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2020

Don't Ignore The Effects Of Hard Water On Your Water Heater!

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Conventional storage-tank water heaters are surprisingly simple devices. Their designs can vary depending on fuel source and model, but they all have the same essential elements. These components typically include a heat source, thermostat for temperature control, anti-corrosion elements, and various hook-ups for water and fuel. Despite this simplicity, your water heater is vulnerable to several issues that can lead to costly repairs. Hard water—which refers to water containing significant mineral deposits—is one such threat.…

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4 Things to Know About Sewer Camera Inspections

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If you’ve been having plumbing problems at your house, such as a recurring sewer clog, a plumber might want to do a sewer camera inspection. If you’ve never had one of these inspections done before, you might wonder what’s involved and why it’s necessary. Here are four things to know about getting a sewer camera inspection. 1. A Camera Is Sent Down the Sewer Drain When a plumber does a video inspection of your sewer drain, they attach a small video camera to a flexible rod that’s then threaded through the drain.…

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3 Considerations When Switching to an Electric Water Heater

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Although gas is an incredibly efficient way to heat a home, there are many reasons to consider switching to an electric heater when your old unit gives out. Electric heaters are often cheaper to purchase upfront, and if you live in an area with a renewable-focused grid, they can also be an environmentally-friendly choice. Making the switch does require some care, however. If you’ve decided to take the leap from gas to electric, then this article will help you to understand three factors you’ll need to keep in mind when having your new heater installed.…

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Troubleshooting Common Septic Tank Problems

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For homes on septic service, monitoring for problems is vital so that your entire system doesn’t fail. Fortunately, there are only a few common issues that tend to occur, so it is fairly easy to monitor and troubleshoot the problem on your own. Although you can determine the cause of the problem on your own, it is still best to bring in a professional to complete the actual repairs. Problem: Backed Up Drains or Drain Odors…

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Obvious Signs That A New Water Heater Is Required

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In almost every home today, you’ll find a water heater system. This unit uses energy to bring water up in temperature. Like a lot of appliances in homes today, water heaters won’t last forever. You’ll know to replace your unit if the following signs are present. Severe Leaking Since water is inside the water heater tank, leaks are naturally going to be something you worry about. A water heater working in great shape shouldn’t leak at all.…

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Types Of Water Heaters

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There are many options for the type of water heater you have installed into your home, and knowing the differences might help make your decision process easier. Knowing your family’s needs and hot water consumption is an important factor when choosing the right water heater. Here are the top two different water heater options on the market. 1. Tankless Water Heater A tankless water heater is tankless and requires no extra storage space in your home.…

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A Few Tips For Sump Pump Installation

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A sump pump is a relatively simple machine that could save your home from thousands of dollars in flooding repairs. A sump is basically a hole or pit in the ground where water can collect. By placing a pump in that hole, you can pump water out of your home instead of allowing it to pool. If you are going to attempt a sump pump installation by yourself, make sure that you find the lowest point in your basement to dig your sump.…

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Prep Your AC Now For The Hottest Days Of Summer

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The dog days of summer are right around the corner, and you want to make sure your AC is in full operating condition. A combination of proper maintenance and proper use are the keys to keeping your air conditioner running, no matter how hot it gets outside. Reduce the Load Too much stress on an AC can cause mechanical problems. You can lighten the load by making your home easier to keep cool.…

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The First-Time Homeowner's Guide To Pipe Replacement

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Does your new home need a pipe replacement service? If you’re a first-time homeowner who is still learning about improvement and renovation, take a look at what you need to know about this type of plumbing project. What Signs Should Homeowners Look For? How do you know if your pipes require a replacement? The most common warning signs include: Rusty water. While this sign can have several causes (such as nearby work on community water lines), it can also point to a problem inside your home’s pipes.…

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4 Reasons to Have a Plumber Inspect Your Old House Before Renovation

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You adore your vintage house, but you know renovations are inevitable. Before you get started with your big plans for the changes and improvements you will make, it is best to have a plumber come in for an inspection. Here is a look at some of the reasons this kind of inspection is important.  You’ll learn if your pipes need to be replaced.  The pipes throughout the house that make up the main plumbing system will be the first thing the plumber looks at during an inspection.…

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