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Boiler Blockage: Why You Do NOT Want To Perform Your Own Heating Repair

Posted by on Jun 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Boiler Blockage: Why You Do NOT Want To Perform Your Own Heating Repair

Boiler blockage is not an uncommon problem, especially when you swap out an old boiler for a new one. Typically, what blocked up the old boiler will cause your new boiler to block up too, creating a lot of frustration and extra heating repair calls to fix the problem. Particles of rust, magnatite and other hard water minerals create not only a problematic block in your boiler’s pipes and heat exchanger plate, but also present a very dangerous situation that could cause your boiler to blow. There are some very valid reasons why you do...

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Great Points To Maintaining Your Water Heater

Posted by on Jun 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Great Points To Maintaining Your Water Heater

While you need to be sure that you’re able to take good care of your plumbing, it is important that you prioritize water heater maintenance. By following tips and techniques that will get the most out of your water heater, you’ll have the opportunity to safeguard your plumbing, while keeping your property value secure. Read on to learn the best ways to take good care of your hot water heater.  #1: Conduct Little Fixes For Long Term Efficiency The efficiency of your hot water heater can be upgraded exponentially by simply...

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Vacation Rentals–Keeping Guests Happy And Drains Unclogged

Posted by on Jun 14th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vacation Rentals–Keeping Guests Happy And Drains Unclogged

If you own a vacation rental home, oftentimes guests will expect everything to be in working order or at least to the level they are accustomed. This might lead to an array of plumbing issues in an older home. If you are constantly getting calls from your house guests about clogged drains and paying for emergency plumbers, here are four tips to keep drains clean and guests happy. 1. List off the Limitations of the Home’s Plumbing If your rental home has a septic tank or is in an older building that has 100 year old pipes, someone coming...

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Electric Water Heater: Signs Of Bad Heating Elements & A Few Simple Repairs

Posted by on Jun 7th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Electric Water Heater: Signs Of Bad Heating Elements & A Few Simple Repairs

An electric water heater does not use a burner to heat your water like gas water heaters. Electric water heaters use heating elements, which are thin metal shafts that heat your water. Sadly, heating elements can burn out, even though these shafts should last for years. The following guide should help you fix the problem and teach you a few symptoms related to bad heating elements. Signs Of Bad Heating Elements Most electric water heaters contain two separate heating elements. One of them is at the bottom and the other is on top. The one...

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3 Signs Your Home Water Softening System Is In Need Of Professional Attention

Posted by on Jun 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Signs Your Home Water Softening System Is In Need Of Professional Attention

Having a hard water problem in your home is anything but a simple issue. From causing excess sediment in your water-related appliances, to leaving your skin with a sticky residue, too much calcium, magnesium, and other minerals are a major nuisance. A water softening system is the most logical solution for hard water, and in most cases, a good unit will work well without problems for a long time. However, occasionally problems will come up that will require professional attention. Here are three of the most recognizable signs that your water...

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About Me

When I bought my first home, I had a love-hate relationship with my plumbing. Sometimes things would run along smoothly, while other times I found myself shaking my head at a stopped drain. It was a really frustrating ordeal, and I quickly discovered that things were a little easier when I could troubleshoot problems on my own. After taking a local plumbing class, I learned to love plumbing. I want you to learn how to quickly and easily diagnose trouble, which is why I have filled this blog with helpful tricks and tips. By learning a little more, you might be able to resolve issues in a jiffy.

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