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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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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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3 Steps to Prepare For Winter Weather

Despite the mild fall temperatures we have enjoyed, there are colder, and likely freezing, temperatures ahead this winter. The most common home plumbing  issues during freezing weather conditions come from hose bibs, frozen pipes and areas where water is routed to the outdoors. Taking these simple steps to prepare your home can help you avoid costly
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Frozen drain lines are back!

frozen_drainAs Snow piles up and temperatures drop the calls about frozen lines rise.  Identifying a frozen pipe is usually pretty easy – water is usually everywhere, but Identifying a frozen water treatment drain line is a bit more difficult.  The first signs of a frozen drain line are usually degraded water quality as the treatment system begins to fail due to its inability to clean itself. If you think your equipment’s drain line may be frozen here are a few things you can check :

  1. If its a softener, check the salt tank. A frozen line will cause the salt tank to fill with water.
  2. Identify the main shutoff and verify the treatment has not been bypassed.
  3. Place the unit into a manual backwash, do you hear water running?  If not, the line may be frozen.  (Be sure you know where the main shut off is, in case there is a cracked line).

If you identify there is a frozen line, you can try placing a heater in the room proximate to the drain line. If you have problems or need assistance, give us a call 410-757-2992 and we will do our best to help you resolve the problem.