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Do You Know the Signs of a Plumbing Leak?

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Leaks- they’re one of those things that seem minor, but if we let them go on long enough, they can waste gallons of water and cause severe damage throughout your home. This is particularly true for leaks that exist beneath the slab of your home or even behind your walls, since they’re often not easily detectable. Water and waste can be harmful, not only to your property but also to your health. Mold and bacteria grow in damp, dark, cold environments which can often be where your integral plumbing pipes are located. rusty-burst-pipe

Luckily for us, there are some serious red flags that can alert any homeowner to a problematic leak occurring somewhere in their plumbing. When it comes to plumbing problems, the earlier they’re found, the better. So, let’s take a look.

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The Ominous Slab Leak: Symptoms and Solutions

Monday, July 8th, 2019

image-of-kitchen-and-dining-room-flooringThere is no such thing as a convenient or welcomed plumbing leak. But, we all assume when one happens that it can be easily located and repaired.

And for the most part, this is true. But what if that leak occurs under the foundation of your home? Does that change the story?

Well, yes. This is called a slab leak, and what makes them so ominous is the damage they cause—often before you’ve even realized you have a leak. That’s why we’re writing this post. We want to share some of the most common symptoms that alert homeowners to slab leaks, and what you can do about it if you encounter one.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, April 29th, 2019

residential-water-heater-with-panels-removed-for-serviceWater heaters are designed to last a very long time, so long as they are regularly maintained and repaired promptly when needed. You have probably had the same water heater working away in your home since you moved in, right?

Well, unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Eventually, your water heater will require replacement as it simply won’t be able to do the job it’s supposed to anymore. Sure, you could have repairs scheduled, but as we’ll highlight below, there comes a point where repairs just won’t cut it anymore—your water heater won’t work as efficiently as it once did and you’ll be paying far more than you should for it to run.

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Yes, Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance, Too

Monday, January 21st, 2019

repair of the gas water heaterWhen most people hear the term water heater, they envision a huge storage tank with water in it, kept in the garage or a utility closet in the home. This is, after all, the most common type of water heater found in U.S. homes. But many people have chosen to go another route and have installed a newer, often more efficient, model of water heater—the tankless unit.

Perhaps you are one of these homeowners. We definitely encourage our customers to do their research and see what type of water heater is most efficient for their homes. We also want to stress though, while there are many benefits to going tankless, they are not immune to problems. This is why it’s essential to schedule regular maintenance for tankless water heaters in Boca Raton, FL.

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Does Your Water Heater Need Replacing?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Pipes of a heating systemWater heaters are designed to last a long time. This is particularly true if you properly care for yours and having annual maintenance done on the appliance. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, however, it’s not going to last forever.

The trick is being able to realize when your water heater is, in fact, on its last legs so that you can replace it before it has the chance to break down entirely. You don’t want to find out that your water heater has permanently failed on you when you’ve hopped into the shower first thing in the morning. So, we’ve shared some warning signs below for you that indicate it’s time for you to go ahead and upgrade your water heater.

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How to Save Money on Plumbing Costs

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Owning a home is not cheap. We all know this. Even if you manage to get a good deal on the house itself, there’s all the different systems that may or may not need maintenance, repair, replacement, etc. etc. It can be tough to navigate which system needs what, and what steps you need to take sooner to ensure that your entire home runs smoothly. The plumbing system is one of the ones that homeowners have the most trouble with. It’s mostly hidden from view, and doesn’t grab a lot of attention, but it’s still a vital part of the home that needs to be kept in good shape. So, how do you save money on plumbing costs while also ensuring that the system stays in good shape? Read on to find out.

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Careful of These Water Heater Problems

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are just as prone to developing problems as any other home system. Preventive water heater maintenance is a great way to keep your water heater from developing issues over time, but it isn’t a perfect solution. You still need to keep an eye out for issues that may develop with your system between maintenance appointments. Have a look below at some of the issues that you need to watch for this year.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, April 30th, 2018

water-heater-tankWater heaters are built to last a long time, but they don’t last forever. If you’ve had your water heater for a while, you might want to consider if it’s worth replacing it in the near future. Don’t know whether or not your system is close to the end of its life? Check out the following symptoms below and see whether or not your system fits the list.

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The Best Materials for Repiping a Home

Monday, December 11th, 2017

ground-sewer-pipeEventually, the pipes in any home will need replacement. Learning that your pipes are failing is bad enough, and suddenly you’re tasked with having to sort through conflicting information about which is the best material to use for repiping a home. If your pipes are old enough to need replacing, they are probably made of a material no longer deemed viable for pipes, like galvanized steel or even iron, both of which are prone to corrosion.

Now, there’s a whole new selection of piping material for your whole home, including metals and plastics, which may come as a bit of a shock! We’ll help you sort through some of the confusion here, but consult with a plumber in your area for the best idea of what will work for your home.

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5 Sink Plumbing Problems You Can Repair Yourself

Monday, October 30th, 2017

bathroom-faucet-waterIf “everything but the kitchen sink” is your motto when it comes to household DIY work, we’ve got you covered. It’s important to have a local plumber’s number on speed dial in case you need major repairs for your home’s plumbing. However, there are some issues you may be able to resolve on your own.

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