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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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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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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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Unclog Your Sink in 5 Easy Steps

If you’ve ever found yourself hurrying to get ready and out the door, but suddenly as you’re at the sink to wash your hands or brush your teeth, it decides to not drain–you know how big of a pain it can be!  To avoid that little porcelain bowl from ruining your day there are 5 easy step you can take to quickly unclog your sink! Steps: 1. Disconnect the sink stopper: The most common problem for sink clogs is due to gunk around the stopper.  In order to check this area out, you must first disconnect it.  Under the sink
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How To: Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater

Nobody likes a cold shower, right?? In order to guarantee you always have hot water for your whole shower it’s important to make sure your water heater is always able to do its job! Check It Out Yourself First: Look for warning signs all around the water heater.  Check around for puddles or any signs of a leak and check for cracks or rust on the outside of the tank.  If you see any warning signs it’s best to call a plumber since these signs are good indicators that your water heater needs serviced or replaced. 3 Steps to Maintain/Extend
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Minerals, Dirt and Rubber, Oh My!

Have you recently gone to retrieve an ice cold glass of tap water only to find unwanted specks floating? This can be very unpleasant as well as unhealthy to drink!  Because of the potential problems, it’s important to correct the problem at hand.  Fortunately, there are ways to track down the source of the impurities in your household plumbing and prevent most of them. Dirty Water: if you are finding dirt or sand in your glass it is usually an indicator that there is a water main break somewhere in the public water supply and should be addressed by your
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How To: Find the Source of a Garbage Disposal Leak

Even homeowners that take great care of their garbage disposal can experience a leak or two every once in a while!  If you are suddenly faced with a large puddle under your sink a plumber will definitely be able to help. While waiting for your plumber to arrive there are a few steps you can take in order to detect the source of the leak and help alleviate the problem at hand.  When becoming a detective to search for the source of the leak it’s important to know where to begin when searching. *Check the sink flange: this is the part that
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How To: Test Your Home’s Water Pressure

When it comes to the water pressure in your home there is a fine line you can walk! The water pressure in your home should be hard enough to take comfortable showers and fill cooking pots in a sensible time; however, if the water pressure is too high it can cause unwanted stress on your pipes.  There are a few methods to take in order to determine your specific home’s water pressure.  As always the BELOMAN is here to help! Testing Pressure: Pressure gauge: A pressure gauge is a tool that can easily be attached to your outside house faucet to determine the pressure in
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