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Why Maintaining Your AC is Beneficial for You

By Ana / April 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

Here comes spring! To keep the hot air outside and the cold air in, you must maintain your air conditioner! Your cooling and heating system is a major investment for your home and your comfort. After years of experience, we strongly recommend having your air conditioning system inspected and preventative maintenance performed each season to…

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How To Conserve Water and Save Money

By Ana / April 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Did you know that as an American you likely use between 80 to 100 gallons of water each day? Water conservation has become an essential practice in all areas, even in areas where water seems abundant. In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers…

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What Your Parents Never Told You About Radiators

What Your Parents Never Told You About Radiators

By John Palmer / February 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

The heavy steel or cast-iron heating appliance that we know as the common radiator is usually seen a noise-making eyesore. It uses either steam or hot water to provide cozy heating, but they’re known to draw attention as they spit, hiss, and clank through the winter. Although radiators might seem undesirable, they happen to be…

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How should I handle a plumbing emergency

How should I handle a plumbing emergency?

By John Palmer / February 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Every single homeowner needs to understand the exact protocol for handling a plumbing emergency, no matter what the age of the home. It’s inevitable that at some point issues can arise that require fast repair action. Rather than stress out waiting for a professional to make it out to the home, there are a few…

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Here’s the Scoop on Residential Steam Boilers

By John Palmer / February 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

Heating technology has come a long way since the introduction of steam boilers over 200 years ago. The operation temperature required to provide convection heating through steam is much higher than hot water boilers. A lack of efficiency and difficult upkeep paved the way for better options to come along and phase this type of…

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9 things you shouldn't flush down your toilet

9 Things You Shouldn’t Flush Down Your Toilet

By John Palmer / February 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

Toilets tend to catch random objects with little regard to potential problems a simple piece of garbage can cause. Although some items seem as though they would be fine, there are definitely specific things you should avoid flushing to help prevent plumbing blockages. 1. Cotton balls: Forget conserving space in the trash can by flushing…

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What Causes a Sewer Drain Clog

What Causes a Sewer Drain Clog?

By John Palmer / December 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

Sewer drains are silently one of the most vital components for the safety of a home, but they go unnoticed the majority of the time. When there is a problem with lines transporting waste from inside the home, call a professional plumber to eliminate the potential for serious damage. Understanding how clogs happen and the…

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Home Lighting Concept Powered by Plumbing

By John Palmer / December 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

The concept for a new method of powering the lighting in buildings makes use of the inbuilt (and usually forgotten) streams which run through our walls: the water flowing through our plumbing. “We understand our buildings as living entities with energy fields that run through his veins, as water pipes, drainage and electricity running through…

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It's True You Really Can choose a Professional Plumber And Here's How

It’s True: You Really Can choose a Professional Plumber And Here’s How…

By John Palmer / December 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

Every single plumbing company is supposed to tell customers that they’re the best, cheapest, and most reliable whether it’s true or not. Don’t let anyone trick you into sub-par, sloppy service with a flashy gimmick. True, it’s safer than a do-it-yourself quick fix that will end up in a total disaster, but anyone with common…

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How To Clean a Stinky Sink Drain and Instantly Stop Nasty Sewer Smells

By John Palmer / December 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

No matter how much you clean your bathroom sometimes the sink drain just flat out STINKS!!! A few weeks back our friend asked me how to get rid of the sewer smell coming from a bathroom sink.I have a pretty darn good method for this problem and figured I’d share it with you. Hey, I’m…

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Top 5 Plumbing Problems and 5 Ways to Avoid Them

Top 5 Plumbing Problems and 5 Ways to Avoid Them

By John Palmer / December 8, 2014 / 0 Comments

The most common problems that have residents dialing an emergency plumber in the middle of the night are actually quite avoidable. Negligence is the leading cause of pipe damage and clogged drains that should’ve been taken care of in the first place. Understand the five most common plumbing complications to learn exactly how to avoid…

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Can you name the 6 Most Common Water Traps

Can you name the 6 Most Common Water Traps?

By John Palmer / December 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

A professional plumber may use industry jargon with customers without actually going to the trouble of explaining anything. No one wants to pay a professional plumber for services without even knowing how it improved the home. Gain an insight into what the technician is actually talking about by understanding water traps and what they do…

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How to Locate Water Main Shut-Off Valve

By John Palmer / November 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

Anytime there is a leaking or burst pipe inside the home, the initial step is to shut off the water immediately. Knowing where the main shut-off valve is located can make all the difference in protecting your home from water damage in an emergency. Follow this simple guide to locate all of the valves that…

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How Bad Plumbing Can Make You Sick

How Bad Plumbing Can Make You Sick

By John Palmer / November 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

It’s common sense to take extra precautions to stay well during cold and flu season, but did you know that your own drains are hiding a high concentration of contaminants and common bacteria? Bad plumbing can cause recurring illnesses from everyday tasks, such as bathing or washing your hands. You and your family may be…

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Choosing a Water Softener That Fits Your Lifestyle

Choosing a Water Softener That Fits Your Lifestyle

By John Palmer / November 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

Clean water that contains hard minerals, such as calcium or magnesium, causes problems with flow inside of pipes as it bonds to the surface. It also causes a bad taste, tough buildup on shower surfaces, and clogged pores on top of a variety of additional nuisances. Softening systems may work by replacing the minerals with…

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6 Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

6 Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

By John Palmer / November 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

Homeowners that have a sump pump in the basement can understand how important it is to keep it working properly. The pump sends water that accumulates in the basement to a drainage spot away from the foundation. Most of them run automatically either through a sensor that detects pressure, or a float activator that rises…

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Sustainable Heating Renewable Heat Energy Systems for Your Home

Sustainable Heating: Renewable Heat Energy Systems for Your Home

By John Palmer / October 31, 2014 / 0 Comments

Heating systems have changed drastically over time, from traditional wood or coal fireplaces, to gas heaters, and full central heating systems complete with boilers and radiators. There are many different ways to heat your home, but most have always needed to use some type of fossil fuel to power it. Now there has been a…

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How to have a Boiler Replaced

How to have a Boiler Replaced

By John Palmer / October 27, 2014 / 0 Comments

“We haven’t had decent heat since that heating contractor left our basement.” She was about as angry as any homeowner who had ever called me. “We paid good money for that new boiler,” she continued, “but we still have uneven heat throughout the house, just like we did before. And it sounds like the hammers…

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What is the Purpose of a Backflow Preventer

What is the Purpose of a Backflow Preventer

By John Palmer / October 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

Water that comes from your faucets is kept safe by the use of a backflow preventer. The valve prevents contamination of drinking water and protects the pipes from allowing any foreign substances to enter the system. Consider that the average person may use water to clean out some type of container that holds chemicals, such…

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How to Avoid Sewer Line Problems

How to Avoid Sewer Line Problems

By John Palmer / October 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

Pay attention to the early warning signs that there is a problem in the sewer or plumbing line before your home is damaged by overflowing sewage. A gurgling sound, slow drainage, or water backing up are major signs to watch out for. Prevention can be as simple as using common sense, educating your family, and…

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