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4 Ways to Conserve Water in 2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015
Photo of Two Water Heaters Installed in Tandem

Water stains around the base of your water heater are a telltale sign of leaks.

New years inevitably come with new resolutions and goals, things you want to change or achieve in your life. A common resolution people make is to be more responsible with things like food, waste, and water; things we use or dispose of every day. As we enter 2015, here are 4 ways that you can do your part and conserve water.

1. Be a Leak Detective

Household plumbing leaks are common, and the amount of water wasted because of leaks adds up fast. For example, if you put a gallon-sized bucket under a kitchen faucet with a slow leak of only one drip per second, at the end of a year you would have 3,000 full buckets of water. That’s enough water to wash 81 loads of laundry.

It pays to be a leak detective and fix every leak, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

Here are some common sources of leaks in the home: (more…)

3 Ways to Prevent Leaks Before Damage Occurs

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

plumbing repair servicesBen Franklin once wrote “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” His observation is particularly true when it comes to your plumbing system. Simple preventative actions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs when you have water leaks. There are three critical areas where water leaks are likely to occur where you and your plumber can make a significant impact with some preventative maintenance.
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What To Do When You Suspect A Water Leak

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Sediment Drained from a Leaking Water Heater

A water leak can cost a lot of money to repair, or worse, cause permanent damage to your home. If you suspect a water leak you need to get to the bottom of it as soon as possible and take care of it at its source. Here are the signs of a water leak and what to do once you find it.

Increases In Your Water Bill

Compare your water bill each month. Look at what the total is compared to last month, as well as what it was at this time last year. Significant differences could indicate a water leak somewhere on your property.
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Water Heater Repair for Attic Units

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Photo of Two Water Heaters Installed in TandemIn many parts of the country, water heaters are commonly placed in the attic. This is manageable until you suspect your water heater has a leak, and accessing it to complete water heater repair is challenging to you and a professional plumber.

Why the Attic?

Homes built on pad foundations (no basement or crawl space) often have attic water heaters. While cheap to install, their attic location makes water heater repair very difficult. Garages are not good locations for gas-fired water heaters specifically, because of the proximity of flammable liquids.

By the Numbers

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety points out several factors that increase your risk of water heater repair and failure: (more…)

How To Locate Slab Leaks from Water Pipes

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

logoSlab leaks are often the culprit if you notice an unexplained increase in your water bill and have ruled out common sources of leaks such as your toilets or outdoor faucets. It is not always easy for a homeowner to determine where leaks from pipes running under your slab foundation may be located. In some cases, you might see wet spots or feel hot areas on your floor that may point to where the leak may be located. (more…)

How To Detect A Slab Leak

Monday, June 16th, 2014

plumber reviewsSlab leaks usually come from one of two sources. One of those sources is the sewer lines that run under and around your home, and the other is the water lines that are under and around your home. Here are a few ways to check for signs that one of these sources is leaking under your slab: (more…)

Finding the Water Leaks In Your Shower

Monday, June 9th, 2014

remodeling9Having a leaky shower is a pain, but not knowing where the leak is coming from can be absolutely maddening. Water leaks are all too common. Whether you are in a new construct that settled and the seals are now offset, or in an older bathroom where wear and tear has diminished the effectiveness of your shower pane, the bottom line is you need to take care of it right away. (more…)

Tankless Water Heater Installation

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Replacing the Old with the New

Converting your old water heater to a tankless system involves making some changes to your home. The main advantages of installing a tankless water heater come in energy savings, as tankless systems only heat the water you need, when you need it. This will save you money in the long run. Tankless systems are also sealed combustion units, which greatly reduces the risk of carbon monoxide entering your home. (more…)