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Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

We have all been there: you step into a hot, relaxing shower and halfway through the water starts to turn cooler.  You turn up the temperature of the shower to try to get more hot water, but soon you’re rushing to rinse off in cold water.  If this is an

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Sump Pumps and Summer Storms

As summer weather begins to heat up, so does the chance for summer thunderstorms.  In our area these storms have the potential to bring flooding rains, high winds, and power outages.  Your sump pump stands guard between accumulating ground water and your basement or crawl space.  A sump pump failure

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Water Treatment: Reverse Osmosis

There are two ways to approach water filtration.  You can treat all of the water coming into your home, or you can treat water at one point of use.  Many of us are familiar with point of use filtration in our refrigerators.  Carbon filters in refrigerators with water dispensers remove

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Water Treatment: Hard Water

What Is Hard Water? The term hard water describes water that has a high mineral content.  More specifically, high levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium.  While these minerals are important to our health, when they’re in our water they can harm your plumbing throughout your home.  Hard water is not

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Under Pressure: Water Heater Expansion Tanks

Basic physics tell us that heating a fluid causes that fluid to expand – this is called thermal expansion.  That same principle applies to your water heater.  Every time your water heater fires up and heats the water inside, the water expands.  This expansion can increase the pressure on your

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Frozen Pipe Prevention

With the freezing cold temperatures we have been having lately, we have gotten quite a few calls for water line leaks caused by frozen pipes.  Remember that water expands when it freezes.  When a rigid pipe full of water freezes, that water will expand and exert so much pressure that

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Under Pressure: Well Water

Having a well means you have your very own private source of water.  It also means you have a few more pieces of equipment that need maintained to keep that water flowing out of the ground and into your home.  Here we are going to discuss the basic parts of

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Under Pressure: Municipal Water

The plumbing in your home goes through a lot every day.  You have faucets turning on and off, showers running, the water heater keeps the hot water flowing… the list goes on.  Already the pipes and fixtures throughout your house are working hard.  Well did you know that having high

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The Problem with Polybutylene

What Is Polybutylene? From 1978 – 1995 polybutylene pipes, also known as “Quest pipes”, were manufactured and touted as the “pipe of the future”.  They were inexpensive, flexible, very easy to install, and resistant to freezing compared to standard copper pipes.  While in production, these pipes were installed in over

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Choosing A New Faucet

Your faucets are some of the hardest working plumbing fixtures in your home.  They can also add beautiful design to a bathroom or kitchen along with their functional features.  When choosing a new faucet you want to consider the long term investment of the fixture that you install.  While a

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