Pinhole Leaks and Their Causes

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The majority of the plumbing pipes in homes have been made of copper for the past 50 years. They became the most popular type of plumbing pipe in the 1960s because they are highly resistant to rust and other forms of corrosion. With the proper care and a bit of luck, copper plumbing pipes can last around 100 years. They don’t last forever, though. There are still a couple of different issues that can afflict plumbing pipes, one of which is pinhole leaks. Let’s take a look at pinhole leaks, what causes them, and why they’re such a threat to your plumbing.

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Signs That You Have a Hard Water Problem

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Hard water is water with a very high magnesium and calcium content. This isn’t harmful to you, but it can be extremely harmful to your pipes. Hard water deposits small amounts of these minerals on the walls of the pipes as it flows through them. Over time, these deposits build up into lime scale. Lime scale restricts the flow of water through the pipes until it’s down to a trickle. If the scale isn’t cleaned out of the pipe in time, it will harden and the entire pipe will have to be replaced. This is why it is so important to catch lime scale early on, which is why you need to know the signs that you have a hard water problem.

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How Often Should I Schedule Drain Cleaning?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

By this point, everyone should know how important drain cleaning is to the health of their drains and sewer systems. If you didn’t know that before, now you do. Drains can develop all kinds of problems that not only lessen their effectiveness but can have effects on the rest of the house. If you want your drains to remain in the best possible operating condition, you are going to need to schedule regular drain cleaning for them. Let’s take a look at the times when you should schedule drain cleaning.

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Indications That You Have a Plumbing Problem

Monday, November 9th, 2015

One of the biggest issues with plumbing problems is that they are difficult to detect. This is due to the fact that the majority of the plumbing system is hidden from view. While plumbing problems may be difficult to detect, however, you can catch them early if you know what to look for. Let’s take a look at some indications that you have a plumbing problem.

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Your water heater is one of the hardest working appliances that you own. Don’t believe us? Think about how many times a day you use hot water. If you’re anything like the rest of the country, you probably use hot water at least 3–5 times a day. Every time you do, you’re relying on your water heater to provide you with the hot water you need. That makes choosing the right water heater for you a pretty important decision. Let’s take a look at your options for water heaters, and the pros and cons of each.

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