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Winter Water Woes

Have you noticed an unusual abundance of acorns this fall or fuzzier-than normal woollybear caterpillars? They may be a sign of a cold, hard winter! In fact, the 2020 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac predicts that two-thirds of the country will face a colder-than-normal winter season. Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing
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Benefits of Hybrid Water Heaters

Just about every home has a water heater. It’s an appliance we rely on for hot water in our kitchens, bathrooms and beyond. When was the last time you thought about the type of water heater in your home? Your water heater type could affect the energy usage and, as a result, your monthly utility
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Water pH and Your Plumbing

Pure water should have a neutral pH level. Unfortunately, the water that enters your home is not always pH neutral. In some cases, water is highly acidic and in other cases, water is more alkaline. What does that mean for your home’s plumbing? Let’s start with an understanding of pH. What is pH pH stands
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Conserve Water, Save Money

Saving water saves money. During warmer weather, you are likely to use more water than any other season. Switching to low flow toilets, faucets, and hoses can help reduce the water bill. And, if your community allows for rain barrels, this can save you hundreds of gallons of water that can be used on grass
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Aging Plumbing Systems

If you live in a home that is twenty years or older, you may be wondering about what to do about your aging plumbing system. The plumbing in your home ages along with the other materials, and at some point in time most items will need service or replacement. Rust, leaks, and growing tree roots
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8 Tips To Avoid A Summer Plumbing Disaster

Top Summer Plumbing Problems You Can Avoid When do you need a plumber? Most homeowners think winter is the most common time for plumbing emergencies. Cold weather can lead to frozen pipes that burst, but warmer weather means an increased usage of water at your home leading to problems. You can avoid most emergencies with
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Four Ways Spring Plumbing Can Improve Your Home

During the Spring season, there are areas of your home that may need a little extra attention. It’s the perfect time for an inspection of your home’s plumbing. This spring plumbing checklist will get you started! Well Testing Well owners should test their water annually, at a minimum, for bacteria, nitrates and other contaminants. More
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Tips for Selecting a Water Heater

What You Need To Know: Efficiency. Cost. Size. Choosing a Water Heater Choosing a water heater can be a daunting process. In today’s market, there are a multitude of sizes, heat sources and levels of efficiency available for your home’s hot water source. Size The first step should be selecting the size, as well as
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Water Heater Maintenance in 6 Steps

6 Easy Steps to Water Heater Maintenance Water heaters have an average life span of 10-12 years. Much like any home appliance, regular maintenance can extend the life of a water heater. Most manufacturers recommend annual service. Consider these benefits to maintaining your water heater: Avoid a water heater failure, leaving you without hot water,
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Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention Explained in Fewer than 130 Words Water pressure should only flow into your home, but occasionally the distribution system can have problems with the burst of frozen pipes. This disrupts water pressure and causes water to reverse its flow.* A backflow** prevention system aims to prevent contamination or pollution of drinking water. Backflow
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