What Happens If You Don't Soften Your Hard Water?

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Have you been told that you have hard water and need to install a water softener in your home? You would not be the first one to questions whether this is really necessary. After all, a water softener can be pretty expensive and you don't want to waste money on something you don't need. However, the truth is, if your plumber is recommending a water softener, it really is in your best interest -- long term-- to follow this advice.

28 February 2017

Why Is My House So Cold?

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Are you having a problem with keeping your home at a desired temperature? There are a few different problems that could be at the root of this situation. Here are some things to check on. Your Insulation Is Bad It may be that your home's insulation isn't sufficient enough to keep heated air in and cold air out. As your heater works to heat the home, a lot of energy can be dissipated if there are cracks in your home's insulation.

28 February 2017

3 Water Heater Issues You Should Never Ignore

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With regular care and normal use, your water heater should last up to a decade. When the unit begins to fail or show signs of needing repair, you may notice certain issues. Here are 3 issues wit your water heater you should call a plumber immediately for. A leaking unit A leaking water heater poses a lot of problems. Rust in the tank can cause leakage and can be a sign the unit needs to be replaced.

24 February 2017

Three Common Reasons for Septic Field Flooding

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If you already have a flooded septic tank or leach field, you'll want to get help from a plumber who specializes in septic tanks. But if you don't have a current problem and just want to know how to avoid it, here are a few of the common reasons why septic fields flood. 1. A blockage in the pipes If there's a blockage in the pipes that lead from the septic tank out into the leach field, water won't be able to flow out to where it normally drains.

24 February 2017

A Step-by-Step Look at the Difficulties of Water Heater Installation

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When you look at your old water heater, which has very recently become worn out and defunct, you may be thinking that you could do a new water heater installation yourself. If you have absolutely no experience in this department, that would be ill-advised. Water heater installation is actually more complicated than you think, especially if you are installing a gas water heater instead of an electric one. As the following will show, there are several difficulties that can arise, even when you attempt the perfect step-by-step procedure for installing your new water heater.

18 January 2017

2 Reasons To Install A Tankless Water Heater

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A tankless water heater is a great alternative to a traditional water heater for many individuals, usually because it can provide hot water on demand quite easily without having to rely on a large tank of stored hot water. Listed below are two reasons to consider utilizing a tankless water heater. Avoid Running Out Of Hot Water One of the most exasperating things about living in a home with other people or having a large family is running out of hot water, especially when you are in the middle of a shower or trying to get ready for work or school.

19 December 2016

Humming Toilet? 4 Causes And Fixes For This Common Problem

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While not uncommon, humming water pipes can be difficult to live with and even more difficult to diagnose if you don't know what to look for. In most cases, vibrating pipes are caused by problems with water pressure. Water pressure that is too high or too inconsistent can cause water pipes to vibrate, which causes the humming noise that's driving you nuts. While humming can occur anywhere you have pipes, toilets are affected most often.

16 December 2016