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The Pros And Cons Of Using PVC Pipes Over ABS Pipes

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If your pipes are old or have started to crack or break, you may be looking to replace the pipes in your home. Many plumbers lean toward installing plastic pipes rather than metal ones. Metal ones are more expensive, and there are many more risks, such as rust and corrosion  associated with the pipes. But not all plastic pipes are the same. Two major types are used for home plumbing purposes. Read More»

Installing Your New Propane Water Heater

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Having access to heated water is essential when it comes to performing daily maintenance tasks within the home. Without hot water, it would be challenging to disinfect dishes, clean laundry, or take a comfortable shower. Adding a new propane hot water heater to service your property can be a simple way to restore your home’s hot water access in the future. Here are three tips that you can use to make the installation process go smoothly as you add a propane hot water heater to your property in the future. Read More»

Comparing Electric And Propane Water Heaters

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Your home’s water heater is a central part of your plumbing system and will see use every single day. However, there are many different types of water heaters available on the market, each of which uses a different fuel source to perform the same function. Electric and propane water heaters are two of the most common variants of water heaters on the market, and each has a different set of advantages and disadvantages compared to each other. Read More»

Water Pressure Problems? What You Can Do About It

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One plumbing problem that may be bothering you is an issue with poor water pressure. The water may not be coming out fast enough like it once did, which has turned into an annoyance that you want to be fixed. Here are a few quick fixes to solving water pressure problems within your home. Faucets The one place where you may really notice water pressure problems is in your kitchen. It may take what feels like forever to fill a large pot with water, which makes boiling pasta for dinner an annoyance instead of a simple task. Read More»

So You Want To Be Both A Plumber And An HVAC Technician: What You Need To Know

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After becoming a plumber, it is a dramatic career shift into HVAC. There are some positives to this transition, such as the fact that some of your plumbing experience can transfer over into the HVAC education program and eliminate a few courses for you. However, if you want to be BOTH a plumber and an HVAC technician, there are a few things you need to know first, such as: A Potentially Profitable Decision Read More»

3 Common Misconceptions Regarding Professional Drain Cleaning

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There are a lot of drains in your home, and when even one gets clogged, it can be annoying for everyone. If you have a clogged drain in your home, you may be considering handling it yourself. Since there are so many over-the-counter products, you don’t need to consider professional cleanings, right? Wrong. Professional cleanings are important, but if you still aren’t sure, check out these three common misconceptions regarding professional drain cleaning. Read More»

3 Easy Maintenance Steps That Ensure A Clean And Safe Bathroom

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Out of the many household chores you complete on a daily basis, bathroom maintenance is probably not your favorite. It’s not a fun or glamorous job, but it’s vital to keeping your bathroom clean and working like it should. Here is a checklist you should always remember when maintaining this area. Invest in a Water Softener  When a lot of calcium or magnesium is absorbed into your home’s water, it can harden. Read More»

An Informative Guide For Maintaining Water Wells

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If you live out in the country, chances are you have a water well. You rely on this well each day for fresh water. You can keep it working property for years if you follow this care guide.  Preventative Maintenance  Your water well will stay in good condition as long as you utilize preventative maintenance. First and foremost, keep any hazardous chemicals away from the well area. Such chemicals include pesticides, paint, weed killer, and fertilizer. Read More»

Does Your Water Heater Require A Repair? Here Is How To Know

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You will want to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that indicate that your water heater is in need of some repairs. This way, you will not run the risk of having to completely go without any hot water in the house. This would impact how you wash clothes and dishes, and the temperature of the water that you have to take showers and baths in. Therefore, you will want to keep alert for any of the following troubles: Read More»

Do You Really Need A New Air Conditioning System?

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If your air conditioning units are old but still cooling your home, you might wait awhile to replace them. But even if your outdoor and indoor units make it through the summer, they can still experience serious issues in the future. Your indoor unit might freeze up regularly, or your outdoor unit’s motor might give out. Don’t wait to install your new cooling system. Here’s why you should consider getting a new cooling system and why: Read More»