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Has Your Water Heater Had It?

July 5, 2019
Category: Water Heater

Losing hot water has the potential to disrupt your regular routine and can even put your business at a standstill if a loss occurs at your workplace. Cold water may mean that your water heater needs repairs or is at the end of its service life. Most manufacturer’s suggest a service life expectancy of 8 […]

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Common Issues with Hot Water Heaters

February 5, 2019
Category: Water Heater

We rely on our water heaters to warm the water that comes into our homes for hot showers, cooking, cleaning, and other household tasks. Being stuck with freezing cold water is a situation no one wants to be in, so be on the lookout for these common hot water heater issues. No Hot Water Turning […]

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Plumbing Prep for the Fall

September 19, 2018
Category: Sump Pump, Water Heater

Every season there are different home maintenance tasks that should be done to help ensure your home stays in tip top shape throughout the year. Let’s look at some plumbing prep that should be done each fall before the temperature drops. After all, preventative maintenance is often the best way to ensure your plumbing’s longevity. Turn the […]

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Why is my Water Heater Leaking?

July 2, 2018
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve noticed a leak coming from your water heater, then it’s time to call a plumber. Whether the problem is small or more serious, ignoring leaks coming from your water heater will inevitably lead to bigger problems down the line. Let’s look at the most common reasons that hot water heaters leak. Loose Connections […]

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How Do a Boiler and Water Heater Differ?

June 20, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Water Heater

Oftentimes, the terms ‘boiler’ and ‘water heater’ are used interchangeably. This perpetuates the misconception that the two appliances are identical. In actuality, a boiler and a water heater differ greatly! It’s important to understand the distinction between the two, because it can make a huge difference when it comes to repairs and understanding your home’s […]

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Can a bad water heater cause pressure loss?

May 9, 2018
Category: Water Heater

There are a few warning signs your hot water heater is bad or failing. If you turn the faucet or shower on and see the water flow reduced to a weak drip, look first to your water heater. What Causes a Water Heater to Lose Pressure? Hard water contains minerals like calcium carbonate that, when […]

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What Does it Mean When Your Water isn’t as Hot as it Was Before?

May 2, 2018
Category: Water Heater

Many of us have been there, we hop into the shower on a cold morning to warm up, only to realize our water isn’t nearly as hot as it used to be. What causes the water in our home to lose heat? There are several things that can happen to cause your home’s water to […]

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What you Need to Know about Boiler Repairs

April 25, 2018
Category: Water Heater

A boiler is a plumbing and heating appliance that heats water for the purposes of bathing/showering, cooking, and heating your home. This appliance uses oil, coal, wood, or natural gas to heat the water. The basic components of a boiler are: Firebox – combustion chamber where fuel meets the air, creating a flame Pressure Gauge […]

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What is the Lifespan of a Water Heater

April 20, 2018
Category: Water Heater

Homeowners all over the U.S. can woefully attest to the fact that a home’s water heater is one of the most common appliances that will go up soon after move-in. It’s almost guaranteed that whether you just moved into a new home or have been in one for many years, your water heater will one […]

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Commercial Boiler Replacement Process

March 22, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Water Heater

Commercial boilers need to be replaced once the repairs are so extensive, they can’t justifiably be fixed. Sometimes, boilers can be below the ever-growing capacity needs of your business, making it necessary to replace them. Or, perhaps you’re concerned that an older boiler is wasting too much on your energy bill. Regardless of the reason, […]

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