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Noisy Water Heater: A Possible Sign Of Problems

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Although not always the case, a noisy water heater can be a sign that there's a problem. While improper maintenance and the age of the heater often are at the root of the problem, it helps to know why water heaters make different noises, as well as when you may need a plumber's help to fix what's wrong. High Water Pressure If your water heater makes a high-pitched noise, it's not something to ignore as the water pressure inside the tank may be too high.

8 December 2016

Is Your HVAC System Winter Ready?

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Before the winter weather arrives, you need to prepare your HVAC system to handle the increased demand on it. Unfortunately, some homeowners fails to take the proper steps and they end up paying more in energy costs and repairs. To help ensure your system is ready to take on the cold weather, here are some preparation tips to use.   Get a Home Energy Audit A home energy audit conducted by your HVAC technician can help you pinpoint ways that your system is potentially wasting energy.

8 December 2016

How a Backflow Can Cause Water Damage, and More, to Your Home

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A backflow can occur for a few reasons. It's the kind of problem many homeowners fear. Understanding a little about how backflows work can help you mitigate the possibility of one occurring in your home. A Backflow Is Not a Backup The first thing you need to understand is that a backflow is wholly different from a common drain or sewer backup. A backup comes from a clog. You can usually tell if you have a backup if water drains slowly or not at all.

6 December 2016

Discover Why You Should Have Your Heating System Serviced Before Each Winter

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As a homeowner, you may find that having your heating system serviced before the beginning of every winter. To help you understand why you will never want to skip out on this, you will want to read through the following facts. This way, you may have an easier time remembering the importance of this each year so you will call for an appointment with plenty of time to spare. Cleans Out The Duct Work

1 December 2016

How To Spot The Need For A Plumber

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In order to ensure that you will always have a properly working plumbing system and that your home is protected from water damage, you will need to know what the signs are that indicate that you have a need for a plumber. When you spot any of the following signs, you will know that it is time to quickly call for an appointment. The Water Is Bubbling As It Goes into the Drain

1 December 2016

3 Useful Tips for the Home Plumber

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Whether it's tackling a stubborn clog, or installing a new supply line, certain plumbing tasks are well within the abilities of the average homeowner. Yet to ensure a lasting, effective result, it is important that you arm yourself with some helpful tips. If you would like to improve your arsenal of home plumbing skills, read on.  Throw away old supply lines when replacing a plumbing fixture. Installing a new plumbing fixture is always an exciting prospect, since it can easily rejuvenate the aesthetics of a bathroom or kitchen.

30 November 2016

3 Ways To Protect Your Business From Flooding

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When a flood occurs, the danger from it is not limited to just your home. Your business could also be at risk. Therefore, it is important that you take steps now to protect your business from flooding. Here are some ways you can.   Assess Your Risk The first step in protecting your business from a flood is learning what your risk level is. Once you know, you can take the necessary protective actions.

30 November 2016

Renting Out Your Home? Make Sure Your New Tenants Know These Basics Of Plumbing Maintenance

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Home rentals are a lucrative way to maximize on your investment while retaining your property for later use. However, it is important to be clear about household maintenance to keep your rental property from becoming a major money sink. Plumbing issues can quickly become a major maintenance headache, since it only takes a small amount of water to lead to structural damage. Before you hand your new tenants the keys, make sure to cover these basics of plumbing care and maintenance.

30 November 2016

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear: Ruptured Frozen Pipes And You

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Ruptured frozen pipes in the middle of the night is no laughing matter. They create an absolute mess in your basement, and they need to be replaced immediately. While this is a major expense and a major inconvenience for you, it is the perfect time to call 24-hour emergency plumbing services. Here is what this whole ordeal looks like: It Starts with a Very Cold Winter Night and a Small BOOM

30 November 2016

How A Carbon Monoxide Leak Can Disrupt Your Restaurant Business

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As a restaurant owner or manager, the measures you need to take in the case of a carbon monoxide (CO) leaks can cause serious damage to your business. Here are four examples of measures you need to implement in the case of a CO leak, and how they can affect your business: Shutting Down All Heating Systems When the alarm goes off, you need to shut down all heating systems in the building.

29 November 2016