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Selecting a Water Treatment System for Your Home

Posted on: April 5, 2019

The first step in selecting a water treatment system for your home is to understand what’s in the water by having your home’s water tested. You may be experiencing high mineral content, strange odors or have other concerns. A water test will diagnose the cause of the problem and help you select the right water […]

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Preventing a Clogged Sewer Line

Posted on: March 19, 2019

A backed-up sewer line can be a real disaster, resulting in extensive damage to your home and in many cases requiring expensive repairs to your plumbing system. It’s important to know the warning signs of sewer and drain problems to prevent the small problems from becoming drain disasters. Knowing the Warning Signs A home’s sewer […]

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Spring Plumbing Checklist

Posted on: March 18, 2019

Spring is a good time to take a look around your home to find any plumbing issues that could lead to expensive damage to your home. Problems like water leaks, and inefficient plumbing fixtures can also lead wasted water and energy as well as higher utility bills. Kitchen Plumbing Check the faucet for drips and […]

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Safe and Natural Drain Cleaners

Posted on: March 8, 2019

When a bathroom or kitchen drain becomes clogged many homeowners will reach for a commercial drain cleaner to clear the clog. While chemical drain cleaning products can be very effective at removing grease, hair and other organic material, they can be hazardous to your health and damage your plumbing if not used in a safe […]

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The ABCs of Energy Efficiency In Air Conditioning

Posted on: March 5, 2019

For most homeowners energy efficiency and lower utility bills are at the top of the list when deciding on a new furnace or air conditioner. When researching heating and cooling systems you’re likely to run across a lot of industry alphabet soup. While this alphabet soup can be bit confusing at first, they’re meant to […]

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Why Do I Quickly Run Out of Hot Water?

Posted on: February 14, 2019

Does your shower start out nice and hot, then rapidly run out after just a few minute? If the problem is only happening while taking a shower, it could be the shower mixer. A plumber should check the pressure balance and temperature control faucet. When they are not working properly, you will notice a reduction […]

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5 Ways New Plumbing Fixtures Save Water Around the Home

Posted on: February 12, 2019

1. Toilets Older toilets use a lot of water. Once study concluded that if all the older, inefficient toilets in the US were replaced with newer, water-efficient models around 360 billion gallons of water could be saved every year. If your toilet was manufactured before the mid-1990s there’s a good chance its wasting a lot […]

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Preventing Common Tankless Water Heater Problems

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Tankless water heaters, or on-demand water heaters, have been around for over a decade now and have proven to be a reliable, energy efficient and a green alternative to tank-style water heaters. When problems do arise is often a result of installation issues or a lack of maintenance. Tankless water heaters are hi-tech appliances that […]

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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Here are Some Plumbing Upgrades to Consider

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Remodeling your bathroom?  There are many plumbing upgrades to consider that can add value and efficiency to your home, here are just a few: New Faucets New faucets are an inexpensive way to bring bathrooms and kitchens up to date. Adding low-flow faucet aerators will also save you money on your water bill. To cut […]

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How Do I Tell How Old My Water Heater is?

Posted on: January 10, 2019

Knowing how old your water heater is can be helpful when planning for replacement and knowing when you’re better off replacing the unit instead of putting money towards repairs. In most cases, if a water heater is more than 10 years old you should consider replacement. As water heaters enter their second decade the risk […]

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