What is Backflow, And How Can I Prevent It?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

If you’ve ever been washing your hands or taking a shower, and suddenly found a flow of disgusting water coming up through the drain, you’ve encountered backflow. There are two systems that make up the waterworks of any home, the plumbing system and the sewer system. These two systems rely on a balance of pressure that allows water to flow in one direction, from the plumbing system to the sewer system. When that pressure suddenly changes, it can cause the flow of water to reverse, causing sewer water to flow back up into the home and out of the drains. Read on to find out more about the problems this can cause, and how to prevent it.

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Why You Need Water Leak Detection

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The plumbing system in your home is one of the most important ones that you use on a day to day basis. It also happens to be one of the most subtle systems, being largely hidden from you in the walls and floors of your home. This becomes problematic when problems like leaks develop, as you aren’t likely to discover them until they’ve had time to inflict quite a bit of damage. This is why water leak detection is so vital to maintaining the health of your plumbing system. Read on to find out what causes leaks in your plumbing, and how water leak detection can help.

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Why Annual Water Heater Maintenance is Important

Monday, June 15th, 2015

You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your water heater. That’s okay, not may people do. However, you should know that your water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in your home. You may not use your heater or air conditioner every day, but you almost certainly use hot water on a regular basis. All that use produces a lot of wear and tear, along with other problems that need to be addressed as soon as possible. That’s why it’s so important that you have water heater maintenance conducted on an annual basis. Let’s take a look at what happens during a water heater maintenance appointment.

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How to Tell When You Need Pipe Repair

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The pipes in your home are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. After all, it wouldn’t be very aesthetically pleasing to have pipes visibly running along every wall, floor, and ceiling of your house. While it is certainly convenient for these pipes to be out of sight, however, it isn’t all that great for detecting problems with them. Homeowners typically have a very difficult time detecting pipe problems before they become serious, resulting in higher repair bills. If you know what to look for, though, you can catch some pipe problems early enough to save money. Read on for some signs that you need pipe repair.

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Signs That You Have a Sewer Problem

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Your sewer system is designed so that you don’t have to interact with it, or rather, so that it doesn’t interact with you. You dispose of waste, the sewer system carries it away, and that’s the last you have to think of it. A side effect of that design is that it can sometimes be difficult to detect when your sewer system is experiencing problems. Fortunately, if you know what to look for you can discover sewer problems before they become too big. Read on for more info.

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