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How to Tell if You Have a Plumbing Leak

August 7th, 2017

pipe-leakIt can be difficult to tell, at times, whether or not your plumbing system has any leaks in it. Unless you have a major rupture, you’re probably not going to immediately realize when one occurs. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify warning signs and call for repairs before things get too out of hand. Have a look at the following signs that your plumbing system has some leaks that need to be repaired.

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3 Warning Signs That Indicate You Need Water Heater Repairs

July 24th, 2017

water-heater-repairsWater heaters are pretty solid systems, far less prone to developing issues than the average heater or air conditioner. Resistant and immune are two different things, though, and just because your water heater is resistant to problems, that does not mean that it will never have them. Most of the issues that are likely to afflict your water heater will begin subtly and slowly. You will probably not notice them until they start to cause further problems for the system, which makes quick action that much more important. Have a look at three major warning signs that you need to have a professional repair your water heater as soon as you can.

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Install a Water Filtration System if You Notice These Symptoms

July 10th, 2017

water-handsIf you get your water from the city in which you live, then you probably know that the supply passes through a treatment plant before it gets to you. How effective city water treatment is varies depending on the city. Regardless of where you live, though, you should know that no city water treatment is 100% effective. There will always be a chance that trace elements of harmful materials will make it into your home’s water supply. It’s in your best interest to take extra steps to address these harmful water contaminants, as they can cause all kinds of problems for both you and your plumbing system. Have a look at these signs that you need to install a water filtration system in your home.

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Signs You Need to Schedule Drain Cleaning Services

June 26th, 2017

drain-cleaningYour drain and sewer system is one of the most important parts of your home’s plumbing. If the drain system is not properly maintained, it can cause serious issues for the entire plumbing system. Fortunately, it’s actually pretty easy to keep your drain system in good shape. All you need to do is make sure that you schedule drain cleaning services on a regular basis. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to schedule drain cleaning services for your system.

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Replace Your Water Heater if it Fits These Criteria

June 12th, 2017

water-heater-installationWater heaters are designed to cope with a lot. Considering how much strain the average system is put under on a regular basis, it’s easy to see why. The average household uses hot water multiple times a day, every day, all year-round. Many water heater systems never fully turn off. Instead, they operate at all times to maintain a standing supply of hot water.

If you are careful to schedule regular preventive maintenance and prompt repairs, you can get many good years out of your water heater. No system can last forever, though. It’s important that you know the signs that it’s time to replace your old water heater. You don’t want to be blindsided by having it suddenly break down on you. With that in mind, here are some ways that you can tell that it’s time to replace your current water heater.

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Tips on Keeping Your Plumbing System in Good Condition

May 29th, 2017

plumber-wrenchYour home’s plumbing system is a vast and complex network of different appliances, linked together by many yards of pipes. It’s one of the systems that you rely on the most in your daily life. It can also be one of the most difficult to keep in proper shape, if you don’t know what do to. There are a number of steps you can take, though, to make sure that your plumbing system serves you well for many years to come. Have a look at our following tips on how to take proper care of your plumbing system.

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Why You Should Always Use Professional Drain Cleaning Services

May 15th, 2017

drain-pipe-replacementDrain clogs are an unfortunate fact of life, one that we all have to deal with every once in a while. However, clogs are also one of those things that most people deal with incorrectly. When a drain clog develops in the average home, most people reach for some kind of store-bought drain cleaner to handle the problem. That’s actually a terrible way to deal with it. Have a look at some of the reasons why you should always have a professional handle drain cleaning in your home.

When a drain clog develops in the average home, most people reach for some kind of store-bought drain cleaner to handle the problem. That’s actually a terrible way to deal with it. Have a look at some of the reasons why you should always have a professional handle drain cleaning in your home.

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Want to Keep Your Water Heater in Good Condition? Follow These Tips

May 1st, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are among the hardest working appliances in the average home. Think about how many times you use hot water every day. Now, multiply that number by 365, and you’ll see how much demand you actually place on your water heater. In fact, most water heater types don’t ever fully shut off. They stay operating 24/7, in order to make sure that hot water is always available at the drop of a hat. This isn’t a bad thing, of course. Water heaters are designed to operate this way, and to cope with the wear and tear it generates. However, if you really want to make sure that you get the most out of your water heater, it’s a good idea to take a couple extra steps to make sure that your system stays healthy.

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What can Happen if You Don’t Schedule Sump Pump Maintenance

April 17th, 2017

sump-pumpSummer is not far off, now, but we’re still in the rainy season. It’s still possible for flooding to occur in the more vulnerable areas of your home, and that means you need to make sure that your sump pump is in good condition. Though you probably don’t think about your sump pump that often, you will really regret it if part of your home floods because the system broke down and you didn’t realize it until it was too late. Make sure that your sump pump is ready for flooding season, if you want it to keep protecting your home. Sump pump maintenance is the single best way to make sure that your system is up to the task of protecting the most vulnerable areas of your home.

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How to Tell if You Need Water Treatment

April 3rd, 2017

With the advance of city infrastructure, and specifically municipal water treatment systems, a lot of people take clean water for granted. Unfortunately, you can’t always rely on your city to provide your home with perfectly clean water at all times. Municipal water treatment is oftentimes effective, but it’s never going to be 100% effective. The best way to guarantee high water quality for your home is to install a separate water treatment system in your water line. If you’re not sure whether or not you need a water treatment system, keep an eye out for the signs below.

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