you get them out of the dishwasher, your laundry doesn’t get as clean, and your faucets and shower head...

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How To De-scale Your Showerhead

Low water pressure in a showerhead can make your life hard. Especially if the low water pressure is because of a build-up of scale on the outside. Not only is it unsightly, it can make your showers near impossible. Before you go out and buy a ...

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How To De-scale Your Showerhead

Low water pressure in a showerhead can make your life hard. Especially if the low water pressure is because of a build-up of scale on the outside. Not only is it unsightly, it can make your showers near impossible. Before you go out and buy a ...

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The Difference Between Hard and Soft Water

Are you a homeowner in Arizona, Texas, Utah or Nevada? If so, you probably know about hard water and deal with it on a day-to-day basis. According toU.S. Geographical Study research, Arizona, Texas and Utah have some of the hardest water in the...

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The Difference Between Hard and Soft Water

Are you a homeowner in Arizona, Texas, Utah or Nevada? If so, you probably know about hard water and deal with it on a day-to-day basis. According toU.S. Geographical Study research, Arizona, Texas and Utah have some of the hardest water in the...

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How To Test Your Temperature And Pressure Relief Valve

How Close is Your Water Heater to Becoming a Bomb?to learn how a faulty TP valve could result in adisastrous explosion from your water heater! If your TP valve (that is, your Temperature and Pressure relief valve) doesn't work, the pressure in...

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How To Test Your Temperature And Pressure Relief Valve

How Close is Your Water Heater to Becoming a Bomb?to learn how a faulty TP valve could result in adisastrous explosion from your water heater! If your TP valve (that is, your Temperature and Pressure relief valve) doesn't work, the pressure in...

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How Close Is Your Water Heater To Becoming A Bomb?

Without proper maintenance, your water heater can go from heating up your water to exploding under increased pressure. It's well documented and you can find a lot of stories about fatal injuries fromwater heater explosions in the news. The tel...

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How Close Is Your Water Heater To Becoming A Bomb?

Without proper maintenance, your water heater can go from heating up your water to exploding under increased pressure. It's well documented and you can find a lot of stories about fatal injuries fromwater heater explosions in the news. The tel...

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DIY Clean And Rid Smells From A Garbage Disposal

Have you ever been in your kitchen and there's just a horrible, reeking smell? You've taken out the trash, you've thrown out bad food in the fridge ... what could it be? As you saw in the post How Does a Garbage Disposal Work?, when you put ...

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DIY Clean And Rid Smells From A Garbage Disposal

Have you ever been in your kitchen and there's just a horrible, reeking smell? You've taken out the trash, you've thrown out bad food in the fridge ... what could it be? As you saw in the post How Does a Garbage Disposal Work?, when you put ...

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DIY: Fix A Jammed Garbage Disposal

Many people use their garbage disposal as a way to get rid of all their food scraps. However, most garbage disposals can’t dispose of just anything and everything, and sometimes when people use it incorrectly, they end up burning up their moto...

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DIY: Fix A Jammed Garbage Disposal

Many people use their garbage disposal as a way to get rid of all their food scraps. However, most garbage disposals can’t dispose of just anything and everything, and sometimes when people use it incorrectly, they end up burning up their moto...

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5 Parts of Dinner That Can Clog Your Pipes

Home cooking is delicious, nutritious, and fun ... but if you don't know what can and can't go down your pipes, it can also be a plumbing nightmare! Be an informed home cookand keep your plumbing and garbage disposal safe from these items by d...

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5 Parts of Dinner That Can Clog Your Pipes

Home cooking is delicious, nutritious, and fun ... but if you don't know what can and can't go down your pipes, it can also be a plumbing nightmare! Be an informed home cookand keep your plumbing and garbage disposal safe from these items by d...

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How To Replace Or Maintain A Sink Pop Up Drain Assembly

Does your sink not drain? Does it not let you fill the basin with water? If so, your sink's pop-up assembly in the drain may be broken. What has happened in the sink, is the pop-up mechanism (or assembly) has broken. When a pop-up assembly i...

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How To Replace Or Maintain A Sink Pop Up Drain Assembly

Does your sink not drain? Does it not let you fill the basin with water? If so, your sink's pop-up assembly in the drain may be broken. What has happened in the sink, is the pop-up mechanism (or assembly) has broken. When a pop-up assembly i...

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How Does A Sink Pop Up Mechanism Work

Have you noticed that your sink isn't draining as well lately? You wash your hands, and you come back a half hour later and the soapy water is sitting in the basin. Or maybe you have the opposite problem – you’re trying to fill the basin of yo...

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How Does A Sink Pop Up Mechanism Work

Have you noticed that your sink isn't draining as well lately? You wash your hands, and you come back a half hour later and the soapy water is sitting in the basin. Or maybe you have the opposite problem – you’re trying to fill the basin of yo...

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How Safe Is Your Home From A Burst Pipe?

Gather round, gather round, Landmark Home Warranty is here to tell you a tale. A tale of woe, of horror, and of incredibly expensive repairs. We know Halloween has already passed, but this scary story happens more in the winter-time. Are you r...

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How Safe Is Your Home From A Burst Pipe?

Gather round, gather round, Landmark Home Warranty is here to tell you a tale. A tale of woe, of horror, and of incredibly expensive repairs. We know Halloween has already passed, but this scary story happens more in the winter-time. Are you r...

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Why Flush Sediment Out Of A Water Heater?

Water heaters have lifespans of 8 to 12 years, but they can fail sooner or become less efficientwithout proper maintenance. Water heater manufacturers suggest flushing your water heater every year to get rid of sediment build up inside of it. T...

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Why Flush Sediment Out Of A Water Heater?

Water heaters have lifespans of 8 to 12 years, but they can fail sooner or become less efficientwithout proper maintenance. Water heater manufacturers suggest flushing your water heater every year to get rid of sediment build up inside of it. T...

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How A Water Heater Works

In the United States, when you want hot water for a shower, to run a load of laundry, or to wash your dishes, you usually rely on a water heater. The most popular type of water heaters in the US is the conventional storage water heater, where w...

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How A Water Heater Works

In the United States, when you want hot water for a shower, to run a load of laundry, or to wash your dishes, you usually rely on a water heater. The most popular type of water heaters in the US is the conventional storage water heater, where w...

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