Avoiding Plumbing Problems

Baby It's Cold Outside: 4 Ways To Keep Your Home Warm And Your Heating Bills Low

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Winter weather means colder houses – time to crank the heater up! Unfortunately, cranking the heater up means you’re going to be spending more money on your heating bill. There are some things you can do to keep your heating bill lower during those cold winter months. Take a look at three simple steps you can take to stay warm and save money. Seal the Outlets If your heater is running but your house isn’t heating up, you could have heat escaping from somewhere. Read More»

What You Need To Know About Sediment In Your Hot Water Heater

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For the most part, your home’s hot water heater goes unnoticed. While it provides plenty of hot water throughout the year, you never even have to think about the appliance until there is a problem with it. Even though hot water heaters are very reliable, they can be susceptible to a problem that could cause energy inefficiently and a potential breakdown. This is what you need to know about sediment deposits, which will help you know why it is an issue that should concern you. Read More»

Plumbing 101: Replacing A Bathtub Spout

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Because bathtub spouts rarely require maintenance or replacement, many people find themselves at a loss when something does go wrong. The good news is that a faulty bathtub spout generally doesn’t require you to hire a professional plumber–that is, so long as you’re armed with the right information. If you’ve got a bathtub spout that needs to be replaced, read on. This article will present an overview of the entire process. Read More»

2 Reasons You Should Invest In Professional Drain Cleaning

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Most people have been there. You are trying to wash the dishes or brush your teeth, when suddenly you realize that the sink is filling up with dirty water instead of draining away. After checking the drain for obstructions, you realize that the problem lies deeper inside the pipe. Although you might be tempted to try to clear the clog on your own, here are two reasons you should invest in professional drain cleaning: Read More»

How To Check And Replace A Gas Control Valve On A Furnace

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The summer is a good time to inspect your gas furnace and get it ready for the coming fall and winter.  You should turn on the furnace and make sure it runs well. If the furnace doesn’t produce heat, you need to start checking the parts in the furnace to make sure they are functioning properly. One part you should check is the gas control valve. If the valve is faulty, gas won’t be able to pass through the external gas line to the burner in the furnace. Read More»