Archives for Plumbing Advice

Take the Plunge!

Do you go into sudden panic mode and start waving the white flag due to a clogged toilet or drain? While it may feel like an instant emergency and some clogs do require a professional to clear, others are minor enough to clear yourself with a good ol’ plunger.  Although plungers are pretty straight forward there is actually some technique you can apply for the best results! The next time you need to utilize that odd shaped rubber thing on a stick keep these tips in mind to for the best results. Choose your weapon: believe it or not plungers
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Indicators Your Water Heater Is On The Outs!

Being able to control the temperature in your house from all angles is one of the most important parts to your home. Imagine not being able to take a warm shower or having to wash your hands in freezing water every time! How horrible would that be?! If you are experiencing issues with your water heater and not sure if it’s time to repair it or replace it we’re here to help! We’ve come up with a list of possible signs to look for that could be good indicators your water heaters is on the fritz! WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Rust: if you are
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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Are you thinking it’s time for a new water heater, but aren’t sure if you should lean towards a tankless or traditional? Before making a large purchase it is crucial to understand the pro and cons of each type as well as which one fits your family needs. TANK: Traditional water heaters work by utilizing a tank which stores pre-heated gallons of water. The tank refills with water when the pre-heated water is used and the cycle continues. ——————————-PROS:———————————– Cost: less upfront costs than a tankless water heater and simpler to replace ——————————-CONS:———————————– Utility Bill: with a tank it is constantly working
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Hard Water vs. Soft Water

The terms hard water and soft water are easily thrown around—but what does it really mean? What are the differences? Which should I have in my home? If you’re looking for the answers to any of these questions you’ve come to the right place.   We’ll go over what each type of water is and the benefits of each. Hard Water: Hard water is any water containing a considerable amount of dissolved minerals. These minerals include magnesium and calcium. Water is considered “hard” when it goes through deposits of limestone and chalk carbonates. Hard water has a more harsh reputation. Those who
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