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  • Troubleshooting Guide: Water Heater Elements

    Electric water heaters contain one or more heating elements. These elements are powered by electricity, and they have the sole job of heating the water in the tank. If the elements fail, your tank will no longer produce hot water. Signs of Heating Element Failure Element failure is usually obvious. A failing element will no longer heat the water properly. This may be a complete failure, which means that there is no hot water at all. [Read More]

  • Steps Involved In Rewiring Your House

    If your home is older than 20 years old, you should consider having its wiring inspected. Since modern lifestyles consume more energy than they did 20 years ago, one of the reasons for hiring house rewiring services is to bring your home up to date so it can handle modern-day power needs. Here are some steps involved in home rewiring projects. Planning The first step in rewiring your home involves planning. Your electrician will need to determine the size of your home and your electricity consumption. [Read More]

  • Pellet Furnace Troubleshooting And Repair

    More homeowners than ever are opting to replace their traditional furnace unit with a pellet furnace. While pellet furnaces require far less maintenance than a traditional furnace, they are still vulnerable to certain types of malfunctions. Here's a look at what you need to know about common pellet furnace issues and the repairs that they require. Control Panel Errors Most pellet furnaces come with digital control panels that include integrated error alerts. [Read More]

  • Two Troubleshooting Tips For Tankless Water Heaters

    Have you ever tried to take a shower and there's no hot water? Waiting for the tank to refill is not always possible if you're running late for work or have other obligations. A tankless water heater may be the solution to this problem. Water heaters that use tanks store a limited amount of hot water at a time. When that water is gone, you are left waiting. Tankless water heaters heat the water as it comes through the unit, so there is nearly an unlimited amount of hot water. [Read More]

  • Recognizing The Signs Of Winter Plumbing Emergencies

    Is your home ready for winter? Properly preparing your home for the frigid months ahead can reduce the odds of disaster, but catastrophe can still strike. Learning to recognize the signs of winter plumbing emergencies is one of the best things you can do to prevent them from causing severe damage to your home. As with any home emergency, quick and decisive action can save you a significant amount of trouble. [Read More]

  • Hydro-Jetting: Clean And Clog-Free Drains For All

    Clogged drains are an inconvenience that most homeowners try to avoid. There are a number of things that can contribute to clogged drains. Some of the contributing factors such as allowing grease to free-flow through drains are something that can be attributed to homeowners. However, other issues such as tree roots extending into drain lines are usually out of the control of homeowners. This natural phenomenon can be avoided if homeowners choose not to have trees growing too close to their homes. [Read More]

  • Plumbers Can Help With Your Kitchen Remodel To Give You The Kitchen You Want

    Kitchen remodeling can involve a lot of different areas and tasks. From new paint and flooring to new cabinets and countertops, there will be a lot of choices for you to make. Along with choosing the colors and materials you want for your kitchen, you may also want to have things moved and new things installed. Here are some of the ways a plumber may be able to help you during your kitchen remodel:  [Read More]

  • Why It Makes Sense To Install A Tankless Water Heater In Your New Home

    When you have a new house built, you have to make a lot of decisions. One of those decisions involves what type of water heater to install in your home. You will need to choose between installing a traditional tank water heater or a tankless water heater. In this day and age, more and more people are opting to have a tankless water heater installation when they build a new home. [Read More]

  • 3 Reasons Why Drain Cleaning Is So Important

    If you've never cleaned out your drains before, you could have a potential disaster in the future on your hands. Your drains need to be cleaned out, but you can't wait until you have an issue before you do something about it, or the problem will have already existed and the disaster could still occur. If you aren't sure why cleaning your drains is important, read on for reasons why it is something you should do as a homeowner. [Read More]

  • Three Symptoms Of A Failing Water Pump Pressure Switch

    Your well pump contains a pressure switch, which is the device inside the pump that controls when the pump turns on and how long it runs. An issue with the switch can cause it to shut down even when water isn't flowing at the preset capacity, or it may continue running even though the water pressure needs have already been met. The following are a few symptoms that it is time to have your pressure switch repaired or replaced. [Read More]