Why You Should Have Your Water Heater Anode Rod Checked Annually

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Have you ever wondered why your water heater doesn’t rust out and rupture within a couple of years of installation? With the amount of water that the system is exposed to on a daily basis, it would make sense for it to have huge problems with rust throughout its lifespan. Yet, most water heaters don’t actually have much of a problem with rust as long as they’re treated properly. This is primarily because of a part called the “anode rod.” Read on to learn more about the anode rod, and why you should have yours checked at least once a year.

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Problems that Lead to Water Heater Replacement

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Water heaters are incredibly sturdy systems, which makes sense considering the amount of wear and tear that they are placed under. With regular maintenance and prompt repairs, your water heater could easily last over two decades. However, there are certain water heater problems that can destroy the system quickly if you’re not careful. You should keep an eye out for these problems, so that you can get them repaired as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the most dangerous water heater problems you could face.

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What to Do During a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, January 11th, 2016

You should always call a plumber and schedule an appointment whenever you detect a problem with your plumbing. However, some plumbing problems just can’t wait for a convenient time to be addressed. If you have a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed right away, take the following steps to mitigate the damage as much as possible.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Frozen pipes are quite possibly one of the biggest plumbing issues to worry about during the winter. While pipe ruptures are fairly rare during other parts of the year, during the winter they become far more common thanks to the water inside them freezing and expanding. If you want to protect your home’s pipes from freezing this winter, you should take steps to prepare. Read on to find out how to defend against frozen pipes.

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