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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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Is it Worth it for Me to Install a Tankless Water Heater?

March 20th, 2017

For decades, when a person wanted a water heater in their home they only had one choice: tank water heaters. Tank water heaters are still around, and still have plenty of advantages to offer. However, now there are multiple different kinds of water heaters to choose from when installing a new one.

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you should have a look at the other options available before you go straight for the tank variety. You may find one that better fits your needs. Tankless water heaters, for example, have a great many advantages to offer.

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Do You Need a Sump Pump? Find Out Here

March 6th, 2017

Winter still has a couple of weeks left in it, which means you still may have to deal with heavy storms. Along with that level of downpour comes a not-insignificant risk of flooding, especially in more vulnerable areas like the basement. If you have areas of your home that are more vulnerable to flooding, it’s a good idea to protect them by installing a sump pump system. Otherwise, you might be spending quite a bit of money on water damage remediation.

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The Process of Drain Cleaning, Beginning to End

February 20th, 2017

Drain cleaning services often begin with something obvious, like a clogged shower or sink drain that’s causing water to back up. A lot of times, though, the problems that may warrant drain cleaning are not quite as apparent as you would think. In times like those, the process of diagnosing and fixing drain problems is a bit more complex than jumping straight to drain snaking or hydro jetting. Let’s take a look at what goes into the drain cleaning process.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Sewer Pipe Inspection

February 6th, 2017

We’re going to go out on a limb, here, and say that you probably don’t think about your drain and sewer system that often. However, that doesn’t mean that you can ignore it entirely. The drain and sewer system is a vital part of keeping your home’s plumbing system operating smoothly. If the sewer system suffers, the rest of the home’s plumbing system will suffer. Which means you will suffer, when the problems start to pile up. You need to make sure that your sewer system is in good shape, and the way to do that is to schedule sewer pipe inspection.

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