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What Is a Water Heater Expansion Tank?

What Is a Water Heater Expansion Tank?

What Is a Water Heater Expanion Tank? A water heater expansion tank resolves the issue of thermal expansion stressing pipes and fixtures in your plumbing system. When water is heated in a closed plumbing system, its volume increases, putting pressure on pipes and even...
7 Symptoms of a Gas Leak

7 Symptoms of a Gas Leak

Natural gas burns relatively clean, but is extremely dangerous if something goes wrong with furnaces, gas pipes, fireplaces, stoves, or water heaters that use it. About 177 million people in the U.S. use natural gas, according to the American Gas Association. Even...
5 Quick Steps to Make a Water Leak Repair

5 Quick Steps to Make a Water Leak Repair

Water leak repair is a skill that most homeowners should keep in their back pocket for when leaks occur, and they eventually will happen. Repairing a leaky pipe, a faulty fixture, or a running toilet is often times an easy fix, depending on the type of leak and your...
What Does a Water Softener Do?

What Does a Water Softener Do?

Water hardness doesn’t really affect our well-being. While hard water, minerals like calcium and magnesium are harmless, they can build up in shower heads, water-using appliances, and pipes—causing clogs and corrosion. A water softener can avoid these plumbing issues...
Everything You Need to Know About Gas Line Installation

Everything You Need to Know About Gas Line Installation

Natural gas is a great alternative energy source because it’s clean, cheap and abundant. But there are some things you should be aware of before switching your home and appliances over to gas. Installing a gas line is no easy task and should be done by a...
Why Fix Water Pipe Leak RIGHT NOW

Why Fix Water Pipe Leak RIGHT NOW

Winter leaks can happen at any time and are especially problematic. Frozen pipes can cause costly water damage and the proliferation of mold. During the holidays, if you have family or guests in town, your plumbing system will be working overtime.  Whether it be a...
Ultimate Guide to Shower Replacement

Ultimate Guide to Shower Replacement

Planning a shower replacement or entire bathroom remodel? You should consider sprucing up what you already have first, and see if replacing your existing shower with one similar will work better for your budget and household. If not, then go all-out to create the...
How to Fix Common Winter Plumbing Issues

How to Fix Common Winter Plumbing Issues

Plumbing issues are common during the winter season. No matter where you live, pipes can freeze and burst when temperatures drop below freezing. Your plumbing fixtures and appliances may also not work as well in extreme cold. Here are some common winter plumbing...
7 Signs You Need Drain Repair

7 Signs You Need Drain Repair

Drain repair can be a tricky job depending on the drain location and how bad the situation is. Major plumbing emergencies can be avoided if you recognize the signs of trouble and contact a professional. Fortunately, your drains can tell you a lot about the state of...
How to Flush a Tankless Water Heater

How to Flush a Tankless Water Heater

In general, you should flush a tankless water heater once a year (more often if you have hard water or poor water quality. Not only does this clear away of calcium and other hard water mineral buildups but it can increase system efficiency and longevity. To properly...
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