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Different Types of Water Heaters

Regular gas or electric water heaters usually last between 10 and 15 years. If yours is reaching that time frame, it might be time to consider what type of water heater you want next. Here are the five types of water heaters. Conventional Storage Tank These are the most common type of water heater, consisting […]

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Caring for a Hot Tub

After a hard day at work or play, there isn’t anything like soaking in a hot tub to decompress and relax those muscles. But along with the pleasure comes responsibility. You need to care for your hot tub. Here are some tips. Monitor water chemistry. You need to know the required levels of pH, alkalinity, […]

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Sewer Line Excavation

A gurgling toilet. Drains not draining. Water backing up when it rains. Any of these in and of themselves may be minor irritants, but if you are experiencing all of them it may be a sign that you have a problem with your sewer line. Potentially a big problem. Sometimes the problem can be fixed […]

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Spring Plumbing Tips to Help You Save Money

With spring approaching in the next few weeks, it will enable you to start performing various DIY tasks around the house. Below are a few excellent spring plumbing tips that will help save money over the long term. #1 – Look for Slow Water Leaks Before going to bed, make a note of the reading […]

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Why Should You Hire a Licensed Professional Plumber?

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: March 27, 2018

When the time comes for homeowners to hire a plumber, most of them make the mistake of trying to shop around for the cheapest rates they can find. However, there are several reasons why it is more important to focus on finding a plumber who is licensed and professional than one that offers the cheapest […]

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Buying a Garbage Disposer

You’re stuffed to the point of bursting.  Maybe too much ham or fish at the Christmas table.  Or latkes and applesauce while you were celebrating Hanukkah.  Perhaps too much jerk chicken or sweet potato soufflé for Kwanzaa. You may be stuffed.  Did you also overload your garbage disposer to the point of bursting too?  If […]

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Plumbing Resolutions for the New Year

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: January 4, 2017

What are your resolutions for the new year? Losing weight? Exercise? Chances are, taking care of your home’s plumbing did not make the list. But we are going to give you some resolutions anyway. Keep them handy; they may save you money and aggravation. Have a full home plumbing inspection. You never know what a […]

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Gas Pipes

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: December 12, 2016

Most people do not know it, but plumbers install and repair gas piping.  Gas piping can be very beneficial.  Consider these examples: Using a natural gas line to barbecue is much more convenient that lugging around and constantly replacing propane tanks.  Plus you don’t run the risk of the tank running out of gas while […]

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Lead in Your Drinking Water

Lead in drinking water has certainly been in the news.  Earlier this year, there were the horrific stories of lead in the drinking water in Flint, MI.  Then, a few weeks ago, the city of Highland Park shut off faucets in city-owned facilities after they tested high for lead.  The EPA mandates that water contain […]

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