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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»

Things To Consider When Installing A New Bathroom In Your Home

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Adding on to your home or converting existing space so that it works better for your needs is not uncommon, and adding a bathroom to help support the added space can be beneficial. There are some things you need to consider when adding a bathroom to your home, so hiring a plumber or plumbing services company to do the work is the best way to ensure it is done right. Read More»

What To Do If You Accidentally Flush A Jewelry Item

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It can happen quickly – you catch a flash as something falls into the bowl and then the next moment it is gone as the toilet completes its flush. You may think it is gone forever if you have lost a piece of jewelry down the toilet. The good news is that often the item can be retrieved if you take the right steps quickly. Shut Down the Water Supply Read More»

Buying A Home? Do You Need A Septic Tank Inspection?

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When you receive the keys to a new home, everything should be working optimally. However, before you sign your name on that dotted line, you need to make sure that you have the home thoroughly inspected by the right inspectors, which includes having a septic tank contractor inspect the septic tank and system. In doing so, this will help avoid costly situations down the road. Keep reading to learn a few of the reasons why it is so important to have a septic tank inspection before purchasing a piece of property. Read More»