How to Get Your Pipes Ready for Winter

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The days are starting to get colder, and soon we’re going to be right in the middle of winter. There are a number of things you need to do to get your home ready for that season, one of which is preparing your pipes. Frozen pipes are a major issue, one that can potentially cost you thousands in repairs. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to mitigate the problem. Read on to find out more.

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Consider Installing a Tankless Water Heater This Fall

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

No matter how well you take care of your water heater, there will come a time when you need to replace it. Before you go ahead and install a typical tank water heater, though, you should take a look at the other options available on the market. Let’s take a look at tankless water heaters, how they work, and some of the advantages they can offer you.

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What You Need to Know about Pipe Corrosion

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Most of the pipes in modern homes are comprised of the metal copper. This material is popular for plumbing pipes because of its resistance to rust, as well as its light weight and general longevity. However, it is not invincible. There are a number of problems that can afflict your copper pipes, one of which is corrosion. Let’s take a look at some of the different corrosion types that can cause problems for your pipes.

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How to Spot a Slab Leak in Your Home

Monday, June 20th, 2016

There are a lot of ways in which something may go wrong with your plumbing system. The most important thing to remember is that prompt plumbing repair services are always in your best interest. That is why you really should learn to spot the signs that your plumbing system is in trouble. Among the most serious of issues that homeowners may face with their plumbing systems is the development of a slab leak. Read on to learn a bit about why slab leaks are so problematic, as well as some tips for ways in which to recognize the signs that you are dealing with a slab leak in your home.

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Why Professional Drain Cleaning Is Necessary

Monday, May 30th, 2016

You’ve probably seen the commercials about store-bought drain cleaners. You may have even used one or two of them. They do work, at least well enough to get rid of the typical clog. So, why then is professional drain cleaning necessary at all? There are actually a wide range of benefits to using professional drain cleaning services. Read on to find out why professional drain cleaning is necessary.

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How Often to Have Your Backflow Prevention Device Checked

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Have you ever had tepid, foul-smelling water bubble up out of your drains while you were washing your hands, or taking a shower? If not, you probably have your backflow prevention device to thank for sparing you the trouble. Most homes in the country contain backflow prevention devices, thanks to city ordinances that mandate it. If you don’t have your backflow prevention device maintained often enough, though, it isn’t going to do you much good. Let’s take a look at backflow prevention, and how often you should have your device checked.

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Protect Your Home From Hard Water by Installing a Water Softener

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Of all the many plumbing problems that can plague a home, one of the most damaging is hard water. Hard water is a subtle issue, one you’re not likely to notice unless you know what to look for. If it isn’t dealt with in a timely manner, though, it could end up costing you thousands of dollars down the road. Let’s take a look at the threat hard water presents, and how a water softener can protect your home from it.

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Signs That You Need to Schedule Sewer Cleaning

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Your home’s sewer line serves an important purpose: moving waste from your plumbing system out to either the septic tank or the city sewer main. This line needs to be kept in good condition if you want your sewer system to continue operating properly. Otherwise, you’re going to have to deal with some costly and unpleasant issues. Sewer cleaning is a big part of keeping your sewer line in good shape. Read on to find out more about when you need to call for sewer cleaning.

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How Often Do I Need My Pipes Replaced?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

It can be hard for homeowners to easily gauge the condition of their plumbing system, since so much of it is hidden from view. Most people don’t want to be warned of a failing plumbing system by a pipe rupture, though. So, how can one determine when they should have their plumbing system replaced? Well, there are a couple of ways to tell. Let’s take a look at those ways now.

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Signs That Your Water Heater Needs to be Replaced

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Water heaters can last quite a while, with proper care and maintenance. They’re designed to cope with the stress of almost constant operation, keeping a large supply of hot water ready at all times in case it is needed. Despite this endurance, however, there will eventually come a point when your water heater just can’t cope with the demand anymore. Read on for some of the signs that you need a new water heater.

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