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The Importance of Maintaining Your Water Line

Monday, October 9th, 2017

water-lineThe plumbing system is a very important part of keeping your home running properly. Think about how many times you use an appliance with running water every day, and you’ll start to realize how vital your plumbing system is. Some parts of the plumbing system are more important than others, though. One of, if not the, most important is the water line.

The water line is the pipe through which all fresh water flows before it reaches your home. Whether you get your water from the city you live in or from somewhere else, you totally rely on your water line to get it to you. So, as you can imagine, keeping your water line in good condition is an important part of keeping your entire plumbing system functioning properly. Let’s have a look at some of the ways that you can make sure your water line lasts for many years to come. (more…)

Be Careful of These Pipe-Destroying Issues

Monday, August 14th, 2017

pipe-leakPlumbing pipes are built to last quite a long time. In fact, there are still plenty of homes across the country that still use old iron and lead piping, despite the standard being copper since the late 1950’s. If you do happen to have older pipes like that, we recommend that you get them replaced (especially if they’re lead.) However, you should know that even newer pipes are not invincible. There are plenty of dangers that the environment can pose to your plumbing system, and it is a good idea to know what they are. (more…)

Should I Replace My Air Conditioner, or Have it Repaired?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Air-Conditioner-TechnicianWith summer upon us, the strain on your air conditioner is likely quite a bit higher than at other times of the year. The more you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool, the more wear and tear the system is going to experience. That will make problems more likely to occur, and could even cause the system to permanently break down. If your air conditioner is experiencing issues, and you’re not sure whether or not to replace it, read on. (more…)

When to Call for Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

toiletKeeping your plumbing system in good shape for as long as possible requires taking a lot of different steps. For the drain and sewer portion of your system, the best thing you can do is schedule drain cleaning services on a regular basis. If you haven’t had your drains cleaned in a while, or at all, you should have a look at the following reasons why it’s a good idea. (more…)

How to Tell if Your Sewer Needs Cleaning

Monday, June 19th, 2017

manhole-coverIt can be difficult to tell when your plumbing system needs professional services, since so much of it is hidden from view. This is especially true for the sewer system, which doesn’t obviously display issues in most cases. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify certain signs that your sewer system needs some help. The most common sewer issues are usually clogs, which can be dealt with using professional cleaning services. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you should look for which indicate that you need sewer cleaning services. (more…)

Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterAssuming you take proper care of your water heater, you can get quite a few years of service out of it. All systems need to be replaced eventually, though. If your water heater is getting towards the end of its life, it’s important that you be able to recognize it. The faster you can tell that your home is in need of a new water heater, the faster you can replace your old one. You don’t want to be surprised by your water heater suddenly failing on you. Have a look at the following signs that you need to install a new water heater. (more…)

Common Water Heater Problems to Watch Out For

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Water heaters are built to last, which is why yours has probably been chugging along without complaint for years without you needing to frequently repair it. Still, it’s a mistake to assume that your water heater is so resistant that you can afford to ignore it indefinitely. There are definitely problems that can afflict your water heater, some of which can destroy the whole system if you’re not careful. You don’t have to be paranoid about your water heater all the time, but you should know some of the things that can go wrong with the system so that you can be on the lookout for warning signs.

There are definitely problems that can afflict your water heater, some of which can destroy the whole system if you’re not careful. You don’t have to be paranoid about your water heater all the time, but you should know some of the things that can go wrong with the system so that you can be on the lookout for warning signs. (more…)

Be Careful of These Signs That You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Frozen Burst Pipe.jpgIt can be pretty difficult to detect a leak in your plumbing system, for a couple of pretty obvious reasons. First, most of the leaks that can afflict your plumbing start out pretty small. So small, in fact, that they don’t actually give off any sort of symptom you can recognize without physically examining the pipe or using other indirect methods. The second reason is that much of the system is hidden from view, making it unlikely for you to just spot a leak unless it’s very large. Fortunately, there are ways for you to detect leaks in your plumbing without professional equipment, provided you know what you’re looking for. (more…)