2016

Three Questions To Ask Yourself When Replacing Your Water Heater

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Water heater problems, although typically not life-threatening, can certainly make you miserable as you shiver your way through a cold shower. Trying to repair a water heater that's near the end of its life expectancy is probably unwise, so if your repairman says you should replace instead, going with that is the best thing to do. But the water heater market has changed a lot over the past decade or two, and there are more options than ever now.

9 December 2016

Three Aspects Of Your Water That Mean You Should Get Water Purification To Protect Your Plumbing

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Whether you have a private well or have municipal water piped in, your water supply is crucial to not only your health but also the health of your entire plumbing system. And although it may not occur to you that water could harm plastic or metal pipes, this can indeed be the case. Here are three things that indicate you should obtain water purification services because otherwise they may damage the pipes and plumbing fixtures if they exist in your water.

9 December 2016

Three Questions And Answers About Frozen Pipes That You Should Understand

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Frozen pipes are a common problem for homes that experience extremely cold wintertime temperatures. So, it is important to be informed about the risks of this problem and the protections that you can take for minimizing the risk of serious damages to your home. Are Some Of Your Pipes More Likely To Freeze Than Others? Not all of the pipes in your home are equally at risk of freezing. More precisely, the pipes that are near exterior walls or uninsulated areas of the home will be especially susceptible to this risk.

9 December 2016

Comparing Distillation And Ion Exchange Water Filters

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Water filters are a common plumbing installation that are designed to filter out various contaminants, bacteria, and minerals that may be in your water supply. There are a number of different water filter variants, each of which works in a distinctive way to provide your home with clean, clear water. Two of the most common types of water filters are distillation and ion exchange filters, which have a unique set of advantages and downsides associated with them.

8 December 2016

Two Signs Indicating That The Drains In Your Home Need To Be Cleaned

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Although your sinks and toilets are likely some of the most used appliances in your home, it's very easy to neglect them.  As long as you're able to run water that drains easily in your sinks, or flush your toilet with no problem, you may not give much thought to the condition of your plumbing system.  However, there are a few telltale signs that point to the need for drain cleaning.

8 December 2016

About Avoiding Excavation For A Main Sewer Line Problem

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Did a plumber claim that he or she has to excavate your landscape to make inspections and repairs to the main sewer line? If he or she has not yet completed the task, you might want to get a second opinion from a different plumber. Make sure it is a plumber who has articulating borescope equipment to perform the inspection. Browse the list of services that a plumber is likely to provide in regards to the problems that your main sewer line has.

5 December 2016

How to Replace a Removed Gas Burner in a Water Heater

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A gas water heater relies on the fuel and a powered burner assembly that creates the heat needed to make the tanked water comfortable for your use. If the gas burner in that assembly goes bad or fails, you could end up with a lot of cold showers in your future. If you have identified that the gas burner is the culprit behind your problems and have removed the old broken part, installing the new part isn't tricky.

2 December 2016

Clogged Toilet? Try These 3 Tips

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Clogged plumbing is often a very frustrating experience because you cannot see what is going on deep within those pipes. Is it a small clog that just needs some help, or are you dealing with a problem that is much worse and needs professional assistance? Start by following these tips when dealing with your clogged toilet. Try The Plunger The easiest way to deal with your clogged toilet will be to use a plunger.

1 December 2016

Save Your New Driveway With Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement

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You finally got your driveway replaced and sealed and now you find out that your sewer line, which lies beneath the aforementioned shiny new driveway, needs to be replaced. Visions of a backhoe digging a trench through your driveway to replace your sewer line are almost too much to bear. Fortunately, you have options to the backhoe and the trench. Trenchless sewer line replacement is available that requires very little digging.

30 November 2016

Get Help From Your Plumber For These Washing Machine-Related Issues

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When it comes to hiring a plumber, you often associate this professional with fixing clogged toilets, slow-draining sinks, and drippy faucets. While your local plumber can certainly handle these jobs for you, he or she is also adept at providing solutions to a variety of problems related to your washing machine. If you encounter any concerning issue with this appliance, it's best to cease using it until a plumber can arrive on the scene; after all, you don't want the volume of water held inside the washing machine to end up leaking.

30 November 2016