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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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Why Your Water Heater Isn’t Providing Hot Water

January 23rd, 2017

water-heater-repairsSo you get up in the morning, stumble into the bathroom to take a shower, turn on the faucet, and wait for the water to warm up. Except, it never does. This sound familiar? If you’ve ever had a water heater fail on you before, you know how incredibly frustrating it can be. What’s the point of having a water heater, after all, if you’re not going to get any hot water from it? Well, if your water heater isn’t providing any hot water, there could be a number of different reasons why.

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Common Drain Cleaning Methods You Should Know About

January 16th, 2017

Drain cleaning is something that should always be done by a professional, at least if you want it done properly. The last thing you want to do is to rely on store bought drain cleaners, for a number of reasons. When you hire a professional plumber to handle your drain cleaning for you, there are a couple of different ways that they could go about it. Read on to find out more about these different drain cleaning methods.

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Water Treatment Systems That can Help You

January 9th, 2017

Before water is piped into your home from the municipal supply, it goes through extensive testing and treatment. While this treatment removes a lot of the more harmful materials commonly present in water, it doesn’t remove it all. There will always be trace amounts of contaminants that make it into your home’s water supply, some of which can be quite harmful. If you want to actually protect your water supply as much as possible, it’s advisable to install a water treatment system of your own in your water line.

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Watch for These Water Heater Problems

January 2nd, 2017

Water heaters are solid systems, but they’re just as likely to develop problems as any other. As with other systems, it’s also important that you identify problems as early as possible. The faster your system can be repaired, the better off it will be. Make sure that you respond to problems quickly by getting to know the signs that your water heater is in trouble.

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