How to Extend the Life of Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, May 25th, 2015

A garbage disposal is a great way to make your kitchen activities more convenient. At times, it may even seem like there’s nothing your garbage disposal can’t handle. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. There are a number of common behaviors that are actually extremely damaging to garbage disposals. The only thing that makes these damaging behaviors so common is that many homeowners aren’t even aware that they are harming their garbage disposals. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how you can extend the life of your garbage disposal.

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Why You Need to Have Your Backflow Prevention Device Checked

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Though you may not even be aware that you have it, your home’s backflow prevention device provides a very important level of protection to your home. Backflow occurs when a sudden change in pressure causes waste water to flow backwards up through your plumbing and into your home. Imagine taking a shower and suddenly finding yourself ankle deep in cold, foul-smelling water. No one wants to deal with that.

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How Can I Tell When to Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Your water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in your home, and it’s built to be able to handle that stress. No matter how well built your water heater is, though, it won’t last forever. Sooner or later, it will get to a point where you need to replace it. The important thing is to recognize when that time has arrived, so you can replace it before it breaks down permanently. Let’s take a look at some ways that you can tell when your water heater needs replacing.

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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Your drains are a very important part of your home plumbing system. Without them, any waste water or other liquid you wanted to get rid of would have to be taken out by hand. Despite their importance, however, drains are often neglected when it comes to maintenance issues like cleaning. In fact, it often takes a fully developed clog for homeowners to finally call a plumber to take care of a drain. This mild neglect results in a lot of damage being dealt to the drains in your home. The faster you can identify a need for drain cleaning, the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at the signs that you need drain cleaning.

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