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3 Reasons To Invest In Timely Furnace Repairs

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When the cold season sets in, you need an effective heating system to keep your loved ones and house warm to prevent winter-related illnesses, burst pipes, and other problems in your home. Therefore, you have to ensure that your furnace is functioning to its fullest potential to prevent inconveniences when winter commences. If your residential furnace is struggling to keep your house warm, you should have it inspected and repaired by an experienced heating system repair professional as soon as possible. Read More»

3 Common Plumbing Emergencies, And How You Should React

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Indoor plumbing is one of the most valuable amenities in modern homes. Your plumbing system is a benefit when it is working properly, but that same plumbing system can become a source of stress when it malfunctions. All homeowners will face plumbing problems at some point. Learn how to react to some common plumbing emergencies now so that you will be prepared to minimize the damage these emergencies cause in the future. Read More»

Troubleshooting Point-Of-Use Hot Water Loss

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There are two types of hot water loss. There is an overall service issue, usually with the water heater, that results in no hot water or greatly reduced amounts of hot water at every tap in the home. The other type is point-of-use loss, which means only a single faucet, shower head, or tap is without hot water. Troubleshooting point-of-use hot water loss can be a bit more challenging. Signs of Point-of-Use Hot Water Loss Read More»

Signs That It Is Time to Replace the Anode Rods in Your Water Heater

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Most households rely on their home’s water heater many times a day. Since replacing a traditional tank water heater can be quite expensive, it is natural to want to ensure that your water heater lasts for as long as possible. One way to extend the life of your water heater is by ensuring that the anode rods inside the tank are in good condition. Anode rods are made of different types of metal that are designed to corrode faster than the steel used to make water heater tanks. Read More»

Dealing With Your Winter Plumbing Problems Before Damage Gets Out Of Control

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When winter temperatures drop, it can cause issues with your household plumbing. Sometimes, these problems are minor, but some of them can cause serious damage to your home. There will be some work to do to deal with your plumbing problems during winter weather. The following winter plumbing problems are issues that a plumber can help you deal with: Issues With Water Heaters and Radiant Heating The mechanical systems in your home are some of the areas that can be seriously affected by plumbing problems. Read More»

Pipes Frozen? How It Happens And What To Do

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It’s that time of year again. Hot cocoa, cozy fires, and frozen pipes. If you, like most, would prefer to make it through this winter without a big mess in your home from a frozen pipe, read below to find out why frozen pipes happen and how you can prevent them from happening to your home. It’s About to Blow Your plumbing pipes are not normally under pressure, and that is the way it should be. Read More»

Three Benefits Of Tankless Water Heaters

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To be honest, one of the best pieces of technology to hit the market in the last hundred years has to be the water heater. Instead of having to shuttle in hot water from a stove or bonfire outside, you’re able to simply pour hot water out of your faucet in a matter of minutes, creating a whole new meaning to the word “relaxation.” But as great as water heaters are, tankless water heaters are even better. Read More»

Home Winterization Methods To Prevent Plumbing System Damage

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The extremely low temperatures during winter can cause many plumbing problems. Examples include frozen pipes, burst pipes caused by freezing water, clogged drains, and low water heater performance. Therefore, homeowners need to get professional help to winterize their homes and prevent these issues. Here are home winterization methods that can help preserve your plumbing systems. Turn on Faucets You need to close the main valve in your home to prevent water from flowing into the pipes as it can freeze. Read More»

Five Reasons For A Failed Faucet

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Without fail, water should come out of a faucet in your home when you open the tap. When no faucets work, the issues is usually with the water supply or a broken main. If only one faucet isn’t working, then the problem is localized and a repair is necessary. The following are five common reasons why a single faucet may fail. 1. Blocked Aerator The aerator screen sits just behind the faucet cap where the water comes out. Read More»

If Your Home Is Older Than 50, Watch Out For These Plumbing Problems

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Older homes have plenty of charm. However, many of them also come with their own share of issues. Plumbing issues, in particular, are concerning because if you do not detect them in time, they can cause flooding, exposure to sewage, and more. So what plumbing issues should you look for in a home that’s 50 years old or older? The following are the key ones. 1. Original Plumbing Fixtures Take a look at the sink fixtures and showerheads. Read More»