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How to React to a Plumbing Emergency

December 12th, 2016

It’s very easy to panic during a plumbing emergency, especially if you have water pouring all over the floor or something. The key to dealing with a plumbing emergency, though, is not to panic. If you know how to react to a plumbing emergency, you can mitigate quite a bit of damage until the plumber arrives. Let’s take a look at some things that you can do to deal with a plumbing emergency.

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Signs You Need a Water Softener

December 5th, 2016

There are a lot of common problems that afflict plumbing systems across the country, some of which are more of an issue than others. Lime scale is one of the most difficult issues to deal with, especially after it’s had time to become entrenched in the plumbing system. The best way to deal with lime scale is to prevent it entirely with a water softening system. The following are some of the signs that you need to have a water softener installed before it’s too late.

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2 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

November 28th, 2016

Frozen pipes are one of the most frustrating and damaging problems that can afflict your plumbing system in winter. They happen when water inside the pipes freezes and expands, preventing the pipe from functioning. Depending on the amount of water in the pipe when it freezes, it can even rupture due to the expansion of the ice. Fortunately, there are a couple of things that you can do to protect your home’s pipes from freezing over.

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Get Your Ducts Sealed This Winter

November 21st, 2016

Right around this time of year, everyone starts to make preparations to keep their homes warm over the next few months. That’s a good idea, to be sure, but it’s not the only thing that you need to be worried about. A heater needs the cooperation of a number of other parts in order to properly heat your home. In many cases, the ducts are a part of that equation. Duct sealing is one of the best ways to make sure your heating system is ready for the coming cold.

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Why You Should Install an Automatic Shutoff Valve

November 14th, 2016

Do you happen to know where your water shutoff valve is? It may not seem like that big of a deal to know where it is, or not. However, you will really wish that you did know if a plumbing emergency occurs and you can’t find it. Or, you could do yourself a favor and install an automatic shutoff valve. Read on to find out why that might be a good idea.

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How Ignoring a Leaky Faucet can Cost You

November 7th, 2016

We’ve all had it happen: that one tiny leak in the bathroom or kitchen faucet that keeps dripping, day and night. It may seem like just a minor annoyance, but trust us when we say that it has the potential to cause some major headaches. If you don’t have the faucet professionally fixed, you’re going to end up paying quite a bit more than you would think. Read on to find out how ignoring a leaky faucet can cost you.

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The Benefits of Video Pipeline Inspection

October 31st, 2016

One of the unique things about plumbing systems is that they are, for the most part, hidden from view. This makes it rather difficult, at times, to find and fix problems with the plumbing system. Prior to the advent of more modern methods, the only thing to do was either to wait for a very obvious sign that a part of the system was malfunctioning, or to tear up parts of the walls and floor to examine the pipes. Fortunately, that’s no longer the case. Let’s take a look at the benefits of video pipe inspection.

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Signs That You Need a New Boiler

October 24th, 2016

A boiler system can last a really long time, longer than most heating systems. This is because boilers have fewer moving parts than most of the other heating system types on the market, which means fewer ways for things to go wrong. However, that still doesn’t mean that your boiler is going to last forever. Read on for some of the signs that you should install a new boiler system.

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Consider Installing a Radiant Heating System This Fall

October 17th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new heating system this fall, you already know that you have a wide range of different options to choose from. Each of these systems has its own advantages to offer, and is suited to a different set of individual needs. It’s important that you be able to find the best heating system for your unique situation. So, be sure that you closely examine all the options. Let’s take a look at radiant heating, and what it can do for you this fall.

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Why Boiler Kettling is Dangerous

October 10th, 2016

Is your boiler making a deep rumbling sound, as though it were a giant tea kettle about to boil over? That sound is, appropriately, referred to as kettling, and it’s a symptom of a pretty serious problem with the system. If not treated, the entire boiler could break down. Let’s take a look at what causes kettling, and why it’s so dangerous.

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