2018

Potential Plumbing Problems In Brand New Houses

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A brand new home is supposed to be perfect, without any problems -- but that isn't always the case. For example, there are plumbing problems that may plague even brand new houses and require the intervention of a plumber. Here are some of the plumbing problems your brand new house may have: Clogged Drain Pipes It may be surprising to many people, but it is somewhat common to find clogged or blocked drains in new constructions.

23 June 2018

3 Solutions To Adding Air Conditioning To Finished Basements And Additions

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If you are going to be adding space to your home by finishing the basement or building an addition, the mechanical systems are important, and you want to choose the right solutions. For HVAC, you have the choice of adding to an existing system or installing a separate heating and cooling for these areas of your home. Here are some tips to help with choosing the right HVAC solutions when finishing basements or building additions for your home.

24 May 2018

Benefits of Choosing a Propane Water Heater

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There are many different types of water heaters that you could choose for your home. Unfortunately, it is a common issue for individuals to fail to appreciate the benefits that they can enjoy by opting for a propane water heater. More specifically, there are three ways that one of these water heaters can prove to be superior to oil or electric models. Cost Efficiency Propane is an extremely cost-effective fuel. In fact, it is common for propane to cost much less than oil and electricity.

9 May 2018

How A Plumber Can Help You Pinpoint The Source Of A Water Leak In Your Home

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If your home has a musty odor and your water bill keeps getting higher, you could have a hidden water leak. You can tell if a leak is in your plumbing rather than from a damaged roof by checking your water meter. If the meter moves when all the water is turned off, then water is leaking out of a pipe somewhere. However, it's also possible the leak is in a drain and the water is just leaking occasionally, such as when you run water in a sink.

14 April 2018

Maintenance And Prevention Tips To Keep Your Home's HVAC And Plumbing Systems Working Well

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There are many systems within your home that you rely upon every day to make your life easier, cleaner, and more comfortable. Your home's sewer and HVAC are both important home systems of your daily life, and it is a good idea to check into and take care of any potential problems before they grow larger and cause expensive damage and service calls for repairs. Here are some tips to help you handle maintenance and recognize common problems and your options for repairing them.

4 April 2018

4 Choices Of Plumbing Materials For Renovations And New Home Installations

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When you are ready for a complete plumbing system to be installed in your home, there are choices of different materials. For water lines, you may want to consider PVC or modern plastic materials to cut costs. There are also different types of materials used for various sewer installations. Here are some of the different choices of materials for your plumbing system installations. 1. CPVC Choices for Hot and Cold-Water Lines for Potable Uses

16 March 2018

3 Signs You Need To Replace Your Water Heater

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Your water heater is one of the most important parts of your home's plumbing system. Without a properly functioning water heater, you may be left unable to properly clean your dishes, your clothes, and even yourself. Fortunately, there are a couple of warning signs of failure that a water heater will begin to exhibit as it experiences excessive wear and age. Keeping a close watch for these signs can allow you to contact a plumber at the first sign of trouble, mitigating the chance that you experience any sort of disruption to your home's plumbing system.

2 March 2018

Evaluating Four Common Drain Cleaning Methods

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There are numerous reasons you need to keep your plumbing drains clean at all times. For example, it will prevent foul odors from developing in the drains, prolong the life of the plumbing system, and prevent drain blockages. Here are some of the common methods you can use to keep the drains clean. Using Chemicals One of the most common methods of cleaning drains involves pouring chemicals down the drain. The chemicals work by breaking down the debris clogging the pipes so that they can be carried away by water.

25 January 2018

3 Tips For Keeping Your Child's Playhouse Warm In The Winter

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If your child has a playhouse outside, then you might want to do what you can to keep the playhouse nice and warm during the winter. After all, this can help you keep your child safe from the elements during the winter and can encourage him or her to still play and have fun when the weather isn't the best. These are a few tips that can help you ensure that your child's playhouse is nice and warm all winter long.

12 January 2018