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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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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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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: Prevent a Vacation Plumbing Disaster

Summer months are upon us and the planning of summer vacations is in full gear. Along with planning excursions, what to pack and who’s going to take care of the family pet there’s also a list of tasks to get your home ready for your long leave of absence. Although reprogramming your thermostat while you’re away is a good start—your plumbing should not be left on the back burner! In order to leave your home feeling completely confident that you’ll return to a happy home your household plumbing system will need some quick-and-easy preparation as well. Picture this: you’re sitting on your
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