Learning To Love Plumbing

How To Install A Hot Water Heater Blanket

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New hot water heaters are pre-insulated to improve efficiency, but older hot water heaters lack the insulation and can quickly lose heat. This will lead to a higher electric or gas bill, and the potential of not having enough hot water when it is at peak use in your home during everyone’s morning showers. Thankfully, installing a hot water heater blanket is easy to do on your own, can save you money, and makes an old tank more efficient.…

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Does Your Home Have Hard Water? Two Things You Should Know About It

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If your home has hard water, it may be a potential problem that can destroy your appliances, while also affecting the quality of the drinking water. The cause of hard water is groundwater with high levels of metal in it, which requires the need for a home water softening system to eliminate it. Here are 2 things about having hard water you need to know. 1. Hard Water Is Not Good For Appliances…

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Four Tips For Fighting Mold And Mildew In The Bathroom

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Is there a layer of black or brown scum in the ridge between your shower and its frame? Maybe you always notice some mold around the rim of your sink’s drain, or some mildew on your bathroom window. Mold and mildew are very common in the bathroom since it’s a warm, moist environment. Keeping them under control can seem like an ongoing battle, and in fact, it is important to regularly take action against mold and mildew to keep them under control.…

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