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3 Benefits Provided By A Tankless Water Heater

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Tankless water heaters are a fine addition for any homeowner to consider because it can do quite a bit toward making your home more energy efficient and comfortable. Listed below are just a few of the many benefits provided by a tankless water heater: Your Hot Water Will Last Much Longer The chief reason that so many people have chosen to go with this type of water heater option is that it will make the hot water in their homes last much longer. Read More»

How To Remove An Old Furnace From Your New Home

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When you move into a new home, there is a good chance that you will need to have your heating furnace replaced with a new furnace. The current furnace might be old and you may need a new furnace installed instead. Also, the old furnace might have been installed by someone who wasn’t concerned about energy-efficiency. Knowing how to replace your furnace is a useful skill. Safety First Make sure to cut power to the area where the furnace is located. Read More»

What You Should Know About Plumbing Emergencies

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You should familiarize yourself with the things you should do in the midst of plumbing emergencies and/or other plumbing issues. This way, you can act quickly and appropriately when something happens with the plumbing around your house. Here is a short guide to dealing with some of the more common plumbing emergencies you may face: Important – Keep the phone number of a 247 emergency plumber handy at all times, so you know right where it is if you need it. Read More»

Ready For Your Holiday Guests? 4 Ways To Make Sure That Your Plumbing Is Too

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If you’re expecting out-of-town guests during the holidays, don’t forget to get your plumbing ready. You don’t want your visit to be interrupted by unexpected plumbing problems. The most important thing you can do is have your septic system serviced, especially if it’s been a while since you had it emptied. Beyond that step, there are a few other things you can do to prevent plumbing troubles during the holidays. Here are four of the simple steps you can take to prep your plumbing for holiday guests. Read More»

Teflon Tape For Plumbing – What Beginners Need To Know

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If you have some plumbing repairs to make, there is one thing that you should have on hand – Teflon tape. Teflon tape is a thin tape that is wrapped around the threading on pipe connections. It is meant to seal the gaps between the threads and prevent leaks. Here’s what you need to know about using Teflon tape in your plumbing repairs. Select the Teflon Tape for the Job When you are shopping for the Teflon tape, you will notice two different colors – white and yellow. Read More»

Backflow Prevention Basics For Business Owners

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One of the things that differentiates commercial plumbing from residential systems is the need for backflow prevention. Sure, you can put backflow prevention on a residential system, but it’s really not necessary because there aren’t as many connections and areas where backflow could even happen. With commercial plumbing, the intricate, elaborate system has multiple areas where backflow could occur, so you need to have a prevention device in the system to keep that from happening. Read More»

Why Isn't Your Tankless Water Heating Working?

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You probably got a tankless hot water heater so you could have a continuous supply of hot water. So, when the water starts flowing cold, you’re right to be alarmed! The good news is, many issues with tankless hot water heaters are easier to solve than you might imagine. Here’s a look at the four most common reasons tankless water heaters stop heating. A Tripped Breaker If you have an electric tankless heater, check the breaker box to make sure the circuit to which the water heater is connected has not tripped. Read More»

Three Keys For Hot Water Heater Installation And Repair

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If you are interested in getting hot water service that’ll be great for your home, you should hire a hot water heater installation contractor. There are a lot of different pros you’ll be able to turn to that will keep your heater in top condition so that you have what you need to keep your showers warm while also getting the water that you need for cleaning and washing. By taking the time to read below, you’ll get the assistance that will keep your hot water heater at its best. Read More»

Steps To Take When Moving Your Adult Child Into Your Basement

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In today’s society and economy, it has become quite common for adult children to move back into their parent’s house for a period of time. This can occur immediately after college when they are trying to decide whether to continue their education or try to find a career or can occur later in adulthood when hardships strike. Whatever the case may be, if your adult child is going to be moving into your basement for a while, there are steps you may want to take to get your home ready. Read More»

Questions To Ask When Pinpointing A Foul Odor In A House

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Does complaints from guests about a foul odor in your house leave you in embarrassment when they come over to visit? If you don’t understand where the odor is coming from because you keep your house clean, it might stem from a problem that is hidden. The plumbing system is possibly on the verge of backing up, which means some maintenance needs to be done. You will need the professionalism of a plumber to figure out what the problem is, and how it can be resolved. Read More»