Archives for Plumbing

6 Signs Your Garbage Disposal Needs Help!

Wouldn’t it be nice if your home improvement investments could last forever? Although we all hope and pray that problems won’t arise, the reality is that some things just don’t go as planned.  The same holds true to your garbage disposal.  One day you may be extremely happy with its fully functioning ways and the next day you’re rushing to the phone to call BELOMAN to help fix a leaking mess.  Don’t worry too much though because that’s what we’re always here for!  Here are 6 indicators that it’s time to call a trained and licensed plumber for help: It’s
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Should My Water Heater Be Replaced?

Have you recently been contemplating whether or not your water heater is ready to be replaced or not?  We have three common questions to take into account when deciding if a replacement is the best option! Has your water heater been regularly maintained? According to the The. U.S. Department of Energy the lifespan of a water heater is 10-15 years. Hard water may put it at lower range. Minerals build up, if not regularly flushed the minerals will cause damage to the inside and cause leaks if you haven’t had your water heater maintained it’s only a matter of time before it
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Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?

A leaking water heater can be very alarming!  You may begin to panic and worry that a large bill is in your future; however, with help from a local and trusted plumber the problem can be quickly resolved.  With any repair to our larger investments it is best to leave it to the professionals to asses the situation. Over time minerals can build up and calcify creating deposits inside the tank.  If it builds up too much it can break the lining and cause the water heater to leak.  Another reason your water heater may be leaking deals with the expansion
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Do I Need An Expansion Tank For My Water Heater?

So you’ve heard of expansion tanks, know that water expands when heated and have seen these contraptions coming off of your water heater but still question why an expansion tank is needed? What Is It?: A drum like tank that attaches to the water line going into your water heater to absorb the excess water.  It provides extra volume needed in the system during the heating phase. What Does It Do?: It acts as a space for heated water to expand to rather than causing harm to your plumbing system.  When the water in your water heater is heated it
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Who? What? When? Where? Why? Water Heater Maintenance

Who? What? When? Where? Why? Are these all of the questions you have when it comes to flushing your water heater? Sure you may have heard of the importance of regular maintenance for larger investments, but do you still question why and what would happen if you don’t?  BELOMAN is here to help put you at ease! What happens?: When a plumber visits your home to service your water heater a hose will be attached to the tank so that it’s drained into a drain to then be filled back up. By draining the tank sediment and build up is cleared
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How To: Keep Your Garbage Disposal Happy

Your garbage disposal is one of the simplest appliances in your home to use; however, it is also a commonly misused item! In order to always keep your garbage disposal happy there are tips you should keep in mind to ensure you are continually using it correctly.  Happy garbage disposal…happy life! *One thing to always be sure of is know what can and CANNOT go down your garbage disposal! –Grease: once grease has been sitting at room temperature for a while it will begin to solidify which will clog up the inside and cause a big mess. –Hot water: using
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Help! I Need a Plumber!

Have you been referred by your water company to contact a plumbing company to have a leak detection performed?  If you have, it’s definitely a good indicator that an issue is present and a trusted licensed plumber should check it out!  To better ease your mind we’ve presented a list of four situations in which a leak detection should be performed! Puddles!: if you’re suddenly seeing random puddles in strange places with unexplainable reasons it’s usually a good indicator that a leak detection should be performed. How soggy? Real soggy?: are you seeing more soggy patches in your yard or
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I Need to Maintain My Water Heater…Why?

Just as we schedule regular maintenance for our cars and HVAC systems it’s also important to schedule regular maintenance on your water heater.  How awful would it be to wake up in the morning, turn on the shower and step into an ice cold stream of water? When a licensed and trusted plumber performs regular maintenance on your water heater you’ll avoid stepping into a cold shower and gain even more benefits!  Three major benefits for keeping up with annual maintenance are: 1. Increase Efficiency: regular maintenance on your water heater can definitely help to increase its operating efficiency.  If
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Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Many are well aware of a conventional water heater but did you know that there are now options when it comes to the hot water flow in your home. A trending water heater is a tankless option!  These water heaters heat water directly on demand as it flows through your pipes.  There are many benefits to choosing a tankless water heater as well as a few cons to take into account when deciding if a tankless option is right for you! When it may be a pro: 1. More efficient: Tankless water heaters are much more efficient compared to conventional
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Is Your Toilet Paper Clogging Your Toilet?

Strong and soft may be good for your derriere; however, it could be wreaking havoc on your plumbing system. The softest, most visual appealing papers with patterns and printed designs take longer to break down.  If your plumbing system is on the older side it could lead to clogging or sewer backups.  To avoid causing stress to your plumbing system there’s a few things to keep in mind when searching for the perfect toilet paper! Thick pros: -Because the paper is thicker you can use fewer squares which may make the thicker ply less expensive depending on your use -Thicker toilet
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