Plumbing

Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

When it is time to replace your hot water heater, one option is to do away with the tank altogether by installing a tankless water heater. These newer, more sophisticated water heaters have less heat loss, making them more efficient. There are several other reasons why you should consider getting this type of water heater.…

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A Short Guide to Anode Rods in Water Heaters

Your tank-style water heater relies on an anode rod to keep working reliably. The anode rod screws into the top of the tank and protrudes into the water below. An anode rod measures up to 40 inches long, depending on the size of your appliance. Sacrificial anode rods should be replaced on a routine basis.…

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6 Ways to Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing and Bursting

A cold winter can pose many challenges for your home’s plumbing. A sudden cold snap can cause unprotected water pipes to freeze solid and eventually burst, resulting in an expensive and time-consuming cleanup. In a previous blog, we focused on mistakes to avoid so your home stays warm and dry all winter. Here, we explore…

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6 Mistakes That Can Freeze Your Pipes

Temperatures have been unusually low across the country this winter. So homeowners should be especially conscious of their pipes this winter to prevent their pipes from freezing and avoid the resulting plumbing consequences. Frozen pipes can burst and cause catastrophic damage to a home’s plumbing system. Unfortunately, homeowners often make simple mistakes that result in…

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Make Sure Your Drain Usage Isn’t Harming Your Septic System

water flow into the drain in the kitchen

You probably know that drain clogs are a very real problem that can happen to anyone. But did you know that watching what you put down your drains is also a critical component of septic system health? In fact, forming positive drain usage habits is one of the key ways you can care for your…

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3 Ways Hard Water Might Be Damaging Your Appliances

You might be used to living with hard water, but your appliances might be struggling to make it through another day. Hard water, which is water that is rich with natural minerals like calcium and magnesium, can coat plumbing and change the chemistry of cleaning, creating a long list of issues. Here are three ways…

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Tips for Keeping Your Drains Clog-Free

A clogged drain can easily be a gross and annoying problem. Clogging can cause drains to back up and to not function properly. The good news, however, is that it is often simple to keep a drain from clogging, thereby allowing you to not have to worry about this problem at all. By following a…

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3 Ways You Might Be Contributing to Clogs in Your Drain Pipes

The drains in your home serve a vital role until one stops working. When a drain stops draining, it typically means that you have a clogged drain. What you may not realize is that the ways you use your drains might be the main reason you keep experiencing clogs. Here are some examples of how…

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Repair or Replace Your Hot Water Heater

Your hot water heater is one of the most important appliances within your home, providing hot water to all of your water fixtures and appliances as needed. This means that if your hot water heater begins to malfunction or no longer works at all, your day to day schedule can be completely disrupted. Fortunately, a…

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Signs You’ve Got Plumbing Problems

There are few things more dreaded for homeowners than plumbing issues. Plumbing problems can cause leaks and water damage, disgusting toilet problems and a host of other issues that no one wants to deal with. Fortunately, if you address plumbing problems quickly, you can typically prevent them from wreaking havoc on your home. The key…

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