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Why Is Your Water Heater Leaking?

April 10th, 2017

water-heater-repair-technician-plumberA leaky water heater often leads homeowners to jump to conclusions. Many people assume that a leaky water heater needs replacement, and, unfortunately, they may be right. However, you might just need to replace a small part of the water heater—for a much lower price—or the tank may only need some routine maintenance to perform properly.

So will you need to replace your leaking water heater? That depends. Take a look at where your water heater is leaking from, and our plumbers will help guide you to an answer.

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Slow Drains? What You Should Do Right Now

March 27th, 2017

water-drain-sinkAnother tedious post-dinner spent rinsing dishes in a sink that won’t seem to drain properly, and you’ve had enough. Or maybe you’re sick and tired of the tub filling up as you’re trying to take a quick shower. Isn’t there something you can do right now to make it easier on yourself?

Today, our plumbers share their tips on what to do about clogged drains, and what they recommend against. Find out if there’s something you can do right now to speed things up, or call our plumbers for your next drain cleaning in New Port Richey, FL.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Sump Pump

March 13th, 2017

flooding-living-room-plumbing-pumpA sump pump is a useful tool for any home prone to flooding. In some areas, frequent home flooding is almost unheard of. But many people in our service area need sump pumps to keep water from filling up the home, especially in the rainier months.

Sump pumps can be reliable for years, however, and then shut down when you need them most. Since these types of pumps only run when activated by water, you might not find out about it until water is filling your crawlspace or seeping into your living area. Yikes!

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Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

February 28th, 2017

water-glass-kitchen-sinkYou do everything you can to protect your family members from harm. That means anything from checking that everyone’s seatbelt is buckled to applying sunscreen to keeping an emergency fund handy. But protecting your loved ones from illness can prove more difficult.

In fact, the water you use every day may contain contaminants you would never want your family members to ingest. Although the municipal water supply is treated before it gets to your home, this might not be good enough to keep out many of the worst pollutants we always want to avoid.

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What Is a Slab Leak and How Can You Detect It?

February 13th, 2017

pipe-leaking-crackYou would certainly be able to spot a plumbing leak if water were pouring out into your kitchen or bursting through a faucet somewhere. However, leaks often don’t make this type of appearance. Your plumbing system is rather intricate, and there are many spots where the pipes are hidden from view, leaving a lot of guesswork when it comes to spotting a leak.

A slab leak is one of the most troublesome of the leaks that can hide unnoticed on your property. The concrete slab foundation of your home has pipes running underneath it that could spring a leak, and you won’t see water gushing onto your property. Instead, you must be able to spot subtle signs of a leak so that you can get the problem resolved quickly.

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Should You Replace Your Older Water Heater?

January 30th, 2017

old-water-heaterNobody wants to spend money on something they don’t really need. So when your water heater starts to age, you probably wait quite some time before considering a replacement. But, of course, no water heater will last forever.

Eventually, that older system is bound to break down—whether corrosion leads to leaking or the components start to put your safety at risk. If you think your water heater may be nearing the end of its life, contact a local technician. For more information, check out our list to see when a water heater replacement may be your best option.

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Does Your Tank Water Heater Need Replacement?

January 16th, 2017

One of the best things about your tank water heater is how durable it is. The steel tank of your water heater is coated with a glass liner to make it resistant to corrosion for longer. Often, tank water heaters don’t need many repairs throughout their lifespans, and they are reliable for so long, that you barely think about it.

However, no system can last forever. At some point in time, your tank water heater will, unfortunately, fail, and you need to be prepared. It’s always better to replace it long before it floods your home or breaks down in the middle of a busy morning, so check our list to see if your water heater may need replacement.

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Why Our Experts Choose Hydro-Jetting for Many Major Clogs

January 9th, 2017

When you need experts to unclog your drain, the problem has gotten serious. And intense clogs call for a serious solution, which is why hydro jetting is so often the go to for our plumbers and many of the best across the country.

While drain snakes and augers may suffice for the level of debris in your drain and sewer line, it often takes more. Nothing helps a drain quite like the power of a high-pressure water jet directly targeting the residue and debris that slowly collects in a drain. Learn a bit more in the guide below.

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5 Signs of a Plumbing Leak

January 2nd, 2017

We are committed to helping homeowners with all of their plumbing problems, big and small. Today, we want to help you spot a leak, no matter how big or small, so that you can get it under control ASAP. Check out some of the signs that there could be a leak in your home.

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Why It’s Unsafe to Use Chemical Drain Cleaners

December 27th, 2016

You want a quick and easy fix for that drainage issue in the bathroom sink, so you go to the nearest home improvement or home goods store. You grab a low-cost drain cleaning solution from the shelf and hope it works. We understand that no one wants to call a plumber if it’s unnecessary. But this simply is not the right way to go.

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