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Modern Plumbing Options

May 28, 2014
Category: General

Most people are concerned about their home being eco-friendly. With apprehension about global warming, it’s important to take our carbon footprints into account. Not to mention, more modern options for outfitting your home will save you money in the long run! While “going green” in the house has most thinking about energy-efficient appliances like dryers […]

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Common Plumbing Mistakes

April 24, 2014
Category: General

Whether it’s by way of a botched DIY project or an inexperienced plumber, mistakes are occasionally made during plumbing jobs. Not only can a bad plumbing job cause discomfort, it can also lead to trouble when the homeowner wishes to sell the house. If the plumbing mistakes are serious enough, the house inspector will know […]

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5 Plumbing Myths Debunked

February 26, 2014
Category: General

Plumbing is a field that is subject to many stereotypes and myths. Stereotypes about plumbing are often old and well-established, but this does not mean they are factual. Let’s take a look at several common myths about plumbing that are untrue. Myth 1: Store Bought Cleaners Are as Effective as Plumbing Services If you have […]

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Common Commercial Plumbing Problems

January 21, 2014
Category: General

When it comes to plumbing systems, the commercial variety are a completely different animal.  The size and scale of the system and the different types of equipment involved create different potential problems compared to a residential system.  Below are some of the worst offenders. Clogged Drains  Drains get heavy use in commercial facilities, and the […]

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Always Ready in Case of Emergency

December 26, 2013
Category: General

Plumbing should be out of sight and out of mind – and when it’s functioning properly, that’s exactly how it acts. Of course, plumbing emergencies are always right there to bring your piping systems right back to the forefront. There is nothing worse than waking up to find a flood in your basement or kitchen […]

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The Dangers of Not Preparing Plumbing for Winter

November 14, 2013
Category: General

Have you prepared your home plumbing for winter? If not, you are leaving your home plumbing system open to many risks over the cold winter months. Not preparing your home for winter can lead to frozen pipes, in turn leading to costly repairs. In addition, not performing proper water heater maintenance can also lead to […]

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Standard vs. Super Efficient Water Heaters

October 29, 2013
Category: General

When shopping for water heaters, there are a lot of factors of which the average homeowner may not be aware. Cost, energy source, brand, capacity, the list goes on. But probably the biggest concern, especially with today’s poor economy and poor environmental footprint, is how energy efficient is your water heater going to be? After […]

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Energy Efficient Plumbing

September 26, 2013
Category: General

Everyone and his brother is trying to go “Green” nowadays. Whether it’s recycling, using florescent lights, or buying a car with high gas mileage, everyone seems to be making an effort to be more efficient and easier on the environment. But did you know that there are options like these for plumbing? Tankless Water Heater […]

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Dealing With Hard Water In Your Home Proactively

August 21, 2013
Category: General

Did you know that over 85% of the United States has hard water? This means that almost everyone in the country has had to deal with hard water at one point or another. Hard water can cause many issues, ranging from filmy hair to higher utility bills. Fortunately, there are many different ways that you […]

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The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

July 19, 2013
Category: General

Picture this: it’s early in the morning, you’re just getting up for work, and you haven’t had your coffee yet. You turn on the hot water in your shower – only to find that it’s ice cold! Yikes – now what? Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater With all the various components of your home that […]

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