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Gas Line Issues That can Threaten Your Furnace

November 5th, 2018

FurnaceMost of us have gas furnaces in our home, and for good reason. Gas heaters tend to be more effective and energy efficient than electric heaters, depending on the location of the home. However, gas-burning heaters also create a number of possible issues that electrical heating systems don’t have to deal with. Read on to find out more about how a problem with your gas line can threaten your furnace, and what to do about it.

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Careful of These Water Heater Problems

October 22nd, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are just as prone to problems as any other home system. You may not notice them as often as, say, when your heater or air conditioner develops some sort of issue, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. It’s important that you know what kinds of symptoms can indicate that there is some sort of problem with your water heater, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. The faster you notice that your water heater is dealing with some sort of issue, the more damage you can prevent by getting it fixed. Below are some of the common symptoms that indicate that your water heater is in need of repairs.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

October 8th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters can have pretty long lifespans, if they’re properly cared for. Unfortunately, no amount of care or maintenance will keep your water heater running forever. And if it does, call us, would you? We’d be really interested to see that. Anyway, sooner or later you’re going to need a new water heater. When that happens, it’s a good idea to be able to tell when it’s time to schedule a water heater replacement appointment. You don’t want to find out that your water heater is dead when you run out of hot water in the middle of a shower, do you? The following are some of the more common signs that it’s time to replace your water heater as soon as possible.

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Worried About Your Bathroom Plumbing? Take the Following Steps

September 24th, 2018

Drain-SnakingIf you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably spend a lot of time in your bathroom over the course of a year. After all, it’s the room that contains a lot of plumbing appliances integral to your daily routine. It’s in your best interests to keep those appliances in the best possible shape over the years, so that you can continue relying on them on a daily basis. Follow the tips below to make sure that your bathroom plumbing appliances stay in the best possible shape.

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Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Plumbing in Good Shape

September 10th, 2018

bathroom-interiorNo other room in a house contains as many pipes and plumbing fixtures as the bathroom. This makes sense when you consider that most of the fresh water used in a house goes to the bathroom appliances. The toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, hot and cold water lines, and drainpipes in any household bathroom handle an immense amount of work.

We have advice on how to keep your bathroom plumbing in good shape so troubles like clogs and leaks are rare:

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Careful of These Commercial Plumbing Issues

August 27th, 2018

drain-cleaningCommercial plumbing systems are just as prone to developing problems as any other system. They also can amass some pretty hefty repair bills, depending on the issues affecting them. If you want to keep your commercial plumbing system in good condition for as long as possible, we recommend that you schedule preventive maintenance for it at least once a year. Even then, though, you need to keep an eye out between appointments for any signs that the system is in trouble. Read on for some common symptoms that your plumbing system is in need of repairs.

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How do I Keep My Water Line Healthy?

August 13th, 2018

water-lineThe water line is arguably the most important part of your plumbing system. It is through the water line that all water flows before it reaches your plumbing system. If the water line is unhealthy, the rest of the plumbing system likely will be, too. If you want to keep your water line healthy, there are a number of different methods you can use. Read on to find out how to get the most out of your water line in years to come.

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Things Not to Put in Your Garbage Disposal if You Want it to Last

July 30th, 2018

kitchen-sinkGarbage disposals may seem invincible, but they really aren’t. In fact, they’re pretty easy to break if you subject them to the wrong materials. If you want to keep your garbage disposal operating as long as possible, there are a few things that you should make sure you never put into it. Have a look at the following list of things that you should keep out of your garbage disposal if you want to get the most out of it.

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Things Not to Put in Your Garbage Disposal if You Want it to Last

July 16th, 2018

Plumber-SinkGarbage disposals are great inventions. They make cleanup after cooking a lot more convenient, and generally make things easier around the kitchen in a number of ways. They’re not invincible, though, and that’s an important thing to realize for homeowners who often take them for granted.

If you expose your garbage disposal to the wrong materials, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it starts to develop some serious issues. Have a look at the following things that you should never put in your garbage disposal if you want it to last as long as possible.

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How to Protect Yourself from Plumbing Emergencies

July 2nd, 2018

burst-pipePlumbing emergencies are thankfully pretty rare, but they’re not unheard of. Unfortunately, even one plumbing emergency can cause thousands of dollars’-worth of damage and make your life quite a bit harder in general. You can’t fully prevent problems from occurring, but there are things you can do to protect your home as much as possible. Read the following tips to ensure that plumbing emergencies are few and far between, and that you are prepared for them when they do occur.

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