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How Long Will My Water Heater Last?

August 5, 2020
Category: Water Heater

You can save yourself a lot of time and headaches by keeping track of the life expectancy of your water heater. As a general rule of thumb, your water heater will last you anywhere from 6 to 20 years. That’s a wide range, but there are a lot of factors that determine how long your […]

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The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

February 21, 2020
Category: Water Heater

Are you tired of running out of hot water? Is your current water heater taking up too much space? Luckily, there is one permanent solution to fix these annoying problems and that’s ditching your tank water heater system and installing a tankless one. Making the switch comes with many additional advantages that you’re sure to […]

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Why Are my Pipes Making Knocking Sounds?

January 3, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems

When it comes to plumbing issues, you always want to be on the lookout for any warning signs that things aren’t working quite like they should. Catching problems with your plumbing early can help you avoid major water damage to your home and can save you money on repairs. One of the most common symptoms […]

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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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Three Signs to Replace Your Water Heater

September 13, 2018
Category: Uncategorized

Whether you’ve just moved into your house or you’ve been there for years it is important to take time to periodically check your water heater for signs of wear and damage. There are some warning signs that can let you know it’s about time to replace the unit, let’s look at a few. Leaking Leaking […]

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Stay on Top of Plumbing Leaks this Summer

July 24, 2018
Category: Tips

Is your water bill suspiciously high? Are you finding water damage on some of your walls? You might have a few plumbing leaks. However, not all leaks are equal. Some will be simple fixes and others could become major disasters. Let’s take a look at the types of possible leaks that you may have and […]

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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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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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Water Heater Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

October 20, 2017
Category: Water Heater

The first indication that something has gone awry with your water heater is a lack of hot water. One of the main reasons this happens is because of an issue with the pilot light. Let’s learn about why your pilot light might be going out, and what to do to fix it! What is a […]

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